Celebrate Mom in Frederick and Other Fun Stuff in May

There are lots of events to celebrate our lovely city in May 2015, and don’t forget MOM!

First Saturday in the Historic District

The theme for May’s First Saturday:  Mayfest. Saturday, May 2, from 10 am to 9 pm. Build a bouquet of spring flowers as you explore the Historic District. Enjoy the gardens of museums:Baker Park on a Spring Day

  • Balloons and Flowers
  • Floral Art by local garden clubs
  • Museum of Frederick County History opens their garden
  • Live Music several places downtown
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church Tour, 1 pm to 4 pm.
  • Several Gallery Openings

Store specials, wine tastings, and herb and plant sales, much more… Find Details at the Downtown Frederick Partnership website.

  • Independent Bookstore Day May 2nd. Curious Iguana, on Market Street, will have give-aways and special events. Registration required. info@curiousiguana.com
  • Alive @ Five Happy Hour opens again for the summer months, every Thursday at the Carroll Creek Amphitheatre, May through August, starting May 14, Admission is $5, all events are 21+ ONLY and take place from 5-8pm.
  • Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour, May 16. 301-600-2844
  • Events at the Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick Running Festival; Beer, Bacon & Music; Kids Closet Connection; The Farmer’s Market, more

Frederick History Buffs

  • Civil War Walking Tour – Museum of Frederick County History, 301-663-1188, May through October
  • Civil War Talks at the Civil War Medicine Museum
  • Middletown Valley Historical Society, Open First Sunday of the month, May to August, 305 W. Main St, Middletown
  • The Last Full Measure of Devotion, Flag Display, Monocacy Battlefield, May 23-25.
  • Frederick Coin and Currency Show, May 23-24, Elks Lodge, 289 Willowdale Dr.
  • Civil War Reenactors @ Walkersville Southern Railroad, May 23. 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville.
  • Downtown Abby Garden Party, Frederick County Historical Society‘s Heritage Garden, May 31, 4:30 – 6:30, Dress in 1920’s costume. 24 E. Church Street.


Theater in Frederick

Music & Arts in Frederick

  • Carillon Recitals in Baker Park, First and Third Sundays, 12:30 to 1 pm.
  • Jah Works Reggae Concert, The Faux School, Saturday, May 30, 2015 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

  • Wednesday Night Concert Series at Westview Promenade, free.
  • Sounds of Spring” Frederick Symphony Orchestra,  Frederick Community College. Also, Choral Arts Society Spring Concert, Wind Ensemble, and more.

  • Frederick String Initiative Student Ensembles, ages 7-20 perform, Sat. May 17, 2:30 and May 23, 2 pm, C. Burr Artz Library.
  • Concert Series @ Calvary United Methodist Church, 131 W. 2nd St. May 4th, 3 pm L’Arabesque Baroque
  • Creative Outlet Drop-In Art Session, May 2, Delaplaine Arts Center
  • Frederick County Public Library Programs

Frederick Great Outdoors

  • Frederick Running Festival @ Frederick Fairgrounds, May 2- 3.
  • Annual Herb Day Celebration, Fox Haven Farm, 3630 Poffenberger Road, Jefferson, May 3.
  • Spring in the Village, Catoctin Furnace, May 9, Crafts, flowers, heirloom
  • plants, herbs and spring & mothers day gifts for sale. 12607 Catoctin Furnace Road.
  • Alpaca Shearing Days,Sugarloaf Alpacas, 1347 Buckeystown Pke, Adamstown
  • Tails on Trails, May 9 Utica District Park, 10 am to 2 pm. Register.Baker Park Culler Lake
  • Bark in the Park, May 9 at Utica District Park, 10 am to 2 pm. 301-600-2936
  • Frederick Celtic Festival, May 9, Mt. Airy Carnival Grounds, 301-846-0406
  • Annual Frederick Greek Festival, May 13 – 17, Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 920 W. 7th Street
  • Geocaching Meet and Greet, Frederick Visitor Center, 151 S. East St. May 22, 9:30
  • Fort Ritchie 2nd Annual Bass Fishing Tournament, May 2, 7 am, Lake Royer
  • Mt. Airy Mayfest, May 16 & 17, Mt. Airy Carnival Grounds.
  • Asian Heritage Month Celebration at Frederick Community College on May 30th from 11:00 pm- 4:00 pm.
  • Maryland Craft Beer Festival, Carroll Creek Park, May 30, 1–6 pm purchase tickets on the website.

For Frederick Kids

Frederick Non-Profits

  • Julips & Jockeys, May 2, 4 pm to 8 pm. Benefits United Way.
  • Affair of the Heart, Thurs. May 7, Benefits Heartly House. The program will include both silent and live auctions of artwork. All Saints’ Episcopal Church,  5:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • 6th Annual Girls Celebrity Night Out, May 13th, 6 pm – 8 pm. Proceeds to Patty Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund.
  • Dashing Emancipation: A Fashion Event, Proceeds go to Love 146 (Love146.com) actively fighting and bringing awareness to human trafficking. Sunday, May 29, 8 pm to 11 pm. The Faux School, Like them on Facebook.
  • 15th Annual Forget-Me-Not Gala, May 2, 7 to 11 pm. “Dancing With the Stars, Black Tie event, proceeds go to the Altzheimer’s Association. Walkersville Social Hall, 79 W. Frederick St.
  •  Relay for Life of South Frederickovernight community fundraiser for American Cancer Society, May 29- 30.  Monocacy Valley Church, 9861 Old National Pk. Ijamsville, MD 21754
  • Catoctin Civitan Covered Bridge 5 K Run, May 30.
  • Festa Italiana Frederick, benefits Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, Rose Hill Manor Park, May 30, 11 am – 8 pm.
  • Starry Night at the Delaplaine, music, food, open bar, and a silent auction. May 30, 6:30 – 11:00 pm.
  • Check 106.9 The Eagle Community Calendar for local events.

Dining Out in Frederick:

Frederick Beer Week – May 29 through June 6th -See Beer Week Activities

Mother’s Day Brunch:

  • Hollow Creek Golf Club -301-371-0400
  • Brewer’s Alley – 301-631-0089
  • Roasthouse Pub – 301-418-6096
  • Barley & Hops – 301-668-5556
  • Walkersville Railroad will serve brunch in a 1920′s dining car. Reservations required: 301-898-0899
  • Alexander’s in Buckeystown – 301-874-1831
  • The Comus Inn – 301-349-5100
  • Monocacy Crossing – 301-846-4204
  • Volt – 301-696-8658
  • Family Meal – 301-378-2895
  • The Wine Kitchen – 301-663-6968
  • Isabella’s Taverna – 301-698-8922
  • Firestone’s – 301-663-0330
  • Dutch’s Daughter – 301-668-9500

Memorial Day Celebrations

  • Last Full Measure of Devotion – Monocacy Battlefield, May 24 – 26, 5201 Urbana Pike, 301-662-3515
  • Parade & Ice Cream Social – Middletown Park, 7628 Coblentz Rd, 11 am – 2 pm.

Farmer’s Markets Open in May!

I found this Google Map of local Farmer’s Markets,  thanks to whoever created this, it’s helpful.

South Mountain Creamery gives tours from April through October. Learn about local Agriculture

Frederick Wineries

  • Black Ankle Vineyards – Fireside Fridays, live music and wine
  • Linganore Winecellars, Cheese and Chocolate Tastings, live entertainment, more
  • Elk Run Summer Wine Down Friday, Wine in the Woods

Enjoy Spring in Frederick!

Turf Valley has their annual Preakness Balloon Festival.. It is May 14 Thursday Night 4 pm 2015

Karen Highland

I'm a real estate agent, real estate blogger, communications director, a wife, mom (empty nest - yay!), dog-lover, and wine-lover. Frederick Md is a great place to live, work and brag about! The Highland Group. 301-401-5119 Google

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