Dog Days of Summer and Other Fun Frederick Events

First Saturday in the Historic District

The theme for September’s First Saturday:  Dog Days of Summer. The dog-lover’s event is this weekend, September 6th, and there will be music throughout downtown Frederick.Summer Events in Frederick

  • Dog Costume Contest, starts at 3 pm. Registration from 1 to 3 pm, or online.
  • Live Music several places downtown
  • Dog-themed contests, prizes and merchandise.
  • Children’s Activities, Yappy Hour at the Creek, Dog Parade
  • Several Art Exhibit Openings

Find Details at the Downtown Frederick Partnership website.

Five Alive  The final Happy Hour for the summer months at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater. Thursday, 5 to 8 pm. Admission is $5, 21+ ONLY.

In the Street

Downtown Frederick, 9:30am-5pm, Sept. 13th. Like In the Street Facebook page for updates. See details at Celebrate Frederick

Market Street Mile, the morning of In the Street, benefits the free after-school running club at Lincoln Elementary School. 8:45 to 10 am.

Up The Creek Party, 5 pm to 9 pm, Carroll Creek Ampitheatre. Live Music and drinks, must be 21+.

Movie Night On The Creek – Sept. 19, Movie: People’s Choice!

Theater in Frederick

The Arts in Frederick

  • Downtown Collective: Fashion, Art & Home Design – Sept. 19 & 20, Monocacy Valley Cannery. To Purchase Fashion Show Tickets
  • Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center: Drop in art activities for all ages. Saturday Sept. 6, 3-5 pm.
  • Music on the Terrace, lunchtime every Friday in Sept., Carroll Creek Amphitheater
  • Concert Series, Sept. 21, U.S. Army Ambassadors Jazztet, Calvary United Methodist Church.
  • Serenity in the Garden: Exhibit by mary Weiss-Waldhorn at Unique Optique, 9 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Like Unique Optique Facebookpage for updates.
  • Lucky Stiff, performed at Frederick Community College, Sept. 26 through Oct. 5, Fredericktown Players.
  • Art At The Point, Family arts and music Festival, Point of Rocks, Sept. 27.

Frederick Great Outdoors

  • Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Fair, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 5-7, Catoctin High School
  • Saints Peter and Paul Greek Festival, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 5-7. 920 W. 7th Street in Frederick.

For Frederick Kids

Frederick Non-Profits

  • Autism Artreach at Business Factory of Frederick, Sept. 5th.
  • 2nd Annual Bikers Against Heroin ride, Sept. 6, The ride starts at Jackman’s Custom Cycles, 1539 Tilco Drive #103 in Frederick. Registration is from 10:00 am to 11:00 am sand motorcycles go out at 11:30 am. The ride fee is $20.00 for the rider or $30.00 with a passenger. The ride ends in Buckeystown. The ride ends with a music festival. For more information click here to send e-mail.
  • Funds for Causes, an online community fundraising site, shows current and upcoming fundraising events in the Frederick area.
  • Fundly, another online site to raise funds for Families and Kids in the Frederick area.
  • Out of Darkness Walk, Sept 6, 4:30 pm, to benefit Suicide Prevention, Baker Park, 240-405-5482, contact for details. Online registration closes Friday before the walk, Sept.5th.

For History Buffs:

For Frederick Foodies:

  • Farm to Fork Frederick – Locally sourced menus around Frederick, through Sept 1.
  • “Glitz and Glamour, An Evening of Decadent Desserts”, Sept. 28, A dessert competition, Elks Lodge, #684.
  • Thurmont Flea and Farmer’s Market still open on Saturdays. Thurmont Carival Grounds
  • South Mountain Creamery Tours – 8305 Bolivar Rd. Middletown, MD 21769

Let the Fall Festivals Begin!

The Great Frederick Fair

September 12-20, The 152nd Great Frederick Fair!

Enjoy Indian Summer♥ in Frederick!


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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