Enjoying A Frederick Summer – Things to Do in August

As the dog days of summer have arrived, here are some fun events coming in August in Frederick Md:

First Saturday in the Historic District

The theme for August’s First Saturday: Destination Frederick,  August 6, 2016, 3 pm to 9 pm.

    • #DestinationFrederick
    • Live Music several places downtown
    • Art Gallery Exhibits
    • Demonstrations
    • Give-Away’s, Tastings, and specials in many shops

Find Details at the Downtown Frederick Partnership website.

  • Alive @ Five  Happy Hour Thursdays through Sept. 10th at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater. 5 to 8 pm. Admission is $5, all events are 21+ ONLY.
  • Frederick City Market -Located in the old Carmack Jays parking lot, between 3rd and 4th sts. Check it out on Sundays from 9 AM to 1 pm.
  • Everedy Square and Shab Row Farmers Market – Thursdays, 3 pm to 6 pm.
  • Carroll Creek Farmers Market, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23.
  • Free Yoga on the Creek, Thursdays 7 to 8 am.
  • Knitting by the Creek with the Knot House, Thursday’s 9 to 11 am.
  • Family Movie Night on the Creek, August 19 , 8 pm – 11 pm. Feature:  “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
  • Levitt Amp Frederick Music Series, on the Creek, Tuesdays 7 pm – 8:30 pm.

Frederick History Buffs

  • Civil War Walking Tours, August 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Museum of Frederick County History, 301-662-1188. also:
  • Pints ‘N the Past, Aug. 6, 4 to 6 pm. Cold beer, local history and snacks.
  • Civil War Stories of the C&O Canal. August 1st, Brunswick Public Library.
  • Middletown Valley Historical Society Open House Aug. 7, 1 to 5 pm.
  • Civil War Events in Maryland
  • Thomas Farm Open House, August 20, 21st.
  • 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, Monocacy Battlefield events August 25th.
  • African American History Tours, Roger Brook Taney House, August 27.
  • WWII DaysRose Hill Manor Museum, August 20-21. Living History and antique car show.

Theater in Frederick

The Arts in Frederick

  • Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center: Drop in art activities for all ages, Aug. 1st.
  • Several Gallery Shows Throughout the month in downtown Frederick.
  • Frederick Symphony Orchestra, August 6, 7 to 8 pm. the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Frederick Great Outdoors

  • Color on the Creek Festival, Aug. 20th. Live Music, BBQ, beer and wine. Carroll Creek, 3 pm to 10 pm.
  • Summer Concert Series in Baker Park, Sundays 7pm at the Bandshell
  • Summerfest Family Theater, Thursdays, 10:00 AM, Baker Park
  • Sunday Carillon Concert in Baker Park, 12:30 – Sundays.
  • Wednesday Night Concert Series at Westview Promenade, 6 – 8 pm.
  • Middletown National Night Out, Tuesday, August 2nd, Middletown Carnival Grounds, 5:30 to 8:30 pm…also Family Movie Night, Middletown Park, Aug. 19 Inside Out.
  • It’s the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service! Five National Parks are located in and around Frederick County. Look for special events.
  • Paws in the Park, 4th Sunday of the month. 10 am C. Burr Artz Library
  • Potomac Street Mile, August 27 Fun for all ages, Square Corner Park
  • Annual Family Fun Day @ the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Aug. 28. 2:30 pm to 5 pm. 339 S. Seton Ave. Emmitsburg, Md 21788.

For Frederick Kids

  • First Friday Family Fun Fest – Westview Promenade, 10 am to 11:30 am.
  • History Hour First and third Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Historical Society of Frederick County, 24 E. Church St. Read-aloud and crafts for pre-schoolers.
  • Drop in art activities at the Delaplaine, August 1.
  • The Earth Space & Science Lab has planetarium shows throughout the summer, see shows and purchase tickets at their website.
  • Walkersville Southern RailroadTeddy Bear Train, August 3, 17. Jesse James Day, Aug. 13, Sept. 10.
  • Summer Movie Express $1 movies, Westview Promenade’s Regal Cinemas, through Aug. @ 10 am.
  • Family Movie Night in Middletown Park, August 21.

Frederick Non-Profits

  • Ice Cream Social @ Potter’s Guild, August 6, 2 pm – 8 pm. 14 S. Market St. $20 adults, $10 children, take home a beautiful bowl. Benefits Frederick Rescue Mission.
  • Women’s Distance Festival & Fun Run, Aug. 13th, Plus: Little Women 1K Fun Run for younger runners. FCC, Proceeds to Women’s Giving Circle.
  • 7th Annual Tour De Frederick, Bicycle Tour, History Ride on Friday, August 12-14 .Proceeds to Boys and Girls Club. On Saturday, several rides beginning at the Delaplaine Art Center, at 4 pm downtown: The 4th Frederick Clustered Spires High Wheel Race will be a unique racing event set to take the streets of historic downtown Frederick, featuring riders of antique or replica high wheel bicycles. Free for Spectators, Aug. 13, 4 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Tour De Frederick Covered Bridges Ride, Sunday, Aug. 14, 9 am – 1 pm.
  • Gran Fondo National  Championship, Bicycle Race, Sept. 18, 2016, proceeds go to the SHIP, Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership
  • Celebrate the 4-year anniversary of coworking in downtown Frederick with a Birthday Bash and Charity Event that will benefit the Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP) of Frederick County.
  • Main Street 5K and Funrun, Middletown, Aug. 27, 8 am.
  • The 7th Annual Tommy West Memorial Ride, Aug. 27, 9:30 am. Thurmont American Legion Pavilion, supports several Thurmont groups.

For Frederick Foodies:

  • Supper and Stories, Nido’s Restaurant, 2nd Tuesday evenings, every other month. Dinner and a lively book discussion. 7 pm.
  • Farmer’s Markets Open –I found this Google Map of local Farmer’s Markets,  thanks to whoever created this, it’s helpful.
  • Farmer’s Market every Saturday at the Frederick Fairgrounds, 8 am.
  • Walkersville Southern Railroad serves a 5-course dinner in their elegant dining car. and: Murder Mystery Dinner Trains
  • South Mountain Creamery Tours, Monday through Friday through Oct.

Frederick Wineries:

Enjoy The 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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