Mayfest and Things to Do in May 2013

May brings flowers and warmer weather to Frederick Md, and Mayfest along with many other things to do.

First Saturday in the Historic District

The theme for May’s First Saturday:  May Fest. Saturday, May 4, from 5 to 9 pm. Build a bouquet of spring flowers as you explore the Historic District.Trees Bloom in Frederick Md

  • Children’s Activities like face painting and sidewalk chalk art contest
  • Live Music several places downtown, like Twin Radio @30 Market Street, as well as other live music
  • Free Trolley Rides
  • Several Gallery Openings
  • Beer Garden, 1 to 5 pm, 52 S. Market St.

Car show, TJ Drumline, arts & crafts and a lot more. Find Details at the Downtown Frederick Partnership website.

  • Alive @ Five Happy Hour opens again for the summer months, every Thursday at the Carroll Creek Amphitheatre, May through August,  Admission is $5, all events are 21+ ONLY and take place from 5-8pm.
  • Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour, May 18 and 19. 301-600-2844
  • Events at the Frederick Fairgrounds

Frederick History Buffs

  • Civil War Walking Tour – Museum of Frederick County History, 301-663-1188
  • Middletown Valley Historical Society, Historic Tea Sets on Display, 305 W. Main St, Middletown
  • Washington Monument State Park grand opening of new museum exhibits.
  • Trades Fair @ Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave., May 18.


Theater in Frederick

  • The Maryland Ensemble Theatre:  My Monster & Me, Pickle My Monkey
  • The Weinberg Center for The Arts: Maryland Regional Ballet presents “Sleeping Beauty”, St. Cecelia Youth ORchestra (free), Frederick Children’s Chorus, Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Center presents “Moving Forward”, and more…
  • “9 to 5, the Musical” playing at Way Off Broadway, “Cinderella”
  • Act Too! Theater CompanyTotally Red!,
  • Charlotte’s Web, a musical, Performing Arts Factory, 244 S. Jefferson St.

Music & Arts in Frederick

  • Public Art Walking Tour, May 21, a guided tour of Public Art in downtown Frederick by staff of the Tourism Council. 6 – 8 pm. free, but advanced registration is required. 301-600-4047
  • Carillon Recitals in Baker Park, First and Third Sundays, 12:30 to 1 pm.
  • Art & Music at Cowork Frederick, May 4, 122 E. Patrick St. “Art of Words: Illustrated Writings” by Beth Mende Conny.
  • Frederick Symphony Orchestra Concert, “Ode to Joy” May 4 and 5. International Community Church,
  • String Ensemble Concert, Wind Ensemble, much more, Frederick Community College.

Frederick Great Outdoors

  • Cinco de Mayo, May 5, Square Corner Park in Brunswick
  • Sunset/Full Moon Float, May 25th, River & Trail Outfitters, 301-695-5177 (also June 22, July 20, Aug. 17, 25 and Sept. 14)
  • …And Antietam Kayak & Brunch, May 26, June 16, July 7, Aug 18, Sept. 22.
  • Frederick Running Festival @ Frederick Fairgrounds, May 4- 5th.
  • Catoctin Forest Day of Service, May 11, 301-663-9388
  • Bark in the Park, May 11 at Utica District Park, 301-600-2936
  • Maryland Celtic Festival, May 11, Mt. Airy Carnival Grounds, 301-846-0406
  • Annual Frederick Greek Festival, May 16 – 19, Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church
  • Fort Ritchie 2nd Annual Bass Fishing Tournament, May 11, June 22, Lake Royer
  • Mt. Airy Mayfest, May 18 & 19, Historic Downtown Mt. Airy.
  • Puppypalooza, Lilypons Water Gardens, May 18-19
  • Festa Italiana, at Crumland Farms, May 25

For Frederick Kids

  • Walkersville Southern Railroad Weekend Excursions, Dinner Train
  • Fishing Rodeo, Lake Royer Lodge, May 18.
  • Breakfast with Dora & Diego and Animal Rescue Day, May 11, Adventure Park USA also… Youth Ministry Night, May 3rd, 6 to 9 pm.
  • First Friday Fun Fest, April – August, Westview Promenade, 410-561-1300, and… Summer Reading Family Festival, May 11, 11 to 1 pm.
  • See Frederick County Parks and Recreation for many other Children’s activities

Frederick Non-Profits

  • High Tea Lunch and Fashion show, proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Sunday, May 5, 12 PM – 4 PM, Purchase tickets at Aspire in Everedy Square.
  • Marilyn Monroe Fundraiser, Weinberg Center, May 8, 6 pm. Proceeds to Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund at FMH
  • Relay for Life, fundraiser for American Cancer Society, May 17 – 18.
  • Western Md Kidney Walk, May 19, Boonsboro, Md
  • Community Day @ FSK Mall – May 11, 10am-4pm, Center Court – Meet representatives from non-profit organizations from throughout the region.
  • Frederick Community Calendar – Non- Profit Events in May

Dining Out in Frederick:

Frederick Beer Week – May 11 through 18th –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
  • Isabella’s Taverna – 301-698-8922
  • Qyunn’s Attic – 301-695-9656
  • Silver Maple – 301-371-3125

Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company You are cordially invited to join us on Sunday, May 12th, 2013 for Mothers Day Brunch from 11:30am-2:30pm.  5, 1500 Volunteer Way, Brunswick, MD 21716, 301-834-8300, Contact Terry Pryor 240-529-7440

We will be serving scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, cheesy grit casserole, sausage gravy, biscuits, potatoes, roast pork, green beans, stuffed shells, cold pasta salad, fruit salad, crescent rolls, a variety of sweet breads, tea, coffee, orange juice and milk. Adults $15, Children 4-8 $10, Children under 3 eat free

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
  • Elk Run Summer Wine Down Friday, Sipping Saturdays and Sundays, Mother’s Day weekend Tomato plant sale

Memorial Day Celebrations in Frederick

Enjoy Spring 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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