Summer Fun in Frederick County – 2015

For Your Staycation in Frederick Md

Are you looking for fun things to do over the Summer in Central Maryland? There are plenty of events and fun happenings to entertain the entire family, whether you’re planning a “Staycation” or whether you’re keeping the kids occupied. Check out some summer fun in Frederick County for 2015:

My Super-Duper Guide to Summer Activities in Frederick County Md 2015


    • The Great Outdoors
    • The Arts in Frederick
    • Continuing Education for Adults
    • Children’s Summer Camps
    • Sports
    • Shopping
    • History Buff
    • Theater
    • Foodies
    • For Music Lovers
    • Wineries
    • For Kids of All Ages
    • Downtown Frederick Events
    • Library Activities

      The Great Outdoors

There are activities galore in and around Frederick at the many local, State and National parks. You can enjoy nature hikes, wildlife viewing, swimming, canoes, biking and discovery classes. There are camp grounds, trails and lots of learning events.

Town & City Parks:

City of Frederick Parks & Recreation

County ParksFrederick County Parks & Recreation

State Parks:

National Parks:

In and Around Frederick:

      The Arts in Frederick

Delaplaine Visual Arts Center: Classes & Exhibitsthings to do in frederick md

Easels in Frederick Grand Exibition, June is for Art Lovers!

Easels in Frederick, June 15-20, in Downtown Frederick, Plein Air Event, Plein Air artists will be painting throughout Frederick, their works will be on sale afterward.

Barnstormers Tour 2015, June 13, 10 am to 4 pm. A tour of the barns of Sugarloaf, observe painters at tour locations, followed by an art show and sale, 5 – 7 pm at Wildcat Spring Farm. Details at Frederick County Landmarks website.

Many local galleries have fresh new exhibits throughout the summer.

      Continuing Education for Adults

Continuing Ed @ Frederick Community College and Personal Enrichment Classes @ FCC

Delaplaine Visual Arts Center Adult Classes & Workshops

Mt. Saint Mary’s Center for Professional and Continuing Studies

Frederick County Recreation Classes, Cooking Classes

City of Frederick Recreation Classes

      Continuing Learning for Children

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

City of Frederick Recreation

Earth & Space Science Lab, 210 Madison St.

  • Planetarium Shows
  • Summer Camps
  • Arboretum

Summer Camps:

      Frederick Sports

Community Swimming Pools:

  • Baker Park Pool, 301-663-5666,
  • Diggs Memorial Pool, 301-600-6364,
  • Hood College Pool, 301-696-3484,
  • Brunswick Pool – 301-834-7567,
  • Emmitsburg Pool, 301-447-9820

Summer Jobs

      Summer Flea Markets

      History Buff

      Theatre in Frederick

Playing at the MET

Playing at the Weinberg

Playing at Way off Broadway

Fredericktowne Players

Summerfest Family Theater in Baker Park, 10 am on Thursdays

Summer Concert Series in Baker Park, 7 pm on Sundays

6th Annual Frederick Film Festival, at the Weinberg June 27-29

Fredericktowne Players, “The Music Man” playing in July. At FCC’s Kussmaul Theatre. Did you know you can hire Fredericktowne Players for a murder mysterty?

In the Wings Theater is a new theatre group made up mostly of Urbana High School Alumni, will be performing Godspell, June 19-21. Details on their Facebook Event Page.

      Frederick Music Lovers

Celebrate Frederick @ Baker Park

Spring Catoctin Mountain Music & Dance Weekend, June 14 – 16

Frederick Symphony Orchestra

Levitt AMP Music Series @ Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Tuesdays, 7 pm.

Alive @ Five @ Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Thursdays, 5 – 8 pm.

Urbana Music Festival, June 20 2 pm to 7 pm, Urbana Regional Library & The Villages of Urbana. Music, Arts and Crafts. 301-600-1629

Wednesday Night Concert Series at Westview Promenade, May 27 through August 26.


      For Frederick Foodies

Catoctin Mountain Orchard

South Mountain Creamery

Pryor’s Orchard

Local Frederick Farmer’s Markets

Thurmont Flea Market & Farmer’s Market

Minolea Organic Farm Market – Adamstown

England Acres Farm – Mt. Airy

Discover Frederick Virtual Farmers Market, 14 Farmer’s Markets across Frederick County

The Kitchen Studio Cooking School has cooking lessons for both children AND Adults!

      The Frederick Wine Trail

Maryland Wine Trail, local wineries have music, festivals, tastings, and many other events during the summer.

      For Kids of All Ages

      Frederick Public Library Events

  • FCPL Summer Reading
  • Storyland Storytime
  • Babies with Books
  • Second Saturday Movie
  • Camp out at the Library
  • Crafternoon
  • Geocaching
  • Visits from Children’s Book Characters
  • Music on the Deck
  • Demonstrations and Learning events

      Downtown Frederick Events

See the Downtown Frederick Partnership Website:

  • Alive @ Five – Happy Hour with live music, local food and drink, adults only. Carroll Creek Park Amphitheater, Thursdays, from 5 to 8 pm.
  • Candlelight Ghost Tours – Frederick Walking Tour
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • Downtown Cooking School
  • Free Movie Night on the Creek, Carroll Creek Amphitheater, July 24, Jurassic Park, 7 pm,  July 31, Anchorman – The Legend of Ron Burgandy, August 1, The Sandlot. and more.

First Saturdays in Historic District Frederick:

  • June – I Art Frederick
  • July – Stars & Stripes
  • August – Destination Frederick

In the Street, Sept. 12


Comments Welcome! If I’ve missed any events or activities you know about… please share!

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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