Things to Do: August in Frederick 2014

I hope everyone can get out and enjoy the great weather at some of these events coming in August in Frederick Md:

First Saturday in the Historic District

The theme for August’s First Saturday: Destination Frederick,  August 2nd, 2013, 3 pm to 9 pm.

    • Downtown Frederick Selfie Contest!   One $25 gift card prize. #DestinationFrederick
    • Live Music several places downtown
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Art Gallery Exhibits
    • Demonstrations
    • Give-Away’s, Tastings, and specials in many shops
    • Ice Cream Social @ Potter’s Guild, 14 S. Market St. $20 adults, $10 children, take home a beautiful bowl.

Find Details at the Downtown Frederick Partnership website.

  • Alive @ Five  Happy Hour for the month of August:  August 7, 14, 21, 28 at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater.  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 – Thrrusdays, 3 pm to 6 pm.
  • Free Yoga on the Creek, Thursdays 7 to 8 am.
  • Movie Night on the Creek, August 15, 7 pm – 11 pm. Feature:  “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”

Frederick History Buffs

  • Church Tour, Aug. 2, 1 pm – 4 pm. Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 E. Church Street Frederick.
  • Wheat Threshing Days, Aug. 2 – 3. Frederick County Farm, 9005 Clemsonville Rd. Union Bridge, MD
  • Huzza For Liberty! 1864 in Frederick County” Exhibit @ Museum of Frederick County History, Frederick History24 E. Church St.
  • 1864 Civil War Walking Tours, 1st & 3rd Saturdays, April – October, Museum of Frederick County History, 301-662-1188. also: Ice Cream Social, Aug. 14.
  • Frederick Under the Flag, Aug. 23, Frederick Hessian Barracks, 101 Clarke Place, 301-600-4045
  • Middletown Valley Historical Society “The Allen Sparrow Diary Project”.
  • Civil War Events in Maryland: 150th year of the 1864 Campaign
  • African American History Tours, Roger Brook Taney House, August 2.
  • Monocacy National Battlefield, Honoring Heroism Exhibit, though Aug. 15.
  • WWII DaysRose Hill Manor Museum, August 16-17.

Theater in Frederick

  • The Maryland Ensemble Theatre: The Last Hurrah – free comedy every Sunday 7 pm, “I am my Own Wife”, “Peter Pan”
  • “Les Miserables” playing at Way Off Broadway and “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.” is coming in September.
  • At the Weinberg, Season Tickets are available.
  • Fredericktowne Players  Coming in September – Lucky Stiff
  • The Wizard of Odd” FCC Kussmaul Theater, Aug. 8 – 9,  15 – 16,  8pm.

The Arts in Frederick

  • Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center: Drop in art activities for all ages, Aug. 2nd.
  • Several Gallery Shows Throughout the month in downtown Frederick.

Frederick Great Outdoors

  • Summer Concert Series in Baker Park, Sundays 7pm at the City Fountain at City Hall in FrederickBandshell
  • Summerfest Family Theater, Thursdays, 10:00 AM, Baker Park
  • First & Third Sundays Carillon Concert in Baker Park, 12:30 – 1.
  • South Mountain Concert Series, Aug. 2, 7 pm. South Mountain Heritage Society, 3 E. Main St. Burkittsville, MD
  • Family Movie Night, Middletown Park, Aug. 22. 
  • It’s the 98th Birthday of the National Park Service! Five National Parks are located in and around Frederick County. Look for special events.
  • Potomac Street Mile, August 30, Fun for all ages, Square Corner Park
  • Annual Family Fun Day @ the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Aug. 31. 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 2.
  • Hero DayAdventure Park USA, August 16, 8 am to 10 am.
  • 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 6, 20. Jesse James Day, Aug. 9, Sept. 13.
  • Family Movie Night in Middletown Park, August 22.

Frederick Non-Profits

  • St. Jude 5K, Aug. 2nd, Baker Park, 8 am.
  • Women’s Distance Festival & Fun Run, Aug. 9th, Plus: Little Women 1K Fun Run for younger runners. FCC, Proceeds to Women’s Giving Circle.
  • Running Dirty, with Obstacle Course Hell Mile, After Party, Crumland Farms, Aug. 9. Charity Event.
  • Art Auction in October, Participate now through September 21st. Proceeds go to local charities. Find out more at The Muse. 19 N. Market St.
  • Fifth Annual Tour De Frederick, Bicycle Tour, August 16. Proceeds to Boy’s & Girls Club. On Saturday, the 17th The 3rd 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, 3 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Tour De Frederick Covered Bridges Ride, Sunday, Aug. 17, 9 am – 1 pm.
  • 9th Annual JoAnn Garrett Classic, raising money for the American Cancer Society, FMH Cancer Patient Assistance. Aug. 2nd Frederick Fair Grounds.
  • Sofie & Madigan’s Kidstock, A Music & Arts Festival, Aug. 9, Frederick Fairgrounds, 10 am.
  • Sophie & Madigan's KidstockFunomenon, Saturday, Aug. 23, Frederick Fairgrounds, 12 noon – 6:30. Daniel Bradbery and the Swon Brothers, and more. benefits Cregger (awaiting heart transplant) through the Patty Pallatos Fund.
  • J.P. Lunn Fundraiser, Westwinds Golf Club, Aug. 9, Pre-Party for Lily’s Hope Golf Tournament. 7:30 – 11:30, Music by Debbie Williams and the City Slicker Band.
  • Gran Fondo National Championship, Bicycle Race, Aug. 24, 2014, proceeds go to the Girl Scouts.
  • Free Tickets to the Keys Game, Aug. 15, with a donation to Goodwill.
  • Tri-County Poker Run, motorcycle charity event, Aug. 23, 2014, starts at Cactus Flatts.
  • Benefit for Bruce Burnett, Saturday Aug. 16, American Legion Post 11. Music: Burn the House. 6-10 pm.

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Enjoy 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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