Things to Do in Frederick February 2018

First Saturday in the Historic District

The theme for February’s First Saturday (Feb. 3rd) is “Fire In Ice”, my favorite First Saturday, with over 100 ice sculptures sponsored by downtown and Frederick merchants. This event draws as many as 30,000 to Downtown Frederick. from 3 to 9 pm.

Some of the fun events:

  • Ice Throne and Playground on the Creek (by La Paz)
  • Live ice carving demonstration
  • Hot air balloon demonstration
  • Fire Dancing Performances
  • S’mores and Hot Cocoa
  • Ice Bar in the amphitheater on Carroll Creek featuring beer by Flying Dog and Brewer’s Alley and wine.
  • Live Music on several corners
  • Gallery exhibit openings throughout downtown
  • and more…More info at Downtown Frederick Partnership


February Events in Frederick

Monthly Swing Dancesthings to do in Frederick

The First Saturdays of the month, enjoy lessons at 7 pm and a social dance at 8 pm, for $5.00. Evangelical Reformed Chapel at 10 W. Church Street. No partner, no problem!

The Arts in Frederick:

  • Weinberg Performances for February, Alicia Olatuja, Boys and Girls Club First Annual Comedy Night, Frederick Music Showcase, Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, Teelin Irish Dance Company: Celtic Storm, Cyrille Aimee, American Conservation Film Festival – Best of the Fest 2017, Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire, For the Kids: Pirate School: The Science of Pirates, and more. Frederick Speaker Series – Ted Koppel
  • Maryland Ensemble Theatre  Q, the Witch and the Magical Orb,  Pillowman, Starting February The Ensemble School Winter/Spring Session,  acting and improv classes.
  • Fredericktowne Players; The Company, at Frederick Community College, until Feb. 4.
  • Shrek the Musical @ Way Off Broadway
  • Faculty Chamber Recital – Love Songs, Dreams and Meditations, FCC Percussion Day, Frederick Community College, An American Quilt, Percussion Day, Tuesday Lunchtime Recital Series, and more.
  • Drop-In Art Activity, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Feb 3.

February History

For the Kids


Frederick Non-Profits

  • Lonely Hearts Rescue ~ Valentine’s Dinner/Dance, Feb. 9, 7 – 11 pm. Dutch’s Daughter. Supports Lonely Hearts Animal Rescue.
  • Frederick Freeze Polar Bear Plunge, Frederick Police Dept. partnering with the Frederick Freeze Hockey team to raise money for the Special Olympics in Maryland. Feb. 3, 12 noon at Carroll Creek Amphitheater in Downtown Frederick. Minimum Donation.
  • Many non-profit events from around the area are listed on 106.9 the Eagle Community Events Page.
  • Best of Frederick Bash, February 24, Frederick Fairgrounds

Dining Out in Frederick:

Frederick Brew Tours:

February is FeBrewary Month throughout Maryland. There are a lot of events throughout the state. Find them on the Brewers Association of Maryland Website.

Frederick Wine Trail:

Celebrating Valentines Day  ♥

Feel Free to add any events in the comments!

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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