Things to Do in Frederick MD This Weekend

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If you’re looking for some fun and exciting things to do in Frederick MD this weekend, you’ve come to the right place!

Whether you’re looking for the perfect spot to enjoy some live music, a fun class, or the best places to visit in Historic Downtown Frederick MD this weekend, you’ll find it here.

Disclaimer: Housewives of Frederick County, LLC is not affiliated with these events unless explicitly stated. For timely info like weather cancellations, please contact the event organizer. 

Frederick MD Events

I don’t know about you, but getting myself ‘out and about’ is so refreshing and enjoyable!

So, why not take advantage of all the opportunities to enjoy all the fun, informative, and entertaining events that Frederick has to offer.

I hand-pick this list of events and update it every Thursday with my readers’ preferences in mind, specifically focusing on events that cost $20 or less per person.

BUT, if you would like for your (>$20+ per person) event to be featured in my ‘Featured Ticketed Events’ section, contact me and we’ll make it happen!

Featured Ticketed Events

Now, keep scrolling for my curated list of the top things to do in Frederick MD and Downtown Frederick this weekend!

This list of things to do in Frederick, MD is updated each week and includes:

  • Special Events for Kids of all Ages
  • Live Music
  • Festivals
  • Good Food Truck Events
  • Free Things to Do
  • Some $ Admission Events & Some Events with Free Admission

Needless to say, it’s a great way to stay in the know about all the best things going on from Thursday through Sunday!

Finally, without further ado, let’s dive into some of the incredible events and things to do that you won’t want to miss this weekend.

Pam’s Curated Frederick MD Weekend Picks

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Holiday Art Competition

FCC Jazz Ensemble I

Inebriated Holiday at The MET

The Barefoot Movement at New Spire Arts

Letters to Santa at Dancing Bear Toys and Games

Paws To Read with Go Therapy Dogs

Friday, December 8, 2023

Kris Kringle Procession

Holiday Gift Mart

Hometown Holidays Concert

Junior Claus at Other Voices Theatre

Holiday Night Market at Sweet Clover

Holiday Christmas Market

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Museums By Candlelight

Museums By Candlelight Local Author Showcase

December Saturdays

FCC Big Band Holidays

Frederick BIPOC Holiday Market

Santa’s Farm Fest

Frederick MADE Holiday Market

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Frederick Holiday Market at Carroll Creek Park

Holiday Market at Rockwell Brewery Riverside

Frederick Book Arts Center Upcycling Holiday Party

Sunday Artwalk in Downtown Frederick

Holiday Market + Santa PAWS at Monocacy Brewing

Grinchmas at Idiom

Recurring Events in Frederick MD

1. Battlefield Tour

Monocacy National Battlefield Auto Tour
Anytime throughout the year
A self-guided auto tour with five stops, all of which are key locations related to the Battle of Monocacy during the American Civil War. The route totals about six miles round-trip. A park brochure with the tour route & info about the battle can be picked up from the Visitor Center. Get more out of your tour by downloading the Audio Tour from the Monocacy National Battlefield Foundation.

2. Frederick County Library Events

Frederick County Public Libraries

3. Art Exhibitions & Art Classes

Art Galleries & Classes

4. Frederick History Events

Heritage Frederick

5. Performing Arts in Frederick

Performing Arts in Frederick County

The Weinberg Center

6. Downtown Frederick Events

Downtown Frederick Partnership – with Downtown Frederick’s small-town charm, historic buildings, unique gift shops, specialty stores, and the best restaurants, the whole family is guaranteed a good time!

7. Recreation in Frederick County

Recreater – For events involving outdoor recreation for all ages – little kids to adults – the Recreater is a great resource!

8. Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours in Frederick County & Surrounding Area
Click above link for dates, days, times, locations (Recurring year-round)

9. Live Jazz

Live Jazz at the Cocktail Lab (Tenth Ward Distilling Company)
Thursdays, 7pm-9pm (Recurring thru December)
Get swanky with us every Thursday night 7-9 pm for live jazz and your favorite craft cocktails.

10. Open Mic

Open Mic at Steinhardt Brewing
Thursdays, 6pm-9pm (Ongoing)

11. Frederick History Exhibit

“Stitches Through Time: Women’s Work from Farm To Fashion” Exhibit
Wednesdays thru Saturdays, 10am-4pm (Recurring thru December)
The exhibit explores one story of women’s work, interpreting the history of textile production up to the 1950s. It features a selection of hand-sewn quilts and clothes from the 1800s; equipment, advertisements, photos and ephemera from the factory era; and selections of mid-20th century clothing by Claire McCardell that reflect the department store culture that emerged after World War II. Ten wedding dresses spanning 200 years showcase the themes in our story.

12. Trivia Night

Pour House Trivia at Champions
Thursdays, 7pm-9pm (Recurring thru December)
Come on out with the team and play some Pour House Trivia. 7 p.m. start. Extended Happy Hour from 4 to 8 p.m.

13. Karaoke

Karaoke Night at Callahan’s Seafood Bar & Grill
Fridays & Saturdays, 9:00pm-2am (Recurring thru 2024)

14. Museum

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum
Saturdays, 2pm-5pm (Recurring thru December)
Explore the home of Frederick’s pioneer family, the Brunners. Built in 1758, it is the oldest surviving building in the city and a National Historic Landmark. Inside is the only known example of a German heating system that provided safe, clean, energy-efficient radiant heat. Learn the story of the desperate German immigrants who fled dire conditions in Europe and came to prominence in Frederick County. Walk in for a guided tour.

15. Story Time

Saturday Story Times at Barnes & Noble
Saturdays, 11am (Ongoing)
Join us every Saturday in our Children’s Department for Story Time.

16. Historic Cemetery Tour

History & Mystery Tour at Mount Olivet Cemetery
Sundays, 1:30pm (Ongoing)
Discover Frederick’s past as we navigate through the labyrinth of graves, crypts and monuments of historic Mount Olivet Cemetery, one of Maryland’s largest and most beautiful cemeteries. Final resting place of Francis Scott Key, Thomas Johnson and Civil War heroine Barbara Fritchie. The tour also includes intriguing facts about the cemetery’s origin, tombstone design, grave robbing, mass graves, plus stops at other distinctive burial plots, including the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War. The tour concludes with a visit to the Key Memorial Chapel. Reservations required. 

17. Winery Brunch

Brunch at Black Ankle Vineyards
Sundays, 11am-3pm (Recurring thru January 7, 2024)
We’re hosting Sunday brunches at the farm! We have an incredible lineup of local food trucks coming out every Sunday to sling up french toast, eggs and bacon, and other delicious treats! All you need to do is grab your brunch bunch and meet us in the Tasting Room. We’ll be there waiting to pour you wine tasting, glasses, + flights! Life happens. Brunch helps. We can’t wait to become a part of your Sunday traditions!

Lastly, whatever you choose to do, I hope you fully enjoy your weekend!

For more things to do in Frederick posts, click on over to:

Golf Courses in Frederick

Best Breweries in Frederick

Local Wineries in Frederick

Murals in Frederick (including the local favorite Community Bridge Mural)

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4 thoughts on “Things to Do in Frederick MD This Weekend”

  1. Once again, thank you for all the interesting events, etc. you wrote about!!!! Who knew Frederick has so much to offer. Thanks to your research, we all know now!!

  2. Such great information, so well described, as always!!!!

    I loved the “goldens” nursing, etc., in Boyds!!!!! All I could think of was Nike Boy!!!

    Thank you for all the research and hard work you put into this!!!


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