Free Events in Frederick, Md: How To Have Fun For Free

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Looking for free events in Frederick, Md that are family-friendly and fun?

In this post, we have listed out all of the resources you need to to enjoy all the free events that Frederick has to offer!

Free Events in Frederick, Md: Family Friendly Fun

Frederick News-Post 72 Hours list of free events

Frederick News-Post’s 72 Hours ‘Things to Do’ Calendar is a great place to start to find free events going on in Frederick County.

Their 72 Hours insert is always in Thursday’s newspaper.

However, if you don’t get The Frederick News-Post, you can always go to the above link to find these events.

Just be sure to type in the search bar the word ‘free’ in order to see all of the free things to do.

Visit Frederick

Visit Frederick’s ‘Calendar of Events’ page has a wealth of information on what’s going on in Frederick, whether it’s free or not.

But if you’re look specifically for free, put in your date range, choose a category, and then type the word ‘Free’ in the KEYWORD box and click SUBMIT.

You’ll get a list of all of the free events in Frederick during that date range.

Downtown Frederick Partnership Free Events

Downtown Frederick Partnership has an Events Calendar page with lots of things going on and information as to whether or not the events are free.

On the Event Calendar page, go to the Search bar and type in ‘Free’ and it will show you a list.

Facebook Free Events

For an overall list, go to your newsfeed and click on Events in the left sidebar.

There, you’ll see “Happening Online Now”, “Discover Online Events”, you can browse events by category, “Daily Recommendations”, & “Suggested Events”.

Once you click on these categories, you can filter them down even more by location, type of event, dates, and more.

In addition, if you follow pages that you like, be sure to click on the ‘Following’ down arrow button and click ‘See First’.

This way, your Facebook notifications list will show you any events that may come up at your favorite places in Frederick.

You can also click on your favorite Facebook page’s events section to see their list of upcoming and past events.

Then just click on each link to see if it’s free or not.

Below is a screenshot of what a Facebook page’s Events page looks like.

FB Events page

Tourism Council of Frederick County

Stop by Frederick’s Visitor Center and pick up one of their Visit Frederick Calendar of Events brochures.

Each brochure has 6 months worth of events going on in Frederick.

Frederick Magazine

Each issue of Frederick Magazine has a list of that particular month’s events.

Or just click on the Frederick Magazine link, enter the date your interested in and type the word ‘free’ in the search bar.

A nice list will pop up.

Frederick Real Estate Online – Chris & Karen Highland

Chris & Karen Highland a husband & wife realtor team in Frederick.

They have an outstanding blog,!

They update their blog with family friendly, fun things to do in Frederick for every season.

Just go to their blog to find their most recent post on fun things to do and scan through it.

They don’t specifically mention which events are free, but they do leave links for all of the events.

Just click on the links to the events that you’re interested in to see if there’s a cost.


Open up Google and in the search bar type ‘Free Events Frederick Md’.

Then click “See Online Events” and a list of events will pop up.

After that, In the left sidebar, there will be a ‘Free Events’ option.

Click on that option and you will find a good list.

Free Events in Frederick, Md: How To Have Fun For Free

Ongoing Free events

Home Depot Free Workshops

These workshops are typically every Saturday and Sunday.

Just type in your zip code and a list of workshops will pop up.

They have 3 workshop categories: Do-It-Yourself, Do-It-Herself, and Kids Workshops

Movie Night at Wegman’s

Wegman’s in Frederick offers a free movie night in their Fireside Room every Friday at 6:00 pm.

Call them at (240) 575-7300 or stop by their information desk for their monthly list of movie titles.

Barnes & Noble Story Times and Author Signings

Barnes & Noble in Frederick typically has free story times, author signings and other free things to do throughout the week and weekends.

Feed the Calves at South Mountain Creamery

Every day at South Mountain Creamery at 4:00 pm you can feed the baby calves.

Frederick County Public Libraries

There are always events happening throughout Frederick County at their numerous libraries.

Check out their Programs Calendar for more information.

Looking to read up on Frederick County Maryland’s history?

Check out this book Frederick County Maryland: Images of America

Frederick County Maryland Book

Need help finding your way around Frederick County Maryland?

Here’s the most recent Frederick County Maryland Street Atlas.

Frederick County Maryland Atlas


Click on this Eventbrite Frederick Md link to see all of the events listed on this site.

Then click ‘See More’ and you can filter the events by price and dates.

There’s the option to choose ‘Free’ and ‘This Weekend’.

Did I forget something?

Do you know of any great free Frederick County, Maryland event listing resources that I didn’t include in this list?

If so, please let us know in the comments.

And be sure to visit our Free Things to Do in Frederick Md During the Summer post to keep you and the kiddos busy all summer long!

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