Things to Do in Frederick MD: Fun Events

Traveling + Vacationing in Frederick Maryland Tips

If you are in the Frederick, Maryland area and are looking for attractions or something to do, read on. There's tons of things to do like wineries restaurants, parks and festivals and many more free and fun things to in the area. There's also plenty of historical museums and civil war -era landmarks for history enthusiasts.

The great thing is that Frederick isn't far from Virginia, West Virginia, Baltimore and DC so you have your choice of nature and big city attractions. Here are some suggestions and advice for making the most out of your stay in Frederick MD.

Do some research on Frederick ahead of time and look for dining credits and coupons. Sometimes you can find really great deals on Groupon and Facebook.

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Fun Activities and Upcoming Events in Frederick MD

Activity Type


Arts & Music

Events & Museums


Cici's Pizza

Baker Park Concerts

Railway Trains Museum

Family Friendly

Family Meal Restaurant

Frederick Keys Baseball

Adults Friendly

Hootch and Banter

Weinberg Center

Charlestown Races and Slots

Restaurants range from the low to high-end in Frederick. Simply planning ahead is better than asking for recommendations when you are already hungry and in a unfamiliar with Frederick.

Check out alternative places to stay. You don't always have to stay in a hotel to feel great on vacation. There are many house-swapping and house rentals sites available. Sites like AirBnB allow you to rent a house or room instead of a hotel.  You can also head out to Deep Creek, MD if you're looking for cabins or a bed and breakfast. Alternate lodging can be some of the most interesting and fun parts of vacationing, so be sure to check it out!

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Frederick: Getting Your Exercise

If you're looking for ways to stay healthy and keep fit in Frederick Maryland, you can join plenty of us Fredericktonians and vacationers in jogging or running around Baker Park. There's also tennis courts, actually 2 sets of courts in case one is too busy. There's also a local YMCA and several gyms in the area. There's a Gold Gym out on 40 and down by 85.

There's also of plenty of walking/hiking available in Gambrill State Park and Point of Rocks. If you're looking for more rural terrain, West Virginia and Leesburg, Virginia are only 20-30 minutes away. Just north of Frederick is Thurmont, Emmittsburg and Gettysburg PA and plenty of nature along the way. Be careful though and don't get lulled by the sweet scents of smoky and delicious Chubby's Barbeque unless it's your "Cheat Day."

What Are Something Things to Do At Night?

There are plenty of night time activities to take advantage of in Frederick. Check these great places to eat dine and listen to music. Here's just a few ideas

  • Walk Historic Downtown Frederick
  • Visit Cakes to Die For
  • Grab A Drink at Hootch and Banter
  • Grab some seafood at the Raw Bar
  • Catch a late night movie
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What are 5 Fun Things to Do in Frederick Md?

Do I have to list just 5 fun activities? There's plenty of fun activities in around Frederick, so you will never be at a loss for what to do. Here are 5 quick activities and attractions:

  • Catch A Frederick Keys Game
  • Catch A Concert in Baker Park
  • Catch A Concert and Show at The Weinberg Theatre
  • Shop in Downtown Frederick
  • Visit the Monocacy or Dogfishhead Brewery 

What are The Best Places to Eat in Frederick?

There are so many choices but here are just a few of my personal favorite go to restaurants

  • Hootch & Banter
  • JoJo's Restaurant
  • The Orchard
  • Dutch's Daughter
  • The Black Hog
  • New Addition is Chap's Pit Beef from Baltimore and "Diners, Drive-in and Dives" fame has opened a location in Frederick YAY!

What Are Some Other Major Attractions?

It really depends on what type of entertainment and activities that you are looking for. However here are some additional noteworthy things to consider.

  • Baker Park
  • Frederick Visitor Center
  • Carrol Creek Linear Park
  •  Monocacy National Battlefield
  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  •  Community Bridge Mural
  • Roads and Rails Museum
  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zo
  • Additional Resources
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