30 Things Everyone in Frederick Will Want to Do This Summer

Troyce Gatewood

Whether you are a new member of the Frederick community, or have called Frederick home for more years than you can count, there is bound to be an activity you’ve never experienced right here in our beautiful county.

That’s because Frederick is constantly growing, and changing, and innovating in ways some of our surrounding counties have just run out of space to do.

We know that, no matter the season, there is always something fun, educational, and seriously cool to enjoy right here in our home county.

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30 Fun Things to Do in Frederick This Summer

Take a ride on a historic railroad at Walkersville Southern Railroad.

Go on a wildlife safari ride at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo.

Dig around in the dirt with real construction equipment at Heavy Metal Playground.

Feed the ducks and other wildlife at the Quarry Pond.

Sip on wine at the Frederick Wine Festival.

Enjoy a free concert at Baker Park.

Go to a baseball and watch the Frederick Keys hit it out of the park.

Bottle feed baby cows at South Mountain Creamery.

Watch a free live show for kids at Baker Park.

Celebrate America’s birthday with a full day of food, fun, and entertainment with a finale of firework at Frederick’s 4th.

Go for a swim in one of Frederick’s community pools (they are Baker Park, Hood college, Diggs Memorial Pool, Brunswick Community Pool, and Emmitsburg Community Pool).

Or, drive up to the lake at Greenbriar State Park and take a swim.

Go to the library and join their summer reading program for kids.

Take a cooking class at the Kitchen Studio.

Paint your own pottery at I Made This studio.

Or, fire up the kiln and learn to make your own pottery from scratch at Frederick Clay Studio.

Watch a live performance at Weinberg Center for the Arts.

See a stage show at The Met.

Enjoy dinner theater at Way Off Broadway.

Listen to jazz at the Frederick Jazz Festival.

Enjoy a night downtown on First Saturday.

Listen to music and grab a drink at Alive@Five on Carroll Creek.

Take a date to a movie in the park.

Check out the beautiful arts and fun events at Sky Stage.

Take a historic walking tour of Frederick.

Go on a Teddy Bear Picnic with your favorite bear.

Shop at a farmer’s market –Frederick County has several.

Show your pride at Frederick Pride.

Learn about Civil War medicine at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.


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