I don’t know about you, but I’m not sad to see the end of February this year. Yeah, March can be brutal weather-wise, but it still means the beginning of spring. Here are some events I’ve found for March. As always, feel free to add any others in the comments. Here is the calendar of events from the Frederick Tourism website where you can find a more complete list.
March 6th is First Saturday. The theme this month is Go Green:
Go Green in Downtown Frederick during the March First Saturday on March 6 from 5 – 9pm! Enjoy “green” activities enourgaging First Saturday guests to Recycle, Reduce and Reuse. Adults and kids alike will learn how to live greener with eco-friendly crafts, presentations and demonstration throughout downtown. Donate old clothes, cell phones and broken crayons to be reused, recycled or repurposed at particpating locations! Also, enjoy guest artists, exhibit openings and special activities at downtown’s many specialty stores and restaurants from 5 – 9pm.
This special Frederick Artist Market coincides with Downtown Frederick’s First Saturday activities. The indoor arts and crafts market features the work of up to 20 local artists, including jewelry, pottery, art, photography, and other hand-crafted items. The event, which is free to attend and open to the public, will be held from 5:00-9:00 p.m. The Frederick Artist Market happens six times per year and this is the first one for 2010.
Beginning March 6th through the 28th, visit the Delaplaine for Youth Art Month:
Youth Art Month blows in with March winds, bringing a fun event to Frederick County with free admission to the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in downtown Frederick. Visitors to this year’s All-County Student Art Exhibit will see more than 300 colorful two- and three-dimensional creations by elementary, middle and high school students.
From the festive opening Saturday, March 6 from 3-5 p.m., the show continues through March 28 during the Delaplaine’s usual hours, 9-5 Mondays-Saturdays and 1-4 Sundays.
March 13 & 14 and 20 & 21 is the 40th annual Maple Syrup making demonstration at the William Houck Area off Catoctin Hollow Rd. in Cunningham Falls State Park. From the Frederick Tourism website:
Come welcome spring back to Cunningham Falls State Park by learning about and enjoying Maple Syrup made from trees in the park. Donations are requested and support Friends of Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks. A pancake breakfast will accompany the event for an additional charge from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm.
March 25th is the second of three of the Winter Alive @ Five events.
The 2009 F3 was the inaugural year of this new film festival and the 2010 version seeks to bring the same excitement and high quality film and film guests to Frederick. The F3 will feature East Coast, regional and statewide premieres of independent, foreign, and documentary film—both feature length and shorts. The festival promises not only a weekend of movies, but special guests/events that will continue to establish the F3 as one of the region’s premiere gatherings of film, film professionals, and film enthusiasts.