April 2010 Events in Frederick County

I’m definitely going to be needing your help in the comments for April events.  The end of March has crept up on me and I was way too busy this past weekend to compile a good list.  For a more complete list, check out the Frederick Tourism website calendar of events.  For now, here is what I have found so far.  I may add more events as I find them.

The Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo is now open for the season.

April 3rd is First Saturday, with the theme of Egg-stravaganza:

Celebrate Easter weekend with an Egg-stravaganza!  Adults can enjoy a Downtown Easter Egg Hunt while the kids will enjoy lots of bunny fun throughout downtown.  The Easter Egg Hunt includes fun offers and coupons from your favorite downtown merchants – grab and egg from over 40 locations!  The kids will love meeting the Easter Bunny who will be hopping through downtown, guessing the number of jelly beans, making bunny ears and more!  Don’t forget to stop by the BB&T NASCAR #33 Chevrolet Impala displayed on Carroll Creek.  Also, enjoy guest artists, exhibit openings and special activities at downtown’s many specialty stores and restaurants from 5 – 9pm.

Also on April 3rd, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Downtown Frederick Partnership, there will be a Spires Sundae eating contest:

To help celebrate Downtown Frederick Partnership’s 20th anniversary, the Partnership has partnered with Ben & Jerry’s who has created a special sundae, the Spires Sundae.  The newly designed sundae consists of two scoops of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, a “creek” of hot fudge and salty spires (pretzel sticks). Ben & Jerry’s will be holding three Spires Sundae eating contests during the April First Saturday.  Previously-selected contestants will compete in one of three sessions, 6, 7 & 8pm. Be sure to visit Ben & Jerry’s on Carroll Creek to check out the hilarity that will ensue and don’t forget to purchase your own sundae.  A portion of the proceeds from the Spires Sundaes sold through the month of April will benefit Downtown Frederick Partnership.

Sunday, April 4th is Easter.  So far, the restaurants I have found with special Easter menus are The Cracked ClawThe Shamrock RestaurantBrewer’s AlleyAcaciaLa Paz, and The Carriage House Inn.  Feel free to let us know of others that you hear about!

Don’t forget about A Toast to Frederick on April 10th and 11th.

The Frederick Keys home opener is Tuesday, April 13th.

April 22nd is the last of  the Winter Alive @ Five series.

There are lots of April events at Rose Hill Manor, including a Spring Festival on April 24th and 25th:

Celebrate Frederick’s agricultural history with the Frederick County Farm Museum Association and Rose Hill Manor Park.  Enjoy a hay ride around the park and witness the spring planting.  Visit our barns to view the farm animals and learn how milk gets to your table.  Enjoy a variety of crafts and help plant the children’s garden in the Manor’s backyard.

Other activities include antique and kiddie tractor pulls, music, craft vendors, and home-style food.


2 thoughts on “April 2010 Events in Frederick County

  1. ANOTHER EVENT! What’s in YOUR attic? Find out at the Historical Society of Frederick County’s twelfth annual Treasured Heirloom Event on Saturday, April 24 from 9:00 to 3:00 at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick. Our own twist on the “Antiques Roadshow” format will feature a panel of experts in a variety of fields ready to examine your family keepsakes, cherished collectibles, and mysterious yard sale finds to offer offer information and verbal estimations of value. Tickets are just $10 for the first item and $5 for additional items. Proceeds benefit our educational public programs. Visit http://www.hsfcinfo.org/events/treasured.htm for information. Who knows? That really could be a priceless treasure you bought for $1 at the flea market last weekend!


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