I just realized that tomorrow is the last day of June so I’d better get right to the July events! As always, feel free to add any event that I’ve missed in the comments section. And check the Frederick Tourism calendar of events for a more complete list.
The Downtown Frederick Partnership is sponsoring two events downtown on July 3rd. First is the Great Frederick Float from 5-8 along the Carroll Creek Linear Park:
Begin your Independence Day early with The Great Frederick Float, Saturday, July 3rd from 5 – 8pm! Enjoy children’s activities, music, dancing, and A BOAT PARADE & CONTEST!! Prizes to be awarded! Click here to download Boat Application Form Individuals, organizations, companies, or families can enter a non-motorized boat into the contest. Decorate your boat in Red, White, and Blue and compete with your friends, neighbors, and the Downtown Frederick community! Entry deadline is June 30, 2010. Great fun for everyone! The Great Frederick Float entertaiment will include 9 Lives, Citizen’s Brass Band, DJ Tyler Joyce, The Great Frederick Float Divas, and Jessica Bowers.
Please note that the entry deadline is tomorrow!
Then from 5-9 PM is First Saturday with the theme Great American Main Street:
Celebrate Downtown Frederick’s distinction as a Great American Main Street as named by the National Historic Trust for Preservation. After visiting the Great Frederick Float, try your hand at old-fashioned game stations located througout downtown. Live music, guest artists and exhibit openings complete the evening!
Head over to Harry Grove stadium for one of many Frederick Keys home games in July.
Don’t forget about the two Alive @ Five happy hours in July and the three Sunday Night Concerts in Baker Park this month. Also, Thursday mornings at the Baker Park Bandshell is the Summerfest Family Theatre:
From clowns and magicians, to Emmy-awarding winning musicians and puppeteers, the Summerfest Family Theatre has brought high-quality entertainment to Frederick youngsters for over sixteen years!
From a modest beginning highlighting three programs throughout the summer, the series has grown to feature eight, full-length performances by some of the most sought-after children’s performers in the region. Kids’ sensations Laurie Berkner and Milkshake have both been part of the series, exposing more children than ever to the magic of the performing arts.
On July 31st, The Historical Society of Frederick County is holding an event called Swing in the Garden. Thanks to Duane for the info:
The Historical Society of Frederick County invites everyone to its Swing in the Garden event on Saturday, July 31 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Historical Society’s beautiful Heritage Garden, 24 East Church Street in Frederick.
Over the past several years the annual summer fundraiser has offered themes from the Roaring 20s to the Fabulous 50s. This year, it is transformed to celebrate the great music of the entire Big Band era. Swing in the Garden will feature the Star Spangled “Little” Big Band, which will provide an eclectic mix of music from the days of the Charleston to the decade of the Frug. The event also will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres, decadent desserts, and a cash bar.
Frederick’s own Star Spangled “Little” Big Band is a Bassie-style jazz band that has played in Frederick County and throughout the region for more than a decade. Comprised of local musicians and singers, the band is dedicated to keeping the Big Band and Swing experiences alive. They have a reputation for bringing audiences to their feet.
Event tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Museum of Frederick County History in Frederick or by calling 301-663-1188×108. Sponsorship opportunities also are available, and all proceeds benefit the Historical Society’s many educational programs.
The Historical Society of Frederick County is a 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the county’s important heritage with those of all ages and backgrounds. For more information about Swing in the Garden and other upcoming activities, visit www.hsfcinfo.org/events. Come out on July 31 for the party of summer!