Bark in the Park, Alive @ Five, and the Celtic Festival

Lots going on this weekend:

  • Alive @ Five kicks off tomorrow (Thursday the 10th) with the Golden Butter Band. Admission is $5, all events are 21+ ONLY and take place from 5-8pm.
  • Pints & the Past is a new series from The Historical Society of Frederick County for anyone interested in getting together to chat about history. It starts this Thursday, May 10th, 7:00 p.m. at the Mayor’s Office at Brewer’s Alley Restaurant. The first topic is a discussion on Freemasonry’s many different stances toward the consumption of liquor and beer, from the earliest recorded meetings in British taverns, to dry lodges during the American Temperance Movement, and varied policies on the use of alcohol by North American Grand Lodges today.
  • Bark in the Park takes place on Saturday, May 12th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Utica District Park. Dogs will have an opportunity to run free in one of the off-leash areas, test their skills on the agility course, participate in doggie contests, and make new friends. Cover is $5 and there is a limit of 2 dogs per owner.
  • The Maryland Craft Beer Festival takes place on Saturday, May 12th from Noon - 6:00 p.m. at the Eventplex at the Great Frederick Fair grounds. Check their site for ticket information.
  • The Frederick Celtic Festival takes place on Saturday, May 12th from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Mt. Airy Fire Dept. Fairgrounds. The event includes bands, Scottish Dancing, Pipe Bands, Demonstrations, Highland Games with professional and amateur athletes. Check their site for ticket information.
  • And this Saturday kicks off Frederick Beer Week.

For more events check out the Frederick Tourism site or the Frederick Community Calendar. Please feel free to share any events in the comments as well.


2 thoughts on “Bark in the Park, Alive @ Five, and the Celtic Festival

  1. Animal Welfare League of Frederick County is putting on an event this Saturday at the fairgrounds as well.
    This is from there website (
    Pet-Acular Pet Event!
    Saturday, May 12, 2012 9am – 5pm Frederick Fairgrounds

    Join Us For an All-Day Pet Event!

    The AWLFC presents our first ever PetAcular Pet Expo on May 12, at the Frederick Fairgrounds. Come join us for 3 buildings full of pet related organizations, businesses, and rescues. There will even be some things for the human participants too.

    We have a full day of demos, lectures, events and contests going on all day long in each building. For the first 300 participants, AWLFC will be giving away a tote bag full of treats and information about our programs and other participating groups. AWLFC and ALL Creatures Clinic will be sponsoring a Microchip clinic, so come get your pet buddy microchipped for a small fee.

    For additional questions or information, please contact us at or 301.663.5855. See you there


  2. “The Eye of the Beholder” photography exhibit opening this weekend at Artique Underground. Opening reception 3:30 on Saturday May 12. The gallery is located in the same building as Volt restaurant.


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