Come out and enjoy Frederick’s 32nd Annual In the Street Festival on Saturday, September 13. This beloved celebration shows off all that Frederick has to offer, including art, food, entertainment, and fun for all ages. The festivities begin with the “Market Street Mile” at 8:45 am, then lead directly into the In the Street Festival from 11 am to 5 pm and end with the official after festival party – “Up the Creek” at 5:00 pm in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater.


Kick off In the Street with this one-mile run down Market Street. Designed for beginners and experts alike, the run features various heats including Women’s Mile, Men’s Mile, Family Mile, and more! Pre-registration is recommended, by mail or online at celebratefrederick.com. Day-of registration begins at 7:30 am at the Frederick YMCA.  Proceeds benefit the Panther’s Running Club at Lincoln Elementary School, supported by the Frederick Steeplechaser Running Club and the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek.


The day’s activities are set to begin at 11 am on Saturday morning. Get ready for a day filled with your favorite local shops and vendors throughout downtown Frederick, and be prepared to discover some new favorites too. The food, entertainment and vendors will be located on Market Street beginning at South Market Street and Carroll Creek and continuing up to North Market Street and 7th Street.

CREEKSIDE MARKET, South and North Side of Carroll Creek Linear Park

See a variety of art, jewelry and crafts from the local artisan community of Frederick. Browse these handcrafted selections located along Carroll Creek and treat yourself to a few new purchases. For a list of the participating vendors see www.celebratefrederick.com.

SPORTS BLOCK, Located between All Saints Street and Patrick Street

Enjoy the various skills of Frederick’s most athletic groups. Learn about Yoga and Pilates, gymnastics, health and wellness, and so much more. Watch live demonstrations and participate in activities provided by these groups devoted to leading healthy lifestyles through athletics. Block coordinated in partnership with Frederick Keys.

MARCH ON FREDERICK ART BLOCK, Located between Patrick Street and Church Street

Get ready to be amazed by the outstanding talents of Frederick’s finest creative and performing artists. Allow these talented performers to inspire your creative side by participatIN in belly dancing lessons, making crafts, playing games and, of course, taking in the ongoing performances by the various theatre and dance companies of Frederick at the Art Block dance Floor. For a complete list of artists and schedule of performances go online to www.celebratefrederick.com. Block sponsored by Hood College’s March on Frederick.

GEICO HISTORY BLOCK, Located between Church Street and Second Street

Learn about the rich history of our city and all the hidden historical treasures being preserved. Come participate in trivia and get information about how to join in volunteering with the groups that work hard to celebrate Frederick’s past and carry it into the future.  Block sponsored by GEICO

HEALTH AND FITNESS BLOCK, Located between Second and Third Street

Join the groups in Frederick devoted to leading healthy and fit lives. Get information about bike groups, fitness activities, healthy eating and overall wellness. Check out the information available and learn how to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

PELLA WINDOWS AND DOORS GOING GREEN BLOCK, Located between Third and Fourth Street

Go Green and promote a healthier social, environmental, and economical lifestyle! Play games, get information and learn from the groups in Frederick that support sustainability. Take a sustainability quiz and learn how to do your part to help keep the environment healthy and clean.  Block sponsored by Pella Windows and Doors

KIDS BLOCK, Located between Fourth and Fifth Street

Balloon art, model planes, carnival games, prizes and more. This portion of the event is sure to keep youngsters entertained. Don’t miss out on the craft projects and temporary tattoos too!

PUBLIC SAFETY BLOCK, Located between Fifth and Sixth Street

Come out and meet the local heroes that keep our community safe. Get information about the services available in case of an emergency and show your support for those keeping you and your loved ones safe. Don’t miss the annual Open House hosted by Junior Fire Company No.2, located at 535 North Market Street.

FABNET WEDDING & EVENTS BLOCK, Located between Sixth and Seventh Street

Meet with the area’s best wedding & event planning professionals in this block that highlights caterers, florists, apparel companies and venue managers dedicated to making any bride’s big day memorable!   Be sure to stop by the new Wine & Champagne Tasting Area on Lord Nickens Street, coordinated in partnership with Spin the Bottle Wine Company.   Block sponsored by FABNet and coordinated in partnership with Candlelight Floral Designs.


Entertainment kicks off at 11 am and continues through the evening with the Up the Creek Party from 5 to 9 PM.  With 20 bands spanning Carroll Creek to 7th Street you are sure to find music for all tastes.


Carousel Rogues, Noon – 1 pm

Carousel Rogues formed in 2006 in Frederick, Maryland from Caitlin’s home demos. Caitlin and Zach remained the core members with Daniel joining as a staple in late 2008. After being approached by Nashville producer Ben Shive, the band recorded a self-titled album released in the Spring of 2011.

Twin Radio, 1:30 – 2:45 pm

With their debut album, “The Coast of Indigo,” Twin Radio walk a very fine line. They are able to merge two different worlds of rock music together to make a record any demographic will be able to rock out to.

Mayweather, 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Mayweather hails from Western Maryland. They were first in their hometown to take the cheesy little idea of “ska” to a progressive level. They were officially founded in 2010 and since then, they have played hundreds of venues all over the east coast.


Jah Works, 5 – 6:15 pm

Jah Works is a band of brothers based out of Baltimore, MD, dedicated to writing, recording and performing original reggae music. A heavy dose of drum and bass combined with sweet melodies and catchy hooks are the groups trademarks.
Right Foot Red, 7 – 9 pm

Right Foot Red has been described by clients, fans and planners alike as “the ultimate party band.” They have been bringing their unique brand of oldies and R&B, seventies funk and disco, eighties pop, and nineties and modern rock. Right Foot Red has the versatility to fit into virtually any setting


The Stickers, 12:30 pm

The Stickers from Pennsylvania are three brothers with a love and passion for music. This unique combination generates a tight dynamic sound and high energy shows. The guys are known for their engaging and fun, down-to-earth personalities. The Stickers captivate crowds of all ages.

Jeremy McComb, 3 pm

After managing the biggest comedy tour in the country (Larry the Cable guy/Blue Collar Comedy Tour)  writing movie soundtracks and songs that have appeared on projects selling over 6 million units including 3 Nationally Charting Hits “Wagon Wheel“, “This Town Needs a bar” & “Cold”. Jeremy McComb is a performer who has seen it all and now is bringing all those experiences to the stage.


Seven x Seventy, 11 am – Noon

Seven x Seventy is a fresh Contemporary Christian Rock band that recently began playing Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania area venues.  They are seeking to expand their ministry to anywhere they can sing God’s praises to the public.

The Market Street Big Band, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Comprising some of the Baltimore/Washington DC area’s top musicians, The Market Street Big Band can enhance any occasion with music ranging from the traditional sound of the famous Big Band era featuring jazz, swing and Latin tunes.

Donegal X-Press, 2 – 3 pm

The Donegal X-Press has emerged as one of the premiere Irish-American roots rock groups in the country. This high energy, six-piece outfit has gained praise and fans from New York to Ireland, Baltimore to Nashville and beyond.

Higher Hands, 3:30 – 5 pm

Higher Hands has reintroduced themselves. From the Kennedy Center in DC to the Bowery Ballroom in NYC, the band has been on their grind, burning up stages. Hailing from Maryland’s capital city, the band has firmly established their reputation throughout the DMV for a tight live set and an ability to improvise with the best.


This stage will feature local emerging artists from the Let There Be Rock School – Frederick performing classic and current tunes for the crowd.


Four on the Floor, 11 am – Noon

Four on the Floor is an all-acoustic blend of four part harmonies that combine to present Modern and Classic tunes to a wide range of audiences. In one set you might hear anything from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to Goo Goo Dolls to Old Crow Medicine Show and Bare Naked Ladies and right back around to Bob Dylan!

Blue Sky 5, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Whether you love to lindy hop or just appreciate good vintage jazz, you can dig all that jive with Blue Sky 5. The band’s repertoire consists of songs made popular by Count Basie, Nat Cole, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Fats Waller, along with tunes by other swing era artists.

Natty Beaux, 2:15 to 3:15 pm

A fun-lovin’, finger snappin’, hoppin’ and boppin’ combo, Natty Beaux is features musicians from some of the Mid-Atlantic region’s finest groups! This is good-time music sure to bring fun and excitement.

The Uncle Jack Band, 3:45 to 5 pm

Touted as Maryland’s premiere 70′s funk, disco and Motown band, The Uncle Jack Band is known for an infectious vibe that gets everyone on their feet.


Laurence McKenna, Noon – 1:10 pm

Laurence McKenna was born and raised in England and then emigrated to the US in the early 90′s to pursue a career in music. He covers a wide range of music genres which include, Folk, Pop and Rock.

Shane Gamble, 1:40 – 3 pm

Effortlessly balancing the tightrope between Pop, Country, Americana, and Indie Rock, Shane Gamble’s music comes across like a freight train heading full steam on the road less traveled.

The Jug Band, 3:30 – 5 pm

From the humble backyard of beginnings rises The Jug Band from the Wilds of Downtown Frederick. The band focuses on good time music…from reinterpreted standards and classics to heartfelt originals, all harkening back to those summer nights with a fire in the backyard, a warm feeling in your soul, and the people you love all around you.

FOOD, 11 am to 5 pm

The day’s celebration would not be complete without the extensive offerings of Frederick’s most prized restaurants and food vendors. The wide array of foods provided this year is sure to satisfy every craving. The hardest choice will be deciding what treats to try first. For a full listing of food vendors, visit www.CelebrateFrederick.com.


Going Green Block Family Friendly Garden, Carmack Jay Parking Lot from Noon – 5 pm

New for 2014 this garden will be family friendly – all guests under 21 can be admitted with a parent or guardian.  Enjoy great acoustic music and local brews from Barley & Hops, Brewer’s Alley, Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm, Flying Dog Brewery, Monocacy Brewing and Freys Brewing Company.  In addition, sample wines from Siema and Spin the Bottle Wine Company.  Admission for 21 years of age or older with valid I.D. to drink, under 21 admitted with parent or guardian
$5 Cover for 21 and over

Carroll Creek Garden, Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Noon to 5:00 pm
presented by Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law & Flying Dog Brewery

Your one stop shop for beer, wine and great entertainment all day long in the Carroll Creek Garden.  The fun continues after 5:00 pm with the Up the Creek Party presented by KEY103.  Admission for 21 years of age or older ONLY with valid I.D. to drink.  $5 Cover for 21 and over

Wedding & Events Block Wine and Champagne Tasting,
Lord Nickens Street on N. Market Street between 6th & 7th Streets, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

New for 2014 sample some of the areas tastiest wine and champagne options in the Wedding and Events Block!  Tastings are $1.00 each, or a full glass for $5.00.  Admission for 21 years of age or older with valid I.D. to drink, under 21 admitted with parent or guardian.  No Cover for this area.  Coordinated in partnership with Spin the Bottle Wine Company.

KEY 103 UP THE CREEK PARTY, Carroll Creek Amphitheater, 5 – 9 pm

Can’t get enough of In the Street? Continue the festivities at the Up the Creek Party presented by KEY103! Everyone’s favorite after-party will be held at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater immediately after In the Street from 5:00 to 9:00 pm in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater.

Enjoy music and adult beverages, including beer from Frederick’s own Flying Dog Brewery.  All garden guests must be 21 years of age or older with valid I.D. to enter and drink.


Parking Recommendations

The City of Frederick has four convenient parking decks downtown. The Carroll Creek, Court Street, W. Patrick Street and Church Street parking decks all offer parking in close proximity to the event. Cost is $6 to park all day on Saturdays. To access the Church Street parking deck, take East Street to East Second Street. There will be a sign for the entrance to the parking deck on the left hand side of the street. Patrick Street provides access to the Carroll Creek and W. Patrick Street parking decks. The Court Street parking deck can be accessed by taking Bentz Street to Church Street, and then turning right onto Court Street.  The parking deck is located on the left hand side.  Handicapped parking is available in all four parking decks.

Shuttle Service

On the Town Limousines will be providing complimentary drop off and pick up at two areas of the event.  You can catch a ride from one end of the event to the other at the following stops: E. 7th Street and N. Market Street (Just past Lucky Corner Restaurant) and W. All Saints Street and S. Market Street (Adjacent to Neutre Inc Salon & Spa)

Shuttles will run approximately every 30 minutes and will stop only at one of these locations.

 Street Closings

Most of the roads surrounding the event remain open. South Street on the south end and Seventh Street on the north end of town remain open. Patrick Street is also open throughout the day.


Several areas are conveniently located throughout the event for those wishing to enjoy an alcoholic beverage. Alcohol is not permitted at In The Street except when consumed in a pubs and restaurants or in one of the following areas:

Going Green Block Family Friendly Garden next to Olde Town Tavern – Admission for 21 years of age or older with valid I.D. to drink, under 21 admitted with parent or guardian

Carroll Creek Amphitheater Garden – Admission for 21 years of age or older ONLY with valid I.D. to drink

Champagne and Wine Tasting on Lord Nickens Street – Admission for 21 years of age or older with valid I.D. to drink, under 21 admitted with parent or guardian

All guests 21 & over will be charged a $5.00 cover for the Going Green Block and Carroll Creek Amphitheater Beer & Wine Gardens.


A CITY ORDINANCE PROHIBITS PETS AT IN THE STREET, WHICH INCLUDES REPTILES.  Large crowds and loud noises are not healthy for pets, so please leave them at home. Code Enforcement will be on hand to enforce this ordinance.


All participants must be approved by the In The Street Committee and receive a license from The City of Frederick Office of Special Events.  If you are interested in being involved, please call The City of Frederick Office of Special Events to be placed on the invitation list for next year, 2015.  Code Enforcement representatives will be on-site to verify that all participants display the licenses distributed by the Office of Special Events.

Lost and Found

Event Information Booths serve as lost and found collection sites.  Found items not claimed will be taken to The City of Frederick Office of Special Events, William Talley Recreation Center, 121 North Bentz St, 301-600-2844. All items will be kept for thirty days.

Lost Children

If your child is lost, please report immediately to one of the Event Information Booths. Committee members and volunteers will have access to emergency personnel throughout the event.


A city ordinance (Section 10-2 City Code) finds the throwing cigarette butts on the ground as a Municipal Infraction.  Violators will face a fine of $50 and possibly be charged with the cost of clean-up.

Safety Concerns

Please report any suspicious or inappropriate activity to one of the information booths or any event day volunteer. All will have access to promptly contact law enforcement and emergency personnel throughout the park. If you experience a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911.

Rain Policy

The activities and entertainment will stop during the storm, but are scheduled to resume once the storm passes. Please use common sense when seeking shelter from the storm: don’t stand under trees.

The following Corporate Sponsors make Celebrate Frederick events possible by their generous financial contributions to Celebrate Frederick, our sponsors are:  Spires Level Sponsors – Bechtel and Nymeo; Carillon Level Sponsors – Sandy Spring Bank, Weis Markets, and 99.9 WFRE and 930 WFMD. Bandshell Level Sponsors – Clym Environmental Services, Comcast, The Frederick News Post, The Plamondon Companies and WHAG.  Event Sponsors – AAA Mid-Atlantic, Amica Insurance, Flips LLC, GAC Services, Music & Arts, The City of Frederick, Tourism Council of Frederick County and Showtime Sound.

For more information, please contact Celebrate Frederick at 301-600-CITY(2489) or visit CelebrateFrederick.com.



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