Here’s how you enjoy the final days of winter with some amazing events and activities in our town!

Wondering what are the best things to do in Frederick in March?

With the winter chill starting to give way, and spring starting to blossom, it’s time to start thinking about putting away the coats and scarves and have a great time strolling through the streets of Frederick, visiting popular attractions and taking part in awesome events.

Here’s our pick of…

The 10 BEST things to do in Frederick in March

  • Sailing Through the Winter Solstice
  • Visit Carroll Creek Linear Park
  • Join a St. Patrick’s Day party
  • Creative Gateways: Expressing Frederick’s Distinct Identity
  • March Market Days at Frederick MADE
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Party
  • Teaming up to beat Frederick’s best escape room
  • Bike through historic Frederick
  • Check out Green Drinks Frederick County
  • Experience the magic of silent films at the Weinberg Center

Sailing Through the Winter Solstice in Carroll Creek

Enjoy sailboats and donate to charity at Sailing Through Winter Solstice

If you’re yet to take part in this unique event, hurry up! It ends on Saturday, March 5th!

In its sixth edition this year, Sailing through Winter Solstice has been an annual Frederick event since 2016.

And this is truly an event with a difference, and with a noble cause.

Here’s the deal:

  • A number of innovatively decked (with decor, lights and what not) sailboats are displayed at Carroll Creek. This time, there are twenty five boats.
  • Get this: Each boat represents a different local charity.
  • You, as a participant, can vote for your favorite boat(s). Each vote requires a contribution of $1.
  • A part of your contributions goes towards the Color on the Creek’s project of installing flowers and water plants in the creek during spring and summer.
  • The bulk of the amount raised, however, goes to the local charities represented by the boats.

Here’s a Frederick News-Post report on the event.

Dates: Ends on Saturday, March 5th.

Website: Visit the website

Visit Carroll Creek Linear Park

Just walk along Carroll Creek!

Even if you miss the Sailing Through Winter Solstice event, Carroll Creek Park by itself is worth a visit 

From walking beautifully set paths amongst charming greenery, to sitting beside the creek and taking in the views, to meeting with our feathered friends (especially the ducks) – it’s a great way to spend a lazy afternoon.

Plus of course there are a few restaurants, bars and breweries along the park…for when you start feeling peckish.

Website: Visit its webpage on the City website

Join a St. Patrick’s Day party!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Merriment, mischief, and ale…what’s not to like?

There are a few St. Patrick’s Day events taking place in Frederick, and the choice of which one to join is yours!

Creative Gateways: Expressing Frederick’s Distinct Identity

Like Sailing Through, this is another uniquely exciting event that’s taking place in Frederick this March, at our Arts Council Art Center!

It’s an event on public art…specifically on how public art can help express and deepen our county’s ‘distinct cultural, historical, and ecological identity’.

There’s going to be exhibits – paintings, sculptures, and other art pieces – on various kinds of topics ranging from local culture to raising awareness on endangered species of animals.

Frederick has a distinctive big town charm, and our historical and cultural identity plays a leading role. If that fascinates you, this is one event you really can’t miss!

Dates: Thursday, March 3rd, to Thursday, March 31st.

Website: Visit the website

March Market Days at Frederick MADE

Browse and buy from among local artists' creations.

Here’s another way of experiencing art and culture in Frederick: attend March Market Days at the MADE store, and browse through products crafted by more than 25 local artisans.

MADE also has other events like embroidery workshops and art contests. Go through their website for details.

Website: Visit the MADE website

Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Would you like to solve a murder, while enjoying a sumptuous three course dinner?

If you would, make sure to book your place at the Murder Mystery Dinner Party being hosted by Whodunnit for Hire at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant, one of the 10 best restaurants in Frederick.

Dress up in your best pirate attire, have your fill of rum, beer and pirate punch…and keep your wits about you – you have a murderer to catch!

Dates: March 11th and March 18th (both Fridays).

Website: Eventbrite booking page

Team up to beat Frederick’s best escape room!

If you liked the murder mystery event, you’re going to LOVE this…

Team up with your family and friends, * turn up at 103 S. Carroll St., and see if you can beat Frederick’s most exciting escape room!

If you were especially enamored towards the murder mystery dinner, we have a paranormal themed game that you may find very interesting.

Apart from that we have three other games based on themes ranging from a medieval adventure to a military mission.

Dates: 10:30 AM – 10 PM 7 days a week, all through March.

* we do require prior booking.

Bike through historic Frederick

With spring in the offing, there’s no better time to hop on a bike and experience historic Frederick.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to scour through websites and blogs endlessly, planning out your route.

Our city’s History Bicycle Loop charts a course through 10 miles of neighborhoods and locations that showcase our progress through the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

From the town creek to the historic district, and past quite a few historical sites and museums, this is a bike ride you’ll really remember!

Website: Visit the website

Check out Green Drinks Frederick County

Interact and network on sustainability issues over food and drinks!

If you’re into issues like environmentalism and sustainability, this is THE event for you!

Green Drinks is a worldwide movement that aims to connect people concerned about environmental issues…and they’re having this event in Frederick in March to help people get talking and networking over these issues, over food and drink.

Dates: Thursday, March 24th.

Website: Visit the website

Experience the magic of silent films at the Weinberg Center

If you’re an old films (especially silent films) buff, this is one March event you won’t wanna miss!

2 films from the silent era, at the Weinberg Center, as part of their Silent Film Series.

And if you’re not a silent films buff, you can check out some of the other events they have lined up, from a guitar performance by Yasmin Williams to more contemporary film viewings.

Dates: Saturday, March 19th (one film begins at 2pm, the other at 8pm).

Website: Visit the website

Spending March in Frederick

Those were our 10 favorite events and activities in Frederick this March.

Now, over to you.

How are YOU planning to spend March in Frederick? What do you plan on doing?

Let us know in a comment below…or you can tell us on Facebook: tag us (we’re @ClueIQ), and sprinkle in the hashtags #March #ThingsToDo #Frederick #Maryland.

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