Downtown Frederick A&E District

Welcome to the Downtown Frederick Arts + Entertainment District – a vibrant, walkable urban district filled with shops, restaurants, galleries, public art, entertainment venues and historic architecture.

Downtown Frederick is where history meets martini bars, where shop owners really do know your name, where high tech mingles with old school and where you can always find the perfect plate to satisfy your hunger.

On any given visit to Downtown Frederick, you can enjoy live entertainment, fine art, shopping and dining, and a calendar chockfull of events. After spending an afternoon wandering around town, it’s easy to see why Frederick ranks among the Top 10 Downtowns in America. Stroll along Carroll Creek Park. Take in the abundance of public art, murals and placemaking projects that give Downtown Frederick its unique vibe. Kick back at one of our homegrown breweries, distilleries or wine shops, and explore over 200 independently-owned businesses.

As a designated A&E District, Downtown Frederick Partnership and the Frederick Arts Council work together to offer public art and creative placemaking, encourage community involvement, develop and promote tourism and revitalization through tax-related incentives, and work to attract artists, arts organizations and other creative enterprises to Downtown Frederick.