Visit Frederick, Maryland – Murals and Art

While in downtown Frederick, be sure to check out the murals and street art.  Explore the alleyways and side streets to discover hidden gems and vibrant artwork. Be sure to check out “The Edge of Gravity Mural,” “Splash of Color Mural at South & Market,” “Community Bridge Mural,” “Earthbound Mural,” and many others.

Throughout the year, there are festivals and events celebrating music, art, food, and culture.  Highlights include the Maryland Craft Beer Festival in May, Frederick Festival of the Arts and Frederick Pride in June, High Wheel Race in July, The Great Frederick Fair in September, Railroad Days and Catoctin Colorfest in October, and Candlelight tour of Historic House of Worship in December, Sailing Through the Winter Solstice (all winter long), Frederick Fire in Ice sculptures in February, and the Candlelight Ghost tours (April through December).

One cannot leave the city without visiting one of the oldest institutions in Frederick and knowing Frederick’s value of education. Established in 1893 as the Women’s College of Frederick, Hood College is widely respected for its strong ties to the community and the region’s history. Located on 50 acres, this historic institution of higher education is conveniently situated within walking distance of downtown Frederick. In addition to Hood College, Frederick boasts other educational institutions such as Frederick Community College, Frederick County Public Schools, and various private schools, all of which contribute to the city’s rich and historic opportunities.