Frederick Pride

June 24, 2017 : 11am-7pm
Carroll Creek Linear Park,
Downtown Frederick MD (between Market & Carroll Streets)
2016 Photos Here; 6,000 attendees


Volunteers: We thank the dozen committee leads that worked for six months, together donating a thousand hours, to make this annual event possible.  And to the hundred day-of volunteers that put the polish on the day to make it worthy of Frederick.

Attendees: See the Facebook event for latest info

Sponsors & Donors provide the monetary funds, donate products/services and provide auction items that make this event and all the programs of the Frederick Center possible.  From support groups, to the annual Welcoming Frederick educational conference, to keeping communication lines functioning, to providing dozens of LGBTQ 101 training sessions to other organizations.  Check out the major sponsors on this page, or see our extensive Business Directory. It takes a community to make a community.

Contacts:
General Pride: pride@thefrederickcenter.org
Entertainment: prideentertainment@thefrederickcenter.org
General organization (office): tfc@thefrederickcenter.org

2016 EVENT DESCRIPTION
Frederick Pride is celebrating its 5th year in 2016! This year’s festival takes place Saturday, June 25, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (note expanded hours), at Carroll Creek Linear Park in beautiful, historic downtown Frederick.  This year we are anticipating 5,000 attendees and 100 participating organizations!

Be part of the action.  Last year we again sold out of booths, so this year we are adding even more booth spaces.  The main stage will at the amphitheater, a second entertainment area will be at the opposite end of the park near Market Street.  Once again a free shaded area under the community bridge is being set aside for non-profits, they just bring a table and chairs.  Attendee admittance is free.  Families and allies welcome, this is a community event!

The crowd loves downtown, with many newcomers making their first visit to Frederick specifically because of this event.  All attendees receive a Frederick Pride rainbow bracelet from welcome stations at each major entry to the park.  Businesses can sign up to offer discounts/specials to anyone wearing one of these bracelets, this is our "Buy Pride" program and is free to any area business.  Be known as an ally.  Sponsors are also sought to name various parts of the festival with your company banner.

There will be bands, drag, DJ, dancing, and more live acts at the amphitheater.  At the Market Street venue there will be smaller acts, drag, DJ dancing, and more.  There will be organized youth sports and craft activities compliments of The Frederick Center Youth Group.  For the younger kids there will be face painting and other activities in various booths.  The program will be full, there is no way to see it all.  The food court will be located above the amphitheater, the beer and wine area next to them.  Be sure to visit the official TFC Pride booth at the top of the amphitheater for all your Pride paraphernalia, proceeds support all the programs of our local LGBTQ community center.

RELATED EVENTS

Thursday 6/2/16 - Proclamation of June as LGBTQ Pride Month.  Frederick City Hall, 101 N Court St, Frederick.  Be prompt, photo on outside steps after ceremony.

Tuesday 6/21/16 7-9pm- Pride Silent Auction Party, Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S Carroll St, Frederick.  
Cash bar, silent auction, music, food menu, drag performances.  No cover. Proceeds to The Frederick Center, organizer of Frederick Pride. Facebook event.

Saturday 6/25/16 10am - Pride Interfaith Service @ Grace UCC, 25 E 2nd St, Frederick (3 blocks from Pride). Facebook event.

Saturday 6/25/16 9pm - Pride After Party @ The Lodge. No cover before 10pm.



PRIDE PARKING
5 garages (flat $2 for day), all within a few blocks of Pride: listing

Garage Closest to amphitheater:

East All Saints Street Garage, 125 E All Saints St.  At the corner of Carroll St & E All Saints St.

Between the Interfaith Pride Service at Grace UCC and Pride:
Church Street Garage, 17 East Church Street.

Most likely garage to find space later in the day:
West Patrick Street garage, located at 138 West Patrick Street next to the Fredrick County Courthouse on the west side.  Accessible from the second block of West Patrick Street and the first block of South Court Street.  Follow the creek downstream from the back of the garage to Pride.

Not recommended for attendees:
Carroll Creek garage.  It will fill up and you'll be stuck in a spiral of traffic.

Note: meters are in effect, you will definitely get ticketed if you don't feed the costly meters.  Use the cheaper garages instead.

Frederick Pride is organized by The Frederick Center: a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to support, educate, link, organize, and provide outreach to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community of central Maryland. We cherish our allies. 

We offer weekly youth meetings, monthly adult transgender meetings, monthly Trans Parents See (for partents of Trans/GNC children of any age), HIV test kit distribution, the annual Frederick Pride, the annual Welcoming Frederick all-day conference, LGBTQ sensitivity and awareness training for organizations,  plus more.

pride@thefrederickcenter.o
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prideentertainment@thefrederickcenter.org
tfc@thefrederickcenter.org (general office)
www.thefrederickcenter.org/frederick-pride
The Frederick Center
25 E 2nd St (limited office hours)
PO Box 3231
Frederick, MD 21705

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2016 BUY PRIDE DISCOUNTS
(weekend of Pride, with Free Pride Bracelet available at welcome tables)
 
A Dog's Haven10% Discount
Colonial Jewelers Ask Them
Crisafulli's Cheese Shop 10% discount
Cruise PlannersAsk Them
Echo Consignments15% Discount
I Make Things10% Discount
Jacqie Q Photography 20% Discount
LaVida Massage 15% Discount
My Red Bow, Spa and Wellness10% Discount
New York New York Salon and Spa 10% Discount
North Market Pop Shop10% Discount
Scentsy Wickless Candles / Nancy Smyers10% discount
SolarCityAsk Them
The Dapper DJ 25% Discount
Vini Culture Wine Bar & Café 10% Discount
Waxuality 15% Discount






Frederick Pridetm
     June 27, 2015
      Noon - 6pm

Click here for Program
 


Carroll Creek Linear Park,
Downtown Frederick MD
(between Market & Carroll Street