Frederick Arts Council Will Hold 24th Annual Festival of the Arts June 2nd, 3rd, 4th

May 31, 2017

Frederick, MD – The Frederick Arts Council announces that the 24th annual Frederick Festival of the Arts will be held along Carroll Creek Linear Park on June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of 2017. The Festival will run on Friday, June 2nd from 7-9 pm, Saturday June 3rd from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday June 4th from 11 am to 5 pm. Artist booths will be open Saturday and Sunday.

The Festival is Frederick’s largest of the year and attracts around 22,000 people over the course of a single weekend to Carroll Creek Park for a juried artist market encompassing 120 artists, as well as a variety of food and live musical entertainment. The artists come from all over the country, and many will be familiar to longtime attendees of the festival, alongside those who are first-time exhibitors. Entertainment this year includes the Superintendent’s Combo of the U.S. Naval Academy Band, who will kick off the Festival this year on Friday at 7 pm, as well as favorites Hard Swimming Fish, ESP Dance, and more.

“We are happy to once again present Frederick with a weekend that is, overall, fun,” says Louise Kennelly, Executive Director of the Frederick Arts Council. “Free admission to the Festival as well as many child-friendly activities means that this is an event the whole family can enjoy together.”

Each year the Festival also awards two artists for Best in Show and Judges’ Choice. This year’s jurors will be Joyce Michaud and Wendell Poindexter. To find out more about the Festival, visit


About the Frederick Arts Council

The Frederick Arts Council invests in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for the people of Frederick County. The organization fosters an environment where the arts flourish in the community through grants and scholarships, arts advocacy, and links to essential resources. FAC is responsible for large-scale programming such as the Frederick Festival of the Arts, Art in the Park, and Frederick County’s Arts in Education grants. For more information about the Frederick Arts Council, visit