Frederick Festival of the Arts

Be sure to save the dates for the 25th Annual Frederick Festival of the Arts on Carroll Creek Linear Park!


Friday, June 1st: 

      Kickoff celebration – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.  [Art booths are not open on Friday]

Saturday, June 2nd: 

      Festival is open – 10 a.m.6 p.m.

      Party continues with Cathy Ponton King – 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. [Art booths close at 6pm.]

Sunday, June 3rd: 

      Festival is open – 11 a.m.5 p.m.

Festival is free and open to the public.

FFOTA 2018_Map

Celebrating 25 years, the Frederick Festival of the Arts, presented by the Frederick Arts Council, is held along Carroll Creek Linear Park in the heart of Historic downtown Frederick, Maryland. This juried fine arts venue invites discerning art-lovers from across the country. The festival is committed to presenting the finest national artists bringing the best of quality fine art, exceptional musical talents, and plenty of food and beverages for all to enjoy! Join the high caliber celebration!


The Frederick Festival of the Arts is held along Carroll Creek Linear Park between Court Street and East Street. Unique to this venue is its waterway and bridge crossings, and downtown location. If traveling, please set GPS to: 100 South East Street, Frederick, MD 21701. The Festival is an open-air event and all walkways around the show are fully handicapped accessible. Handicapped parking is also available in and around the City of Frederick.

Parking Information:

Getting around town is easy. There are more than 5,000 public parking spaces available in historic downtown Frederick with five parking decks from which to simply walk to the festival site. The Downtown Frederick Partnership provides a comprehensive transportation and parking guide, with maps, here.

New for 2018: 

The FAC is proud to partner with the Frederick Acoustic Enterprise (FAME) who programmed two stages of continual entertainment.  “One of our goals is to make Frederick a music destination, so any event that will attract large numbers of people from both inside and outside Frederick County is a good place for us to showcase the musical talent that is here in Frederick,” comments Rick Hill, FAME president.

For more information, contact the Frederick Arts Council at 301.662.4190.