Spring Fun in Frederick 2021

By Kelly Eakin February 13, 2021

First Things First

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🌸Spring Date to Remember
May 14, 15, 16 and May 21, 22, 23 Nunsense at Other Voices Theatre
March 1-7 Frederick Restaurant Week
March 20 Neil Berg's 50 YEARS OF ROCK N' ROLL 2 
Mar 20, 2021 Opening of Catoctin Wildlife Preserve
March 26 – April 5, 2021 The 14th Annual PEEPshow
3/27/2021, 3/28/2021, 4/3/2021 Bunny Train at Walkersville Southern Railroad 3/27/2022 Easter Eggstravagana
March 27-28, April 1-4, 2021 Easter Egg Hunts at Green Meadows Farm
TBD The Leprechaun Luau 
Keep an eye on the calendar for Sky Stage, events are returning in May
Frederick Keys will be back at the end of May! Keys 2021 Schedule

Grab a Bite
🌮Nachos and Tacos are always a win at Fajita Grande
🍗Back to back winner for best wings in Frederick, you be the judge at Anchor Bar 
🥐The menu at White Rabbit Gastropub will you forgetting about your plans to cook at home
🍦Ice scream, you scream,we all scream for ice cream at Sweet Babes Creamery 
🦀Welcome back the start of crab season at Averys Maryland Grille
🍻Grab and beer and take in the view on Carroll Creek at Idiom Brewing
🍝Authentic Italian food from Manalu  makes for a great family night
🍔Best BBQ in Frederick Black Hog BBQ
🍳Stop in for Breakfast at Cafe Nola
🚚Go on a hunt for Boxcar Burgers’ food truck
🍣Get the family together for a Hibachi night at Miyako Japanese Steak House 
🍽Enjoy the patio at Brewer's Alley

🥾Take a Hike
Gambrill Yellow Trail
Monocacy National Battlefield Trails
Frederick Municipal Forest
Cunningham Falls State Park
10 Hiking Destinations in Frederick County

Get outside! 
Check out this post for a list of Frederick Area Parks and Playground Guide 
The Big Slide at Rocky Ridge
🎣Rent a pole from the Brunswick Library and fish at the Lion’s Merryland Park pond
🏞Be a kid again at the outdoor tire park
🗺Try Geocaching 
🎨Paint, hide, and find Frederick Rocks
🧚‍♂️Make a fairy garden or an outdoor racetrack with supplies from Mar-Lu View Nursery and Landscaping. 
✈️Watch planes takeoff and land at the Frederick Municipal Airport
🛶Go kayaking or canoeing on the Potomac

Frederick Favorites
🕵🏽‍♀️Mystery and puzzles await at Clue IQ Brings Escape,  Escape This Frederick, and SureLocked In 
🎫 Civil War Medicine Museum (older kids)– Interesting educational exhibits about our local history. 
👾 Spinners – Pinball and old school video games are the draw in this retro lounge.
⚱️ I Made This! Pottery Studio 
🧩 Pick up a puzzle from Dancing Bear Toys: The world's best toy store for unplugged play!
🖲 VR - Virtual Reality with 9 virtual reality stations and 3 gaming PC stations with a large variety of games for all audiences. Our custom gaming platform allows you to switch in and out of several categories (Kid Friendly, Action, Casual, Horror, Puzzle, Shooter, Sport, and Multiplayer) 
🎬 Take in a movie with the ultimate experience at Warehouse Cinemas
📚With many different libraries in Frederick County, you can always find a great virtual and adult children’s program or a nice place to curl up with a book at home! Check out their calendar of events!
  Go retro and roller-skate at Starland Roller Rink. 
🎳Go bowling at Terrace Lanes or duckpin bowling at Mt. Airy Bowling Lanes.
🧗🏾‍♀️Climb the walls at the Boulder Yard!
🎠 Head to MeLand Play on a rainy day for an indoor playground
🌳Zip-line courses at TreeTrekkers
🏊🏼‍♀️ OneLife Fitness Kid’s Club/Salt Water Pool – Let them exercise in the kids club while you do get yoga class in, or enjoy the new saltwater pool together. 
🎳 Walkersville Bowling Center – They have a great deal on Sunday nights that includes pizza, drinks, and shoes for $15
💪🏽 Try out your ninja skills at JCX - Obstacle Challenge Course & Gym 

✂️Stay at Home Activities 
How To Make A Spring Flower Sensory Bottle
Spring Science for Kids
Chromatography Flowers
20 Plus Tree Crafts For Kids   
Make Pinwheels
Painting with Nature Activity
Spring Suncatchers
20 Spring Stem Activities
Spring Sensory Tub
45+ Spectacular Spring Art Projects for Kids  
Peep Catapults STEM Activity
Easter Egg Rockets
25 Gardening Activities
10+ Water Sensory Tub Activities for Toddlers
Sensory Nature Cutting Tray
17 Spring Sensory Play Ideas
Make a Bobble Bee Paper Craft        

Do Good
🤝 Collection donations for the Heartly House. Follow them on Facebook for an updated list of needs.
🍽Donate traditional menu items or your time to the Frederick Rescue Mission, or send someone in need of a good meal.
🚒 Reach out to your first responders and find out what they need.  Take up a neighborhood collection.
🎒Curate care packages for the homeless.
🌳Volunteer to help clean up a park
😊Smile. Offer a compliment. Tell someone you’re thinking of them. Call a friend or family member you haven’t spoken with in a while.
🥣Volunteer with The Frederick Soup Kitchen Program, which provides a full evening meal, seven nights a week from 5:30 to 6:30 pm to anyone in need of a hot, nutritious meal.
🥰Perform a random act of kindness — it goes a long way anytime, but especially now.