Summer Bucket List

Did you have the BEST SUMMER EVER??? 

If you answered NO, here are some heckin’ sweet ideas for your last few weeks of summer vacation! 

Ultimate FiND iT Frederick Summer Bucket List

Get mistakes at Jimmie Cone

Have a group of people who need ice cream? Ask for a bag of mistakes at Jimmie Cone! You’ll get a nondescript bag of ice cream treats in all shapes and sizes from sundaes to sideways soft-serve–anything that they made that wasn’t quite what a customer wanted before. (It’s not that they made the ice-cream sideways, that’s just how it hardens in their freezer when it’s stored.)


(If you’re over 21) Check out Alive @ 5!

The beer garden is awesome and the bands are rockin’! If you’re not quite 21, you can always enjoy the music from across the creek too.

Listen to a concert in the Summer Concert Series

There’s a concert every Sunday in the Bandshell at Baker Park over the summer. You still have a few opportunities to check out a good concert!

Catch a Movie on the Creek

This actually runs through September and October too! One Friday a month, the Downtown Frederick Partnership hosts a free movie on the creek.

Have a Picnic at Baker Park

Grab a good group of friends, some hula hoops, and amazing snacks (Maybe from Firestone’s Market??) and spend the afternoon in the park!

Taste Frederick Food Tours

Frederick is a foodie-haven with a plethora of cuisines. If you’re not sure where to start, you can take a tour and fellow foodies! (And, because if you’re not constantly thinking about food…I don’t know if we can be friends anymore…)

Take a Ghost Tour through Downtown

Learn a little something about Frederick’s haunted past! It’s a great way to learn history about our little city in an unconventional way.

Get some yummy Local Produce at a Farmer’s Market

There are a handful of superb Farmer’s Markets around Frederick City that pop up on the weekends, like West Frederick Farmer’s Market and the Frederick City Market . In the county, Catoctin Mountain Orchard is also open daily.

Go to a Frederick Keys game

Nothing says summertime like a hot dog and a baseball game!

Swim at Cunningham Falls

Take a hike and a dip; this childhood summer staple should NEVER be missed!

Ride bikes along the towpath

You can bike all the way from Point of Rocks to Harper’s Ferry, W.V. if you’re ambitious enough!

Hike Sugarloaf Mountain

It’s about a 7 mile hike up Sugarloaf and the views are spectacular! It makes a great day trip, for sure.

Fish at Big Hunting Creek

It’s the first catch-and-release trout fishing area in Maryland!

Putter around the Potomac

Take a kayak, canoe, sailboat, motorboat, or even yacht out on the beautiful Potomac! (There’s also whitewater rafting, though they don’t leave from Frederick County.)