Upcoming Events

Jun 22

FREDERICK PRIDE 2024

On Saturday, 6/22/24, the local LGBTQ+ community gathers together alongside our friends, families, and allies to celebrate and uplift each other with love and pride. From 11:00am-6:00pm, Frederick Pride welcomes you to beautiful Carroll Creek in the heart of Downtown Frederick to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ community. Join us to enjoy drag performances, a food court of the best local food trucks, hand-picked musical guests, hundreds of local vendors and nonprofit organizations, a designated beverage garden with the top local breweries and wineries, a pride shop, a children's area, and more! Mark your calendars for June 22nd! We can't wait to welcome you back to Frederick Pride!!

Jun 20

Night Out at the Keys

Join us for Night Out at the Keys, with the national anthem and first pitch by Maranda Rights!

Jun 15

Queer Open Mic Night

We can't wait to host our community at this year's Queer Open Mic Night! All talents are welcome to perform: poetry, music, spoken word, juggling, musical theatre performances, and more! We are making queer spaces for queer art, where self-expression and artistry is welcomed in all its forms. Join us to perform at an accepting and affirming space. Register to perform by holding a $10 ticket in your name. The funds will be returned after the event. Don't want to perform? Join us to watch and listen to the incredible queer talents that Frederick has to offer! Questions? Email [email protected].

Jun 15

Drag Queen Story Time

The Frederick Center and Frederick Pride presents... Drag Queen Story Time! We are thrilled to welcome our community back to Hood College for Drag Queen Story Time. Join us on Saturday, June 15th at 11:00am at Hood College's Beneficial-Hodson Library for a vibrant and inclusive event that combines the art of drag performance with the joy of storytelling to create a unique and entertaining experience for children and families. The event aims to promote diversity, acceptance, and inclusivity by breaking down stereotypes and encouraging a celebration of individuality. Drag queens, known for their glamorous and theatrical personas, captivate young audiences with their colorful costumes, elaborate makeup, and dynamic personalities. This event costs $5 per ticket, and all proceeds from this event directly benefit The Frederick Center's Youth Groups, which support the LGBTQ+ youth of Frederick County and beyond. Any attendee of this event certifies that they will abide by The Frederick Center's values of kindness, acceptance, and family-friendly behavior. Anti-LGBTQ+ rheoric will not be tolerated at this event.

Jun 14

Pride at the Pool

We're celebrating Pride at the Pool! Join us on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm at the Brunswick Pool as we party the evening away with friends and allies. This event is free and no registration is required. Show up in your most colorful swimsuits and celebrate pride with us. We hope to see you there!

Jun 12

Brunswick Pride Proclamation

Join The Frederick Center and Brunswick City Council as we officially declare June as Pride month in Brunswick! This event is free and no pre-registration is required. We hope to see you at Brunswick City Hall on June 12th at 5:00pm to celebrate Pride month in Brunswick!

Jun 09

Wine and BBQ Wine Tasting!

This Wine and BBQ wine tasting event is a delightful experience that brings together the rich flavors of barbecue cuisine with the perfect wine pairings. Indulge in a variety of fine wines to enhance your taste buds. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or a BBQ enthusiast, this event promises to tantalize your senses and leave you satisfied. Join us for an unforgettable evening of great company and exquisite wines at the Wine and BBQ tasting event. All proceeds benefit The Frederick Center.

Jun 06

Frederick Pride Proclamation

Each year, The Frederick Center is joined by Pride committee volunteers and the LGBTQ+ community as we officially declare Pride month in June alongside Frederick City Council. Please join us on Thursday, June 6th as we kick off Pride celebrations in Frederick!

Jun 01

Colors of Pride: A Mental Health Workshop

The Mental Health Workgroup of the Frederick County Local Health Improvement Process (LHIP) is teaming up with Transformative Arts Project and the Frederick Center to sponsor a community-wide campaign called "From the heART: Creative expressions in mental wellness." This campaign seeks to cultivate inclusivity and compassion within the community by harnessing the power of art to challenge societal stigmas associated with mental health. It serves as an exciting launch to Pride Month, aiming to address the stigma surrounding mental health and emphasize the transformative potential of artistic expression in fostering a healthy and diverse community. Through an array of engaging events, including the highly anticipated Community Arts Celebration, this campaign will shine a spotlight on local Queer artists, organize interactive workshops, and create a welcoming space that promotes well-being and acceptance. We invite you to join us in breaking barriers, celebrating diversity, and discovering art's profound impact in constructing a thriving community. Join us on June 1st at 1:00pm!

Past Events

May 19

It’s All About the Bubbles Wine Tasting

Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, Asti Spumonti: So many bubbles, so little time! How are they similar and different? And while we're at it, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry, Sec, and Demi-sec are used to describe these sparkling wines -- what do those terms mean? Spin the Bottle owner and expert Marc Monahan shares his knowledge plus tastings of a range of sparkling wines at this Frederick Pride 2024 Wine Tasting. As an added bonus, Spin the Bottle will donate 10% of all bottle sales after the tasting to The Frederick Center. It's all about the bubbles, baby! Seating is limited. Join us and register today!

May 17

May Pink Drinks

Welcome to Pink Drinks, Frederick’s premier, FREE, monthly LGBTQIA+ social networking event! Pink Drinks is hosted by The Frederick Center, a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for the LGBTQIA+ community. Pink Drinks is an informal, loosely organized, networking and gathering function offered monthly to the The Frederick Center (TFC) community. It is intended to provide an opportunity to bring together adults (ages 21+) of the Central Maryland area LGBTQIA+ community and allies to encourage friendship, conversation, and community involvement. Pink Drinks is very informal: Bring Your Own Beverage - any beverage, no pressure to imbibe. The host provides simple, light finger food, plates, napkins, ice, glasses, and name tags. Don't expect a meal. The consumption of alcoholic beverage is in no way required (many don't) and anyone over-indulging will be banned from future events. The focus is on initiating connections and building a community.

Apr 19

April Pink Drinks

Welcome to Pink Drinks, Frederick’s premier, FREE, monthly LGBTQIA+ social networking event! Pink Drinks is hosted by The Frederick Center, a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for the LGBTQIA+ community. Pink Drinks is an informal, loosely organized, networking and gathering function offered monthly to the The Frederick Center (TFC) community. It is intended to provide an opportunity to bring together adults (ages 21+) of the Central Maryland area LGBTQIA+ community and allies to encourage friendship, conversation, and community involvement. Pink Drinks is very informal: Bring Your Own Beverage - any beverage, no pressure to imbibe. The host provides simple, light finger food, plates, napkins, ice, glasses, and name tags. Don't expect a meal. The consumption of alcoholic beverage is in no way required (many don't) and anyone over-indulging will be banned from future events. The focus is on initiating connections and building a community.

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