Frederick all set for a block party

September 8, 2016 by  

For the 34th year, Frederick is throwing its annual block party.

However, it’s not a simple celebration—instead, it’s a day-long celebration featuring eight city blocks that have various themes. Around 300 will be there to celebrate the In The Street festival, bringing food, merchandise, music, and activities for the 70,000 people who are expected to attend.

The festival will include some traditional activities, plus some new ones. For the first time, various spirits, including gin and whiskey produced by local distillers, will join local wines and craft beers in beer gardens. A block devoted to the theme of weddings will be replaced by a lifestyles block, based on current trends in beauty, fitness, and fashion.

There are also newcomers joining the festival, which features 19 musical performances as well as 35 restaurants and other vendors that supply beverages and food.

The intent of the festival, however, has not changed—it’s still a day to celebrate Frederick’s downtown, and the city’s residents. The event is a way to bring attention to the resources found in the area, everything from artistic talent to culinary ability, represented by thriving small businesses and other organizations.

The In The Street festival takes place this Saturday September 10, and runs all day long. Events like these can be made even more festive if organizers create banners to display at the venue.