BG In The Street - DG

Thousands descend on Frederick to celebrate In the Street.

In the Street is an annual festival designed to show off the variety of things Frederick County has to offer — without the threat of traffic.

Usually on the first or second Saturday in September, people pour onto Market Street before 9 a.m. to sample the food, art, entertainment and educational opportunities that Frederick County has to offer.

The day typically begins around 8:45 a.m. with a footrace down Market Street called the Market Street Mile. Over the course of the next 12 hours, it evolves into a festival of food, art and music.

There are four stages set up for nearly two-dozen bands to entertain bands along Market Street and Carroll Creek.

In September of 2019, In the Street will celebrate its 36th anniversary.

The festival started in 1983 as an idea by Mayor Ron Young to spark reinvestment in downtown Frederick. Market Street was closed for several months due to renovations.

The first In The Street attracted a crowd of 10,000. Now it draws more than 75,000 each year.

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