Downtown City Events

The City produces, sponsors, and coordinates numerous events in downtown throughout the year, from arts and cultural programming to sports events. Take a look and see how you can experience the new Hub City!

For more information, including specifics on date and time, please visit the City Calendar:

Saint Patrick's Day Run Fest

5K, 8K, ½ Marathon, and 1 mile walk, all benefitting the Community Free Clinic of Washington County. Sponsored by the City of Hagerstown and Washington County Recreation Department.
My Community Free Clinic
Criterium KickOff

Sweets on the Streets

Cookies, cupcakes, chocolate fountains, gelato, and more! A Main Street Hagerstown event.
Main Street Hagerstown

Maryland International Film Festival

Bringing the good people of this city and county the finest films from around the world – right in downtown Hagerstown!
Maryland International Film Festival

Tour of Washington County Bike Race

Downtown Criterium Race brought to you by the Antietam Velo Club. Speeding cyclists spin around the City Center’s A&E District.
AVC Racing

The Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Pageant

Come to the Maryland Theatre to watch Maryland’s best as they vie for the title of Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland’s Outstanding Teen. The Miss Maryland/Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Pageants are official preliminaries to Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competitions, the world’s largest scholarship organization for women.
Miss Maryland

Main Street Chalk Art Festival

Chalk artists make amazing creations along Hagerstown’s Cultural Trail.
Main Street Hagerstown

Shakespeare in the Park

Maryland Entertainment Group brings live theatre to Hagerstown’s University Plaza. Free! Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic and enjoy a summer tradition.
Maryland Entertainment Group

USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships

Hundreds of young cyclists converge on downtown for the Criterium race.
Visit Hagerstown

Hagerstown Hopes Pride Festival

Live entertainment, vendors, speakers, food, and more. Come out and show your support of the LGBTQ+ community whether you're gay, bi, lesbian, trans, questioning, or straight. Hagerstown Pride festival is a family friendly event that is a good time for all regardless of sexual orientation.
Hagerstown Hopes

Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park

July 4
Free to the public! 30 minutes of spectacular fireworks begin at 9:30 pm.
No alcoholic beverages. No personal fireworks. No pets (only service animals permitted).

Wind Down

May 4, June 29, July 27, August 10, September 21, October 5, 6-9pm
Friday night happy hours, one night a month spring through fall! Live music, vendors, activities for kids, and food and drinks of course!
Wind Down Hagerstown

Summer Slide

August 11
A wet and slippery way to beat the heat of a Hagerstown August afternoon! Slide down Baltimore Street from Prospect to Walnut and enjoy a summer thrill!
Whats Nxt


August 18, 11am-10pm; August 19, 11am-5pm
A Hagerstown tradition! Celebrate the City’s German heritage with traditional Bavarian entertainment and food. This event helps raise scholarship funds to send exchange students to our sister city – Wesel, Germany. 


September 15, 12-4pm
Enjoy fun music on the unique porches of Prospect Street’s historic homes.

Thunder In The Square

June 29, September 28, 5-10pm 
A classic car show that takes over downtown!
Alsatia Club

Taste of the Arts

October 4, 5-8pm
Savor delicious bites from downtown eateries while delighting in the sweet and spicy sights and sounds of local artists! 
Maryland Theatre

City Center Ghost Tours

October 19, 6-9pm 
Learn about the haunted sites of downtown Hagerstown, by wagon or on foot. Mysterious noises, Civil War stories, skeletons unearthed. Spooky! 
Ghost Tours

Spooky Sprint

October 27 
Nothing like a 2-mile run (or walk) before the annual Mummer’s Parade! Info:

Alsatia Mummer’s Parade

October 27, 6pm
An annual Hagerstown tradition since 1921 with somewhere in the neighborhood of 70,000 people convening for the festivities. 
Alsatia Club

Hagerstown Gridiron Championship Classic

November 2
The Annual Hagerstown Gridiron Championship Classic between the Rebels of South Hagerstown High School and the Hubs of North Hagerstown High School. At the end of the game, the Mayor will present the trophy to the winning team to be kept at their school throughout the year. Info:

City Center Tree Lighting

November 16, 5-8pm
Music, caroling, Santa, and of course, the lighting of the tree on Public Square!

Christkindl Markt

December 1, 11am-5pm
Join Main Street Hagerstown for the Christkindl Markt, a German Christmas shopping tradition. Come celebrate Hagerstown’s cultural heritage with a German shopping experience in the heart of downtown to kick off the holiday season. The market runs from 11am to 5pm on the square and will feature live music, local vendors with crafts, holiday gifts, artwork, wreaths, drinks and other treats. Bring the kids for special kid’s activities and to meet Santa! Area restaurants will offer specials and discounts to tie into the festivities of the event.
Christkindl Markt


December 1, 2pm
Student and youth performance groups come together for a seasonal performance at the Maryland Theatre. No tickets required. Info:
Hollyfest Application

Krumpe's Donut Drop

December 31, 5-7pm
Come to the Public Square for the iconic Donut Drop counting down to the New Year! Free Krumpe’s donuts, coffee, and hot chocolate plus live music and fireworks!
Krumpe's Donut Drop

But wait….there’s more!

Other organizations also host a variety of events downtown and in our beautiful parks. Be sure to check out:
City of Hagerstown Parks & Recreation 
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Washington County Historical Society 
Washington County Free Library  
Washington County Arts Council 
The Maryland Theatre (
Washington County Playhouse