Downtown Events

The City produces, sponsors, and coordinates numerous events downtown throughout the year, from arts and cultural programming to sports events. Many events occur in Hagerstown's thriving Arts & Entertainment District, including the Maryland Theatre, the Washington County Playhouse, several arts education organizations, and numerous restaurants and coffee shops!

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Sponsorships
Interested in requesting a City Sponsorship for your event? Please visit the city sponsorships page for additional information.

2023 Sponsorship Request Form coming soon!
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Special Events
Interested in organizing a special event in the City? Please download the Special Event Guidebook and Special Event Application to get started!

Special Events Guidebook and Application

2023 EVENTS

APRIL

Handmade Hagerstown Spring Market | University Plaza | April 15, 2023 | 10am – 2pm
Handmade Hagerstown is an artisan market featuring local artists, creators, and makers. Kick off spring in Downtown Hagerstown!

MAY

Historic City Farmers Market | Hub City Brewery | May 18, 2023 | 3pm – 6pm
Visit the market at its NEW outdoor location in the parking lot at Hub City Brewery every Third Thursday from May – October in 2023!

IMAGINE Hagerstown Fourth Friday: The Reagan Years | University Plaza | May 26, 2023 | 5pm – 8pm
Enjoy live music and food trucks at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. Bring your own chair and beverages!
Opener: Wild Whispers
Headliner:
The Reagan Years

Thunder in the Square Spring Car Show | Hagerstown Downtown Square | May 26, 2023 | 5pm – 9pm
Enjoy live music and food trucks at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. Bring your own chair and beverages!

JUNE

Wind Down: School’s Out for Summer! | S. Potomac Street | June 14, 2023 | 6pm – 8pm
Kick off summer in Downtown Hagerstown! Wind Down will close S. Potomac Street and feature boyband performers Larger than Life playing live music on the steps of The Maryland Theatre along with activities for all ages. Custom Wind Down stadium cups and discounted beverage prices will be provided at S. Potomac Street restaurants and bars.

Historic City Farmers Market | Hub City Brewery | June 15, 2023 | 3pm – 6pm

Summer Solstice Downtown Festival | University Plaza | June 21, 2023 | 5pm – 8:30pm
Celebrate the longest day of the year with yoga and an artisan market!

IMAGINE Hagerstown Fourth Friday: DuPont Brass | University Plaza | June 23, 2023, | 5pm – 8pm
Join us at the final IMAGINE Hagerstown Fourth Friday! Enjoy live music and food trucks at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. Bring your own chair and beverages!
Opener: Kyaira Ware
Headliner: 
DuPont Brass


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JULY

MDWK Music and Market | University Plaza | July 12, 2023 | 5pm – 8pm
MDWK Music and Market is the newest addition to Downtown Hagerstown's music and arts programming! The summer 2023 series will be held on Wednesdays from mid-July until late August. The first MDWK will feature artisan vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, and live music from Different Sisters!

Story Time in the Plaza | University Plaza | July 13, 2023 | 10:30am – 12pm
3 weeks of summertime fun for kids in University Plaza featuring live entertainment and story time.

Roller Fest | Hub City Vinyl Parking Lot | July 15, 2023 | 6pm – 9pm
Roller Fest transforms a space into an outdoor roller skating rink! Participants can either rent or bring their own skates and enjoy a night full of fun skating under the stars.

MDWK Music and Market | University Plaza | July 19, 2023 | 5pm – 8pm
Join us at our weekly MDWK event featuring artisan vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, and live music from The Wild Hymns!

Story Time in the Plaza | University Plaza | July 20, 2023 | 10:30am – 12pm

Historic City Farmers Market | Hub City Brewery | July 20, 2023 | 3pm – 6pm

MDWK Music and Market | University Plaza | July 26, 2023 | 5pm – 8pm
Join us at our weekly MDWK event featuring artisan vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, and live music from The Plate Scrapers!

Story Time in the Plaza | University Plaza | July 27, 2023 | 10:30am – 12pm


AUGUST

MDWK Music and Market | University Plaza | August 2, 2023 | 5pm – 8pm
Join us at our weekly MDWK event featuring artisan vendors, food trucks, and live music from Skatt-Daddy!

MDWK Music and Market | University Plaza | August 9, 2023 | 5pm – 8pm
Join us at our weekly MDWK event featuring artisan vendors, food trucks, and live music from the Ken Demith Collection!

MDWK Music and Market | University Plaza | August 16, 2023 | 5pm – 8pm
Join us at our weekly MDWK event featuring artisan vendors, food trucks, and live music from the Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes!

Historic City Farmers Market | Hub City Brewery | August 17, 2023 | 3pm – 6pm

MDWK Music and Market | University Plaza | August 23, 2023 | 5pm – 8pm
Join us at our weekly MDWK event featuring artisan vendors, food trucks, and live music from The Learned Doctors!

Wind Down: Back to School | S. Potomac Street | August 25, 2023 | 6pm – 8pm
Celebrate the last weekend of summer! Wind Down will close S. Potomac Street and feature live music from the Nathan Bartgis Band on the steps of The Maryland Theatre along with activities for all ages. Custom Wind Down stadium cups will be provided at S. Potomac Street restaurants and bars along with discounted beverage prices.


SEPTEMBER

Wind Down: Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off | S. Potomac Street | September 15, 2023 | 6pm – 8pm
Wind Down will close down South Potomac Street and feature DMV favorite La Mafia del Guaguanco playing live music on the steps of The Maryland Theatre along with activities for all ages. Custom Wind Down stadium cups will be provided at S. Potomac Street restaurants and bars along with discounted beverage prices.

Historic City Farmers Market | Hub City Brewery | September 21, 2023 | 3pm – 6pm

Thunder in the Square Fall Car Show | Hagerstown Downtown Square | September 29, 2023 | 5pm - 9pm

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OCTOBER

Historic City Farmers Market | Hub City Brewery | October 19, 2023 | 3pm – 6pm

Halloween Block Party | S. Potomac Street | October 27, 2023 | 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Downtown Hagerstown’s Halloween block party! Simultaneous activities are planned to provide fun for all ages. This event creates a festival atmosphere on S. Potomac Street and includes everything from trick-or- treating at downtown businesses to costume contests, arts-and-crafts activities, music, games, and pumpkin carving.

96th Alsatia Mummers' Parade | Downtown Hagerstown | October 28, 2023 | 6pm


NOVEMBER

Holly Fest | The Maryland Theatre | November 17, 2023 | 7:00pm
Holly Fest is an annual holiday-themed event held at The Maryland Theatre. This event is free and open to the public and features youth performances from local musical groups and dance studios.

Ice Skating | Hub City Vinyl Parking Lot | November 18 | 12pm – 4pm
Ice Skating transforms a space into an outdoor ice skating rink! Participants can either rent or bring their own ice skates and enjoy a festive wintry experience. 

Handmade Hagerstown Holiday Market | S. Potomac Street | November 18 | 2pm – 6:30pm
The Handmade Hagerstown Holiday Market is an artisan market featuring local artists, creators, and makers. Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Hagerstown!

Tree Lighting Ceremony | Public Square | November 18 | 5pm – 6pm
The Downtown Tree Lighting ceremony marks the beginning of the holiday season in Downtown Hagerstown! Community members enjoy a free performance from a local student band and witness the official lighting of Hagerstown's tree.


DECEMBER

Christkindl Markt | University Plaza
December 8 | 3pm - 8pm
December 9 | 10am - 4pm

Christkindl Markt Hagerstown is a two-day, outdoor holiday shopping experience inside University Plaza in downtown Hagerstown! Every year the market brings hundreds of shoppers to the heart of Hagerstown at the onset of the Christmas Season.

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