Downtown Events

The City produces, sponsors, and coordinates numerous events in downtown throughout the year, from arts and cultural programming to sports events. Many events take place in Hagerstown's thriving Arts & Entertainment District, which includes the Maryland Theatre, the Washington County Playhouse, the Just Lookin' Gallery and Douglas Zaruba studio, several arts education organizations, and numerous restaurants and coffee shops!

Take a look and see how you can experience the Hub City.

For up-to-date information, please visit @HagerstownDCED on Facebook.

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

Sponsorship Request Form

Sponsorship Final Report Form

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

Special Event Application


Christkindl Markt - December 10-11, 2021
The Christkindl Markt is a Christmas shopping experience in the German tradition. Come celebrate Hagerstown’s cultural heritage in the heart of downtown with great shopping and delicious food and beverage.

Krumpe's Donut Drop - December 31, 2021 5-7 pm
The Maryland Theatre welcomes people Public Square to celebrate the coming of the New Year! Watch the giant donut descend, enjoy some Krumpe's Donuts, and dance in the streets!


​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.

St. Patrick's Day Run Fest


Rock the Run 5K


​Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music - May 27, 2022, 5-8 pm
Great music at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. Imagine Hagerstown

Do What Moves You Festival -
Join the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in celebrating the arts in this free, family-friendly, open air festival showcasing the talented students of BISFA! 

Imagine Hagerstown Music


Shakespeare in the Park - June
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

Antietam Velo Club Tour of Washington County Downtown Criterium - June 18, 2021
Speeding cyclists spin around the City Center’s A&E District.

Juneteenth - June 18-19, 2022
University Plaza

Miss Maryland Pageant - June 
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.

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music - June 24, 2022
Great music, food, and drink at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. 


Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park – July 4, 2022
Free to the public! 30 minutes of spectacular fireworks begin at 9:30 pm. Check with the Department of Parks & Recreation to see if this event is happening as scheduled. No alcoholic beverages. No personal fireworks. No pets (only service animals permitted).

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

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music - July 22, 2022
Great music at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street.  Imagine Hagerstown


Krumpe’s Donut Alley 5K - August 12, 2022
A 5K race that raises funds for the Wounded Warrior project.

More info:

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music - August 26, 2022
Great music at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. Info on performers:


USMH 5K Spirit Run 
Show your school colors while you race through downtown! This route includes some University System landmarks as well as the Cultural Trail!

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music - September 23, 2022
Great music at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street.

Porchfest - TBD
Enjoy fun music on the unique porches of Prospect Street’s historic homes. 

Thunder In The Square - September 30, 2022
A classic car show that takes over downtown! Alsatia Club


Taste of the Arts - TBD
Savor delicious bites from downtown eateries while delighting in the sweet and spicy sights and sounds of local artists! 

Hagerstown Gridiron Championship Classic
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 perpetual trophy to the winning team to be kept at their school throughout the year.

Alsatia Mummer’s Parade - October 29, 2022
An annual Hagerstown tradition since 1921 with somewhere in the neighborhood of 70,000 people convening for the festivities.

City Wide Trick-Or-Treat - October 31, 6-8 pm
Families who choose to participate in Trick or Treat this year are asked to do on October 31, 6-8 pm. This will help your friends, neighbors, motorists and the police know when to expect extra pedestrians and visitors to your homes. Participation and scheduling is entirely up to each family. The City will not suggest a rain date in the event of inclement weather or public health issue. It is perfectly acceptable to opt-out and not participate. We ask each family to determine what is best for them.


City Center Tree Lighting - Monday, November 22, 2021, 5 pm
Music, Santa, and of course, the lighting of the tree!

Holly Fest - Monday, November 22, 6:30 pm
Student and youth performance groups come together for a free seasonal performance at the Maryland Theatre. No tickets required.
Performing Groups: download the application here.

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