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.

The Downtown Hagerstown Halloween Block Party will take place on Saturday, October 30, 2021, 5-9 pm, on South Potomac Street between Washington and Antietam Streets.
5-6:30 - trick or treating
6:30 - kids costume contest on steps of MD Theatre
6:45 - performance by BISFA students
7-8 - Club Medics band
8 - adult costume contest
5-9 pm - DJ Jay Heich keeps the party going all evening long!

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

Sponsorship Request Form

Sponsorship 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

Graphic 2 -Downtown Hagerstown Halloween Block Party


​Saint Patrick's Day Run Fest - cancelled in 2021

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 - cancelled in 2021


​Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music - May 28, 2021, 5-8 pm
Great music, food, and drink at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. Imagine Hagerstown

Do What Moves You Festival - May 14, 2021, 5-8 pm (raindate: May21)
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! Stroll down South Potomac Street to take in performances and exhibitions, pop in to local restaurants for a bite or cocktail, and spend three beautiful hours celebrating the arts! 

Imagine Hagerstown Music


Shakespeare in the Park - June 11-13, 2021
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, 2021
University Plaza

Miss Maryland Pageant - June 20-26, 2021
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 25, 2021
Great music, food, and drink at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. 


Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park – July 4, 2021
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 - cancelled in 2021
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 23, 2021
Great music at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. BYO chair, food, and drink (alcohol in non-breakable containers permitted).  Imagine Hagerstown


Krumpe’s Donut Alley 5K - August 13, 2021
A 5K race that raises funds for the Wounded Warrior project.

Augustoberfest Downtown Plaza Festival - August 21, 2021
In lieu of the traditional Augustoberfest under the big tent this year, the Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation is offering a small-scale German-themed event at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. There will be traditional food, beer, wine, and soda, and live music. The event is from 12-8 pm and there is no admission charge. More info:

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music - August 27, 2021
Great music at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. BYO chair, food, and drink (alcohol in non-breakable containers permitted). Info on performers:


USMH 5K Spirit Run - September 11, 2021
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 24, 2021
Great music at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. BYO chair, food, and drink (alcohol in non-breakable containers permitted). Info on performers:

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

Thunder In The Square - September 24, 2021
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! 

Ghost Tours of Historic Hagerstown - TBD
Learn about the haunted sites of downtown Hagerstown, by wagon or on foot. Mysterious noises, Civil War stories, skeletons unearthed. Spooky! Ghost Tours at Historic Hagerstown

Hagerstown Gridiron Championship Classic - October 29, 2021
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 30, 2021
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, 7:30 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.


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!

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