April and May Events for Frederick Families

Kids Fishing
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Touch a Truck

April 5, 10 a.m. – noon
Othello Regional Park | 1901A Jefferson Pike, Knoxville, MD 21578
Little ones who love toy cars and playing fire engine or construction worker can see the real deal up close at this second annual event by Brunswick Library and Frederick County Parks and Recreation; food trucks on site
Free | frederick.librarycalendar.com

Youth Fishing Rodeo

April 13, 10 a.m. – noon
W. 2nd St., Frederick, MD 21701
Kids ages 3 to15 can try their hand at fishing on Culler Lake and maybe even win a prize! The rodeo is free to enter and bait is provided; limiting fishing equipment available
Free | cityoffrederickmd.gov

Spring Open House and Earth Day Celebration

April 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
William Talley Rec Center – Baker Park | 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick, MD 21701
Celebrate Earth Day with nature crafts, local vendors, activities and an open house for programs at the rec center; includes free trial of fitness classes
Free | cityoffrederick.com/255/Parks-Recreation

Turtle Races for Edmund

April 20, noon – 2 p.m.
Cunningham Falls State Park | 6179 Cunningham Falls Park Road, Thurmont, MD 21788
Help raise money for a new enclosure for the park’s 94-pound snapping turtle by setting your own rubber turtle afloat to race other turtles! Cash prizes go to the four fastest turtles. (To win, an adult must be able to accept the prize.)
$10-$50 | runsignup.com/Race/Events/MD/Thurmont/TurtleRaceforEdmund

2nd Annual Springfest

May 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Square Corner Park | 1 E. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD 21716
A family fun festival in Brunswick; live music, vendors, food, beer garden and kids’ activities
Free | brunswickmd.gov

Historic National Road Yard Sale

May 29 – May 31
Along the Historic National Road in Frederick County
Frederick, MD 21701
Route US 40 winds through Frederick in a route from St. Louis to Baltimore, and in this special post -Memorial Day sale through June 2, local communities will host festivals and provide roadside treasure troves.
Free | facebook.com/nationalroadyardsaleUS40