Celebrate Frederick

Celebrate Frederick: About Us

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About Us

We are a private, non-profit corporation [501(C)3] working in partnership with the City of Frederick. Our mission is “to nurture a strong sense of community through the coordination of special events in The City of Frederick.” Our vision is “to provide special events that celebrate, engage, and enrich all people in The City of Frederick.”

We host eleven events each year over 30 calendar days with the support of about 400 volunteers who serve on event planning committees and/or assist the day of. We strive to present events that enhance the quality of life experienced in the City of Frederick. Celebrate Frederick has become an integral part of the community, and most our events are free to the public. Those that charge admission, like the Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour and Candlelight House Tour, donate funds to a beautification project in the City of Frederick.


To allow the events to remain free or low cost, Celebrate Frederick raises corporate sponsorships each year. Sponsors are considered partners and share in the excitement and visibility of the events. Our events are not possible without support from the local business community and in-kind support donated by The City of Frederick through Police and Grounds Maintenance services.


The structure of Celebrate Frederick includes three City of Frederick staff members and a nineteen-member Board of Directors, who sets policies and procedures for the organization and the events it encompasses. Board members serve on event planning committees and/or organizational subcommittees in the areas of finance, marketing, entertainment, and volunteerism. Each Celebrate Frederick event has its own committee. Each committee member dedicates approximately 50 volunteer hours per event. Our events encompass over 400 volunteers who serve on planning committee – annually that equates to approximately 5,000 volunteer hours donated to Celebrate Frederick.

Amy Koch President
Cathy Goetz Vice President | Entertainment Committee | Fundraising Committee
Clark Snow Treasurer | Finance Committee | In The Streets Committee
Katie Kosack Secretary | Prohibition Party Fundraiser | Volunteer Committee
Evan Bates Director
Jade Dunhour Downtown Frederick Partnership
Corinne Farneti Past President | Prohibition Party Fundraiser | Volunteer Committee
Erich Franck Director | Kris Kringle Procession Committee
Barbara Grove Director | Frederick’s 4th
Emily Huebner Fundraising Committee | House Tour Committee
Michael Larkin Director
Jen Martin Executive Director
Beth Mason Director | Volunteer Committee
Denise McPhilmy Director | Entertainment Committee
T. Nicole Milor Director | Volunteer Committee
Katie Plant Director | In The Streets Committee
Johnny Reimer Director | Kris Kringle Procession Committee
Alderman Derek Shackelford The City of Frederick Liaison

Interested in serving on the Celebrate Frederick Board of Directors?  Click here or contact Jen Martin at 301-600-2841 or [email protected]