Rise and Shine, Frederick.

We’re East Frederick, over here doing our thing—actually lots of things. Businesses. Residences. Spaces. Places. All kinds of faces. We’re growing like crazy, making things happen, and turning our city into something even better than it already was. And we’re just getting started. Think of us as the newest member of one big happy Frederick family. We’re the same, but a little different. Let’s rise. Together.


Just some of the East Frederick projects that are in the works or recently completed. Check them out, see why this side of town is quickly becoming THE side of town.

Featured Business
Smoketown Beer

Smoketown Beer

March 3, 2022

Our Story Smoketown Brewing began in 2015 at our original location in Brunswick, Maryland when we turned the old Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department building into a brewery. Owner David Blackmon …


What is the Façade Improvement Project?

September 14, 2022

The Façade Improvement Project offers up to $10,000 in matching funds for façade improvements. Building and/or business owners can apply for up to 50 percent of the cost of their …

Presidents Letter
Sean Walker

President’s Letter – June 2022

June 23, 2022

I am honored to serve as President of the Board of Directors for East Frederick Rising (EFR). My career serving community-based organizations over the last 20 years has equipped me …

View of East Frederick and Carrol Creek with the sun rising behind some trees.

Letter from the VP: East Street Study

May 3, 2022

For over a decade the city has been setting the table for transforming East Street into the major corridor it is evolving into today. Just over 10 years ago the …

Your Time Helps Us Shine

It doesn’t take a huge commitment on your part (promise!), and it makes all the difference.

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