What Is a STEM Parade? Join us on November 4th for our 2nd STEM Parade!
On November 5, 2022, the The Maryland STEM Festival ran a successful parade in downtown Frederick. The parade was concluded at Baker Park with a pop-up Festival featuring numerous STEM booths. The Festival is organizing the second parade for November 4, 2023 which will again conclude with a pop-up STEM Festival. It's just like any other parade, but OURS creatively showcases the excitement around and career-viability of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! The 2nd parade will launch from Frederick High School and wind its way to Baker Park, where there will be a pop-up festival showcasing various STEM-related activities and organizations! Check back as we post details!
Read about the 2022 parade in the Frederick News Post
See a clip of the 2022 parade here
More photos below!
There are countless ways to participate:
- Holding signs, banners and posters supporting STEM
- Wearing STEM related clothes , hat, and costumes –
- Get TWO uses out of your Halloween costume if it was in any way STEM-related!
- Decorating your vehicle
- Holding, carrying, or guiding STEM artifacts such as robots, drones, or microscopes
STEM is all about being creative, so come up with an original to show why you love Science, Technology, Engineering or Math!
Click at the top of the page to walk in the parade. If you want to have a booth at the end of the parade, email our executive director, Phil Rogofsky, at email@example.com.
Dignitaries Walking in Parade
Frederick Mayor Michael O'Connor
Delegate Kenneth Kerr
Delegate Kris Fair
County Counicl President Brad Young
County Council Member Renee Knapp
Ms. Dawn Rosarius, Fort Detrick
The Parade was funded by generous grant from the City of Frederick and the following sponsors
Presenters in Baker Park
|Department of Natural Resources|
|Frederick County Public Libraries|
|Spiders Robotic Team|
|Frederick Police Department|
|B-360 Dirt Bike Team|
|NIH National Cancer Institute|
|FCC Biotech Department|
|Girls Scouts Troop 37503|
|Dakiwi FLL Team|
Event Time Line
9:00 am Meet at Frederick High School Parking Lot
9:50 am Brief Remarks
10:00 am Parade Starts
10:45 am Parades ends at Baker Park, STEM Booths open
12:00 pm STEM Booths close
Start in the Frederick High School Parking Lot
Ending on North Bentz Street at Baker Park.