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2023 Maryland STEM Festival Parade at Baker Park

 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! 

Want to walk in the Parade?  Read the 2023_Final_Parade_Guidelines.pdf, then click here to register


Click here to view our parade program!


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    

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

city of frederick


Gold Sponsor




Edgewater Federal Solutions


bass patent


Bass Patent Law




Middleton Psychology Service


 Presenters in Baker Park


Department of Natural Resources
NEWT Robotics
Frederick County Public Libraries
Spiders Robotic Team
Frederick Police Department
Urbana STEMM
B-360 Dirt Bike Team
FT Detrick
NIH National Cancer Institute
Desigination Imagination
ThermoFisher Scientific
FCC Biotech Department
Girls Scouts Troop 37503
Boys Scouts
US Army
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


Parade Route


md stem fest parade route 2023 1

Start in the  Frederick High School Parking Lot

Leave the FHS parking lot going up West Patrick street.
Turning right onto Carroll Parkway,
Going up Carroll Parkway to College Ave
Turning left on College Ave
Going up College Ave to 2nd Street
Turning right on 2nd Street
Going up 2nd Street to North Bentz Street

Ending on North Bentz Street at Baker Park.

parade robots 

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The Maryland STEM festival is a month-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics designed to advance STEM education. Students have the opportunity to experience engineering, mathematics, science, and technology at work through curriculum provided by regional schools, colleges, and corporations. All events are focused on advancing math and science and encouring students to pursue STEM careers.