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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


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    

Participation is FREE, and these great events are made possible by our generous sponsors. If you or your organization is interested in being a parade sponsor, email our executive director, Phil Rogofsky, at  


Gold Sponsor



Edgewater Federal Solutions



 Parade Time Line

 9:00 am   Meet at Frederick High School Parking Lot

10:00 am  Parade Starts

10:45 am   Parades ends at Baker Park,  STEM Booths open

12:00 pm   STEM Booths close


Parade Route


STEM Parade Map

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 

Pop Up STEM no 1 Pop Up STEM No 2 Pop Up STEM No 3 Pop Up STEM No 6 Pop Up STEM No 7 





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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.