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2020/2021 “Vote For Your Boat” is now ready for your vote!

There are 24 boats in the fleet this year!

Support Your Local Charities. The boats launched November 21. Each one supports a local charity. Please select the button below to view the boats and vote for your favorites.

Remember, every vote is $1 and you may vote as often as you wish, for as many boats as you’d like. Thank You!


Sailing Through the Winter Solstice by Color on the Creek.

How This All Got Started! Annually, Sailing Through The Winter Solstice begins in November, when a number of boats, transformed through the creative minds of many Frederick friends, set sail on the Creek. Our fleet has grown from one boat the first year to 20 sailing boats and 4 land-locked boats in 2020. The boats are anchored in Carroll Creek, between Market Street and Carrol Street.

The fleet includes gaff-rigged ketches, yawls, three-masted schooners and pirate ships, moored with their sail outlines, rigging and decks lit up from dusk till dawn. If you can’t imagine it make sure to come by and take a look at the amazing flotilla!

It’s not just fun. We vote for our favorites – $1 per vote. All proceeds raised will flow to Color On The Creek and other participating Frederick County based charities. The event runs from launch week in November through the weekend of Fire & Ice in February.

View these two videos for more information on the launch!

Frederick News Post Facebook Video

Kristin Kremers Video of the 2020 Launch