The first weekend in October can only mean one thing downtown…it’s First Saturday weekend! There are so many lively activities happening downtown that it was difficult to narrow it down to just the Top 5. This week’s selection gives a nod to festivals and pop-ups (you can view our complete calendar here and our First Saturday-specific events here) with a bit of retro music too. Be sure to wander around, even if there’s a little bit of rain, to visit your favorite shops, restaurants and galleries. We can’t wait to see you downtown this weekend!
Fall Pop-Up Market and Tasting @ District East
Friday, September 30, 4pm-7pm
880 N East St
Fall is here and we’re celebrating with a pop-up market and tasting event at District East! There will be 20 vendors & local crafters, Capitol Cider House from DC will be doing a free cider tasting, and Union Craft Brewing out of Baltimore will be a doing a free beer tasting. Everything will be outside in our parking lot. Come show off your corn hole skills and stop by our fall selfie/photo op station. The best part? Everything is free! Free parking, free admission, and kid friendly too!
Hispanic Heritage Festival
Saturday, October 1, 12pm-5pm
Carroll Creek Amphitheater
Centro Hispano de Frederick, a local nonprofit that works with new immigrants and limited English-speaking Frederick County residents, proudly invites the community at large to join us on Saturday, October 1 from 12pm-5pm at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater in downtown Frederick to help us celebrate our Hispanic Heritage.
Come and share the diversity within the Hispanic culture, our ethnicity, food, music, traditional dress, songs and dances. We will have 30+ arts & crafts vendors from a variety of Latin American nations, as well as other local small businesses. We will offer several FREE activities for children and much more.
Please join us and help support our vendors. Come and learn more about our vibrant Hispanic community and the contributions we bring to our wonderful city of Frederick. For more information, visit Frederickhispanicfestival.org.
Falloween Market & Fun @ Give Rise Studio
Saturday, October 1, 12pm-5pm
125 S Carroll St
We’re hosting a market to celebrate to arrival of fall! Vendors include:
Amanda Lucia www.facebook.com/amanda.lucia.58323
Celia Clark Co www.etsy.com/shop/CeliaClarkCo
Hillary Davis https://www.willfulwildflowers.com/
Lauren Koch www.laurengkoch.com
Nancy Jarvis www.eljcollective.com
Stephanie Owlfeather www.relaxinjoy.com
Lauren Dodge www.fruitstotheroots.com
Fred & Co 1745 & Friends Pop-Up @ Thacher & Rye
Saturday, October 1, 1pm-6pm
228 N Market St
It’s gonna be a good time for sure at the fall pop-up happening at Thacher & Rye.
- Fred & Co 1745
- Stage Line Coffee Roasters
- Two Thriftas
- Ethos Decorum
- Twin Bears Bakery
The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA @ The Weinberg Center
Sunday, October 2, 7:30pm-9:00pm, Tickets $40-$50
20 W Patrick St
ABBA The Concert continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world, dazzling all who see with their fantastic performance while playing the most iconic hits from ABBA, including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” and “Dancing Queen.” Come dance, come sing, having the time of your life!