No foolin’, it’s going to be a fantastic First Saturday weekend in Downtown Frederick! For a fun family activity, stop by Surelocked In at 5 N Market St on Saturday afternoon to pick up your clues for a Clue-style murder mystery put together by the FCPS Academy for Fine Arts. It will have you doing your best Sam Spade impersonation as you put the clues together to figure out whodunit!
Magic more your vibe? Ibiza Cafe is putting on a magic show, sure to delight all ages. You can grab your favorite beverage then sit back and be amazed. If you’re feeling crafty, you’re in luck, because Give Rise Studio is hosting a Craft Swap on Sunday, where you can pick up all sorts of new-to-you craft materials for FREE!
As you shop and make your way around town this weekend, be sure to stop by Frederick MADE to pick up your Shop Local Crawl card, then check off the merchants as you shop and be entered for fabulous prizes. You’ll also want to satisfy your inner artist with creations, demonstrations and more as you take advantage of the Sunday Artwalk and visit galleries throughout downtown. You can view the full schedule of weekend events and more by visiting our calendar of events. Downtown Frederick — Make a Weekend of It!
Midnight Murder of a Monet Interactive Murder Mystery
Saturday, April 1, 1pm-6pm, Free
Register at Surelocked In, 5 N Market St
Midnight Murder of a Monet
The Academy for the Fine Arts is pleased to present an original, interactive, murder mystery in Downtown Frederick. From creating the plot to writing the script, making the props to becoming the characters, students from the Academy have prepared to take you on a rollercoaster of events that lead to a (fake) murder!
This April First Saturday…
To find out if you have what it takes to be the next best detective, start your quest at Surelocked In Escape Games (5 N Market St) and follow the clues around town. Turn in your sleuthy guesses at the same location before 6pm!
This is a family-friendly activity – we welcome participants of all ages! Good luck!!
Shop Local Crawl @ Frederick MADE
Saturday, April 1 & Sunday, April 2, 10am-5pm, Free
31 W Patrick St
Support your favorite Frederick Businesses with a Shop Local Crawl in downtown Frederick! Pick up a participation card at Frederick MADE and visit all participating stores. No purchase required. Drop off your completed pass at Frederick MADE and be entered into some amazing prizes from our participating shops.
Be Fooled by Magic Louis @ Ibiza Cafe
Saturday, April 1, 11am-2pm
8 W 4th St
There’s a Magic show at Ibiza Cafe — Sip your favorite drink and watch the illusion — or the fool? It’s sure to amaze!
Craft Swap @ Give Rise Studio
Sunday, April 2, 10am-2pm, Free
125 S Carroll St, Suite 101
Visit Give Rise Studio on Sunday, April 2 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with bags ready to take stuff home with you!! It’s all 100% free, and you don’t have to donate in order to come take! Anything that isn’t claimed will be donated back into the community.
Sunday, April 2, 12pm-4pm
Downtown Frederick Art Galleries
The art galleries encourage you to stay for a special Downtown Frederick Sunday Artwalk following each First Saturday. There will be special events, art talks, live demos, and DIY projects from 12-4pm. Check out the full schedule of events here.
You can find more gallery info and an interactive walking map here.