We sure do love a First Saturday weekend, and this weekend is loaded with fun activities for the entire family! From the kick-off of the ever popular Find Waldo event to an ice cream social and patriotic pet portraits, you’ll find something for everyone. Feeling creative? Learn about cork fabrics or join in on the Sunday artwalk. You’re going to have loads of fun this weekend in Downtown Frederick!
Find Waldo Local Kick-Off with Curious Iguana
Saturday, July 1
Find Waldo in Downtown Frederick begins on Friday, July 1 and ends on Sunday, July 30 with the We Found Waldo Celebration in the C. Burr Artz Library Community Room at 2 pm.
Please note: Waldo hunters must turn in their passports at Curious Iguana by Saturday, July 29 at 8 pm and must attend the We Found Waldo Celebration on Sunday, July 30 to be eligible for prizes. All ages can participate in Find Waldo, but all prizes are reserved for kids 12 and younger.
Get your Find Waldo passport at Curious Iguana (12 N Market St), Dancing Bear Toys (15 E Patrick St), C. Burr Artz Library (110 E Patrick St), and the Visitor Center (151 S East St).
Spot Waldo at participating businesses (hours of operation vary) and ask an employee to initial or stamp your passport. When you’ve found Waldo in at least 10 different locations, show your passport at Curious Iguana to get a Waldo temporary tattoo and coupon (while supplies last).
Cool Cork Bags @ Teresa’s Treasures
Saturday, July 1, 10am-6pm
132 N East St
Cork fabric is a sustainable material that is both beautiful and functional. Stop in Teresa’s Treasures to learn where cork fabric comes from and how it’s made. It has a wonderfully smooth feel, can be wiped clean with soap and water, yet repells water. It comes in many interesting prints and vinyl trim sets it off nicely when it is made into a bag. Come experience this vegan combination of materials.
Patriotic Pet Portraits @ The Trellis on Carroll Creek
Saturday, July 1, 12pm-5pm
Bring your wag and swag to the trellis on Carroll Creek for a fun, FREE picture of you and your pet!
Family Ice Cream Social @ Heritage Frederick
Saturday, July 1, 1pm-4pm
24 E Church St
Fun for the whole family! Begin your Independence Day weekend celebration at Heritage Frederick’s Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 1 from 1pm-4pm in the Heritage Fredrick Garden.
We’ll have children’s games and activities and free delicious South Mountain Creamery Ice Cream.
This is a free event – donations are appreciated.
Sunday, July 2, 12pm-4pm
Since you’ll already be in town for First Saturday…
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. Find the complete schedule and map here.