Top Five is back, and we’re ready to share spectacular events sure to kick-off your August in the most delightful way. First Saturday is always a good time, and this weekend downtown is bursting at the seams with demos of all sorts, markets, gallery events and shows. You can get things started on Friday with an interactive community drum circle, then let the good times flow from there. No matter what, there’s always something happening in Downtown Frederick!
Interactive Community Drum Circle @ FAC’s Sky Stage
Friday, August 4, 5:30pm-6:30pm
59 S Carroll St
A free, interactive drum circle/music/movement experience hosted by Noteable Progressions Music Therapy Services every 1st Friday. Bring an instrument or pick one up from the selections offered. All ages and abilities welcome! Suggested Donation $5.
Brain Freeze @ Potter’s Guild of Frederick
Saturday, August 5, 12pm-7pm
14 S Market St
Come to the Potters’ Guild of Frederick at 14 S. Market Street on Saturday, August 5 from Noon to 7pm to enjoy delicious farm-fresh ice cream donated by the South Mountain Creamery (@smcdairy) and choose a handcrafted, one of a kind bowl to take home. Proceeds will be donated to the Frederick Rescue Mission (@frederickrescuemission). Tickets on sale at the Potters’ Guild of Frederick Gallery. Adults: $20, Kids under 12: $10.
Tickets can also be purchased online at https://www.pottersguildoffrederick.com.
Thrift Pop-Up @ Olde Mother
Saturday, August 5, 12pm-4pm
526 N Market St
Guess who’s back? Back again? Your fav pop-up, tell a friend! Downtown Frederick’s Fav Thrift Market is back at Olde Mother Brewing Co. on Saturday, August 5th from 12pm-4pm! There will be a fresh and hand-selected vendor lineup of some of the area’s best thrifters & upcyclers. As always, free entry, great refreshments from Olde Mother, and delicious food from Fifty Fifty food truck.
Create Your Own Comic Book! @ Dancing Bear Toys and Games
Saturday, August 5, 2pm-4pm
15 E Patrick St
Combine your writing and drawing skills as you create your very own comic book at Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts! This is a free event while supplies last.
Sunday, August 6, 12pm-4pm
The art galleries encourage you to enjoy the Downtown Frederick Sunday Artwalk following each First Saturday. There will be art talks, live demos, and DIY projects from 12pm-4pm. This month, find special events at the following:
- Pottery as Meditation! See Pop-Up Shop of Calm Waters Pottery @ The Delaplaine Arts Center
- “Truth” – A Featured Artist Exhibition Washington DC Artist Robin Davisson @ DISTRICT Arts
- AL FRESCO @ Gallery 322
- The Solitary Figure: Drawings and Sculpture by Homer Yost @ Gaslight Gallery (2-4pm)
- All About the Age-Old Process of Raku @ Potters’ Guild
- Le Salon @ TAG/The Artists Gallery
- Champagne Sips & Art @ Thacher & Rye