August First Saturday

First Saturday is a day to show your love for local!

Support local businesses by shopping with an independent retailer, eating at a local restaurant, supporting local artists and exploring Downtown Frederick.

Where you spend your money matters.

Whether you’ve lived here for years, or you’re a first time visitor, First Saturdays are a great time to discover something new about our beautiful downtown.



Downtown businesses celebrate First Saturday with their own unique events. From in-store tastings and gallery openings, to artist and vendor exhibitions… there’s always something new to explore! Check back as the date gets closer for a list of specific activities, or visit our events calendar to see what’s happening today.

Selfcare Saturday @ Eastside Artists’ Gallery, 9am-10pm
Endless Jewelry Pop-Up @ Colonial Jewelers, 10am-5pm
Make Your Own Herbal Facial Steam @ peace, 10am-9pm
Pups & Poses with Jenuine Yogi @ Steinhardt Brewing Co., 11am-12pm
SOUL Street’s Black Owned Farmer’s Market @ Mountain City Elks Lodge, 11am-3pm
The Artist’s Market Summer Market Days @ Frederick MADE, 11am-5pm
The Umbrella Project @ Trail House, 11pm-5pm
Summer SEAlabration @ COAST Designs, 11am-6pm
Summer Cocktail Spotlight @ Relish Decor, 12pm-4pm
IPA Tasting @ Frederick Basket Company, 12pm-4pm
Fusti Tap: Passion Fruit White Balsamic @ Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium, 12pm-5pm
Bursting at the Seams @ Bailey’s Treasures, 12pm-6pm
Pig Roast and Cocktail Party @ McClintock Distillery, 12pm-8pm
Summer Show @ Gallery 322, 12pm-8pm
Permanent Jewelry Pop Up Event @ Chappelle Candle Co.: 1pm-6pm
Colorful Indonesian Festival presented by AACF, 1pm-7pm
Artist Opening Reception with Gwen Ottinger @ The Muse, 2pm-4pm
Artful Things Happening @ Delaplaine Arts Center, 2pm-5pm
Brain Freeze Ice Cream Social @ Potter’s Guild of Frederick, 2pm-8pm
Henna Tattoos and Music @ Frederick Social, 2pm-9pm
Frederick Artist’s Night @ Cowork Frederick, 4pm-8pm
Stratum: Life in Layers by Rhea Reeves Stein @ DISTRICT Arts, 5pm-7pm
Grateful: A Benefit Auction for Judith Kornett @ NOMA Gallery, 5pm-8pm
Inebriated History @ Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 7pm-9pm
First Saturday Funnies @ Frederick Arts Council, 7pm-9pm
Brooklyn Duo Max Stratyner & Devlin Tenney, with Ethan Larsh @ FAC’s Sky Stage, 7:30pm-10pm
Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick @ Brewer’s Alley, 8pm-9:30pm



Every First Saturday, the streets are filled with live music and entertainment.

Nathaniel Aguilar & Trey Kulp
@ Frederick Coffee Co, 100 N East St

Daryl Campbell @ Hippy Chick Hummus, 237 N Market St

Theresa Schneider @ Luv Pup, 119 E Patrick St
Adam Forbes Music @ The Trail House, 17 S Market St
Papa Uke @ County Permits Bldg, 30 N Market St

Dr. Dave Koronet @ Midar Fashion, 318 N Market St
Stonehouse Brass Band @ Velvet Lounge, 203 N Market St
Hard Swimmin’ Fish @ Dancing Bear, 15 E Patrick St



Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick at and download a map of downtown businesses here.

Public Restrooms can be found in the Church Street (17 E Church St) and Carroll Creek (44 E Patrick St) Public Parking Garages. Restrooms are open daily from 9AM-10PM and cleaned regularly by the City of Frederick following all relevant guidelines.

Staying the whole weekend? Plamondon Hospitality Partners and Downtown Frederick Partnership have teamed up to offer 15% off your stay the first weekend of every month. Choose from six fantastic hotels all with a special price that’s 15% off rack rate. Extend your visit and do it in comfort!



August 6, 2022 10:00 AM


August 6, 2022 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick