April First Saturday

First Saturday means all day activities, late-night shopping and dining, live music on the street, and a free trolley to guide your way! During April First Saturday, explore the hidden corners of Downtown Frederick during “downtown revealed.”

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 Downtown Frederick.





Start planning your trip today. Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick at www.parkfrederick.org and download a map of downtown businesses.

Looking for a place to stay? Check out downtown accommodations here. You can also find many great places to stay located outside of Downtown Frederick. VIsit the Tourism Council of Frederick County’s website for a full list of hotels, bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, cabins and camping.



Each First Saturday, find artists painting live scenes inspired by Downtown Frederick and live musicians lining the streets. All First Saturday paintings will be on display and available for sale during an Art Show in August 2018.

  • (ART) Ann Schaefer and Paula Rubin-Wexler | Time and Location TBD.
  • (MUSIC) Mark England, 5-8PM | The Pasta Palette, 17 N Market St
  • (MUSIC) Eric Dubbin, 5-9PM Potters’ Guild, 14 N Market St
  • (MUSIC) Dave Koronet, 6-8PM | Velvet Lounge, 203 N Market St



While you’re here, take advantage of the free trolley! The trolley runs every 15 minutes from 3pm – 9pm and has five convenient stops throughout downtown. It’s completely free! Just hop on and ride.

  • Pistarro’s | 221 N East St
  • Little Pottery Shop | 117 N East St
  • Spin the Bottle Wine Company | 220 E Patrick St
  • Brewer’s Alley | 121 N Market St
  • Bravura Arts and Framing | 428 N Market St



9am-5:30   Visitor Center | 151 S East St

Did you know that the Visitor Center has an activity worksheet for children? The young at heart can use their detective skills to find various objects in the Visitor Center! Look for a real wagon wheel, a rope, a lantern, a covered bridge, and a bell! You may also pick up a children’s Treasure Hunt (or two or three) to learn more about Downtown Frederick.


10-10pm    i made this! Pottery Studio | 10B N East St

Paint your own pottery in a fun, friendly and relaxing studio. Food and drinks are welcome! Open late till 10pm and lots of shapes to choose from!


11am-9pm Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium | 214 N Market St

It’s that time of year again! Sprint into spring with our liquid gold favorite: Oro Bailen Picual Olive Oil! We only get it once a year, so get some before it’s gone!


11am-9pm VISIONS | 16 N Market St

Come celebrate VISIONS’ 19th Anniversary with exciting new collections and Rx/ sunglass frames.


12pm-5pm Everedy Square & Shab Row | East & Church Streets

Electric Car Show! Come and see these zero emissions vehicles from Tesla, Volt, and Shockley Honda with a Clarity.


12pm-8pm Surelocked In Escape Games | 5 N Market St

Come one, come all to the free, monthly Scavenger Hunt! Meet us at our BRAND NEW location at 5 N Market St to pick up your Clue Sheet and compete for prizes! Free, fun and family friendly.


1pm-2pm Curious Iguana | 12 N Market St

Join us for a reading and signing of Terrific Tongues! with author Maria Gianferrari and illustrator Jia Liu!


1:30-6:30 Posh Boutique | 35 N Market St

Sip while you shop with wine tastings, while supplies last. Must be 21+ to participate.


2pm-3pm Dancing Bear Toys | 15 E Patrick St

Stop by The Bear to create a beautiful sun catcher! Ages 3-12.


2pm-4pm VINI CULTURE wine bar & cafe | 20 N Market St

Blind Wine Tasting! How clever is your palate? Labels are HIDDEN, so get ready to test your sense of taste and smell. Use a card to jot down your guesses. Possible choices will be on the back and an answer key is available. 21+ only, $6 per person.


3pm-6pm Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop | 8 E 2nd St

Spanish Wine & Cheese tasting! $5 and 21+ only, while supplies last. No pre-registration required.


3pm-9pm Cowork Frederick | 122 E Patrick St

Frederick Artists Night. “Concrete Jungle” multi-media art exhibit by local artist Bill Watson and live acoustic music from Todd Walker from 5-7pm.


3pm-9pm The Kitchenette | 217 N Market St

Stop by for a free homemade treat (while supplies last).


3pm-5pm New Spire Arts | 115 E Church St

Free workshops for kids and adults! Get a taste of New Spire Arts summer camps with a FREE mini workshop!


3pm-6pm Shab Row Tea | 112 N East St

Join us for a Spring Tea Tasting! We will be sampling spring teas in our cozy upstairs tea parlor.


4pm-6pm Century 21 Redwood Realty | 8 E 2nd St

Every good dog deserves a bone, just as every good dog deserves a home! We will be raising funds for two dog rescue organizations and promotion dog adoptions and fostering.


4pm-7pm Firestone’s Market | 113 N Market St

Charm City Meadworks will be in the shop sampling their unique varieties of mead!


4:30-6:30 North Market Pop Shop | 241 N Market St

Taste the flavors of spring! Come in and try some bright and cheery soda and ice cream!


5pm-8pm Gallery 322 | 322 N Market St

Stop by to enjoy the opening of our April show, “Exploring Texture,” with our artists!


5pm-8pm RE/MAX Plus | 10 S Market St

Enjoy a taste of 3 different wines by Elk Run Vineyard and vote for your favorite! Enter to win a tasting and a bottle of wine.


5pm-9pm The Muse | 19 N Market St

The Inked Fig with Meg Ryan! Meg creates beautiful organic images using watercolor & ink. Besides gorgeous artwork for the wall, her exhibit will also feature her line of home accessories, including planters. Watch the artist at work with live demos.


5pm-9pm NOMA Gallery | 437 N Market St

Opening reception in celebration of photographer Harriet Wise’s 40 year love of found light, cast shadows and revealed forms with her exhibit, “Chasing Shadows, Finding Light.”


5pm-9pm Potters’ Guild of Frederick County | 14 S Market St

Spring is at the Gallery! Come see our Garden Display and take home a complimentary garden stake with any purchase. Kathy Kelly from Prototype Pottery is our Featured Artist this month, with one-of-a-kind pieces that are constantly evolving. Enjoy demos on the potter’s wheel by Kathy from 4-8pm and music by Eric Dubbin from 4-9pm.


7pm-9:30 Weinberg Center for the Arts | 20 W Patrick St

The YMCA of Frederick County presents 2018 Comedy & Magic, a great show for all ages!


April 7, 2018 5:00 PM


April 7, 2018 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick