April 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 downtownfrederick.org/events to see what’s happening today.

Meditation, Pranayama Breath Work, Gongs & Coffee @ The Center . Sound . Mind . Body, 9am-9:30am
Spring into Pottery! @ I Made This! Pottery Studio, 10am-7pm
Red Flowers, Yellow Flowers, Gold Flowers, Blue. Yes, even blue! @ Potters’ Guild of Frederick, 10am-8pm
Pre-Easter Stock Up @ Savage Soaps, 10:30am-5pm
Local Artist Pop Up @ Hippy Chick Hummus, 11am-4pm
Eggstravaganza @ Rust, 11am-5pm
Spring Fest ft. The Enchanted Forest @ COAST, 11am-6pm
Longevity Wellness Session @ The Center . Sound . Mind . Body, 11:15am-12:15pm
Diva Sparkling Wine Samples @ Frederick Gift Basket Co, 12pm-4pm
Pillow Drive @ The Trellis, 12pm-5pm
Fusti Tap: Tarragon White Balsamic @ Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium, 12pm-5pm
Don’t Be Fooled Event @ Bailey’s Treasures, 12pm-6pm
Restaurant Week Do-over @ South Mountain Creamery Ice Cream Shop, 12pm-8pm
Opening Reception! Ann Schaefer’s “Sun and Shade” @ Gallery 322, 12pm-8pm
Social Saturday in the Courtyard @ Luv Pup, 12pm-8pm
Walk-in Candle Making Workshops @ Chappelle Candle Co., 1pm-5pm
Spring Mini Photoshoots @ Peace, 1pm-5pm
April Artist Opening Reception w/ Michelle Quader @ The Muse, 2pm-4pm
Emerging Artists Pop Up by Frederick MADE @ New Spire Arts, 2pm-5pm
Arts Activities @ Delaplaine Arts Center, 2pm-5pm
Artists Talk: “More Wild Things” @ Eastside Artists’ Gallery, 3pm-5pm
Sip, Shop & Smell Spring Scents @ A Lit’le Irish Too, 5pm-7pm
Opening Reception: “Andromeda Series” by Jack Knight @ DISTRICT Arts, 5pm-7pm
Opening Reception: under the influence by Jim Roberts @ NOMA, 5pm-8pm
Opening Reception: “Obscured & Found” @ TAG, 5pm-8pm
Last Exhibition of the Year! @ Shungu Gallery, 5pm-9pm
First Saturday Funnies presented by ESPtheatre @ Frederick Arts Council, 7pm-9pm
Historic District Ghost Tour w/ Maryland Heritage Tours, 7:15pm-8:45pm
New Moon Gong Meditation @ The Center . Sound . Mind . Body, 7:30pm-8:15pm
Sideline and Hogslop String Band @ Weinberg Center for the Arts, 8pm-10pm
Live Theatre at MET: Meteor Show by Steve Martin @ Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 8pm-10pm
The Comedy Pigs – MET Comedy Night @ Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 8:30pm-10:30pm




Every First Saturday, the streets are filled with live music and entertainment. Check back closer to the event date for this month’s information.

Darryl Brenzel Duo – Saxophone Jazz @ Frederick Coffee Co (100 N East St)
Ronni Weiss – Keyboard Blues @ Gallery 322 (322 N Market St)
Celtic Pierogi – Irish Flute & Clog Dancing @ A Lit’le Irish Too (143 N Market St)

Papa Uke – Eclectic Mix of Tin Pan Alley & Folk @ Vintage MC (24 E Patrick St)
Jose Ludington ft Dustin Churchill – Reggae-Rock, Pop & Hip Hop @ Luv Pup (119 E Patrick St)

Manuel Medina – Keyboard Electro & Hits @ County Permits Building (30 N Market St)
The Stonehouse Brass Band – New Orleans & Dixieland @ Velvet Lounge (203 N Market St)
Mike Moniodis – Rock, Classics & 80s @ Tenth Ward Distilling Co (55 E Patrick St)




Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick at www.parkfrederick.org 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!

View First Saturday Hotel Rates




Businesses are free to set their own policies with regard to face coverings. Please be considerate of staff who may not yet be vaccinated, and wear your mask if requested. Safe shopping, everyone!

Spread joy. Shop safely. Wear a mask.




April 2, 2022 10:00 AM


April 2, 2022 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick