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.




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

Through October 31, Market Street is closed to vehicles and open to pedestrians from Patrick Street through Market Space every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11AM-10PM. All cross streets remain open and all public parking garages are still accessible. Visit for more information.

Curbside Pickup Zones are available in designated areas throughout downtown, allowing for limited free parking so customers can quickly park and pick up orders from nearby retailers and restaurants. Curbside Zones are located along Market Street and Patrick Street, as well as South, Church, 2nd & 3rd Streets. Customers may park in the marked on-street meter Curbside Pickup Zones for 10 minutes, or in public parking garages for up to 30 minutes at no cost.

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



Downtown businesses celebrate First Saturday with their own unique events. From in-store tastings and events, to artist and vendor exhibitions or even a downtown scavenger hunt… there’s always something new to explore! The following events are all taking place in Downtown Frederick on Saturday, August 1. Click on each event listing for more information.

Michael Spears at the Delaplaine

Ellen Verdon Winkler at the Delaplaine

Art Matters • Online Artist Talk with Michael Spears and Ellen Winkler

Larry Holmes at the Delaplaine

Historic District Ghost Tours

Katy’s Flower Wagon at Frederick Coffee Company & Cafe

Creative Outlet • Quiltmaking with the Delaplaine

Free Gift with Purchase at The Kitchenette

Tigerlilyshop Jewelry Artist Reception at The Muse

Kathryn Phebus, Lynn Hotes & Sonja Mishalanie at Eastside Artists’ Gallery

Over 70 Show at the Delaplaine

First Saturday at Gallery 322

Tours in the Barrel Room at Tenth Ward Distilling

Summer Clearance Sale at Hunting Creek Outfitters



Face coverings are required in all public buildings, as well as outdoor spaces where physical distancing is not possible. Spread joy. Shop safely. Wear a mask.



August 1, 2020 10:00 AM


August 1, 2020 10:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick, MD