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 to see what’s happening today.

Boys & Girls Club Brunch + Buy Local! @ Hippy Chick Hummus, 9am-2pm

Katy’s Flower Wagon @ Frederick Coffee Co., 9am-2pm

4 art exhibitions to experience @ The Delaplaine Arts Center, 9am-5pm

How do you dye yarn? @ Heritage Frederick, 10am-11:30am

Paint Your Own Pottery @ I Made This! Pottery Studio, 10am-7pm

Customize your summer scent @ Savage Soaps, 10:30am-5:30pm

Just Passing Through: A Travelers Guide to Civil War Frederick @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 11am-12pm

Find Nevada -the Police Dog- w/SGT Carrado & Color Her Favorite Spot @ Various Downtown Businesses, 11am-3pm

Sky Pop! Artist Market @ FAC’s Sky Stage, 11am-4pm

The Turner Photography Exhibit @ COAST Designs, 11am-6pm

Playing with Fire @ Potters’ Guild of Frederick, 11am-7pm

Frozen Treat Festival @ Perfect Truffle, 11am-7pm

Delicious frozen chocolate mousse @ Zoe’s Chocolate, 11am-9pm

YeeHaw Sauce & Spice Spotlight @ Relish Decor, 12pm-4pm

Unload your backpack @ The Trail House, 12pm-6pm

Tarot Readings & Shopping @ Worthy Waves Boutique, 12pm-6pm

Hide-and-Seek @ Bailey’s Treasures, 12pm-6pm

“Chasing Rainbows” by Chito Padilla @ DISTRICT Arts, 12pm-7pm

Downtown Saturday Bazaar @ Carmack J’s Parking Lot, 12pm-7pm

Summer Show @ Gallery 322, 12pm-8pm

Macramé Demo by Knotty Broad @ Vintage MC, 1pm-4pm

Make a Summer Bouquet @ Peace, 1pm-7pm

Kids Games/Juegos para Niños @ The Trellis, 2pm-3pm

Artist Reception with Eyituoyo Otubu @ The Muse, 2pm-4pm

Create a Mini Canvas Masterpiece @ Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts, 2pm-4pm

Station & Apparatus Tours @ United Steam Fire Engine Co #3, 4pm-8pm

“Le Salon” First Saturday Reception @ TAG/The Artists Gallery, 5pm-8pm

Meet the artist of “Shape & Structure,” James Germaux @ NOMA Gallery, 5pm-8pm

The Night Market @ Carroll Creek Amphitheater, 5pm-9pm

What The Punk? Festival @ Cafe 611, 5pm-12:30am

Sticktime live @ Smoketown Creekside, 7pm-11pm

GORDON LIGHTFOOT: The Legend in Concert @ The Weinberg Center for the Arts, 8pm-11pm



The Catoctones (A cappella), Everedy Square & Shab Row, along N East St1:30-3:30pm

Gbemiga (Soul Fusion), Federated Charities, 22 S Market St2-5pm

Megan Ukoh (R&B & Soft Rock), Vintage MC, 24 E Patrick St2-5pm

Stonehouse Brass Band (New Orleans Style Music), Luv Pup, 119 E Patrick St, 4-7pm

Kevin Neidig (Acoustic Americana, Bluegrass & Progressive Folk), Trail House, 17 S Market St, 6-9pm

Darryl Brenzel Duo (Jazz Saxophone), TAG/The Artists Gallery, 501 N Market St, 6-9pm

Acoustic Chicks (Classic hits, pop & country), Velvet Lounge, 203 N Market St, 6-9pm



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!

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.

Spread joy. Shop safely. Wear a mask.




August 7, 2021 10:00 AM


August 7, 2021 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick, MD