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.
February First Saturday is presented by Music & Arts. Thank you for supporting local!
FIRE IN ICE
Each February First Saturday, Downtown Frederick is transformed into a winter wonderland! This year, visitors can explore more than 100 unique ice sculptures, which will be on display all over downtown from 11AM-9PM.
The Partnership is so excited to be bringing back one Downtown Frederick’s favorite events. However, after careful consideration and guidance from our government partners, we have decided to cancel some event activities which encourage people to congregate in a single location for extended periods of time. Canceled events for 2022 include Ice Bar on the Creek, the Live Ice Carving, and Fire Performances by Pyrophoric.
Thank you for your continued support of this event, and we look forward to seeing you on February 5th!
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LOCAL SHOPPING & EVENTS
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! Visiting on another day? Go to downtownfrederick.org/events for our full calendar of events.
The Joy of Movement @ The Center • Sound • Mind • Body, 9:30-10am
Special Gift with Purchase @ The Kitchenette, 10am-7pm
Chili-Lime Release @ The Perfect Truffle, 10am-7pm
The wonderful colors in ice @ The Potters’ Guild of Frederick, 10am-8pm
1 Year Anniversary @ Chappelle Candle Co., 11am-6pm
Fire in Ice @ COAST Designs, 11am-6pm
Seeing the Extraordinary in the Ordinary @ DISTRICT Arts, 11am-6pm
FIREpits & ICE Cold Beer @ Frederick Social, 11am-9pm
Music & Arts @ The Trellis, 11am-9pm
Art at Noon & Art Matters Artist Talk @ The Delaplaine, 12-1pm & 2-3pm
Cocktail Infusion Kits Pop-Up @ Relish Decor, 12-5pm
Rope the Moon Jewelry Pop-Up @ Treaty General Store, 12-5pm
Intention Card Readings w/ Lauren @ Peace, 12-5pm
Fusti Tap: Black Garlic & Ginger EVOO @ Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium,12-5pm
Ice Scavenger Hunt @ Surelocked In, 12-6pm
Ice Melting Warehouse Sale @ Bailey’s Treasures, 12-6pm
Baby Goats! Goat Cheese! Goat Milk Soap! Top Seedz Crackers! @ 25 E Patrick St, 12-6pm
Downtown Saturday Bazaar @ 331 N Market St, 12-7pm
New Ice Cream Flavor Release @ South Mountain Creamery, 12-8pm
Something New, Old, Blue & Bold @ Gallery 322, 12-8pm
TAG Associates Show @ TAG/The Artists Gallery, 12-8pm
Winter Whiskey Market @ McClintock’s Distilling Co., 12-8pm
“Random Observations and Assorted Thoughts” @ Eastside Artists’ Gallery, 1-7pm
Maryland-Style Mocktail Tasting @ Frederick Basket Co, 2-6pm
Fireball & Smirnoff Ice Mixer @ Premier Group of Long & Foster Real Estate, 2-6pm
Creative Outlet & Exhibition Openings @ The Delaplaine, 3-5pm
1 Minute Play Competition: Fire In Ice Kick Off @ Frederick Arts Council, 3-5pm
Isolation Celebration @ Gaslight Gallery, 4-7:30pm
Fire & Ice Open House @ Citizens Ballroom, 5-7pm
Everything is Connected Opening Reception @ NOMA Gallery, 5-8pm
Smoking Hot Beauty @ Belleza Hair and Nail Studio, 5-9pm
Live Music @ Rockwell Brewery, 6-9pm
Kalevra Reunion with Timberwolves and Half Heard Voices @ Olde Mother Brewing, 7-10pm
Downtown Frederick is sparkling this time of year! Walk down to Carroll Creek Park to view the light-up boats that are part of the Sailing Through the Winter Solstice installation, wander the sidewalks and take in the glowing windows of 100+ downtown businesses, and gaze at the twinkling tree lights overhead.
PARKING & TRAVEL
Off-Site Parking is available at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium (21 Stadium Drive). Park for free and catch a free shuttle to the Frederick Visitor Center (151 S East St). Masks are REQUIRED in order to ride the shuttle. The shuttle runs approximately every 15 minutes from 2-10PM. Pick-up and drop-off points are the front gates of Harry Grove Stadium and the East Street side of the Frederick Visitor Center in Downtown Frederick. The last shuttle will leave the Visitor Center at 9:45PM (please note: the Visitor Center closes at 5PM; the shuttle picks up outside on the East Street side of the Visitor Center).
Flat-Rate Garage Parking will be in effect for February First Saturday. Pay a $6 fee to park in any of the downtown parking garages from 11AM-10PM. They fill up quick though, so don’t be shy about using the off-site parking option! Bring $6 cash for quick and easy service. Credit cards are accepted.
Public Restrooms can be found in the Church Street (17 E Church St) and Carroll Creek (44 E Patrick St) Public Parking Garages. Parking garage restrooms are open daily from 9AM-10PM and cleaned regularly by the City of Frederick. Additional public restrooms are available in the Frederick Visitor Center (151 S East St, open from 9AM-5PM) and the C. Burr Artz Public Library (110 E Patrick St, open 10AM-5PM). Portable Restrooms are also available all day in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater and at 331 N Market St.
Designated Rideshare Zones will be located throughout Downtown Frederick, where passengers can conveniently greet their Uber and Lyft drivers in marked parking areas at 327 N Market St, at the corner of E 2nd St & N Market St, Council St (near City Hall), 18 E Church St (in the Winchester Hall parking lot) and between 32-40 E Patrick St.
There are two street closures to be aware of this year. Citizen’s Way will be closed from S Market St to the Court Street Parking Garage (all parking garage traffic can enter and exit from Court Street) and Carroll Creek Way will be closed from S Market St to the entrance of the Carroll Creek Parking Garage (all parking garage traffic can enter and exit from Patrick Street). These road closures will be in effect from 8:30AM until 10PM.
FIRST SATURDAY DINING GUIDE
Downtown Frederick is full of amazing dining options, and we’ve broken out a few popular dining categories to help narrow down your choices. Visit downtownfrederick.org/diningguide to see where you can feed the whole crew! NOTE: During this exceptionally busy day, advance reservations are recommended at many downtown restaurants.
Hungry guests can also find food trucks at multiple locations throughout downtown. Olde Mother Brewing, Rockwell Brewery, Idiom Brewing, Smoketown Creekside, Attaboy Beer and Steinhardt Brewing will each host trucks throughout the day (check the Dining Guide to see a complete list!) plus the Carroll Creek Amphitheater will host Mayta’s Peruvian Cuisine, M.R. Cheesecakes, Boxcar Burgers and In10se BBQ from 1-9PM.
DON’T FORGET YOUR MASK!
Per the Frederick County Health Department, masks are required in all indoor public spaces. State health officials strongly recommend unvaccinated individuals continue to wear face coverings anytime they’re in public. Also during this time of high community transmission, all individuals (regardless of vaccination status) are encouraged to wear their mask and maintain a safe distance from others, even when outdoors.
Spread joy. Shop safely. Wear a mask.