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.
FIRE IN ICE
Each February First Saturday, Downtown Frederick is transformed with hundreds of ice sculptures, fire performers, and lots more winter-themed family fun. Check back closer to the event date for this year’s information.
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! Check back as the date gets closer for a list of specific activities, or visit downtownfrederick.org/events to see what’s happening today.
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
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!
DON’T FORGET YOUR MASK!
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.