February First Saturday (Fire in Ice)

First Saturday means all day activities, late-night shopping and dining, live music on the street, and a free trolley to guide your way! During February First Saturday, experience the magic of winter with ice sculptures, live carving demos, fire dancers and an Ice Bar on the Creek.

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 Downtown Frederick. Thank you to our partners at Frederick County Bank, Plamondon Hospitality Partners and Elliott CPA LLC for presenting February First Saturday!



Start planning your trip today. Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick at www.parkfrederick.org and download a map of downtown businesses to get yourself oriented.

  • During February First Saturday, all parking garages will be available for a $5 flat rate beginning at 12pm noon on Saturday, February 2. Bring $5 cash for quick and easy service! Credit cards are accepted.
  • Road Closure info: From 2-9pm, S Market St will be closed to vehicular traffic from All Saints St to Patrick St, and from Patrick St to Church St. The Carroll Creek Garage will be accessible from E Patrick St.
  • Download a copy of our February First Saturday Parking & Road Closure Map here.


Looking for a place to stay? Check out downtown accommodations here. You can also find many great places to stay located outside of Downtown Frederick. Visit the Tourism Council of Frederick County’s website for a full list of hotels, bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, cabins and camping and check out our special First Saturday rates available at participating hotels!


Plamondon Hospitality Partners has created a special $69 / night group rate for Fire in Ice! Book your stay by January 30 and take advantage of this special rate for Saturday, February 2 – Sunday, February 3.

  • In addition to an overnight stay at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott, you will receive complimentary shuttle service to and from historic Downtown Frederick for Fire in Ice provided by On the Town Limousines, free admission for 2 to the Ice Bar on Carroll Creek, and 2 drink tokens on Plamondon!
Book Your Fire in Ice Hotel Package



Skip the hassle of traffic and parking by taking advantage of Plamondon Hospitality Partners‘ free shuttle service to Downtown Frederick. The shuttle will leave approximately every 30 minutes from the parking lot of TownePlace Suites by Marriott (5050 Westview Dr., Frederick, MD). Please check with the hotel staff upon arrival for exact departure times.

  • Shuttle runs from 2-4PM and again from 6-8PM
  • Departs every 30 minutes from TownePlace Suites by Marriott (5050 Westview Dr., Frederick, MD)
  • Drops off and picks up riders in the heart of Downtown Frederick (corner of E Patrick & S Carroll Streets)
  • Shuttle service provided by On the Town Limousines



  • Plamondon Warm-up Station and Shuttle Drop | starting at 12PM | Find ice games, gourmet s’mores and more at the intersection of S Carroll & E Patrick Streets
  • Ice Bar on the Creek | 1-5PM | Carroll Creek Amphitheater | All ages. Free entry. $5 drinks. Must be 21+ with valid ID to drink.
  • Land of Ice and Fire | 3-9PM | Westeros is coming to Downtown Frederick. Join us in Everedy Square & Shab Row for this theme event celebrating the final season of Game of Thrones. Visit Facebook event for most up-to-date event info.
  • Ice Walk / Ice Sculptures | 4-9PM | Sculptures are placed throughout Downtown Frederick // locations listed below
  • Ice Throne | 4-9PM | Everedy Square Plaza, East & Church St
  • Ice Throne & Margarita Luge | 4-9PM | La Paz, 51 S Market St
  • Fire Pits & S’mores | 4PM, while supplies last // locations listed below
  • Live Ice Carving Demonstration | 5-8PM | Brewer’s Alley, 124 N Market St
  • Fire Performances by Pyrophoric | 7-8PM | Carroll Creek Amphitheater



While you’re here, take advantage of the free trolley! The trolley runs every 15 minutes from 3pm – 9pm and has five convenient stops throughout downtown. It’s completely free! Just hop on and ride. Download a trolley route map here.

  • Little Pottery Shop | 117 N East St
  • Delaplaine Arts Center | 40 S Carroll St
  • Patrick Street Stop | 33 E Patrick St
  • Brewer’s Alley | 124 N Market St
  • Bravura Arts and Framing | 428 N Market St



Ice Bar on the Creek is a family-friendly outdoor beer & wine garden that will be open from 1-5PM. Entry is free and drinks are $5 each. Must be 21+ with a valid ID in order to consume alcohol. Cash and credit cards both accepted.

This year’s Ice Bar features food trucks by Mayta’s Peruvian Cuisine & Boxcar Burgers and drinks by Flying Dog Brewery, Brewer’s Alley, Olde Mother Brewing Co., Idiom Brewing Co., House Cat Brewing, Rockwell Brewery and Spin the Bottle Wine Company, with support from FoodPRO. Sidle up by one of our cozy fire pits, but remember to dress for the weather! Ice Bar on the Creek is completely outdoors and the bar is literally made of ice.



Stay cozy and warm with free s’mores roasting stations and hot cocoa! All stations open at 4pm and will be available while supplies last.


  • Premier Group of Long & Foster Real Estate, 244 N Market St
  • VOLT, 228 N Market St
  • Artifacts Glass Gallery, 43 S Market St
  • Wine Kitchen on the Creek, 50 Carroll Creek Way
  • The Trading Post, 134 N East St
  • Citizens Truck Company, 15 E Patrick St
  • Plamondon Hospitality Partners, 200 E Patrick St


  • FITCI@ROOT, 118 N Market St
  • Edgeworks Knife & Supply, 200 N Market St
  • Alchemy No. 119, 119 E Patrick St
  • Woodsboro Bank, 6 W Patrick St



Each First Saturday, find artists painting live scenes inspired by Downtown Frederick. Paintings will be on display & available for sale during our First Saturday Art Show in August 2019! February’s featured artist is Donna Quesada. Find her creating live art from 5-7PM near the 428 N Market St Trolley Stop.

Quesada is a Maryland native, painter and ceramic artist. She lives in New Market, MD and her artistic training over the past 15 years is a product of the instruction of a talented art community in the Frederick area. Her paintings feature Maryland wildlife, culture and landscape through the changing seasons and uses watercolor, acrylic and oil painting. She has included the ceramic arts and printing making in the past 6 years, and finds that by exploring other art forms it has improved her artistic vision. As a Gallery East artist and a resident artist of the Griffin Art Center, she shows her work locally and is a participant of weekly open figure drawing sessions. Quesada’s studio is open for tour during Griffin events.



Downtown businesses each 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! Check out each business’ special event below.


10-7PM | Heritage Frederick, 24 E Church St
Free Tours of Museum
Heritage Frederick’s Museum of Frederick County History will be free for First Saturday, and we will be offering hot cocoa and cookies in the first floor activities room. We will also offer activities and crafts that will be open to all ages.

10-9PM | Potter’s Guild of Frederick, 15 W Market St
Kissed by Fire
Stop by The Potter’s Guild of Frederick Gallery to see our featured display of atmospheric fired pottery. Unique ceramic creations including wood-fired, soda-fired, and raku-fired work will be highlighted. Whether you’re looking for a special Valentine’s Day gift or a new favorite mug, you’re sure to find the perfect piece in our large selection of handcrafted items from over 20 local artists.

10-10PM | I Made This! Pottery Studio, 10-b N East St
Painting All Night!
Enjoy yourself while Painting Pottery in our fun, friendly, and relaxing studio. Open LATE till 10pm. Food and drinks are welcome. Lots of pottery shapes to select from. Stay warm and express your creativity!!

11-7PM | The Little Pottery Shop, 117 N East St
View our Winter Studio
Find unbeatable prices on unique pottery from studio potters and instructors.

11-8PM | Out of Stock MD, 218 N Market St
1 Year Anniversary
Stop by to check out our 1 year anniversary event going on all day!

11-9PM | Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium, 214 N Market St
Fire in Ice; Black & White!
Come and get our February specialty 60mL sets of Black & White Truffle Oils tonight! Here for only a limited time!

11-9PM | Relish Décor, 38 E Patrick St
Rifle Paper Co. Spring Launch
Relish Decor open the doors to its Spring Room featuring a new line of Rifle Paper Co. products including rugs, pillows and home accessories.

12-1PM | Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St
Free Tour of the Historic Weinberg Center
Discover Art Deco architectural details, immerse yourself in local theatrical lore, and access backstage areas normally off-limits to the public in this hour long tour.

12-6PM | Surelocked in Escape Games, 5 N Market St
Free Scavenger Hunt
Come one, come all to our monthly Scavenger Hunt! Our free, family-friendly game is fun for all ages! Test your wits and compete for prizes while exploring downtown Frederick! Clue Sheets can be picked up at 5 N Market Street anytime between 12 Noon and 6 PM on Saturday, 2/2. Good luck and may the best team win!

12-9PM | McClintock Distilling, 35 S Carroll St
Winter Whiskey Market
We are hosting local artisans and vendors to showcase amazing handmade arts and crafts made in Frederick County. We are also releasing batch 3 of our Bootjack Rye Whiskey (21+ with valid ID).

1-3PM | Dancing Bear Toys, 15 E Patrick St
Glowing Fun!
We’re celebrating Fire In Ice with glow-in-the-dark activities! Ages 4 and up.

1-9PM | Skin Care Pro Group, 235 N Market St
Pets & People One Day Pop-Up Shop
Lots of fun, useful, and innovative items for pet lovers and handmade items for you as well! Soaps and other Frederick made amazing deals! We will also have ruffles and fund happenings.

2:30-3:30PM | National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E Patrick St
New Orleans and the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1853
NMCWM Director of Programming Katie Reichard will present on her extensive research into the Yellow Fever epidemic that swept through New Orleans in 1853.

2-8PM | Premier Group of Long and Foster Real Estate, 244 N Market St
Premier Group Fire In Ice Event 2019
Stop by our office at 244 N. Market Street for Smirnoff Ice and Fireball Whiskey, from 2-8! Must be 21+ with valid ID.

2-9PM | Tenth Ward Distilling Company, 55 E Patrick St
Fire in Ice: Absinthe Ice Luge!
YES! Tenth Ward is in two locations for Fire in Ice! But what’s a Fire in Ice party without an ice luge?! We’ll be serving up Absinthe in our Absinthe Nouvelle fairy ice luge out front of our new digs. Find BAMF Tenth Ward cocktail flights and ice dog Charity on our other stop at Federated Charities; 22 S Market St, Frederick, MD 21701. Must be 21+ with valid ID.

2-9PM | Tenth Ward Distilling Company & Federated Charities, 22 S Market St
Fire in Ice: Cocktails with Charity!
YES! Tenth Ward is in two locations for Fire in Ice! Firstly, we will be back again for our 4th year hanging with our friends at Federated Charities. Join us in the front walkway for some BAMF cocktail flights! $2 for a cocktail sample and $5 for a flight of three. Find the ice fairy on our second stop at 55 E Patrick. Must be 21+ with valid ID to purchase and consume alcohol.

2-11PM | VINI CULTURE Wine Bar and Café, 20 N Market St
5 Year Anniversary!
Special wine tasting from 2-4pm with wine expert Laurence Vuelta (must be 21+ with valid ID) and live music from 8-11pm with Jenny & Nathan Wilson.

3-5PM | Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St
Silent Movie- The Passion of Joan of Arc
Don’t miss this classic silent film accompanied by the mighty Wurlitzer organ! Tickets are $7 and $5 for kids, military, students and seniors.

3-7PM | Everedy Square and Shab Row, East and Church St
Land of Ice and Fire
This Game of Thrones event includes: Costumed Characters, Turkey Legs, Live Music, Sword Fighting demo, Scavenger Hunt, and a Trivia Game!

3-7PM | Pearl, 127 E Patrick St
“Spring” of Pearls
All New Merchandise for spring has arrived! We will be serving Pink Champagne (21+) and Dark Chocolate.

3-9PM | Shab Row Tea Emporium, 112 N East St
Winter Tea Tasting
We will be sampling 8 teas in our cozy, upstairs tea parlor. Fun for the whole family!

3-10PM | The Wine Kitchen on the Creek, 50 Carroll Creek Way #160
WK Luge
There will be a Champagne and Fireball Luge on our Patio. Must be 21 and have valid ID to drink.

4-7PM | Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop, 8 E 2nd St
Free Wine Tasting
Come in and take a break from the cold! We’ll warm you up with WINE! We’ll be sampling Mountain Spice wine from West-Whitehill, a rich intense dessert wine with cloves and cinnamon. Served warm. Available while supplies last. 21+ only.

4-9PM | Bravura Arts & Framing, 428 N Market St
Civil Rights – Civil Wrongs
In honor of Black History Month, Bravura Arts & Framing is hosting a show presented by Just Lookin’ Gallery featuring paintings by acclaimed social expressionist Charly Palmer and other African American artists.

4-9PM | United Steam Fire Engine Co #3, 79 S Market St
Fire In Ice at the Fire Station
We will be having an ice sculpture and s’mores station at the fire station. Also, come by and learn about fire prevention & life safety.

4:30-9:30PM | VOLT, 228 N Market St
S’mores by the Fire
Come make gourmet s’mores by the fire.

5-8PM | Embark Skate Shop, 238-B N Market St
Recycled Skateboard Knives
Danny Ringenary, a woodworker and skateboarder, will have a selection of knives with handles made from recycled skateboards as well as other recycled skateboard crafts for sale.

5-8PM | Treaty General Store, 30 E Patrick St
Wander CBD Oil Product Launch
Come find out the benefits of responsibly sourced CBD oil products with the Wander team at Treaty General Store.

5-9PM | NOMA Gallery, 437 N Market St
Meet the Artists Opening Reception
“The Body: Armor, Avatars and Identity”, Maggie Ball, Robert J. Waddell, Tatiana Rakhmanina & Linda Van Hart investigate fantasy & ceremony.

5-9PM | The Muse, 19 N Market St
Erin Pelicano Jewelry Show
Erin Pelicano Jewelry will have very special, one of a kind customized pieces in the shop in addition to her regular line of jewelry that we carry. All custom pieces that are ordered at the show will be ready and delivered for pick up by Valentine’s Day! Meet the artist from 5-9pm!

6PM, 6:30PM & 8PM | Time Bomb Tattoos & Curiosities, 26 S Market St
Fire Corner
Starting at 6, 6:30 and 8PM, experience live sword-swallowing and fire performances by Odd Corey Ridge, The Sword Devil!



Ice sculptures will be on display beginning at 4pm, and will remain on display until 9pm. Each sponsoring business came up with their own unique design, so make sure you walk the entire loop to see all 100+ sculptures!!


The Cellar Door Restaurant & Lounge5 E Church St
Six East Salon & Spa6 E Church St
Savage Soaps10 E Church St
White Rabbit Gastropub18 Market Space
Major Arcana Music Studio9 N Court St
Magoo’s1A W 2nd St
Century 21 Redwood Realty8 E 2nd St
Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop8 E 2nd St
Frederick Arts Council59 S Carroll St


Neutre Salon & Spa101 S Market St
United Steam Fire Engine Co #379 S Market St
Downtown Piano Works74 S Market St
La Paz Mexican Restaurant51 S Market St
Artifacts Glass Gallery43B S Market St
Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar41 S Market St
Flippin’ Pizza36 S Market St
Federated Charities / Tenth Ward Distilling Company22 S Market St
Heritage Frederick / Edenton Retirement Community22 S Market St
The Trail House17 S Market St
RE/MAX PLUS10 S Market St
Zebop9 S Market St
Frederick County Bank2 N Market St
Curious Iguana / Frederick Book Arts Center12 N Market St
Molly’s Meanderings / The Muse / Hunting Creek Outfitters17 N Market St
Elliott CPA30 N Market St
Middletown Valley Bank33 N Market St
Posh Boutique35 N Market St
Isabella’s Taverna & Tapas Bar44 N Market St
Starbucks104 N Market St
Baltimore Gold of Frederick110 N Market St
Firestone’s Restaurant, Raw Bar, and Market113 N Market St
ROOT118 N Market St
The Pasta Palette121 N Market St
Brewer’s Alley124 N Market St
Taco Daddy137 N Market St
Tiara Day / Record Exchange / Alicia L153 N Market St
Cakes to Die For154 N Market St
Edgeworks Knife & Supply200 N Market St
Velvet Lounge203 N Market St
Creme de la Creme207 N Market St
Bushwaller’s Irish Gastropub209 N Market St
Pretzel and Pizza Creations210 N Market St
Retro-Metro213 N Market St
Out of Stock MD218 N Market St
VOLT228 N Market St
Hippy Chick Hummus237 N Market St
Embark Skateboard Shop238B N Market St
North Market Pop Shop241 N Market St
Premier Group of Long & Foster Real Estate244 N Market St
Olde Towne Tavern325 N Market St
Studio she433 N Market St


New Spire Arts15 W Patrick St
Frederick Arts Council11 W Patrick St
Spin the Bottle Wine Company9 W Patrick St
Woodsboro Bank6 W Patrick St
Cafe Nola4 E Patrick St
Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary8 E Patrick St
Sabor De Cuba9 E Patrick St
Ec’clectibles13 E Patrick St
Serendipity Market and More14 E Patrick St
JoJo’s Restaurant & Tap House16 E Patrick St
Fabulous Finds24 E Patrick St
The Spice & Tea Exchange of Frederick28 E Patrick St
Frederick Land and Home53 E Patrick St
Brainstorm Comics and Gaming54 E Patrick St
Tenth Ward Distilling Company55 E Patrick St
Dream House102 E Patrick St
C. Burr Artz Trust / Frederick County Public Libraries110 E Patrick St
Emporium Antiques112 E Patrick St
Tried & True Barbershop112 E Patrick St
Alchemy No. 119119 E Patrick St
AIGA Blue Ridge122 E Patrick St
Pearl Clothing127 E Patrick St
Belleza Hair and Nail Studio244 E Patrick St


Sweeties on the Creek50 Carroll Creek Way
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek50 Carroll Creek Way
Windy City Red Hots50 Carroll Creek Way
USAICECarroll Creek Trellis
American Painting ContractorsCarroll Creek
Baker Tree ServicesCarroll Creek
Common MarketCarroll Creek
DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & AdvisorsCarroll Creek
FCC’s Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism InstituteCarroll Creek
Flying Dog BreweryCarroll Creek
Frederick County DemocratsCarroll Creek
Frederick County Public Schools Career & Technology CenterCarroll Creek
Hood CollegeCarroll Creek
L.P. Calomeris Realty, LLC / Gemini Title & EscrowCarroll Creek
Legacy Financial AssociatesCarroll Creek
LennarCarroll Creek
Olde Mother BrewingCarroll Creek
Oldetowne Landscape ArchitectsCarroll Creek
Ruppert LandscapeCarroll Creek
Sentelle LawCarroll Creek
Tailwinds Over FrederickCarroll Creek
The City of Frederick: Department of Economic DevelopmentCarroll Creek
The Law Offices of Scott Alan Morrison, P.A.Carroll Creek
The Taisey AgencyCarroll Creek
VetUrgency – Urgent Care for PetsCarroll Creek
Wormald HomesCarroll Creek


The Frederick Basket Co.12 N East St
Frederick Coin Exchange20 N East St
Shab Row Tea Emporium / Frederick Coffee Co & Cafe112 N East St
Shew-sical Entertainment Services116 N East St
Charlotte’s Cottage Quilt Shop / Primitive Homespuns Wool & Needleworks122 N East St
Primitive Homespuns / La Niche Boutique / The Trading Post132 N East St


For additional information about Downtown Frederick, stop by the First Saturday Kiosk located at the corner of Market Street and Church Street, each First Saturday from 3-9pm.




February 2, 2019 3:00 PM


February 2, 2019 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets

Ice Bar on the Creek

1-5PM @ Carroll Creek Amphitheater

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick