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!
PARKING & TRAVEL
- 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!
FREE SHUTTLE TO DOWNTOWN
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 (1-5PM)
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.
S’MORES + HOT COCOA STATIONS (4PM, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)
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.
S’MORES ROASTING STATIONS
- 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
HOT COCOA STATIONS
- 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.
OTHER EVENTS AROUND DOWNTOWN
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
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
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
Starting at 6, 6:30 and 8PM, experience live sword-swallowing and fire performances by Odd Corey Ridge, The Sword Devil!
ICE WALK SCULPTURE LOCATIONS (4-9PM)
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 & Lounge||5 E Church St|
|Six East Salon & Spa||6 E Church St|
|Savage Soaps||10 E Church St|
|White Rabbit Gastropub||18 Market Space|
|Major Arcana Music Studio||9 N Court St|
|Magoo’s||1A W 2nd St|
|Century 21 Redwood Realty||8 E 2nd St|
|Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop||8 E 2nd St|
|Frederick Arts Council||59 S Carroll St|
|Neutre Salon & Spa||101 S Market St|
|United Steam Fire Engine Co #3||79 S Market St|
|Downtown Piano Works||74 S Market St|
|La Paz Mexican Restaurant||51 S Market St|
|Artifacts Glass Gallery||43B S Market St|
|Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar||41 S Market St|
|Flippin’ Pizza||36 S Market St|
|Federated Charities / Tenth Ward Distilling Company||22 S Market St|
|Heritage Frederick / Edenton Retirement Community||22 S Market St|
|The Trail House||17 S Market St|
|RE/MAX PLUS||10 S Market St|
|Zebop||9 S Market St|
|Frederick County Bank||2 N Market St|
|Curious Iguana / Frederick Book Arts Center||12 N Market St|
|Molly’s Meanderings / The Muse / Hunting Creek Outfitters||17 N Market St|
|Elliott CPA||30 N Market St|
|Middletown Valley Bank||33 N Market St|
|Posh Boutique||35 N Market St|
|Isabella’s Taverna & Tapas Bar||44 N Market St|
|Starbucks||104 N Market St|
|Baltimore Gold of Frederick||110 N Market St|
|Firestone’s Restaurant, Raw Bar, and Market||113 N Market St|
|ROOT||118 N Market St|
|The Pasta Palette||121 N Market St|
|Brewer’s Alley||124 N Market St|
|Taco Daddy||137 N Market St|
|Tiara Day / Record Exchange / Alicia L||153 N Market St|
|Cakes to Die For||154 N Market St|
|Edgeworks Knife & Supply||200 N Market St|
|Velvet Lounge||203 N Market St|
|Creme de la Creme||207 N Market St|
|Bushwaller’s Irish Gastropub||209 N Market St|
|Pretzel and Pizza Creations||210 N Market St|
|Retro-Metro||213 N Market St|
|Out of Stock MD||218 N Market St|
|VOLT||228 N Market St|
|Hippy Chick Hummus||237 N Market St|
|Embark Skateboard Shop||238B N Market St|
|North Market Pop Shop||241 N Market St|
|Premier Group of Long & Foster Real Estate||244 N Market St|
|Olde Towne Tavern||325 N Market St|
|Studio she||433 N Market St|
|New Spire Arts||15 W Patrick St|
|Frederick Arts Council||11 W Patrick St|
|Spin the Bottle Wine Company||9 W Patrick St|
|Woodsboro Bank||6 W Patrick St|
|Cafe Nola||4 E Patrick St|
|Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary||8 E Patrick St|
|Sabor De Cuba||9 E Patrick St|
|Ec’clectibles||13 E Patrick St|
|Serendipity Market and More||14 E Patrick St|
|JoJo’s Restaurant & Tap House||16 E Patrick St|
|Fabulous Finds||24 E Patrick St|
|The Spice & Tea Exchange of Frederick||28 E Patrick St|
|Frederick Land and Home||53 E Patrick St|
|Brainstorm Comics and Gaming||54 E Patrick St|
|Tenth Ward Distilling Company||55 E Patrick St|
|Dream House||102 E Patrick St|
|C. Burr Artz Trust / Frederick County Public Libraries||110 E Patrick St|
|Emporium Antiques||112 E Patrick St|
|Tried & True Barbershop||112 E Patrick St|
|Alchemy No. 119||119 E Patrick St|
|AIGA Blue Ridge||122 E Patrick St|
|Pearl Clothing||127 E Patrick St|
|Belleza Hair and Nail Studio||244 E Patrick St|
|Sweeties on the Creek||50 Carroll Creek Way|
|The Wine Kitchen on the Creek||50 Carroll Creek Way|
|Windy City Red Hots||50 Carroll Creek Way|
|USAICE||Carroll Creek Trellis|
|American Painting Contractors||Carroll Creek|
|Baker Tree Services||Carroll Creek|
|Common Market||Carroll Creek|
|DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors||Carroll Creek|
|FCC’s Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute||Carroll Creek|
|Flying Dog Brewery||Carroll Creek|
|Frederick County Democrats||Carroll Creek|
|Frederick County Public Schools Career & Technology Center||Carroll Creek|
|Hood College||Carroll Creek|
|L.P. Calomeris Realty, LLC / Gemini Title & Escrow||Carroll Creek|
|Legacy Financial Associates||Carroll Creek|
|Olde Mother Brewing||Carroll Creek|
|Oldetowne Landscape Architects||Carroll Creek|
|Ruppert Landscape||Carroll Creek|
|Sentelle Law||Carroll Creek|
|Tailwinds Over Frederick||Carroll Creek|
|The City of Frederick: Department of Economic Development||Carroll Creek|
|The Law Offices of Scott Alan Morrison, P.A.||Carroll Creek|
|The Taisey Agency||Carroll Creek|
|VetUrgency – Urgent Care for Pets||Carroll Creek|
|Wormald Homes||Carroll Creek|
EVEREDY SQUARE & SHAB ROW
|The Frederick Basket Co.||12 N East St|
|Frederick Coin Exchange||20 N East St|
|Shab Row Tea Emporium / Frederick Coffee Co & Cafe||112 N East St|
|Shew-sical Entertainment Services||116 N East St|
|Charlotte’s Cottage Quilt Shop / Primitive Homespuns Wool & Needleworks||122 N East St|
|Primitive Homespuns / La Niche Boutique / The Trading Post||132 N East St|