February First Saturday (Fire In Ice)

February First Saturday – Fire in Ice

First Saturday is a day to show your love for local! Where you spend your money matters.

Each February, Downtown Frederick is transformed into a winter wonderland! The event kicks off on Friday evening with Fire Performances and a Live Ice Carving Demo, plus the opening of the Polar Lounge and Ice Games Center. Then, all day Saturday, visitors can view 130+ ice sculptures displayed all over downtown, catch Live Ice Carvings during the day, challenge a friend at the first-ever Ice Putt-Putt Course, be dazzled by a roaring fire tower at the Polar Lounge, and explore all that Downtown Frederick has to offer.

Make your trip a breeze by taking advantage of our FREE SHUTTLES! Shuttle stops offer free parking at three locations Saturday, with all-day service into downtown. See below for more info.


Presented by Music & Arts




Friday, February 2 (6-9PM)

Live Ice Carving Demonstration  |  6-9PM at Everedy Square & Shab Row (20 N East St) | sponsored by Power Home Remodeling

Ice Games Center  |  6-9PM at 331 N Market St  |  featuring our first-ever Ice Putt-Putt Course, plus giant yard games, marshmallow roasting and ice basketball | sponsored by Middletown Valley Bank and McCaskill Financial

Polar Lounge  |  6-9PM at 15 E 6th St  |  grab some food and a drink at our outdoor lounge, complete with ice bar tops, ice luges, an ice curtain perfect for photo opps, a roaring fire tower, games and music | sponsored by Precision for Medicine

Fire Performances  |  7 & 8PM (two 30-minute performances) at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater

Saturday, February 3 (11AM-9PM)

Ice Walk / Ice Sculptures  |  11AM-9PM  |  more than 130 ice sculptures are placed throughout Downtown Frederick (map below)

Ice Games Center  | 11AM-9PM at 331 N Market St  |  featuring our first-ever Ice Putt-Putt Course, plus giant yard games, marshmallow roasting, ice basketball, music and free popcorn | sponsored by Middletown Valley Bank and McCaskill Financial

Polar Lounge  |  11AM-9PM at 15 E 6th St  |  grab some food and a drink at our outdoor lounge, complete with ice bar tops, ice luges, an ice curtain perfect for photo opps, a roaring fire tower, games and music, plus pop-up Fire Performances at 12pm, 3pm & 6pm | sponsored by Precision for Medicine

Music & Games  |  11AM-9PM at the Carroll Creek Trellis  |  enjoy music and games provided by our Presenting Sponsors, Music & Arts

Food Truck Court  |  11AM-7PM at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater  |  FOOD BY: La Parada, Boxcar Burgers, In10se BBQ, Cousins Maine Lobster & M.R. Cheesecakes

Scavenger Hunt | 12-6PM check in at 5 N Market St to pick up a clue sheet

Marshmallow Roasting Stations | 4-9PM at Ice Games Center & Polar Lounge





Take advantage of the FREE shuttle, which provides all-day service to three remote parking options on the outskirts of downtown. The shuttle runs from 11AM-10PM Saturday, with rides every 15 minutes. Did we mention that it’s completely free? Just hop on and ride!

Shuttle Parking Locations:

Thomas Johnson Middle School (1799 Schifferstadt Blvd) drops off at the Polar Lounge (15 E 6th St) a wheelchair-accessible shuttle will be available on this route between the hours of 11am-2pm and from 5:30pm-7:30pm
The Frederick Fairgrounds, Parking Lot A (704 E Patrick St / corner of E Patrick & Franklin St) drops off at Everedy Square (20 N East St)
NYMEO Field at Harry Grove Stadium (21 Stadium Dr) drops off at the Frederick Visitor Center (151 S East St)

Downtown Parking:

Parking will be a $10 FLAT RATE in all five downtown parking garages from 11AM-9PM on Saturday, February 3.

For real-time space availability in the downtown garages, download the Park Frederick mobile app on Google Play or the Apple App Store. Additional travel and parking info available at parkfrederick.org. Download a map of Downtown Frederick here.




To keep everyone safe and traffic moving, NO TURNS will be permitted at the Patrick & Market St or Market & Church St intersections from 11AM-7PM on Saturday, February 3.

The Carroll Creek Garage will also have traffic flow changes:

❗️Patrick St will be ENTRANCE only
❗️Carroll Creek Way will be EXIT only
❗️Maxwell Ave will be for exiting garage traffic only

All intersections will be staffed by Police & professional flaggers. Drivers should expect some delays if traveling through downtown on the day of the event.

Transit Services of Frederick County 51 Connector will detour on East Street. 🚌




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 our events calendar to see what’s happening today.

Friday, February 2

Fire in Ice Punch Card @ Everedy Square & Shab Row | 6-9PM | 20 N East St
Valentine Tea Tasting @ Shab Row Tea Emporium | 10AM-8PM | 112 N East St
Groundhog Day Party @ Sweet Clover | 12-8PM | 244 E Patrick St
Oakdale High School Black History Exhibit Opening @ the C. Burr Artz Public Library | 2-3PM | 110 E Patrick St
Where Hot Sauce Meets Ice Wine @ Frederick Basket Co. | 4-7PM | 12 N East St
Sip & Shop with Fiber Arts Demo @ Primitive Homespuns | 5-8PM | 303 E Patrick St
Tabletop Game Night @ UNESCO BMW Center | 6-9PM | 129 W Patrick St, Unit 15
Fire in Ice: Ignite the fun @ The Allwein Team | 6-9PM | 130 N East St
Hot Chocolate & Coffee Under the Tent | 6-8PM | 100 N East St
Sip N’ Shop @ The Little Pottery Shop | 6-9PM | 117 N East St
The Comedy Pigs @ Maryland Ensemble Theatre | 8:30-9:30PM | 331 W Patrick St

Saturday, February 3

Wellness Series @ UNESCO Body & Mind | 10-11:30AM | 129 W Patrick St, Unit 15
Free Cookie Cutters @ The Kitchenette | 10AM-6PM | 217 N Market St
Feasting at Candlemas @ All Saints’ Episcopal Church | 106 W Church St
Fire in Ice Party @ Sweet Clover | 11AM-8PM | 244 E Patrick St
Fusti Tap: Sweet Apricot White Balsamic @ Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium | 12-7PM |214 N Market St
Sapphire in Ice @ Tenth Ward Distilling Co. | 12-10PM | 55 E Patrick St
Artists Reception & Live Painting with Corrine Crone @ The Muse | 2-7PM | 19 N Market St
Frederick Artists Night featuring Karen Peacock and Mary Weiss-Waldon @ Cowork Frederick | 3-7PM | 122 E Patrick St
Never Ending Creativity with Surface Decoration @ the Potters’ Guild | 3-7PM | 14 S Market St
From the Heart Show @ NOMA Gallery | 5-8PM | 437 N Market St
Fire in Ice Post Party @ Rockwell Brewery | 6-10PM | 880 N East St



You’ll never leave Downtown Frederick hungry! With more than 60 restaurants, 11 craft beverage businesses, and a Food Truck Court all-day Saturday, we’ve got something for everyone.




Text FIREINICE to 888777 to sign up for text alerts and receive important updates during the event.




Public Restrooms can be found in the following locations:

Church Street Public Parking  (17 E Church St)
Carroll Creek Public Parking Garage (44 E Patrick St)
Everedy Square & Shab Row (portable restrooms at corner of E Church & N East St)
Carroll Creek Amphitheater (portable restrooms)
Ice Games Center (portable restrooms at 331 N Market St)
Polar Lounge (portable restrooms at 15 E 6th St)



February 3, 2024 11:00 AM


February 3, 2024 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick