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.
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! Visit downtownfrederick.org/events for more.
Grand Reopening @ Frederick Books Arts Center, 10am-4pm
Decoration on Parade @ Potter’s Guild of Frederick, 10am-8pm
Artists Flea Market & Craft Supply Swap @ Frederick MADE, 11am-5pm
Artful Things Happening @ the Delaplaine, 11am-5pm
Sip, Sample, & Enjoy @ Frederick Basket Co., 12pm-4pm
S’More Saturday @ The Agency, 12pm-4pm
Fusti Tap: Sweet Apricot White Balsamic @ Lebherz Oil and Vinegar Emporium, 12pm-7pm
Little is LARGE @ Gallery 322, 12pm-8pm
Art Night @ Y Arts Center, 5pm-7pm
Concinnity Opening Reception @ NOMA Gallery, 5pm-8pm
Full Moon Gong Meditation @ The Center Sound . Mind . Body, 7pm-7:45pm
Creative Writing Workshop @ FAC Art Center, 8:30pm-10pm
Ted Garber LIVE @ Agave 137, 9pm-12am
Special for January First Saturday
Downtown Frederick has some new lights up! Take a stroll around town and enjoy the sparkle in a new way.
Starlite @ Patrick St side of Carroll Creek Garage
Light Drops @ Walkway between Carroll Creek Garage & Maxwell Ave
Kaleidoscope @ Everedy Square between Talbots & Frederick Basket Co
Chroma @ the old Frederick News Post building at the corner of Carroll St & Patrick St
Holiday Tree Lights @ all around downtown
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!