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 June First Saturday, celebrate the visual and performing arts in Downtown Frederick with the Frederick Festival of the Arts, the Mother Earth News Fair and downtown’s First Saturday celebrations bringing hundreds of artists to the area!
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.
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PARKING & TRAVEL
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!View First Saturday Hotel Rates
LIVE MUSIC + ENTERTAINMENT
Each First Saturday, musicians and entertainment can be found all over downtown!
- 3-5pm | Music or Circus @ New Spire Arts
- 3-9pm | The Frederick Writer’s Club @ 30 N Market St
- 3-5pm | Music, Playwriting, or Circus @ New Spire Arts
- 3-5pm | Yoga (teen & adult) @ New Spire Arts
- 3-9pm | Free Trolley for a Downtown Loop @ Brewer’s Alley
- 3-9pm | Karen Winston Lewin @ Carroll Creek
- 3-9pm | Paula Rubin-Wexler @ Carroll Creek
- 5-8pm | Kristin Rebecca @ Hippy Chick Hummus
- 5-8pm | Eric Dubbin @ Potter’s Guild of Frederick
- 5-8pm | Jan Sholes @ Velvet Lounge
- 5-8pm | Studio 6 @ Urban Cottage
- 5-8pm | 2nd Band Duo @ Cowork Frederick
- 6-9pm | Domenic Cicala @ Serendipity Market & More
- 6-9pm | Hard Swimmin’ Fish @ Ec’clectibles
- 7-9pm | Michelle Lockey @ The Pasta Palette
Each month, 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 2018! Visit Carroll Creek to see plein air artists Paula Rubin-Wexler and Karen Winston Lewin from 3-9pm.
BLUE CHAIR DECORATION
Come visit The Partnership at the amphitheater located on Carroll Creek to decorate blue chairs that will be placed outside of store fronts for July and August First Saturday’s.
LOCAL SHOPPING & 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!
10am-5pm The Delaplaine Arts Center | 40 S Carroll St
Art Matters: Artist Talk @2:00; Exhibit Reception @3:00; Creative Outlet: Mexico-Create a mini piñata @3:00. Also, family Fun events 10-5.
10am-6pm Dream House | 102 E Patrick St
We will be having a sidewalk sale in front of our store with great discounted items including art, accessories, and furniture.
10am-10pm i Made This! Pottery Studio | 10B N East St
Paint your own Pottery in our Friendly and Relaxing Studio. Lots of Pottery Shapes to choose from, including Garden/Flower pieces. Food and Drinks Welcome. Open LATE…till 10pm.
11am-7pm Pedego Frederick | 125 S Carroll St
Join us for Pedego’s Grand Opening! Test ride our electric bikes, win prizes, and much more!
11am-5pm The Knot House | 129 E Patrick St
Trunk show with Junk Yarns
11am-7pm Hippy Chick Hummus | 237 N Market St
11-10pm North Market Pop Shop | 241 N Market St
Come in and have a taste local creamery ice cream from Trickling Springs Creamery and South Mountain Creamery
11am-8pm VISIONS Extraordinary Eyewear, etc | 16 N Market St
I Art = Eye Art = You Art! “Design” your own unique eyewear with our fun French “convertible” collection! One frame (neutral or colored) + different front “covers” = Many Looks. Other styles too. Be a walking work of art!
11am-3pm Everedy Square & Shab Row | East & Church Streets
British Car Show 11am to 3pm, Tea tastings, British words scavenger hunt
11am-9pm Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium | 214 N Market S
Grilled Pineapple Dressing Demo: Come learn how to make our unique summer dressing- just in time for Father’s Day! Trust us- Dad will LOVE it!
11am-4pm Serendipity Market & More | 14 E Patrick St
Meet the Artists of the Serendipity Gallery Serendipity Market & More focuses on community. Local food. Local artisans. Local artists. Stop by and celebrate local! Enjoy our Mini-Pop Up Artist Market and meet some of our Gallery artists.
12pm-2pm The Trading Post| 134 N East St
We are celebrating 6 months in business. Free hot dogs from 12-2 and 20% Off the entire store!
12pm-8pm Surelocked In Escape Games | 5 N Market St
British Car Show 11am to 3pm, Tea tastings, British words scavenger hunt
12pm-5pm simpLIVEfy | 23 S Market
Demonstrations throughout the day showing how easy it is to hang removable wallpaper. We are featuring wallpaper by Tempaper and will have a 10% off sale on stocked patterns.
2pm-4pm VINI CULTURE wine bar & cafe | 20 N Market St
First Saturday Wine Tasting – Black Ankle Vineyards from Mount Airy, Maryland will be in the house to pour several of their most popular wines. Learn about the locally grown grapes while tasting what the region produces. $5 / 21+
2pm-9pm Ec’clectibiles | 13 E Patrick St
Beat the heat with a fun festival food treat – a lemon stick (peppermint stick in a lemon). 2:00pm until supplies run out. Our favorite band – Hard Swimmin Fish – starts playing at 6:30!
3pm-9pm The Kitchenette | 217 N Market St
Celebrate “I ART Downtown” with a free artistic tasty treat (starting at 3pm and while supplies last)
3pm-5pm New Spire Arts | 115 E Church St
Join us for FREE mini-workshops for all ages! Kids can take circus, puppetry, or drama games while parents do yoga or enjoy First Saturday!
3pm-9pm Cowork Frederick | 122 E Patrick St
Frederick Artists Night – Exhibit by Frederick surrealist and figurative painter, Sumner Crenshaw.
3pm-6pm Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop | 8 E 2nd St
Join Crisafulli’s and the folks from Hidden Hills Winery. They will be sampling their 2017 Cremello Sauvignon Blanc. The winery is located on a horse farm with over 100 acres in the heart of Frederick County, Maryland 21+only must have valid I.D.
4pm-9pm Potters’ Guild of Frederick County | 14 S Market St
MUG SHOTS – Take a picture with your favorite mug from our mug rack! Don’t miss the work of our featured artist, Susan Brown of Ring Master Pottery, wheel demo by Lucinda Leaman from 4 to 8, music by Eric Dubbin from 4-9.
4:30-10pm Lazy Fish | 10 E Patrick St
Japanese whiskey flights
5pm-9pm NOMA Gallery | 437 N Market St
Artist Reception for Embroidered Truths by Karin Birch. Elaborately embroidered abstractions of everyday events, particularly revolving around birth, loss and the elusive search for the garden of joy.
5pm-9pm The Muse | 19 N Market St
Exploring the use of the Japanese “big, dumb brush” known as Hakame, Kevin Hluch has relegated his color palette to monochrome and continues to explore various pottery forms in his latest featured show, A Brush with Fate. Meet the artist from 5-9pm!
5pm-9pm Gallery 322 | 322 N Market St
Reception to celebrate the opening of “Summer Seen” — our artists will give you a tour of our new group show!
8:30pm Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick | 124 N Market St
Journey through Frederick’s Gruesome and Bloody Past. Nearly 300 Years of War, Executions and Revenge. True Documented Stories of the “Paranormal” with Maryland’s Oldest Operating Ghost Tour!
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.
- Pistarro’s | 221 N East St
- Little Pottery Shop | 117 N East St
- Spin the Bottle Wine Company | 220 E Patrick St
- Brewer’s Alley | 121 N Market St
- Bravura Arts and Framing | 428 N Market St