First Saturday means all day activities, holiday lights, late-night shopping and dining, live music on the street, and a free trolley to guide your way! During March First Saturday, celebrate the arrival of spring with the return of our outdoor street musicians!
Whether you’ve lived here for years, or you’re a first time visitor, First Saturday is 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
Enjoy live musicians performing at the following locations.
- 5-7 pm | Kristin Rebecca @ Serendipity Market & More, 14 E Patrick St
- 5-7 pm | Harry Pritchett @ Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop, 8 E 2nd St
- 5-8 pm | Mark England @ The Pasta Palette, 121 N Market St
- 5-8 pm | Edward Barney @ Hippy Chick Hummus, 237 N Market St
- 5-9 pm | Eric Dubbin @ The Potters’ Guild of Frederick, 14 S Market St
- 6-8 pm | Moon Music Group @ Alchemy No. 119, 119 E Patrick St
- 6-9 pm | Bobby Jones @ 30 N Market St
- 6-9 pm | Mike Schirf @ Edgeworks Knife & Supply, 200 N Market St
YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS…
The family-friendly First Saturday Scavenger Hunt with Surelocked In Escape Games! Stop by 5 N Market St to pick up your clue sheet any time after 12pm (noon). Just turn it back in by 6pm for your chance at a prize basket from participating locations!
Stop by our “Music Makin’ Station” at 30 N Market St from 3-6pm for a kid-friendly music-themed crafting activity.
Hop aboard the FREE TROLLEY, which makes its loop through Downtown Frederick from 3-9pm. Pick up locations include 117 N East St, 40 S Carroll St, 33 E Patrick St, 124 N Market St and 428 N Market St.
Stock up on Downtown Frederick Gift Cards, available for sale at the Visitor Center (151 S East St) as the perfect gift for anyone.
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!
9a-5p The Temple | 22 W Church St
Product Bar! Come feel and test out our favorite products and take home your favorite one!
10a-10p I Made This! Pottery Studio | 10B N East
Relax and have fun painting pottery. Open late, till 10pm. Food and drinks are welcome. Lots of shapes and sizes to choose from, including seasonal pottery.
10:30a-8:30p Posh Boutique | 35 N Market St
Come check out our final winter products as we start getting the store ready for spring!
11a-4p Dancing Bear Toys | 15 E Patrick St
We’re hosting an all-day donation drive to give OOLY art products to Hillcrest Elementary, and the fun doesn’t stop there! We’ll have treats, surprises and cool hands-on projects.
- Canvas Creation — 11am
- Black Paper Art — 1pm
- Coloring Sheets — 3pm
11a-9p Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium | 214 N Market St
Fusti Tap Flash Back: Come and get our delicious Black Currant Dark Balsamic! Tapping this beauty tonight, it is the perfect addition to your Spring Pantry! Only here for a limited time.
11a-10p North Market Pop Shop | 241 N Market St
Pop in and try out some of our newest ice cream flavors from local creameries!
12p-6p Surelocked In Escape Games | 5 N Market St
Come one, come all to our free monthly Scavenger Hunt! Test your wits and compete for prizes while exploring Downtown Frederick! Clue sheets can be picked up at 5 N Market Street between 12-6pm. Good luck and may the best team win!
2p-4p VINI CULTURE wine bar & cafe | 20 N Market St
Wine Tasting from 2-4pm and Live Music by “Left of Center Jazz” from 8-11pm. No cover charge.
2p-6p Olde Mother Brewing | 526 N Market St
Live performances by “Let There Be Rock School” and “Night Swim.” Night Swim is a nostalgia-pop band based in Frederick.
2:30p-3:30p National Museum of Civil War Medicine | 224 E Patrick St
Join Dr. J. Richard Casuccio as he discusses an often forgotten signer of the Declaration of Independence who changed American medical history forever — Benjamin Rush.
5p-9p Gallery 322 | 322 N Market St
Winter Fever, with artists Michael Douglas Jones, Jan Kaufman, Linda Kirvan, Anne Gibson Snyder, Ann Schaefer, Russell Schofield, Roberta Staat and Homer Yost.
5p-9p The Muse | 19 N Market St
We will have artist Paul Tooley! See him recent works featuring small expressive watercolor paintings of Frederick.
5p-9p NOMA Gallery | 437 N Market St
Thomas Sterner uses carved wood, cut paper, formed metal, time lapse video, animation, acrylic painting, digital printmaking, and screen painting in surprising works that reveal by opening and closing, literally and metaphorically.
5p-9p Potters’ Guild of Frederick | 14 S Market
From the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day to the bits of spring beginning to show, March is a month for all things green! We will be featuring the works of over 20 gallery members with a display of fabulous ceramic art showcasing the color green.
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