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! Check back as the date gets closer for a list of specific activities, or visit downtownfrederick.org/events to see what’s happening today.
Old Bay and peanuts – what could be better? @ The Kitchenette, 10am-6pm
Before Black Had a Name @ Shungu Gallery, 10am-6pm
Paint Your Own Pottery @ I Made This! Pottery Studio, 10am-7pm
Spring….Nature’s way of saying “LET’S PARTY!!!” @ Potters’ Guild of Frederick, 10am-8pm
Make Your Own Rose Body Oil @ Peace, 10am-8pm
Spring kick off w/first ever ArtBar! @ Frederick MADE, 11am-5pm
Back Bar Grand Opening @ McClintock Distilling Co., 11:30am-10pm
Snake & Stone Fine Jewelry Pop Up @ Vintage MC, 12pm-4pm
Green Living Pop-Up @ Relish Decor, 12pm-4pm
Warehouse Spring Cleaning @ Bailey’s Treasures, 12pm-6pm
Live Pendant Making w/ Pat @ Carroll Creek Trellis, 1pm-6pm
“Of Dreams and Life” by Johan Lowie @ Gaslight Gallery, 1pm-6pm
“Reflections on Nature” @ Eastside Artists’ Gallery, 1pm-7pm
Associate Members Show @ Gallery 322, 1pm-8pm
Free Artist Demos! @ The Muse, 2pm-4pm
“Meet the Artists” @ DISTRICT Arts, 5pm-7pm
“Thaw” Opening Reception @ NOMA Gallery, 5pm-8pm
“Being Seen” Opening Reception @ TAG/The Artists’ Gallery, 5pm-8pm
“Creative Gateways: Imagining Frederick’s Unique Identity” Reception & Film Screening @ FAC Art Center, 5pm-8pm
Live Music @ Rockwell Brewery, 6pm-9pm
Closing Weekend for Detroit ’67! @ The MET, 8pm-10pm
The Comedy Pigs – MET Comedy Night @ The MET, 8:30pm-10:30pm
Marshmallow Roasting Fire Pits
Last month for marshmallow roasting fire pits! Cozy up and enjoy a special treat while you explore downtown. *while supplies last
15 E Patrick St
200 N Market St
This First Saturday, there will be a special performance by the fire dance troupe Pyrophoric! Check out their Mardi Gras/Carnival-themed production at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater at 7pm.
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!
DON’T FORGET YOUR MASK!
Businesses are free to set their own policies with regard to face coverings. Please be considerate of staff who may not yet be vaccinated, and wear your mask if requested. Safe shopping, everyone!
Spread joy. Shop safely. Wear a mask.