March First Saturday

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.




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 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

Dreamland Art Installation by kayslush.creates @ Gaslight Gallery, 11am-6pm

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.




Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick at and download a map of downtown businesses here.

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!

View First Saturday Hotel Rates




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.




March 5, 2022 10:00 AM


March 5, 2022 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick