May First Saturday (Mayfest)

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.



May First Saturday is presented in partnership with T-Mobile. Thank you for supporting local!




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! Keep checking back as the date gets closer for more activities, or visit to see what’s happening today.

Chalk Artists throughout downtown all day

Pop ups: Fran Byrne Photography and Fingerboard Farms @ Serendipity Market & More, 14 E Patrick St 8am-close and 11am-3pm

Creative Outlet @ The Delaplaine Arts Center (virtual) 9am

Free 1oz Body Budder @ The Kitchenette, 217 N Market St 10am-6pm

COAST Market Day @ COAST Designs, 18 E 2nd St 10am-6pm

Footwear Sale @ The Trail House, 17 S Market St 10am-6pm

Create your own May Baskets @ Ec’clectibles, 13 E Patrick St 10am-8pm

Faces of the Wounded – Downtown Frederick Walking Tour @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E Patrick St 11am-12pm

All scents 10% off @ A Lit’le Irish, Too, 143 N Market St 11am-7pm

Italian Pesto Olive Oil is Back @ Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium (L.O.V.E), 214 N Market St 12pm-5pm

Vintage Sidewalk Sale @ Vintage MC, 24 E Patrick St 12pm-6pm

“Naturally Abstract,” contemporary abstracts and landscapes by Jenny Wilson @ DISTRICT Arts, 15 N Market St 12pm-8pm

“TAG” Blooms Celebrates Spring @ TAG/The Artists Gallery, 501 N Market St 12pm-8pm

“The Thing with Feathers” by Caroline Mayer @ NOMA Gallery, 437 N Market St 12pm-8pm

“Beyond the Horizons” with Arden McElroy @ Eastside Artists’ Gallery, 313 E Patrick St 1pm-5pm

Art Matters Artist Talk @ The Delaplaine Arts Center (virtual) 2pm

Artist Reception with Vicki Clarkson @ The Muse, 19 N Market St 2pm-4pm

Capturing Mayfest on Canvas w/ Ann Schaefer @ Gallery 322, 322 N Market St 3pm-6pm

Black Lives Mural Frederick @ William R Diggs Memorial Pool, Mullinix Park 4pm-5pm

Cross Quarter Gong Meditation @ The Center . Sound . Mind . Body, 28 E 6th St 7:30pm-8:15pm




Enjoy the ambiance of live music as you stroll along the streets of Downtown Frederick this First Saturday. See below for a list of scheduled performances.

Kristin Rebecca @ Federated Charities, 22 S Market St 2-5pm

Brian Litz Duo @ Frederick Coffee Co & Cafe, 100 N East St 2-5pm

Jacob Abuhamada @ Surelocked In Escape Games, 5 N Market St 4-6pm

Jimmy @ Tenth Ward Distilling Company, 55 E Patrick St 4-7pm

Tim Seals @ Velvet Lounge, 203 N Market St 4-7pm



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



Face coverings are required in all public buildings, as well as outdoor spaces where physical distancing is not possible. Spread joy. Shop safely. Wear a mask.




May 1, 2021 10:00 AM


May 1, 2021 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick