IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE (added March 18, 2020)
With Governor Hogan’s executive order prohibiting gatherings of 50+ people (changed to 10+ people on March 19) and the recent announcement from CDC recommending the cancellation of these events over the next 8 weeks, Downtown Frederick Partnership has decided to cancel this year’s April and May First Saturday events, which were scheduled for Saturday, April 4 and Saturday, May 2. These decisions are not taken lightly as we understand the impact on our downtown community.
Currently, many Downtown Frederick businesses remain open on a daily basis, and are taking extra steps to ensure their spaces are clean and safe for customers. We encourage you to continue to support our small businesses during this difficult time. If you need any information about food delivery and takeout, remote shopping options, or how to buy gift cards (spend money now to support local businesses, treat yourself to a prepaid activity later in the year!) — we are constantly updating our website with this information at downtownfrederick.org/covid-19. Thank you for your support!
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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 May First Saturday, celebrate the arrival of spring with downtown’s Mayfest celebration.
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.
PARKING & TRAVEL
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
LIVE MUSIC + ENTERTAINMENT
- The Asian & Pacific American Heritage Month Festival will be taking place along Carroll Creek, featuring all-day live performances and a Night Market.
Each month, find artists creating live works inspired by Downtown Frederick. Pieces will be on display & available for sale during our First Saturday Art Show in December!
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! Check back closer to the event for more information about this month’s activities.
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
For additional information about Downtown Frederick, stop by the First Saturday Kiosk located at the corner of Market Street and Church Street, each First Saturday from 3-9pm.