Mayfest 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.



May First Saturday is Presented by Woodsboro Bank, celebrating 125 years of service!

Stop by 30 N Market St from noon-7pm to see how Woodsboro Bank grows with you!
They will have an interactive chalk art display and be giving out seed packets and builder pencils.


and with Support from Renewal by Anderson



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 our events calendar to see what’s happening today.

Anamorphic Street Art | Gravel & Grind | 9-5pm
Print Day in May | Frederick Book Arts Center | 10am-4pm
Jam or Mustard Anyone? | The Kitchenette | 10am-6pm
Celebrate Mayfest with a Free Gift | The Potters’ Guild | 10am-8pm
To Dye For x Chappelle & Co. In Store Partnership | Chappelle & Co. | 10am-6pm
Annual Footwear Sale | The Trail House | 10am-8pm
Pottery Painting | I Made This! Pottery Studio | 10am-7pm
Walking Tours | National Museum of Civil War Medicine | 10:30am
The Borrowers (Family Theatre Experience) | MET | 10:30am
Accessories Bonanza | Frederick Arts Council Center | 11am-5pm
May the 4th be with you weekend | CC Rage Factory | 11am-8:30pm
Accessories Bonanza | Frederick Arts Council Center | 11am-5pm
POSTPONED: Asia on the Creek (AANHPI Heritage Festival) | Carroll Creek Amphitheater | 12-5pm
Vegan Eats with Chef Nicole (LITVEGAN) | BK Juices | 12-5pm
May Clean Sweep | Bailey’s Treasures | 12-6pm
Fusti Tap: Fresh Lime White Balsamic | Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium | 12-7pm
Adoption Event | Luv Pup | 12-2pm
Urban Vistas | Gallery 322 | 12-8pm
First Year Anniversary Celebration | Atomic 97 Beer & Wine | 1-9pm
Make Your Own Sun Print | Dancing Bear Toys & Games | 1-3pm
Bouquets & Bubbles | The Frederick Floral Bar | 1-3pm
“It’s Elemental My Dear” Show | Eastside Artists’ Gallery | 1-5pm
Warrior Canine Connection | Frederick Social | 1-3pm
Art Matters Artist Talk: Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah | The Delaplaine Arts Center | 2-3pm
Creative Outlet for May | The Delaplaine Arts Center | 3-5pm
May Exhibition Openings | The Delaplaine Arts Center | 3-5pm
Persian Drum Circle | UNESCO Body and Mind Wellness Club | 3-5pm
Frederick Artists Night | Cowork Frederick | 3-7pm
Stop the Bleed Demo | United Steam Fire Engine Co #3 | 4-8pm
Closing Reception | DISTRICT Arts | 5-7pm
May Be Art Exhibit | NOMA Gallery | 5-8pm
Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick | Brewer’s Alley | 7:45pm


POSTPONED: The rain got the best of us this month, but most of our artists will be back for June First Saturday. We’ll update the map as we know more.
There will be 30+ chalk artists all over Downtown Frederick on Saturday – check out the locations in the map below.



Asia on the Creek, AANHPI Heritage Festival on Carroll Creek has been postponed to June First Saturday.


Every First Saturday, the streets are filled with live music and entertainment.

Mark England @ Magie Fibers, 154 N Market St
Lauren Hill @ Trail House, 17 S Market St

Wretched Jedi @ Luv Pup, 119 E Patrick St

Papa Uke @ County Permits Building, 30 N Market St
Nan-Ana @ Vintage MC, 24 E Patrick St


The downtown art galleries have a treat for you! On the Sunday following First Saturdays, stroll the Sunday Artwalk to see live art demos, participate in community art, learn about specific techniques and materials, and much more. Check out the events this weekend!



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.



May 4, 2024 10:00 AM


May 4, 2024 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick