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 Harris Teeter, now offering grocery delivery in the Frederick area!

Stop by 30 N Market St from 12-6pm to pick up a free shopping bag and learn more about Harris Teeter in your community!


and with Support from Curaleaf

Curious about Cannabis? The Curaleaf team of experts will be on site to answer all of your questions about medical and adult use cannabis. Join them for a day of fun, education, assistance with medical cards, giveaways and more!



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.

All Levels Yoga with Yogamour @ FAC Sky Stage, 8:30am-9:30am
Print Day @ Frederick Book Arts Center, 10am-3pm
Paint Your Own Pottery @ I Made This!, 10am-7pm
Live Family-Friendly Theatre: The Commedia Cinderella @ Maryland Ensemble Theater, 10:30am-11:30am & 1:30pm-2:30pm
MAIA Models Re-Launch Mixer @ MAIA, 11am-3pm
May’zcal @ Agave 137, 11am-1:30am
Asia on the Creek @ Carroll Creek Park, 11am-5pm
Brunch, Absinthe & Live Music @ Frederick Social, 11am-10pm
HMS Metals Pop Up @ Brick & Mortar Mercantile, 12pm-4pm
Feminine Hygiene Product Drive @ Cowork Frederick, 12pm-5pm
Fusti Tap: Thyme Olive Oil @Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium, 12pm-7pm
Whiskey Rocks @ Cellar Door, 12pm-1:30am
Woman to Woman Mentoring Spring Pop Up Market @ Delizia Cafe, 12pm-3pm
Monthly Moon Market @ Give Rise Studio, 12pm-4pm
Shoes & Canoes @ The Trail House, 12pm-5pm
Flower Power @ Gallery 322, 12pm-8pm
Splatter and Shatter @ Crash & Catharsis Rage Factory, 1pm-3pm
Colored Pencil Extravaganza @ Eastside Artists’ Gallery, 1pm-7pm
Make a Sunprint @ Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts, 2pm-4pm
Teacher Appreciation Event @ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2pm-4pm
Artist Opening Reception with Courtney Prahl @ The Muse, 2pm-4pm
Frozen Festival @ Perfect Truffle, 4pm-6pm
The Architecture of Transition @ Gaslight Gallery, 4pm-8pm
Opening Reception for “NOSTALGIA”, a Juried Themed Exhibition @ District Arts, 5pm-7pm
Christine Stovall and Chris Eliff @ TAG, 5pm-8pm
“Deer Spring Road: Paintings” by Christine Hahn Opening Reception @ NOMA Gallery, 5pm-8pm
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Gong Meditations @ The Center . Sound . Mind . Body, 7:30pm-8:15pm
Eat the Cake Band with Soul Meets Body @ FAC’s Sky Stage, 7:30pm-10pm



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

Velvet Grace @ Vintage MC, 24 E Patrick St
Mike Kuster @ River Bar and Grill, 129 N Market St

Mike Miondonis @ Potters’ Guild of Frederick, 14 S Market St
JB Dunn @ Luv Pup, 119 E Patrick

Stonehouse Brass Band @ North Market Pop Shop, 241 N Market St
DUBLERNUTHIN – 25th Anniversary Concert Series @ Velvet Lounge, 203 N Market St
Hard Swimmin’ Fish @ beside Dancing Bear, 15 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.

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!




May 6, 2023 11:00 AM


May 6, 2023 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick