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 November First Saturday, celebrate the start of the Holiday Season in Downtown Frederick.
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
Looking for a place to stay? Check out downtown accommodations here. You can also find many great places to stay located outside of Downtown Frederick. Visit the Tourism Council of Frederick County’s website for a full list of hotels, bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, cabins and camping and check out our special First Saturday rates available at participating hotels!View First Saturday Hotel Rates
LIVE MUSIC + ENTERTAINMENT
Each First Saturday, musicians and entertainment can be found all over downtown! Stay tuned for a list of this month’s performers.
FREE CARRIAGE RIDES
During November First Saturday, enjoy a free carriage ride through Downtown Frederick! The wagons will be led by a team of Belgium Draft Mules and/or a team of Percheron horses and hold 12 people. Carriages will run every 30 minutes from 4-9pm and there are two pick-up locations. Rides available on a first-come basis.
- Brewer’s Alley, 124 N Market St, 4-9pm, carriages leave every 30 minutes on a first-come basis
- Footlights Dance & Theatre Boutique, 306 E Church St, 4-9pm, carriages leave every 30 minutes on a first-come basis
Each month, find artists painting live scenes inspired by Downtown Frederick. Paintings will be on display & available for sale during our First Saturday Art Show in August 2019!
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! Event details for individual businesses will be added as the date approaches.
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.
- Pistarro’s | 221 N East St
- Little Pottery Shop | 117 N East St
- Spin the Bottle Wine Company | 220 E Patrick St
- Brewer’s Alley | 121 N Market St
- Bravura Arts and Framing | 428 N Market St