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.
Thank you to our partners at SkyPoint Federal Credit Union for presenting November First Saturday! Find them at 30 N Market St from 11AM-5PM with special games, giveaways and more.
LOCAL SHOPPING & EVENTS
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 downtownfrederick.org/upcoming-events/events/ to see what’s happening today.
Hippy Breakfast Weekend @ Hippy Chick Hummus, 8am-12pm
Sweets and Treats: November Nummies @ On Our Own, 10am-2pm
First Saturday Manhole Cover Printing with FBAC @ Mullinix Park, 10am-3pm
Studio Intern Showcase @ The Little Pottery Shop, 10am-6pm
Making the Holidays Evergreen @ Ec’clectibles, 10am-8pm
38th Anniversary @ Trail House, 10am-9pm
Select Dreamfarm Items – One Day Only @ The Kitchenette, 10am-9pm
Pop Up with Boho Bee Company @ Creme de la Creme, 11am-4pm
Holiday Kick-Off @ Frederick MADE, 11am-5pm
Grand Opening @ Chappelle & Co., 11am-6pm
November Art Extravaganza @ COAST Designs, 11am-6pm
Free Tour @ Weinberg Center for the Arts, 12pm-1pm
Acton Children’s Business Fair @ Carroll Creek, 12pm-3pm
Sip, Sample, & Enjoy @ Frederick Basket Co., 12pm-4pm
Camp Cocktails Spotlight @ Relish Decor, 12pm-4pm
Fall Into the Holidays @ Bailey’s Treasures, 12pm-6pm
Fusti Tap: Crisp Apple White Balsamic @ Lebherz Oil and Vinegar Emporium, 12pm-7pm
Tom Ritchie: Marking the Moment & Russ Schofield: Recent Paintings @ Gallery 322, 12pm-8pm
New Milkshakes, Ice Cream & Pizza @ South Mountain Creamery, 12pm-9pm
Opening Reception: Kristie’s World @ Gaslight Gallery, 1pm-6pm
Hard and Soft Art @ Eastside Gallery, 1pm-7pm
Opening Reception: Martina Sestakova @ The Muse, 2pm-4pm
Artful Things Happening @ Delaplaine Arts Center, 2pm-5pm
Root Beer Tasting @ North Market Pop Shop, 2pm-5:30pm
Happiness Starts with a Scoop @ Hoffman Brothers Ice Cream, 2pm-8pm
Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade” and other works by National String Symphonia @ New Spire Arts, 4pm-6pm
Frederick Artists Night Featuring Brian Truesdale @ Cowork Frederick, 4pm-8pm
Loy Krathong Thai Mini-Festival @ Carroll Creek Trellis, 4pm-9pm
Open Studios @ Griffin Art Center, 5pm-7pm
Rebecca Hargreaves Tufted and Rya Rug Show @ Give Rise Studio, 5pm-8pm
“Meet the Artists” – A Reception with DISTRICT Arts Gallery Artists, 5pm-8pm
Christopher Madden and S. Manya Stoumen-Tolino @ TAG/The Artists Gallery, 5pm-8pm
Small Works Opening Reception @ NOMA Gallery, 5pm-9pm
Pop-Up Game Cafe @ Gravel & Grind, 6pm-10pm
First Saturday Funnies @ Frederick Arts Council, 7:30pm-9pm
Late Night Happy Hour @ Showroom, 9pm-10pm
Every First Saturday, the streets are filled with live music and entertainment. Here’s a list of this month’s musicians and other entertainment:
Jorge Anaya @ The Trail House, 17 S Market St
DJ Genius @ County Permits Building, 30 N Market St
Daryltron @ Luv Pup, 119 E Patrick St
Dave Wilcox @ Tempo Di Pasta, 244 E Church St
Stonehouse Brass Band @ Velvet Lounge, 203 N Market St
Adam Forbes @ County Permits Building, 30 N Market St
Papa Uke @ Carroll Creek Trellis, intersection of S Market St & Carroll Creek
Special for November First Saturday
SPENDING THE NIGHT?
The downtown art galleries have a treat for you! On the Sunday following First Saturdays, do the Sunday Artwalk to see live art demos, participate in community art, learn about specific techniques and materials, and much more. Check out the November Sunday Artwalk event this weekend!
PARKING & TRAVEL
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!