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.
SPECIAL FOR NOVEMBER
If you haven’t been to it yet, you’ll be amazed by all the young entrepreneurs on Carroll Creek for the 3rd Annual Acton Children’s Business Fair. And stay around for the adult part of
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.
November First Saturday @ Frederick Book Arts Center, 10am-3pm
Free Mini Cookie Cutter (With Purchase) @ The Kitchenette, 10am-6pm
Join Us for a Day of Romance, We Invite You to Our Wedding Band Cleaning Event @ Yaneth Reyes, 10am-6pm
Grand Reopening Celebration @ Tiara Day, 10am-8pm
39th Anniversary Sale! @ The Trail House, 10am-8pm
Ec’clectibles Reveals HOLIDAY 2024 Collections! @ Ec’clectibles, 10am-9pm
Adult Modern Dance Class @ The Center ∙ Sound ∙ Mind ∙ Body, 11am-12:30pm
DISTRICT Arts Presents “Passion in Paint” by Debby Brisker Burk @ DISTRICT Arts, 11am-7pm
Meet and Greet with Artist Esperanza Alzona and Open House @ FAC Artist Studios, 11am-7pm
Acton Children’s Business Fair @ Carroll Creek,12pm-3pm
Fall Pet Photos @ 30 N Market St, 12pm-4pm
8 Regional Distilleries Unite for a Day of Tastings, Holiday Gift Ideas, and Crafty Cocktails @ Frederick Social, 12pm-4pm
Fusti Tap: Roasted Walnut Oil @ Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium, 12pm-7pm
Two Views @ Gallery 322, 12pm-8pm
Ninety Degrees @ Gaslight Gallery, 1pm-6pm
“Among Friends” @ Eastside Artists’ Gallery, 1pm-7pm
Artist Reception with Maggie McIntyre-Holt @ The Muse, 2pm-4pm
2nd Annual Corn Maze Crawl @ South Mountain Creamery, 3pm-10pm
Musical Open House @ Peabody Preparatory in Frederick, 4pm-7:30pm
Frederick Artists Night Featuring Stephanie Comegys @ Cowork Frederick, 4pm-8pm
November First Saturday Sip & Shop @ Downtown Businesses,4pm-8pm
Yoga Workshop and Wine Tasting @ The Center ∙ Sound ∙ Mind ∙ Body, 5pm-6pm
Articulate @ NOMA Gallery,5pm-8pm
Station Visit & S’Mores @ United Steam Fire Engine Co #3, 5pm-8pm
The Comedy Pigs at MET Comedy Night @ Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 8:30pm-9:30pm
Every First Saturday, the streets are filled with live music and entertainment. Here’s a list of this month’s musicians and other entertainment:
April on South @ Vintage MC, 24 E Patrick St
Elizabeth Chase @ Luv Pup, 119 E Patrick St
The Ocean Maps @ Delizia Cafe, 14 E Patrick St
Nan-Ana @ Velvet Lounge, 203 N Market St
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 Sunday Artwalk event!
PARKING & TRAVEL
Parking is FREE in Downtown Frederick every weekend from Thanksgiving through New Years! Enjoy free parking in each of downtown’s five public parking garages every weekend from November 28 through the end of the year (8AM Saturdays through 6AM Mondays).
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.