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. Thank you to our partners at Navy Federal Credit Union for supporting November First Saturday!
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
HOT COCOA & S’MORES
Stay cozy and warm with free hot cocoa & s’mores roasting stations! All stations are open from 5-9pm and available while supplies last.
LIVE MUSIC + ENTERTAINMENT
Enjoy all-day live music at throughout downtown. Check back closer to the event for a complete list of performers.
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 December!
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. There will be two carriages in operation, with rides leaving approximately every 15 minutes from 4-9pm. All rides will pick-up in front of Footlights Dance & Theater Boutique (306 E Church St). Rides are available on a first-come basis.
- Pick-up Location: Everedy Square & Shab Row, in front of Footlights Dance & Theater Boutique (306 E Church St)
- Carriages leave every 15 minutes on a first-come basis from 4-9pm
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! Check back closer to the event for more information about this month’s activities.
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. Download a trolley route map here.
- Little Pottery Shop | 117 N East St
- Delaplaine Arts Center | 40 S Carroll St
- Patrick Street Stop | 33 E Patrick St
- Brewer’s Alley | 124 N Market St
- Bravura Arts and Framing | 428 N Market St
For additional information about Downtown Frederick, stop by the First Saturday Kiosk located at the corner of Market Street and Church Street, each First Saturday from 3-9pm.