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 Wegmans for presenting November First Saturday!
Download First Saturday Brochure Here
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! This month, our featured performers are:
- 5-7 pm | Eric Dubbin @ Potters’ Guild of Frederick
- 5-8 pm | Straight Up Tribal @ Alchemy No. 119
- 5-8 pm | Mark England @ Woodsboro Bank
- 6-8 pm | Kristin Rebecca @ Cowork Frederick
- 6-9 pm | Domenic Cicala @ Olde Mother Brewing Co.
- 6-9 pm | Doug Alan Wilcox @ Yaneth Reyes Jewelry
- 7-9 pm | Ed Barney @ VINI CULTURE wine bar & cafe
- 7-9 pm | Harry Pritchett @ 30 N Market St
Each month, find artists creating live works inspired by Downtown Frederick. Artwork will be on display & available for sale during our First Saturday Art Show in August 2019!
This First Saturday, Kristen Morrison from Gallery East will be painting near the 33 E Patrick Street Trolley Stop from 4-7pm.
Experience Downtown Frederick Partnership’s year-long live art demonstrations and don’t miss the final exhibition, “A Year of First Saturdays” next summer.
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
HOT CIDER & DONUTS WITH WEGMANS
Wegmans is handing out hot cider and donuts at 30 N Market St, starting at 11am. Stop by for a tasty treat while supplies last!
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.
- Olde Mother Brewing Co. @ 526 N Market St
- The Wine Kitchen on the Creek @ 50 Carroll Creek Way
- Woodsboro Bank @ 6 W Patrick St
- Artifacts Glass Gallery @ 43b S Market St
- United Steam Fire Engine Co. #3 @ 79 S Market St
Hot Cocoa Locations:
- Edgeworks Knife & Supply @ 200 N Market St
- RE/MAX Plus @ 10 S Market St
YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS…
- The release of our 2018 Get it Downtown magazine! Stop by the First Saturday Kiosk at the corner of Market & Church Streets to pick up your free copy.
- Stock up on Downtown Frederick Gift Cards, available for sale at the Visitor Center (151 S East St) as the perfect holiday gift for anyone.
- Stop by our craft station at 30 N Market St to create your own Holiday Wish List!
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!
9:30a-7p Pedego Frederick | 125 S Carroll St
Free electric bike test rides on S Carroll Street!
10a-7p Hippy Chick Hummus | 237 N Market St
Flavors of Fall—come try our autumn-inspired kombuchas on tap. Fall lunch specials to include: fresh apple salads, pumpkin falafels and toasty flatbreads.
10a-9p Ec’clectibles | 13 E Patrick St
The Holidays BEGIN TODAY! Our entire store has been transformed and will be unveiled today for all your gifting needs for all the upcoming Holidays. Unique gifts, door prizes, refreshments, free gift wrapping and Holiday Magic!
10a-9p Select Seconds Thrift Shop | 8 E Patrick St
Celebration of 30 years on E Patrick Street!
10a-10p I Made This! Pottery Studio | 10b N East St
Visit our fun, friendly, and relaxing studio this holiday season to paint your loved ones a special gift. Lots of ornament choices. Seasonal & holiday pottery as well. Open late, till 10pm. Food & drinks are welcome!
11a-3p Alaskan Malamute Dog Rescue | The Trellis
Stop by the Carroll Creek Trellis (S Market St, at Carroll Creek) to meet Alaskan Malamute dogs!
11a-5p Pearl Clothing | 127 E Patrick St
Fine oil paintings of Frederick scenes by local artist, Ian Rhoades. Taking commissions.
11a-9p Windy City Red Hots | 50 Carroll Creek Way
Have you tried a real Chicago Hot Dog before? If not (or even if you have), come experience an authentic Windy City Red Hot straight from the source!
11a-9p Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium | 214 N Market St
Fusti Tap: We are happy to kick off the holiday season with our Quince & Pomegranate White Balsamic Vinegar. Only here for a short time, this seasonal favorite is available starting today!
11a-9p The Little Pottery Shop | 117 N East St
Visit our holiday open house and take a look at our wide selection of fine art and pottery. With over 150 local and national artists to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect handmade gift this holiday season.
12p-9p Artifacts Glass Gallery | 43B South Market St
Live music and live glass blowing!
12p-4p GWC Artwork Gallery | 328 E Patrick St
Jodi Lido will be our featured artist. She will be at the gallery to meet the public until 4pm.
12p-6p Surelocked In Escape Games | 5 N Market St
Come one, come all to our monthly Scavenger Hunt! Test your wits and compete for prizes while exploring Downtown Frederick! Clue sheets can be picked up between 12-6pm. Good luck and may the best team win!
12p-7p Alchemy No. 119 | 119 E Patrick St
Tarot card readings and other healing arts practitioners onsite 12-6pm, plus exclusive pop up shop of Molly Allen Jewelry Designs from Rehoboth, DE and Austin, TX.
1p-7p VISIONS extraordinary eyewear | 16 N Market St
You won’t believe your eyes at our fun and fabulous French Convertible Trunk Show! See for yourself how to convert one Rx frame into many different looks! …Roll the flashing dice for special show-day surprises.
2p-4p VINI CULTURE wine bar & cafe | 20 N Market St
Wine tasting from 2-4pm and live music starts at 8pm!
2:30p National Museum of Civil War Medicine | 48 E Patrick St
Witness Civil War medical care through the eyes of one Connecticut regiment at Gettysburg. The program begins at 2:30pm and the cost is included with admission, or free for museum members.
3p-6p Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop | 8 E 2nd St
Local wine tasting with Hidden Hills Vineyard’s finest wine, made right here in Frederick County! (Free, while supplies last. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol.)
3p-6p Crème de la Crème | 207 N Market St
Author Bonnie McDaniel will be here signing her new book “Farm Girl In The City… of food and love.” Come and meet the author, have her sign your edition and enjoy refreshments with us for our Birthday Celebration!
3p-9p The Kitchenette | 217 N Market St
Stop by and get a free home-baked item while supplies last.
3p-9p Everedy Square & Shab Row | 125 N East St
Shop Local at Everedy Square and Shab Row this holiday season! Free carriage rides, Holiday movies, and Scavenger Hunt.
3p-10p Wine Kitchen on the Creek | 50 Carroll Creek Way
S’mores, hot chocolate and “adult” hot chocolate.
4p-6p North Market Pop Shop | 241 N Market St
We are tasting some new sodas! Come take a taste of the season and a #PopOfTheWeek. Come and check it out!
4p-9p Cowork Frederick | 122 E Patrick St
“Black and White Photography in the Historic District” exhibit & artist reception by local artist Bill Adkins, with live acoustic music by Aidan Ryan from 4-6pm.
4p-9p Potters’ Guild of Frederick | 14 S Market St
Enjoy our holiday table set with local, handmade tableware made by Guild Members! Everyone is welcome to honor our Gallery Shop Patrons with wine and music by Eric Dubbin. Complementary acorn magnets are included with each purchase.
5p-8p Embark Skateboard Shop | 238b North Market St
Join us for an opening reception for Skateboarder / Artist, Brett Heffner’s “Living Room” art show.
5p-9p The Muse | 19 N Market St
Joshua McDonald’s photography exhibit features scenes of Frederick vibrantly portrayed on metal. Meet the artist from 5-9pm!
5p-9p United Steam Fire Engine Co. #3 | 79 S Market St
Come learn about fire prevention and life safety.
6p & 8p Time Bomb Tattoos & Curiosities | 26 S Market St
Sideshow Performances featuring the Illustrated Penguin & Ryan Almighty.
7:15p Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick | 124 N Market St
Journey through Frederick’s gruesome and bloody past… nearly 300 years of war, executions and revenge. True documented stores of the “Paranormal” with Maryland’s oldest operating ghost tour!
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