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 Krietz Auto for presenting October First Saturday! Find them at 30 N Market St, where they’ll have cars and trucks on display to celebrate 40 years in the Frederick community.
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! Most of these events are rain or shine, so don’t let a little sprinkle stop you from all the downtown fun!
Battle of the Vikings @ Odin CrossFit, 8am-3pm
Humane Society Benefit @ Frederick Coffee Co., 10am-1pm
“Recovery is Beautiful” Silent Art Auction @ On Our Own, 10am-2pm
Fall Teas @ Shab Row Tea Emporium, 10am-6pm
Rainbow Fish The Musical @ Maryland Ensemble Theater, 10:30am-11:30am & 1:30pm-2:30pm
Pumpkin Palooza @ Perfect Truffle, 11am-7pm
Free Gift with Every Sale @ Potter’s Guild of Frederick, 10am-8pm
Haunted Happenings @ COAST Designs, 11am-6pm
“Seeking the Light” by Delna Dastur @ DISTRICT Arts, 11am-7pm
Pumpkin is Here @ Frederick Fudge & Ice Cream Co, 11:30am-9:00pm
Hands-on Workshop: w/ Mexican artist Francisco LOZA @ Frederick Arts Council, 12pm-3pm
Fall Essentials Spotlight @ Relish Decor, 12pm-4pm
Sip. Sample. Enjoy! Apple Cider Sangria Tasting @ Frederick Basket Co., 12pm-4pm
2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival @ Carroll Creek Park, 12pm-5pm
Falloween Market & Fun @ Give Rise Studio, 12pm-5pm
Oktoberfest @ Steinhardt Brewery, 12pm-11pm
Fred & Co 1745 & Friends Pop-Up @ Thacher & Rye, 1pm-6pm
Lend a Hand Charity Art Auction Closing Party @ The Muse, 2pm-4pm
Local Cider Tasting with Distillery Lane Ciderworks @ Firestone’s Market on Market, 4pm-7pm
Strings in the Wild with National String Symphonia, Downtown Various Locations, 4pm-7pm
Open Artist Studio @ The Griffin Art Center, 5pm-7pm
Opening Reception: “Between Ideas and Reality” Steven Dobbin @ NOMA Gallery, 5pm-9pm
Henna and Live Music @ Frederick Social, 6pm-9pm
First Saturday Funnies @ Frederick Arts Council, 7:30pm-9pm
Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick @ Brewer’s Alley, 7:30pm-9pm
Lifespan of a Fact @ Maryland Ensemble Theater, 8pm-10pm
Gina Furtado + Katie Powderly with special guest Jacob Panic @ FAC’s Sky Stage, 8pm-10pm
The Record Exchange Benefit Concert @ Cafe Nola, 9:30pm-12:30am
LIVE MUSICIANS & ENTERTAINMENT
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
Daryltron @ Luv Pup, 119 E Patrick St
Stonehouse Brass Band @ Dancing Bear, 15 E Patrick St
DJ Willie @ Velvet Lounge, 203 N Market St
Special for Hispanic Heritage Month
Free Latin Dance Lessons @ The Trellis, Intersection of Carroll Creek and S 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 October 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!