October First Saturday

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.



October First Saturday is presented in partnership with Mount St. Mary’s University & SkyPoint FCU. Thank you for supporting local!



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/events to see what’s happening today.

Super Power Mask Spray @ Savage Soaps, 10:30am-5:30pm

Pop Up Shop ft. Ceramic Artist Krystal Osman @ Crème de la Crème, 12pm-4pm

1st Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival @ Carroll Creek Amphitheater – along the creek between Market St & Carroll St, 12pm-5pm

HARVEST —a movable feast @ Gallery 322, 12pm-8pm

“Claiming the Light” by Kesra Hoffman @ NOMA Gallery, 5pm-8pm

Lend a Hand Charity Art Auction Closing Party @ The Muse, 5pm-9pm

Salsa Saturday @ Taco Daddy Cantina, 10pm-1am




Each First Saturday, the streets are filled with live music and entertainment. Check back closer to the event date for this month’s information.




Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick at www.parkfrederick.org and download a map of downtown businesses here.

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!

View First Saturday Hotel Rates



Businesses are free to set their own policies with regard to face coverings. Please be considerate of staff who may not yet be vaccinated, and wear your mask if requested.

Spread joy. Shop safely. Wear a mask.




October 2, 2021 10:00 AM


October 2, 2021 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick, MD