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.





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!

Artful Things Happening @ The Delaplaine Arts Center, 9am-5pm
October First Saturday @ Frederick Book Arts Center, 10am-3pm
Dragons Love Tacos @ Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 10:30am-11:30am
Free Dulce de Coco @ The Kitchenette, 10am-6pm
Breast Cancer Survivor Weekend- Beat the Bra off BoB @ Crash and Catharsis Rage Factory, 11am-9pm
AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit @ DISTRICT Arts, 11am-6pm
I Like You ELOTE! Our Mexican Street Corn Pizza @ Pretzel and Pizza Creations, 11am-10pm
Adult Modern Dance Class @ The Center ∙ Sound ∙ Mind ∙ Body, 11am-12:30pm
Celebrate Autumn’s Arrival with Our Fall Chocolate @ Zoe’s Chocolate Co., 11am-7pm
Fall Clean Up @ Bailey’s Treasures, 12pm-6pm
Point of View @ Gallery 322, 12pm-8pm
Make Your Own Monster Hands! @ Dancing Bear Toys and Games, 2pm-4pm
Live Artist Event with Laura Silberman @ The Muse, 2pm-4pm
Local Honey Tasting with Hon’s Honey @ Firestone’s Market, 2pm-5pm
Frederick Artists Night Featuring Lindsay Anderson @ Cowork Frederick, 4pm-8pm
Lend a Hand Charity Art Auction Closing Party @ The Muse, 5pm-7pm
Award-Winning Play Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika Produced in Frederick @ Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 7pm-10:15pm
Laugh with the Comedy Pigs at the Next 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:


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!


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!



October 7, 2023 11:00 AM


October 7, 2023 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick