September 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! Check back as the date gets closer for a list of specific activities, or visit to see what’s happening today.

Happy Birthday to Us! @ The Kitchenette, 10am-4pm

Tent Sale @ Dream House, 10am-6pm

Paint your own Pottery @ I Made This! Pottery Studio, 10am-7pm

Celebrate the hot chocolatey mornings of autumn @ The Potters’ Guild of Frederick, 10am-8pm

Prep your new fall scent @ Savage Soaps, 10:30am-5:30pm

Labor Day Sidewalk Purge @ Vintage MC, 11am-6pm

“Moments” by April M. Rimpo @ DISTRICT Arts, 11am-7pm

Grand Opening @ Charm City Hemp, 11am-9pm

Lochlin Rocks Scavenger Hunt @ Surelocked In Escape Games, 12pm-3pm

Chef Spotlight: Nicolas Vahé @ Relish Décor, 12pm-4pm

Viva Sangria – Wine Tasting @ The Frederick Basket Co, 12pm-4pm

Fusti Tap: Oregano White Balsamic @ Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium, 12pm-5pm

Downtown Saturday Bazaar @ 331 N Market St, 12pm-7pm

HARVEST @ Gallery 322, 12pm-8pm

BLOOM art exhibition @ Gallery 115, 1pm-7pm

Citizens Ballroom Open House @ Citizens Ballroom, 1pm-7pm

Good Vibes Music + Custom Poems @ Peace, 1pm-7pm

“Monachopsis: The Subtle But Persistent Feeling of Being Out of Place” @ Eastside Artists’ Gallery, 1pm-8pm

Walking Tours @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 2pm-3pm

Live Music from MiddleMan the Band @ Brick and Mortar Mercantile, 2pm-4pm

Live Ceramics Demo w/ Laura Silberman @ The Muse, 2pm-4pm

Saturdays in the Garden @ Heritage Frederick, 2pm-4pm

“Meet the Artist” @ COAST Designs, 3pm-5pm

Hero Dog Sandy & Fire Prevention @ United Steam Fire Engine Co #3, 4pm-8pm

Artist Reception w/Karen Peacock & Tom Semmes @ TAG/The Artists Gallery, 5pm-8pm

The Night Market @ Carroll Creek Amphitheater, 5pm-9pm

Stand Up Comedy Show “Yo Soy Así” w/Wilmer Ramirez @ New Spire Arts Stages, 6pm-10pm

The J.O.B. Live @ Smoketown Creekside, 7pm-10pm



Scott Bussen (Original & Americana Favorites), Potters’ Guild of Frederick, 14 S Market St, 2-5pm

Jacob Abuhamada (Instrumental Acoustic Guitar), The Perfect Blend Café, 31 W Patrick St2-5pm

Tim Seals (A Little Bit of Everything), Frederick Coffee Co & Cafe, 100 N East St3-6pm

Stonehouse Brass Band (New Orleans Style Music), County Building, 30 N Market St, 4-6pm

Gbemiga (Soul Fusion), Midar Fashion, 318 N Market St, 4-7pm

Darryl Brenzel Duo (Jazz), Luv Pup, 119 E Patrick St, 4-7pm

Gillian Thompson Project (R&B, Soul, Rock), The Trail House, 17 S Market St6-9pm

John Lawton (Rock), Tenth Ward Distilling Co., 55 E Patrick St, 6-9pm

Wendy & The Lost Boys (Acoustic Rock), Velvet Lounge, 203 N Market St, 6-9pm



Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick at 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.




September 4, 2021 10:00 AM


September 4, 2021 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick, MD