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.

Back to School First Saturday Bookmark Event with Frederick Book Arts Center @ C Burr Artz Public Library, 10am-3pm
Birthday Celebration @ The Kitchenette, 10am-6pm
Open Studio Tour @ Frederick Clay Studio, 10am-6pm
Paint Your Own Pottery @ I Made This Pottery Studio, 10am-7pm
“Seeking the Light” by Delna Dastur @ DISTRICT Arts, 11am-7pm
Free Gift with Purchase @ Charm City Hemp, 11am-9pm
Sip, Sample, Enjoy Hot Sauce Tasting @ Frederick Basket Co., 12pm-4pm
Lobster Pizza Tasting @ Flamin’ Pizza, 12pm-4pm
Fusti Tap: Coconut White Balsamic @ Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium, 12pm-6pm
Sketchbooks @ Gallery 322, 12pm-8pm
Rock n’ Rhyme with Mr. Jon and Friends @ FAC’s Sky Stage, 1pm-2pm
Pop Up with Fred & Co @ Vintage MC, 1pm-6pm
Autumn Moon Harvest Festival presented by AACF @ Carroll Creek Amphitheater, 1pm-7pm
Faces of the Wounded Walking Tour @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 2pm-3pm
Artful Things Happening @ Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, 2pm-5pm
Fresh Art and Stale Jokes @ Eastside Artists’ Gallery, 5pm-7pm
Seeds of Dreams @ Griffin Art Center, 5pm-8pm
INTERSECTIONS by Linda Van Hart & Clifton Santiago @ NOMA Gallery, 5pm-9pm
Rhonda Smith and Cathy Wilkin Opening Reception @ TAG/The Artists Gallery, 6pm-8pm
Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick @ Brewer’s Alley, 7:45pm-9:15pm
Christylez Bacon, with guest harpist Abbie Palmer @ FAC’s Sky Stage, 8pm-10pm 


Every First Saturday, the streets are filled with live music and entertainment.

The Caswells @ County Permits Building, 30 N Market St
Wendy & The Lost Boys @ Velvet Lounge, 203 N Market St
Mike Schirf @ The Trail House, 17 S Market St

Darryl Brenzel Duo @ Tempo Di Pasta, 244 E Church St
Coby Sultan @ Luv Pup, 119 E Patrick St
Mike Kuster @ Midar Fashion, 318 N Market St

Sebastian Rivas @ County Permits Building, 30 N Market St
Ben Fisher @ NOMA Gallery, 437 N Market St


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 first ever September Sunday Artwalk event this weekend!


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!



September 3, 2022 10:00 AM


September 3, 2022 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick