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.
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! Check back as the date gets closer for a list of specific activities, or visit downtownfrederick.org/events 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
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 St, 2-5pm
Tim Seals (A Little Bit of Everything), Frederick Coffee Co & Cafe, 100 N East St, 3-6pm
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 St, 6-9pm
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
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!
DON’T FORGET YOUR MASK!
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.