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.


September First Saturday is Presented by Snapology!



Stop by 30 N Market St from 12-7pm, where Snapology will have interactive LEGO® bricks and activities for kids of all ages (and kids at heart), plus a prize wheel.
Have a blast and learn more about Urban Air trampoline and adventure park and kid’s STEAM & robotics classes, camps and parties offered through Snapology.


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! @ Frederick Book Arts Center, 10am-3pm
Help Us Celebrate Our 7th Anniversary! @ The Kitchenette, 10am-6pm
Summer Studio Sale @ The Little Pottery Shop, 10am-6pm
Battle of the Seasons: Late Summer vs. Early Fall @ Brewer’s Alley, 10am-1am
The Flower Wagon is Back @ Vintage MC, 11am-4pm
National Live Fearless Day @ Crash & Catharsis Rage Factory, 11am-8:30pm
DISTRICT Arts Presents “Daily Life” by Patricia Weise @ DISTRICT Arts, 11am-7pm
New Local Spice Blend Tasting @ Firestone’s Market on Market, 12pm-2pm
FREE Home Buyer and Seller Seminar @ The Agency, 12pm-2pm
Spin Art @ Luv Pup, 12pm-4pm
Annual Tent Sale @ Dream House, 12pm-6pm
AL FRESCO @ Gallery 322, 12pm-8pm
First Saturday Pop Up @ The Premier Group of Long & Foster, 1pm-4pm
The Solitary Figure: Meet the Artist Homer Yost @ Gaslight Gallery, 1pm-6pm
“Multifarious” @ Eastside Artists’ Gallery, 1pm-7pm
Meet the Artist: Homer Yost @ Gaslight Gallery, 1pm-6pm
Fall Equinox Maker Market @ Give Rise Studio, 1pm-4pm
Free Glitter tattoos for Kids! @ Dancing Bear Toys and Games, 2pm-4pm
First Saturday @ Delaplaine Arts Center, 2pm-5pm
Frederick Artist Night Featuring the Creators of Cowork Frederick @ Cowork Frederick, 4pm-8pm
Patricia Stockman’s No Forwarding Address @ TAG/The Artists Gallery, 5pm-8pm
Equinox Opening Reception @ NOMA Gallery, 5pm-8pm
Kim Griven Art Closing Reception @ Give Rise Studio, 5pm-8pm
Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick, 7:45pm-9:15pm


Every First Saturday, the streets are filled with live music and 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 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 2, 2023 9:00 AM


September 2, 2023 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick