Welcome to Downtown Frederick’s favorite event — 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.

Many 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! Click into each month’s event listing to see what’s happening.

Whether you’re looking to park your two wheels or four, for an hour or for a day, these maps will help you find your way!

Enjoy the historic ambiance of downtown steps away from it all or find great places to stay outside of the city.

The art galleries encourage you to stay for a special Downtown Frederick Sunday Artwalk following each First Saturday. There will be special events, art talks, live demos, and DIY projects from 12-4pm. Check out the interactive walking map!