Welcome to Downtown Frederick’s favorite event — First Saturday! The first Saturday of each month downtown comes alive with on-the-street entertainment, late-night shopping and dining and something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’ve lived here for years, or you’re a first time visitor, First Saturday is a great time to discover something new about Downtown Frederick.

Each season, First Saturday features a unique theme that celebrates a different aspect of Downtown Frederick’s eclectic vibe.

  • Spring (March, April & May) highlights the unique architecture and spaces throughout downtown.
  • Summer (June, July & August) is all about the performing and visual arts.
  • Fall (September, October & November) features all things local — like food, craft beverages, design and handmade goods.
  • Winter (December, January & February) is a celebration of light and cheer, with our largest First Saturday of the year (Fire in Ice) taking place each February.

Start planning your trip today. Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick here and download a map of downtown businesses. While you’re here, take advantage of the free First Saturday Trolley, which circulates downtown between 3-9PM each First Saturday. Download a trolley route map here.

You can also find many great places to stay in the Frederick area, which offer special First Saturday rates the first weekend of each month!

View First Saturday Hotel Rates