Frederick's sidewalk chalk artist showcase
FIRE in Ice Performer
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May First Saturday | Mayfest
- Saturday, May 6, 2017 • 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
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.
Thank you to our partners at Frederick County Bank for sponsoring May First Saturday!
MAY FIRST SATURDAY, "Mayfest" is Downtown Frederick's day-long celebration of all things spring! Enjoy all-day music and live entertainment, sidewalk chalk artists and pick flowers from participating merchants to build your own bouquet!
Downtown Frederick will be alive with color this Mayfest! Balloons, paper umbrellas and public art will line the streets, making for a photographer's dream and a visitor's delight.
OTHER EVENTS AROUND DOWNTOWN
10am - 4pm Heritage Frederick | 24 E Church St
Families can pick up a self-guided walking tour packet at Heritage Frederick. They will decode the clues as they follow in the foot steps of Civil War Spy, John Babcock to solve his secret message!
10am - 9pm Curious Iguana| 12 N Market St
We’re celebrating Mayfest with floral bookmarks! Stop by to pick up one to color at home! While supplies last.
10am - 9pm Everedy Square and Shab Row | East St and Church St
Derby hat decorating, live music and kite flying at the corner of Church St & 2nd St!
10am - 9pm The Muse | 19 N Market St
Clay by Laura is here with a special flower “Blob” vase for the wall or table! Watch her demo and get yours just in time for Mother’s Day.
10am - 9pm Shab Row Tea Emporium | 112 N East St
We will be sampling and serving tea in our cozy upstairs tea parlor!
10am - 10pm I Made This Pottery Studio | 10 N East Street, Everedy Square
A fun, friendly, and relaxing studio where anyone can enjoy painting pottery. Lots of shapes to choose from, including season spring pottery.
10:30am - 9pm Molly’s Meanderings | 17 N Market St
Just in time for Mother’s Day, our Brighton earrings, bracelets and necklaces make the perfect gift.
11am - 9pm Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium | 214 N Market St
Celebrate Spring with our refreshing and delicious Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar! We will tap the fusti today, and it is only here for a limited time!
11am - 10pm North Market Pop Shop | 241 N Market St
As a small local creamery, Trickling Springs Creamery has exciting and delicious flavors for each season and month. Come and check out the newest additions!
12pm - 6pm Tenth Ward Distilling Company | 508 E Church St
Experience the Jude Swafford Designs pop-up shop highlighting ceramic whiskey tumblers and shot glasses. Tours and tastings throughout the day.
12pm - 8:30pm Tiara Day Boutique | 153 N Market St
Trunk show featuring our jewelry designer, Ellie Mathias!
1pm – 4pm Evangelical Lutheran Church | 31 E Church St
Free tours of the historic sanctuary and church property! Learn about the gardens and varied programs of the church. Tours take about 30 minutes. Entrances are handicap accessible.
1pm - 5pm Quality Shoe Service | 319 N Market St
Wine & cheese with music and mingling! There will also be a drawing for a “shoe shine” basket and repair coupons.
2pm - 4pm VINI CULTURE Wine Bar & Cafe | 20 N Market St
Linganore Wine Cellars, a popular local Frederick County Winery, will be pouring several of their favorite wines for you to enjoy. $5 per person; 21+
2pm - 4pm Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop | 8 E 2nd St
Whispering Breeze Farm, a Maryland cheesemaker, will be in the house sampling their incredibly delicious cheese. Stop by for a taste and to meet their cheesemaker!
3pm - 6pm Dancing Bear Toys | 217 N Market St
Join us as we make a colorful spring bracelet! Open to ages 3 and up.
3pm - 7pm Bravura Arts & Framing | 428 N Market St
Hosting the Bee Connection to talk about the importance of bees in our environment.
3pm – 9pm Cowork Frederick | 122 E Patrick St
Macro Photography by Eric Stavale showing super close-ups of the smallest creatures nature has to offer.
4pm - 8pm Potters’ Guild of Frederick | 14 S Market St
Handcrafted teapots of all styles and finishes are featured, along with a demonstration on how wheel thrown teapots are made.
5pm - 8pm Transform Center for Wellness | 332 N Market St
Enjoy a live acoustic set by Transform’s own Erica DiMecurio, LMT while you freshen your wardrobe with spring styles from LuLaRoe!
5pm - 8pm Tomandy Gallery | 25 E Patrick St
Unique artwork by local artists Kirke Martin, combining mixed media with a contemporary style.
5pm - 9pm NOMA Gallery | 437 N Market St
What Springs to Mind? We’ll be displaying art inspired by spring with an artist’s reception.
5pm - 9pm Weinberg Center for the Arts | 20 W Patrick St
Free backstage tours! Discover Art Deco architectural details, immerse yourself in local theatrical lore, and explore the backstage areas. Tours leave on the half-hour.
5pm – 9pm Gallery 322 | 322 N Market St
The opening artists’ reception for our Spring Group Show, “Feeling Green.” All are welcome!
6pm - 9pm Ec’clectibles | 13 E Patrick St
Weather permitting, we will have Hard Swimmin’ Fish performing live at our shop!
8:15pm- 12am Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick | 124 N Market St
A nighttime excursion through Frederick’s dark streets and alleyways in Maryland’s most haunted city!
10pm - 1:30am Olde Towne Tavern | 325 N Market St
Nobody’s Parents, a high energy rock cover band, will be playing at our tavern!
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 is available each month.
The First Saturday trolley runs every 15 minutes from 3pm - 9pm and has five stops. It is completely free! Just hop on and ride. Download a trolley map here.
Pistarro’s | 221 N East St
Little Pottery Shop | 117 N East St
Spin the Bottle Wine Company | 220 E Patrick St
Brewer’s Alley | 121 N Market St
Bravura Arts and Framing | 428 N Market St