Frederick's sidewalk chalk artist showcase

Frederick's sidewalk chalk artist showcase

One of the many very talented artists who participated in the Mayfest sidewalk chalk contest

FIRE in Ice Performer

FIRE in Ice Performer

A fire dancer from Pyrophoric performs during February First Saturday

Summer blooms

Summer blooms

Bring your friends and family! Downtown Frederick is the best place to spend your summer days and nights.

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

There's something delicious for everyone to enjoy



November First Saturday

Downtown Frederick
Frederick, MD 21701


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. Thank you to Wegmans for sponsoring November First Saturday!


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. For a complete list of First Saturday events, download our FIRST SATURDAY BROCHURE.

Start planning your trip today. Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick at 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

Enjoy live music and artists at the following locations from 5-9pm.

The Drag Divas, 4PM & 7PM
30 N Market St

Harry Pritchett, 5-7PM
Trail House | 17 S Market St

Benjamin Sherman, 5-7PM
Pretty Chic Consignment | 52 S Market St

Edward Barney, 6:30-8:30PM
The Pasta Palette | 121 N Market St

John Lawton, 6-9PM
Classic Electric | 43 S Market St

Domenic Cicala, 7-9PM
Velvet Lounge | 203 N Market St





Visit the following locations to view collaborative design vignettes curated by downtown businesses and inspired by local art.



Dream House | 102 E Patrick St
Furniture by Dream House / Clothing by Velvet Lounge / Art by Paula Rubin-Wexler

Fabulous Finds | 24 E Patrick St
Furniture by Fabulous Finds / Clothing by Chic to Chic / local art

Spin the Bottle Wine Co. | 220 E Patrick St
Furniture by Patrick Street Interiors / Clothing by Alicia L / Art by Paula Rubin-Wexler


New Spire Arts | 15 W Patrick St

Furniture and Clothing by Pretty Chic Consignment / local art


New Spire Arts | 15 N Market St

Furniture by Vintage MC / Clothing by Alicia L Boutique / Art by Paula Rubin-Wexler




JUST RELEASED! Pick up your FREE copy of the 2017 GET IT DOWNTOWN magazine from the First Saturday Kiosk, located at the corner of Market and Church Streets.






Experience Downtown Frederick from a horse-drawn carriage. Rides are provided on a first come, first serve basis. Two pick up locations:


Brewer's Alley | 124 N Market St

Everedy Square & Shab Row | Footlights, 306 E Church St






10am-9pm Everedy Square & Shab Row | East St & Church St
Holiday movies projected beside Lerner Collection & music 3-6PM.


10am-9pm Christin Lewin Photography | 106 N Market St
Art *Sparks* Holiday Pop Up Shop! Local artists & designers, artwork, photography, funky cool jewelry, purses, art bags, and more.


11am-8pm Crème de la Crème | 207 N Market St
It’s our birthday! Enjoy refreshments, birthday cake & special celebrations.


11am-9pm Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium | 214 N Market St
​​Just in time for Thanksgiving, our Apricot White Balsamic is here on tap! Delicious in cranberry sauce & incredible secret ingredient for turkey gravy.


12-8pm Surelocked In Escape Games | 220 N Market St
Frederick’s first escape room is back with it’s monthly FREE Scavenger Hunt! Stop by to pick up your Clue Sheet and compete for prizes.


12-9pm Square Art Gallery | 8 E Church St
Grand opening of Impressionistic and Plein Air gallery showcasing affordable, original art from artists all over the U.S.


2:30-3:30pm National Museum of Civil War Medicine | 48 E Patrick St
Learn about the importance of quilts and quilting to those living through the Civil War.


2-4pm VINI CULTURE wine bar & cafe | 20 N Market St
Wine tasting with Loew Vineyards from Mount Airy, MD. $5 and 21+ only.


2-10pm Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience | 103 S Carroll St
Blitzkrieg: Night Raid will have you enter total darkness. With only a few glimmers of light, are you brave enough to take on the challenge?


3-7pm Vintage MC | 103 S Carroll St
Retro Fondue Party, because nothing says 60s like fondue! Dip and sip with fondue and wine, while checking out mid-century furniture & accessories.


3-9pm The Kitchenette | 217 N Market St
Stop by for a free baked item, while supplies last.


4-6pm Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop | 8 E 2nd St
French Wine Tasting, featuring best-selling wines. $5 / 21+ only.


4-7pm Firestone’s Market | 113 N Market St
Join us for a mead tasting with local producer Orchid Cellar!


4:30-7pm North Market Pop Shop | 241 N Market St
Taste fall with our latest soda pop additions & mulled hot apple cider!


5-9pm Gallery 322 | 322 N Market St
Opening of our new group show, “Shifting Skies” – look skyward with us!


5-9pm The Muse | 19 N Market St
Meet the artist during opening exhibit for Margaret Hluch, who is back on the loom weaving beautiful creations after exploring other areas of her art!


5-9pm NOMA gallery | 437 N Market St
Opening reception “Circle of Life” exhibition, intertwining circles, bees and botanicals. Ceramics by Pamela Hall & archival digital prints of Lisa Sheirer.


5-8:30pm Paws in the City | 122 E Patrick St
Celebrate fall with your pup! Serving Pupkin Lattes to all pups who come in.


5-9pm Pretty Chic Consignment | 52 S Market St
Stop by for some wine, cheese, fun and shopping. Dress your home and yourself at your new downtown consignment shop.


5-9pm RE/MAX Plus | 10 S Market St
Sample cider with a twist and enter a drawing for a gift basket.


5-9pm Serendipity Market & More | 14 E Patrick St
Art Pop Squared artist market featuring 15 artists, artisans & makers in the upstairs Loft.


5-9pm Serenity Tearoom & Fine Dining | 162 W Patrick St
Warm up with a free cup of Holiday Spice Tea!


5-9pm Voila! in Frederick ~ Special Teas & Other Goodness | 10 N Market St
Experience 350+ varieties of loose leaf tea! Sampling hot & iced teas all day, as well we tea-infused cocktails for adults (21+ only).

6-9pm Area 31 | 31 E Patrick St
Opening reception for Mid-Atlantic Analog Photographers’ new work.

6-9pm Potters’ Guild of Frederick | 14 S Market St
Gallery patrons honored with light refreshments, wine and beer. Enjoy the eclectic work of this month’s featured artists, Lisa York, and catch pottery wheel demonstrations from 4-8pm.


7-10pm OPA Restaurant | 50 Carroll Creek Way
Enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine while talented live jazz musicians bring flavor to your ears and notes to your pallet.




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