First Saturday means all day activities, late-night shopping and dining, live music on the street, and a free trolley to guide your way! During August First Saturday, celebrate the visual and performing arts in Downtown Frederick with local artists on the street, public art installation, a special exhibit featuring the work created by local First Saturday artists throughout the year, and more!
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 additional information about Downtown Frederick, stop by the First Saturday Kiosk located at the corner of Market Street and Church Street, each First Saturday from 3-9pm.
Looking for a place to stay? Check out downtown accommodations here. You can also find many great places to stay located outside of Downtown Frederick. Visit the Tourism Council of Frederick County’s website for a full list of hotels, bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, cabins and camping and check out our special First Saturday rates available at participating hotels!
LIVE MUSIC + ENTERTAINMENT
Each First Saturday, musicians and entertainment can be found all over downtown! Visit downtownfrederick.org for a list of this month’s performers.
Each month, find artists painting live scenes inspired by Downtown Frederick. This First Saturday come to the First Saturday Art Show “A Year of First Saturdays – Plein Air in Downtown Frederick.” Paintings from the past year will be on display & available for sale from 5pm-9pm.
LOCAL SHOPPING & EVENTS
Downtown businesses each celebrate First Saturday with their own unique events. From in-store tastings and events, to artist and vendor exhibitions or even a downtown scavenger hunt… there’s always something new to explore! Event details for individual businesses will be added to downtownfrederick.org as the date approaches.
While you’re here, take advantage of the free trolley! The trolley runs every 15 minutes from 3pm – 9pm and has five convenient stops throughout downtown. It’s completely free! Just hop on and ride. Download a trolley route map here.