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 Saturday (and every Saturday in December) is a great time to discover something new about our beautiful downtown.
PARKING & TRAVEL
Parking is FREE in Downtown Frederick every weekend from Thanksgiving through News Years! Enjoy free parking in each of downtown’s five public parking garages every weekend from November 24 through the end of the year (8AM Saturdays through 6AM Mondays).
Public Restrooms can be found in the Church Street (17 E Church St) and Carroll Creek (44 E Patrick St) Public Parking Garages. Restrooms are open daily from 9AM-10PM and cleaned regularly by the City of Frederick following all relevant guidelines.
Enjoy three times the First Saturday fun this month! Each Saturday before Christmas, you can find special events, live entertainment and outdoor fire pits in Downtown Frederick, making your holiday shopping a truly enjoyable experience. Downtown businesses celebrate the holiday season with their own unique events, promotions and decorations. From in-store tastings and gallery openings, to artist and vendor exhibitions… there’s always something new to explore! Check back as the dates get closer for a list of specific activities, or visit downtownfrederick.org/events to see what’s happening today.