First Saturday means all day activities, late-night shopping and dining, live music on the street and so much more! During February First Saturday, experience the magic of winter with ice sculptures, live carving demos, fire dancers and anIce Bar on the Creek.
Check downtownfrederick.org for the latest information, list of ice sculpture locations, and event updates. For additional info day-of, stop by the First Saturday Kiosk located at the corner of Market Street and Church Street, from 1-9pm.
PARKING & TRAVEL
Skip the hassle of traffic and parking by taking advantage of our free shuttle service to Downtown Frederick. Free off-site parking is available at the Frederick Keys Stadium (21 Stadium Dr), with a free shuttle that will transport guests from the Keys Stadium to the Frederick Visitors Center (151 S East St) in Downtown Frederick. The off-site shuttle will run between 1-9PM, picking passengers up near the main entrance to the stadium.
During February First Saturday, all downtown parking garages will be available for a $6 flat rate beginning at 12pm noon on Saturday, February 1. Bring $6 cash for quick and easy service! Credit cards are accepted.
RIDESHARE OPTIONS IN DOWNTOWN
If you’re utilizing a rideshare company (like Uber or Lyft) to get to and from Downtown Frederick, there will be several designated loading zones established throughout downtown to help alleviate traffic congestion along the main roads.
Looking for a place to stay? Stay local with Fairfield by Marriott Frederick’s Fire in Ice Hotel Package. Offering a $69 Special Rate that includes a welcome bag upon check-in with 2 drink tokens to the Ice Bar on the Creek, 15% off coupon to Bella Trattoria Restaurant or Monocacy Brewing Company and a hot chocolate station back at the hotel upon your return. To redeem drink tokens, you must be 21+ and show valid ID upon entrance at the Ice Bar. Fairfield by Marriott Frederick is locally owned and operated by Plamondon Hospitality Partners. Book your $69 hotel rate here.
Ice Bar on the Creek | 1-5PM | Carroll Creek Amphitheater | All ages. Free entry. Craft beverages and food drinks. $5 drinks and food available for purchase. Must be 21+ with valid ID to drink.
Ice Walk / Ice Sculptures | 1-9PM | Sculptures are placed throughout Downtown Frederick
Ice Games | 1-9PM | 331 N Market St
Chill Zone at the Delaplaine | 1-9PM | 40 S Carroll St | Kids craft in Gardiner Hall from 1-5PM / Artist Talk at 2PM / Creative Outlet 3-5PM / Free hot chocolate from 5-9PM / Free short films from 5-9PM
Ice Thrones | 1-9PM | Three Locations: Carroll Creek @ 46 S Market St, La Paz Mexican Restaurant (51 S Market St), and inside the Ice Games @ 331 N Market St
Fire Pits & S’mores | start at 1PM, while supplies last
Live Ice Carving Demonstration | 5-8PM | 44 E Patrick St
Fire Performances by Pyrophoric | 7-8PM | Carroll Creek Amphitheater
ICE BAR ON THE CREEK (1-5PM)
Ice Bar on the Creek is a family-friendly outdoor beer & wine garden that will be open from 1-5PM in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater. Entry is free and drinks are $5 each. Food trucks onsite. Must be 21+ with a valid ID in order to consume alcohol. Cash and credit cards both accepted.
Sidle up by one of our cozy fire pits, but remember to dress for the weather! Ice Bar on the Creek is completely outdoors and the bar is literally made of ice.
S’MORES STATIONS (start at 1PM, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)
Stay cozy and warm with free s’mores roasting stations! All stations open at 1pm and will be available while supplies last.
S’MORES ROASTING STATIONS
Gourmet S’mores Bar at the Delaplaine Arts Center (40 S Carroll St)
Gourmet S’mores Bar at 44 E Patrick St (with FCC Culinary Program)
Gourmet S’mores Bar at Everedy Square & Shab Row (with Collective Church)
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek, 50 Carroll Creek Way
Citizens Fire Company, 15 E Patrick St
Cowork Frederick, 122 E Patrick St
United Steam Fire Engine Co. #3, 79 S Market St
Ice Games, 331 N Market St
HOT CHOCOLATE (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)
Woodsboro Bank, 6 W Patrick St (1-9PM)
ERUCC, 15 W Patrick St (4-9PM)
Belleza Hair and Nail Studio, 244 E Patrick St (5-9PM)
Find public restroom options at the following locations:
C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E Patrick St (10AM-5PM & 6PM-8PM)
Frederick Visitor Center, 151 S East St (9AM-9PM)
Church Street Public Parking Garage, 17 E Church St (12PM-9PM)
Carroll Creek Public Parking Garage, 44 E Patrick St (12PM-9PM)
Ice Bar on the Creek, Carroll Creek Amphitheater (1PM-9PM)
Ice Playground, 331 N Market St (1PM-9PM)
ERUCC, 15 W Church St (4-9PM) – open for families (and all) as a restroom stop with changing facilities for babies available; also serving hot chocolate, coffee and tea
OTHER EVENTS AROUND DOWNTOWN
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! Visit downtownfrederick.org/february-first-saturday for a list of activities hosted by downtown businesses.
ICE WALK SCULPTURE LOCATIONS (1-9PM)
Ice sculptures will be on display beginning at 1pm, and will remain on display until 9pm. Each sponsoring business came up with their own unique design, so make sure you walk the entire loop to see all 100+ sculptures!! All sculpture locations are listed online at downtownfrederick.org/february-first-saturday.