First Saturday is a day to show your love for local! 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 Saturdays are a great time to discover something new about our beautiful downtown.
Many downtown businesses celebrate First Saturday with their own unique events. From in-store tastings and gallery openings, to artist and vendor exhibitions… there’s always something new to explore!
Fire in Ice
Each February First Saturday, Downtown Frederick is transformed into a winter wonderland! This year, visitors can explore more than 100 unique ice sculptures, which will be on display all over downtown from 11AM-9PM.
The Partnership is so excited to be bringing back one Downtown Frederick’s favorite events!
Off-Site Parking is available at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium (21 Stadium Drive). Park for free and catch a freeshuttle to the Frederick Visitor Center (151 S East St). The shuttle will run approximately every 15 minutes from 2-10PM. The shuttle's pick-up and drop-off points are the front gates of Harry Grove Stadium and the East Street side of the Frederick Visitor Center in Downtown Frederick. The last shuttle will leave the Visitor Center at 9:45PM.
Flat-rate Garage Parking will be in effect for February First Saturday. Pay a $6 fee to park in any of the downtown parking garages for the whole day. They fill up quick for this event, though, so don't be shy about using the off-site parking option!