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May First Saturday | "Mayfest"
  • May 7, 2022
  • Downtown Frederick
  • Frederick, MD 21701
  • 301-698-8118
  • 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Free admission
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    Overview

    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.

    PARKING & TRAVEL

    Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick at www.parkfrederick.org and download a map of downtown businesses here.

    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.

    Staying the whole weekend? Plamondon Hospitality Partners and Downtown Frederick Partnership have teamed up to offer 15% off your stay the first weekend of every month. Choose from six fantastic hotels all with a special price that’s 15% off rack rate. Extend your visit and do it in comfort!

    VIEW FIRST SATURDAY HOTEL RATES

    LOCAL SHOPPING & EVENTS
    Downtown businesses celebrate First Saturday with their own unique events, plus the streets are always filled with live music and entertainment. From in-store tastings and gallery openings, to artist and vendor exhibitions… there’s always something new to explore! Check back as the date gets closer for a list of specific activities, or visit downtownfrederick.org/events to see what’s happening today.

    MAYFEST CHALK ART

    As a special celebration of spring, you can find unique works of art all over the sidewalks of Downtown Frederick during May First Saturday. Chalk artists will create their works in the morning, and they remain on display all day (weather permitting).

    DON’T FORGET YOUR MASK!

    Per the Frederick County Health Department, masks are required in all indoor public spaces where social distancing is not possibleState health officials strongly recommend unvaccinated individuals continue to wear face coverings anytime they’re in public. Spread joy. Shop safely. Wear a mask.

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