First Saturday- FIRE & ICE

Each February, Downtown Frederick is transformed into a winter wonderland! The event kicks off on Friday evening with Fire Performances and a Live Ice Carving Demo, plus the opening of our Polar Lounge and Ice Games Center. Then, all day Saturday, visitors can view 100+ ice sculptures displayed all over downtown, catch Live Ice Carvings during the day, challenge a friend at our first-ever Ice Putt-Putt Course, be dazzled by a roaring fire tower at the Polar Lounge, and explore all that Downtown Frederick has to offer.

Make your trip a breeze by taking advantage of our FREE SHUTTLES! Shuttle stops offer free parking at three locations Saturday, with all-day bus service into downtown. See below for more info.

This First Saturday appearance is made possible by Orangetheory Fitness and Fortress Foundation Solutions!

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Saturday, February 3, 2024  //  11am – 9pm

The tradition continues as Downtown Frederick is once again transformed into a winter wonderland during “Fire in Ice”, February’s First Saturday, presented by Music & Arts!  After kicking off last night, today you have the opportunity to view over 130 ice sculptures displayed across downtown, witness live ice carvings, challenge a friend at the first-ever Ice Putt-Putt Course, become spellbound by a roaring fire tower at The Polar Lounge, and explore all that Downtown Frederick has to offer (including incredible local shops & eateries).  And be sure to take advantage of the free shuttles, featuring all-day service into downtown with stops at 3 different free parking locations.

Ice Walk/Ice Sculptures |  11AM-9PM

Throughout downtown

Ice Games Center  | 11AM-9PM  (331 N Market St)

Featuring our first-ever Ice Putt-Putt Course, plus giant yard games, marshmallow roasting, ice basketball, music, and free popcorn (sponsored by Middletown Valley Bank & McCaskill Financial)

Polar Lounge  |  11AM-9PM  (15 E 6th St)

Grab some food & a drink at our outdoor lounge, complete with ice bar tops, ice luges, an ice curtain perfect for photo opps, a roaring fire tower, games & music, plus pop-up Fire Performances at 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm (sponsored by Precision for Medicine)

Music & Games  |  11AM-9PM  (Carroll Creek Trellis)

Enjoy music & games provided by our Presenting Sponsor, Music & Arts

Food Truck Court  | 11AM-7PM  (Carroll Creek Amphitheater)

La Parada, Boxcar Burgers, In10se BBQ, Cousins Maine Lobster, M.R. Cheesecakes

Scavenger Hunt | 12-6PM  (5 N Market St)

Check in at 5 N Market St to pick up your clue sheet

Marshmallow Roasting Stations | 4-9PM  (331 N Market St)

Enjoy the deliciousness at the Ice Games Center & Polar Lounge


Take advantage of the FREE shuttle, which provides all-day service to three remote parking options on the outskirts of downtown. The shuttle runs from 11AM-10PM Saturday, with rides every 15 minutes. Did we mention that it’s completely free? Just hop on and ride!


·         Thomas Johnson Middle School (1799 Schifferstadt Blvd); drops off at the Polar Lounge (15 E 6th St)

·         The Frederick Fairgrounds, Parking Lot A (704 E Patrick St / corner of E Patrick & Franklin St); drops off at Everedy Square (20 N East St)

·         NYMEO Field at Harry Grove Stadium (21 Stadium Dr); drops off at the Frederick Visitor Center (151 S East St)


Parking will be a $10 flat rate in all 5 downtown parking garages (11AM-9PM)



To keep everyone safe and traffic moving, NO TURNS will be permitted at the Patrick St & Market St or Market St & Church St intersections from 11AM-7PM on Sat. 2/03.

Venue: South Mountain Creamery Ice Cream Shop & Pizza
50 Citizen's Way, Suite 101
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: (301) 383-8790