Black Friday brings out the best deals from all the major retailers, but Small Business Saturday is when the lovers-of-all-things-local come out to shop.
Fun facts from Small Business Saturday last year:
- American Express shared that there was a record-high spending of $19.8 billion for Small Business Saturday across the country.
- 50% of shoppers reported they found local shops + its deals through social media recommendations.
- 56% of shoppers made online-only purchases from small businesses.
To help you sort out your Saturday shopping plans, we’ve compiled a list of four local markets and shopping crawls participating in Small Business Saturday.
📍 Shoppes on Fatherland, Five Points Alley, Shops on Gallatin, and Shops at Porter East
⏰ 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.) + 12-4 p.m. (Sun.)
🛍️ Join four East Nashville shopping districts for a myriad of gift options — including some discounts on clothing, books, home decor, food, and more at participating shops and restaurants.
📍 Red Caboose Park, 656 Colice Jeanne Rd.
⏰ 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
🛍️ Handmade Nashville — a local makers group with over 2,000 artisan members — is hosting a market with all items handmade locally in the Nashville area. Shop for gifts, decor, and more from 65 vendors + enjoy local food trucks.
📍 314 Madison St.
⏰ 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
🛍️ Shop from over 30 vendors at this Germantown holiday market hosted by home goods store The Golden Slipper. Get a sneak peek of some of the participating small businesses + start making your shopping list.
📍 The Marketplace in East Nashville, 400 Davidson St.
⏰ 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
🛍️ This four-week holiday market kicks off this weekend with up to 50 vendors, food trucks, and activities. Shop local this year for artwork, clothing, candles, vinyl records, and more. Pro tip: The first 25 attendees on both days will receive a free grab bag.