If you weren’t able to get all your shopping done yesterday on Black Friday, consider ditching the big boxes and shopping local.
Today from 11am-5pm, Historic South End will be hosting a massive Small Business Saturday event that will include over 200 local shops, restaurants, and breweries.
The event will include 3 major ‘hubs’;
– Camden Road, start at East-West Boulevard and Camden, arm yourself with a map (and directions from a friendly tour guide) and set out to explore the great shops, restaurant and art galleries on and around Camden. Pop-up shops will line the street and the brick and mortar shops will have doors open, music playing and specials throughout the day. Ciel Gallery is hosting a Jingle Jangle holiday market, and Charlotte Art League is hosting the Starving Artist Market pop-up art market. Then take the free trolley to the next stop…
– 2525 Distribution Street, with Dudeapalooza at C3 Lab. 11am – 5pm. Plentiful parking, local shops featuring gifts for dudes (and no potpourri), original works of art for sale, and the C3 Outdoor Biergarten with a heated outdoor tent, Triple C beer and food trucks slinging BBQ and taco goodness. Then take the free trolley to the next stop…
– Lincoln Street, between Church and Mint, where pop-ups will line the streets, and you can explore music, shop for gifts, art and holiday decor, and enjoy locally crafted beverages. Then take the trolley back to grab a bite to eat or back to where you started.
Check out a map of the entire event and more information here.