South End is Hosting A Massive ‘Small Business Saturday’ Fest Today


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.