Starting with our Thanksgiving meal, we’re purchasing more of our holiday gifts and celebration needs from our friends and neighbors — locally owned business owners. Learn more and Shop Indie Local this holiday season!
The week after Thanksgiving is a super busy one for the Shop Indie Local movement as we celebrate Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday, Artists Sunday, Cider Monday, and Giving Tuesday.
Independent businesses and community members will celebrate Plaid Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. This year’s event falls on Friday, November 24, 2023. Wear plaid on Friday to show your support for our local economy and commitment to buying local this holiday season.
November 26 is Artists Sunday, an art shopping movement of over 4,500 artists and organizations coming together to encourage consumers to shop with their favorite local artists and makers during the holiday season. Think of it as Plaid Friday but for the arts.
Instead of Cyber Monday, a day when online merchants offer special deals, we invite you to Cider Monday. On November 27, stop in for free cider from participating Cider Monday businesses. Also, if you choose to shop online, choose local too!
A global generosity movement, Giving Tuesday on November 28 encourages you to give any way you can. Organizers share, “Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.”
Why Shop Indie Local?
Where you spend your hard-earned dollars matters. Your choices create a ripple effect that starts with you and extends out to our entire region and local economy. Shop Indie Local (shop at independent and locally owned businesses) and the positive ripple effects grow.