Are you a fan of Buy Local Month? If so, check out these locally-focused and small business-oriented events that happen during Buy Local Month.

Pink Friday +

November 19, 2021

One HUGE day to #ShopSmallFirst–before Black Friday and before the big guys…Created by The Boutique Hub! Pink Friday is a small business spin on the traditional Black Friday shopping experience, reminding people to #ShopSmallFirst.

Plaid Friday +

November 26, 2021

Plaid Friday celebrates the diversity and creativity of local and independent businesses. It’s a fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday” consumer frenzy. Also, it’s a way to show your support for our local economy. So plan to wear PLAID the day after Thanksgiving!

Green Friday +

November 26, 2021

Shop all the best deals while experiencing the magic of McDonald Garden Center Christmas Shoppe – a twinkling, winter wonderland filled with this holiday season’s most unique and sought-after collection of decor and gift selection anywhere in Hampton Roads. Take advantage of HUGE SAVINGS on trees, trimmings, holiday blooms, gifts, and more this Green Friday!

White Friday +

November 26, 2021

Get discounts on custom bridal dresses, veils, jewelry, and more on White Friday.

Small Business Saturday +

November 27, 2021

American Express cares deeply about thriving communities and believes small businesses are at the core of every thriving neighborhood. That’s why — in the midst of the recession in 2010 — they created Small Business Saturday® on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.

Artist Sunday +

November 28, 2021

Artists Sunday unites individual artists and supporting organizations across the country, creating a voice of 1,000’s, all promoting the purchase of art during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Artists receive a comprehensive marketing toolkit, enabling them to generate buzz and awareness.

Museum Store Sunday +

November 28, 2021

Museums foster appreciation and knowledge of art, nature, culture, science, and history. When you purchase a gift from the museum store, you help to sustain the museum’s service to their community and the public. Products found in museum stores are curated just like the works displayed in their respective institutions, with many items often developed exclusively by the museum, resulting in distinctive and unique offerings. Be a Patron on Museum Store Sunday and all year round.

Cider Monday +

November 29, 2021

Instead of Cyber Monday, a day when online merchants offer special deals, we invite you to a new tradition, CIDER MONDAY. Willard Williams of the Toadstool Bookshops in Keene, Peterborough and Milford dreamed up Cider Monday as an antidote to Cyber Monday.

He shares, “Stop in for a free cup, maybe a snack, see some real people and have a good time checking out what’s in our stores. It’s sure to be a heartwarming experience. We can promise no crashing websites, our ‘servers’ won’t be overloaded and we bet they will even smile at you!”

GivingTuesday +

November 30, 2021

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Join the movement and give – each Tuesday and every day – whether it’s some of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice in your local community.

It’s a simple idea: 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.

As you can see there are a number of locally-focused alternatives to the traditional Black Friday sales. We encourage you to shop at local businesses this year and support those in your community.