Nov 15, 2023 - Things to Do

Where to shop around the DMV on Small Business Saturday

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Small Business Saturday is Nov. 25, and there are a variety of DMV events where you can purchase goods from local businesses and makers.

Why it matters: The D.C. area is filled with creatives, entrepreneurs, and artisans — supporting them not only boosts the local economy, but it's also good karma if you spent Black Friday elbowing people at Target.

Alexandria's Small Business Saturday: Almost 50 shops will celebrate Small Business Saturday throughout Old Town — pop into them all day for gifts, discounts, and in-store goodies.

Fairfax Small Business Saturday: Start the day at Old Town Hall, where you can take pics with Santa, drink cocoa, and check out a list of Fairfax spots with deals. After shopping at the participating businesses, submit a receipt and be entered in a raffle.

Made in ALX Holiday Makers' Market: Made in ALX, which sells goods made by Alexandria artisans, is hosting a market at Alexandria's Port City Brewing — meaning you can drink beer while also browsing cool stuff crafted by local makers.

Salt & Sundry's Holiday Shop: The local fave boutique will launch a holiday pop-up in the former Little Leaf storefront just off 14th Street on Nov. 25. Swing by for locally crafted gifts and seasonal decor through the first week of January.

Small Business Saturday Black Market Creatives Showcase: Head to Anacostia Arts Center between 12pm and 6pm to check out products and offerings from local Black entrepreneurs and makers.

Steadfast Supply Small Business Saturday Pop-Up: Bop over to the Navy Yard gift shop Steadfast Supply for a pop-up featuring a variety of artisan-made goods like pastries and jewelry. The event runs from 12pm to 4pm.


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