It’s coming. Black Friday is one week from today. You should know that you can shop next weekend in Greater Cleveland without encountering a predawn stampede at a big-box store.
As you probably know, Small Business Saturday follows Black Friday. Both days provide numerous opportunities to shop local and save money. Here are just a few:
Small Business Weekend in Lakewood, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1. More than a dozen businesses along Detroit and Madison avenues are offering discounts and gifts with certain purchases. Several of these local businesses specialize in locally made goods.
Black Friday Shopping at 78th Street Studios, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29. Find unique gifts made by local artists as you visit the galleries and studios that will be open that day. Admission and parking are free.
Small Business Saturday at the Screw Factory, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30. Local makers will have their work for sale while others provide demonstrations. Admission and parking are free, although donations of non-perishable foods and personal care items are requested for the Lakewood Community Services Center.
Shop Local Weekend in Coventry Village, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1. The first day of this weekend event coincides with Final Fridays in Coventry. Besides getting discounts at numerous businesses, visitors can enjoy free parking all three days.
Holiday Stroll on Larchmere Boulevard, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 29 & 30. Enjoy complimentary treats and beverages from small businesses in the 10-block district. Free horse-drawn carriage rides up and down the boulevard will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and strolling carolers, aka Girl Scout Troop 71726, will perform from 2 to 3 p.m.