Small Business Saturday, Lakeland, FL

Lakeland, FL | Photo via The LALtoday Team

Small Business Saturday is when the lovers-of-all-things-local come out to shop, and it takes place this weekend.

Fun facts from Small Business Saturday last year:

  • American Express shared that there was a record-high spending of $19.8 billion for Small Business Saturday across the country.
  • 50% of shoppers reported they found local shops + its deals through social media recommendations.
  • 56% of shoppers made online-only purchases from small businesses.

To help you sort out your Saturday shopping plans, we’ve compiled a list of four local markets and shops participating in Small Business Saturday.

🛍️ Buena Sunshine Fest | Sat., Nov. 27 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Concord Coffee | Stop by Buena Sunshine Fest for local vendors this Small Biz Saturday + enjoy options from Good Thyme, Cob & Pen, Our Noire Kitchen, and Pinoy Cravings. 

🛍️ Dissent Craft Brewing Small Business Saturday + Small Brewery Sunday | Sat., Nov. 27-Sun., Nov. 28 | Dissent Craft Brewing | Starting at 12 p.m., end times vary | Spend the weekend with Dissent for specials including $10 gift cards for every $50 spent, and four-packs and cooler bags for $22.99, to name a few.

🛍️ Scout & Tag | Sat., Nov. 27 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m | Scout & Tag | Shop till your heart’s content at Scout & Tag, featuring home decor, drinkware, furniture, and heaps more to deck the halls this holiday season.

🛍️ Shop Small Saturday | Sat., Nov. 27 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Rafa Natural | Shop soaps, lotions, and other sweet-smelling potions — if you can’t make it in person, be sure to check out Rafa Natural’s site for at-home shopping.

🛍️ SHOP SMALL SATURDAY- Holiday Boutique Market | Sat., Nov. 27 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.| Twisted Pineapple Boutique,  315 E Summerlin St. B. | Head over to Bartow to this boutique market featuring an array of vendors selling clothing, jewelry, decor, and so much more.