Our small and local businesses are what make us what we are, give us our unique vibe and help create a place that we’re proud to call ‘home.’
The Saturday after Thanksgiving is the ONE day a year that our small businesses really do take center stage! We would encourage you to Shop Local and we’re going to give you plenty of reasons to do so. Shop Definition Industries Inc at 411 Lake Street for custom “live” design for Christmas Jammie tees from 10 am-5 pm. After 5, join them for some live music in the shop.
artspace shreveport at 708 Texas Street is the location of HOLIDAZE from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will be one-of-a-kind gifts created by 26 Northwest Louisiana Artists,and new jewelry designs at giftspace. The Holidaze BAZAAR is located downstairs in FUNSPACE & will be filled with art, holiday gifts and specialty items from local artists and your family can enjoy “make and take” holiday crafts while snacking on sweet treats during this special Saturday HOLIDAZE opening event. Live Entertainment will kick off the “Songs and Sounds of the Season.”
Bon Temps Coffee Bar in the Red River District under the Texas Street Bridge is offering 25% off the ENTIRE MENU exclusive of alcoholic beverages util 6 pm on Small Business Saturday. (This will be a great day to go check out their brand new food menu as well as trying a tasty new coffee or hot chocolate drink! )
Artipsy in the Red River District- will have two painting sessions, both en plein air (outdoors. Fun!)
Robinson Film Center at 617 Texas Street has fun deals: Deal 1: Buy a gift membership on Nov 24-25 and get two free movie passes for yourself! Deal 2: Purchase $50 in gift cards and receive another $10 for free!
The Remington Suite Hotel & Spa at 220 Travis Street has bar specials: #Small Business Saturday and tag the Remington to receive 1 complimentary glass of house wine from 5-7 pm. In the spa, get $5 off all blow-outs, dry, and styles all day.
The Red River District will be hosting the Acton Children’s Business Fair from 10 am-4 pm. Thirty children from ages 6-14 will be staffing booths to show off their business concepts and sell goods. They will be judged and winners will be announced in the afternoon. SANTA will be on the stage for pictures from 10 am- 2 pm and the giant Red River Tree Lighting will take place at 5 pm.
Louisiana Specialty Gifts in the Red River District, 10 am- 6 pm, will feature a FREE pick a pearl with any $25 or more purchase. (Limit one per family.) The first 20 customers with a purchase of $25 or more will also receive a free Louisiana-themed roll of gift wrap. While there, enjoy locally-made tasty treats and coffee while supplies last.
Appli-Ks in the Red River District, 10 am-6 pm, will offer: Buy One, Get One Free on all vintage silk scarves, hairbows and accessories, Buy One,Get One 50% off on all Infinity Scarves (includes monogram), all Heritage Village (Dickens’ Village) 25% off, and all LSU gift items are 25% off.
The Agora Borealis Art Marketplace at 421 Lake Street will be open from 10 am- 6 pm with Buy One, Get One opportunities, sales items and special gifts for the holidays as well as artists on site that will include:
Wendy Tisdale, Subtle Tees- Regina Brickett, Karen LaBeau, Gaea’s Blessings- Adam King, Pastry Moon- Bonnie Ferguson, Fabulous Felt- Dorene Kordal, Lunisolar- Will Baten and DuPlessis Agency-Chloe Duplessis.
The Office Hub, 331 Milam Street, will be open from 10 am- 3 pm with complimentary coffee, cookies, wine and cheese. Sign up for a chance to win FREE Day Passes as well as 10% off memberships for the first month.
Antique Adoption, 408 Cotton- will be open from 10 am-4 pm with 50% OFF all antiques and pickin’s!
On Time Fashion at 621 Texas Street will be open with Small Business Saturday sales.
The Noble Savage Tavern, 417 Texas Street, will be open 5 pm – 2 am with Artist Highlight: Shannon Palmer, great food and jazz music by Co-op Mode.
You’ll also want to check out:
- Martha’s Hallmark, 431 Texas Street
- Lena’s Shoes, 501 Milam Street.
After a fun day of shopping, head to the riverfront and RiverView Park for Rockets Over the Red Fireworks Festival , 4 pm-7 pm Enjoy the large outdoor Christmas tree and an amazing fireworks show. Admission is free.
At Riverview Park in downtown Shreveport:
• Community Choirs
• Santa Bob and Mrs. Claus
• Kid’s Zone Benefiting The Warrior Network
• Food Trucks
• Free Gift for the First 500 Children