According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses make up 99.7 percent of U.S. businesses. Small Business Saturday is November 30th. There are many small neighborhood shopping districts in San Diego that will be hosting shopping events including Carlsbad. Last year was a record in spending all over the U.S. on Small Business Saturday.
Get to know the neighborhoods and the community while supporting small neighborhood businesses.
Steps from Carlsbad Beach Resorts
Celebrate the 10th annual shopping holiday tradition that brings communities together to support their favorite businesses at Carlsbad Village.
Every locally owned small business will be participating in the event. There will be shopping specials, discounts and a dose of local hospitality.
The musical kick-off to the holidays will start late in the afternoon and go into the early evening. Grab a chair and some hot chocolate after shopping and enjoy the professional strolling carolers along with the Carlsbad High School Jazz Ensemble.
Merry Makers Fair
Merry Makers Fair is a pop-up market in downtown Oceanside where you can shop art, jewelry, candles and enjoy live holiday music. Saturday, November 30th marks the beginning of the window decorating contest. For this reason, local shops decorate their storefronts to the theme of ‘Tis the Season and compete for bragging rights of 1st, 2nd or 3rd place. Wineries and Breweries will be downtown so that you can sip and shop the day away.
Visit the Oldest Neighborhood Business District in San Diego
Little Italy is known for being one of the oldest continuous neighborhood business district. With public art displays, amazing pizza, and Italian restaurants, it has a fantastic shopping area full of small businesses.
In the morning visit the year-round farmer’s market where 200 tents line the street with incredible food, plants, and delights. After hit the galleries and shopping. Stores in Little Italy will leave their doors open longer, have special deals and discounts just for that day. Little Italy is a quick train ride from Carlsbad beach resorts.
Join the 101 Main Street Associations and Local Businesses
Cardiff 101, Encinitas 101, and Leucadia 101 are putting together a town center sidewalk sale full of local small businesses. You will find discounts, shop specials, giveaways, raffles, live music, and a beer garden. There will be a pop-up stand to help guide you on where to go shop, where to eat, and where to have fun.
Join in the local artisan pop up shops in Cardiff, Downtown Encinitas, and Leucadia for a day of fun and deals.
Take A Trip to an Eclectic Neighborhood in San Diego
North Park is unique and diverse, some may even say eclectic. Whether you are shopping for clothing, an art gallery, salons, or a dog photographer, this neighborhood is perfect. Ray Street is home too many San Diego small businesses. This is why on Small Business Saturday, they will be having prizes and fun to all that visit and shop.
Support All Local Small Businesses
Carlsbad beach resorts are close to so many amazing neighborhoods and a train ride away from the best locations in San Diego. Small Business Saturday is a great way to support small businesses and also when supporting local stay at local beachfront resorts and hotels too. Locally owned businesses especially appreciate the locals and visitors that support them.