• Erin Zaranec

Shop 'Til You Drop on Small Business Saturday

Updated: Nov 27, 2018

Since moving into Lakewood, I've developed a new appreciation for small businesses. I love being able to bounce around the city and visit locally owned stores, restaurants, and shops.

The majority of my home decor is from local makers and vendors and I love knowing that I have truly unique pieces that helped support someone right here in Cleveland! It took my awhile to curate the perfect collection of items and plenty of visits to makers marts, markets, and craft shows.

This Small Business Saturday, I'll be following that trend and doing a tour-de-Markets of the Cleveland area. Looking to support some local businesses?

Here's a round-up of the markets and events happening this weekend:

  • Gathering Grounds Holiday Pop Up, Huron (8 a.m. - 1 p.m.): Vendors, sales, and coffee?! Count me in. This Huron Coffee shop will have vendors cozied up inside for Small Business Saturday.

  • Westside Flea, North Olmsted (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.): Vendors range from apparel and accessories to candles and home goods. The indoor market has free entry and food trucks will be on side.The market supports a non-profit with each event. The Small Business Saturday market will support OhioGuidestone with monetary donations and donations of new socks for kids and adults!

  • Stella & Shay Small Business Small Business Saturday, Westlake (9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.): A small group of vendors will have shopping available at the Westlake location of Stella & Shay! PRoceeds from Shella & Shay stocking stufers will benefit families in need this hliday season. Other vendors include Inca Tea, Mara Jean Candles, Hello Bundle and more!

  • Beauty Shop Holiday Bazaar, Ohio City (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.): Head to the absolutely stunning Beauty Shop to see a collection of local vendors and grab a good coffee or tea. This is the first year the event is taking place.

  • Sip and Shop, Parma (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.): Attention - this market will have $5 mimosas! Brunch, art, accessories, and... again... mimosas. This market is led by two true Girl Bosses who wanted Parma residents to see the value in shopping small.

  • Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development Shopping Day, Cleveland (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.): Ten Latino makers and crafters will be selling handmade products at the Center for Economic Development. Grab some snacks, try on some jewelry and shop in this intimate space.

  • Cleveland Bazaar at Winterfest, Downtown Cleveland (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.): The Bazzar will bring creative vendor's to the city's holiday tree lighting. The 5th Street Arcades will host vendors in the old Arcade and in Tower City.

  • Small Business Saturday at the Screw Factory, Lakewood (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Eighteen vendors will open their doors in the awesome Screw Factory studio space in Lakewood. The building alone is worth the visit - it's an amazing space. The market is free to attend and has free parking. The market will also be collecting non-perishable food items and personal care items for the Lakewood Community Service Center.

  • Wildroots Holiday Market, Stow (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Another free market full of an amazing array of vendors. The Wildroots market is typically outdoors, but moves inside for the holiday season. Nearly 6o vendors will be in attendance, from foods to home goods.

  • Fall Craft Show at the Steele Mansion, Painesville (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.): More than 30 vendors will head to the mansion for this holiday craft show. There is a $4 admission fee, but parking is free!

  • Holiday Market at Market Square, Westlake (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.): Bundle up and head to Crocker Park for their indoor holiday market. More than 25 vendors will head to Market Square to share their crafts with you.

  • Mahall's Holiday Pop Up, Lakewood (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.): Brunch and shop ecclectic vendors throughout Mahall's 20 Lanes bowling in Lakewood. Vendors will be selling apparel, vintage and collectables, antiques and more.

  • Ohio City Fashion Truck Pop Up, Ohio City (4 p.m. - 9 p.m.): Spend your day at the markets and your night at Forest City Shuffleboard! The Wandering Wardrobe Fashion truck will be hanging out at night, full of adorable clothes and accessories.

Lakewood is home to the Home For The Holidays Pop Up Shop on Madison Avenue, open until December 23. Cleveland Heights annual Holiday Store is back, too, open until December 20.

Need to map out your day? I've got you covered! All markets / events are marked in purple, all stores and vendors with deals are coral, and all food related vendors with publicized deals are teal! For more information, click the icon next to the title in the upper left hand corner.

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