Small Business Saturday 2023!

Help make Small Business Saturday a success

Small businesses need you now more than ever before. Every time you pick up a coffee at your local café, grab lunch at the mom-and-pop shop or buy a new handbag from a local store, you're making an impact in your community. In fact, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stays in the local community. 

Support your favorite local spots or find new ones

Come celebrate Small Business Saturday in the Village on Saturday, November 25, 2023 as we boost awareness and support for our local small businesses. Enjoy shopping specials, discounts, and merchant hospitality as you “Shop Small.” Nearly every locally-owned store in the area will participate in the “Shop Small” campaign "Small Business Saturday." As the event gets closer, we will list participating businesses and their special offers for this special day.

We're hosting a downtown party and you're invited!

CVA staff and its Volunteer Ambassadors will host a hospitality booth from 10am to 5pm at the corner of Grand Ave. and State St. and will be giving away:

•    Gift Card Giveaways!
•    Shop Small and Carlsbad logo tote bags to the first 100 people
•    Reusable City of Carlsbad tote bags while supplies last
•    Carlsbad swag

The gift card giveaway program is a no-purchase necessary event, but attendees will have additional opportunities to obtain more chances in the giveaway.

Check in at the hospitality tent to enter! Shop, dine, and support the amazing small businesses in Carlsbad Village.

Spend the Day in the Village

Public parking is plentiful in the Village, and the beach is only two blocks away. Many casual and fine dining establishments are within steps from the venue, as well as shopping at a wide variety of boutiques, salons, and galleries.