In this Insider's Guide, we're going to breakdown what you can expect at Small Business Saturday in Downtown Roanoke. From event info and tips to hot deals, we've got all the details.
What: Following Black Friday, small businesses will be offering great deals to encourage folks to shop small this holiday season. Enjoy holiday shopping with downtown retailers (and restaurants) offering sales and specials!
When: 9am - 6pm on November 26
Where: Downtown Roanoke, VA
Top Tips to Make the Most of Attending
Plan your Parking in Advance
PARK Roanoke is offering free parking everywhere except Center in the Square garage and Market garage on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!
We recommend PARK Roanoke lots and garages because they usually have lower rates than privately owned parking. Between street parking and lots and garages, downtown has 9,000 parking spaces, so there are plenty of options! Click here to view all of the available parking in Downtown.
Attend our Kickoff Event
We will be kicking off Small Business Saturday 9am-11am in Market Square with FREE coffee from Little Green Hive, FREE cinnamon rolls from Crumbles (YUM), and FREE SBS merchandise from American Express!* Come say hi and grab a snack to fuel your shopping.
*all while supplies last
Save Time for the Farmer's Market
The Historic Roanoke City Market is the oldest continuously operating open-air market in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It's open 7 days a week, but the busiest day is Saturday. Market Street will be packed with produce, greenery, and arts & crafts vendors who all handmake or locally grow their products.
Arrive Early for the Best Deals and Selection
Getting downtown early will ensure you get the largest selection of products and sale items (and that's the whole point, right?). You can click here to see an interactive map of participating locations.
Don't forget to view the 2022 Downtown Roanoke Holiday Gift Guide! Look over the guide, make your list, then come downtown to get those gifts taken care of – no stressing over shipping deadlines needed!