10th Annual Small Business Saturday Happening Nov. 30 in the 4th Avenue Business District

Take a stroll through the Historic 4th Ave Business District. Photo via Birmingham City Council

Get ready to shop ’til you drop Birmingham! The 10th annual Small Business Saturday is happening November 30 at the Historic 4th Avenue Business District. Skip the crazy Black Friday crowds and opt for shopping locally. After all, Birmingham is a city thriving with local entrepreneurs.

Carver Theatre in the 4th Avenue Business District. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 to introduce more customers to local businesses. Since then, this shopping event has become a permanent fixture of Birmingham’s holiday shopping weekend.

We Birminghamians take shopping local about as seriously as SEC football! Well, depends on who you ask, but that’s beside the point. This year, a majority (74% to be exact) of shoppers are choosing to support small, independently-owned businesses in their communities. Are you?


Small Business Saturday events will be held in Birmingham’s Historic 4th Avenue Business District which is home to a legacy of African-American business, cultural and social movements that changed the world.

Why shop local? 🛍 

Shop small on Small Business Saturday! Photo by Bham Now

Did you know that of every dollar spent at a small business in America, about 67 cents remains in the community? Every time you visit your favorite local coffee shop, mom-and-pop grocery store or pop-up clothing boutique, you’re making a positive impact on our economy.

You know that feeling when a barista remembers your name? Now imagine that feeling with all of your favorite local vendors! The abundance of independently-owned shops in Birmingham is what makes the Magic City so magical.


What small businesses are participating in Small Biz Saturday 2019?

What are some of your favorite local shops in Birmingham? Let us know on social @BhamNow.