Small Business Saturday in Des Moines

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Small Business Saturday in Des Moines 2023

Small Business Saturday is November 25.    



Small Business Saturday, Des Moines, Iowa, shop local, local, support local, Valley Junction


Visit Downtown Ames and Campustown to support your local small businesses. Share joy, shop small, and shop all season long at your local small businesses.


Highland Park Neighborhood has gone through a lot of changes in the past few years and is a great place to shop and support locals! Grab a coffee at The Slow Down Coffee Co. Shop at Des Moines Mercantile, Art Terrarium, Collective, and many more shops. Make sure you grab dinner at Chuck’s Restaurant and a sweet treat at Hiland Bakery.


BONUS! Mark your calendars for the Holiday Promenade that kicks off Friday, November 17, and continues every Friday through December 15.

  This is a great place to support locals all year round.

BONUS! Mark your calendars for Jingle in the Junction which kicks off Thursday, November 16 (except Thanksgiving), and continues every Thursday through December 14. Shop under the glow of over 125,000 holiday lights.


Shop small-town Indianola. The Indianola Square offers some great shops and restaurants.


  Make a stop at Preservation or get lost in Enchanted Mystical Boutique with fun gifts. You can spend the day walking up and down Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines shopping and supporting locals.


The largest nonprofit creative workspace in the nation, located in the heart of downtown Des Moines. Shop several amazing artists’ goods and/or purchase gift certificates for classes and workshops at Mainframe Studios. Make sure you save the date for First Fridays! A monthly event that encourages the public to come visit and learn more.

  Don’t forget to catch a show at the Des Moines Playhouse or let your littles wiggle and play at JouJou Des Moines.

Small Biz Saturday Warehouse Market

501 SW 7th Suite M, Des Moines

November 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Support small artists and designers and thrifters and makers and everyone in between at our Warehouse Market! Keep your eyes on vendor announcements here and other details.


Uptown Ankeny has been working hard to create fun events and entertainment and revitalize this fun, unique area of town. There is some fun, local shops you should check out including Tweedle Dee’s, Strawberry Patch, Carmen’s Flowers, and more. Make sure to grab a pizza at the Leaning Tower of Pizza and cold brew from local brewery FireTrucker Brewery while you are there. 



Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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