Small Business Saturday in Des Moines

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Small Business Saturday in Des Moines 2022

Small Business Saturday is November 26.    




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.


BONUS! Mark your calendars for the Holiday Promenade that kicks-off Friday, November 18 and continues every Friday through December 16.

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

BONUS! Mark your calendars for Jingle in the Junction that kicks-off Thursday, November 17 and continues every Thursday through December 15. 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 local.

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


Join Doe a Deer on November 26 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a day of celebrating the Shop Small movement. They will have super fun treats, Cloth & Kin will be there with her adorable handmade baby clothing and amazing deals in store.


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. 

BONUS! Mark your calendars for Festive Fridays that kick off Friday, November 4, and various Fridays throughout the season. Enjoy an evening shopping experience surrounded by Uptown Ankeny’s holiday charm and over 40 animated Winter Wonderlights displays



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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