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Small Business Saturday

November 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Winter at Park Square. Photo by Becky Manship, courtesy of Downtown Pittsfield Inc.
Photo by Becky Manship

This year Small Business Saturday in downtown Pittsfield includes live music, a makers market and treasure hunt, a surprise visit from Santa, the MountainOne Free Thankful 5K, NUarts Studios and Gallery’s Shop Local event, deals throughout the downtown and more — part of a national effort to highlight small, locally owned businesses each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

New this year, you can download the Downtown Pittsfield app in the App Store or on Google Play to view a directory and map of locations downtown to shop small.

The Thankful 5K will begin the day at 9 a.m. The event is free, but runners (and spectators) are encouraged to get Thankful Hat with their registration, to benefit local Pittsfield Food Pantries — you can find them from the Berkshire Running Center at 34 Depot St. or on their website. (You do not have to enter or attend the race to purchase a hat.) MountainOne will donate an additional $5 for every hat sold.

Downtown Businesses will be offering special deals to those wearing their Thankful Hats on Small Business Saturday, including 101 Restaurant & Bar, Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, Hot Harry’s, The Spot, the Marketplace Café and Thrive Diner.

The Midnight Anthem will perform live in the parklet outside of the Marketplace Cafe at 53 North St. from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., with a mix of covers of all genres, original songs and holiday songs, as part of Downtown Pittsfield, Inc.’s Indoors Out! Music on North series.

NUarts Studios & Gallery, 311 North St., will open their studios for Small Business Saturday and #Artists Sunday (11/28/21), both days from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., inviting everyone to look for local, creative, and handmade gifts and meet the makers in their own studios. They will offer paintings, works on commission, ceramics, jewelry, metalworks, found object and nature-based sculptures, fountain pens, music and more.

Join the Berkshires’ best makers, bakers, curators, and creators to get a head start on your holiday shopping at the CozQuest Pop Up Makers Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hotel on North, 297 North St. — you can find a full list of vendors at downtownpittsfield.com. If you’re one of the first 60 people to start the CozQuest Countywide Holiday Treasure Hunt at Hotel on North, you’ll also get a gift from Blue Q to help with your holiday shopping. The hunt begins on Small Business Saturday and runs until December 31. Visit CozQuest.com to play.

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness, 55 North St., will host their Grand Reopening Open House from 9 am to 5 pm. Check out their beautiful studio, meet their warm, welcoming instructors, and try out free sample classes all day long.

Berkshire Athenaeum will also offer a free Thankful StoryWalk® and craft from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Radiance Yoga presents Yoga Under the Moon! at the Berkshire Museum from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and starting at 10 a.m. Mission Gastropub offers a Small Business Saturday Brunch. A Holiday Craft Fair comes to BBE Office Interiors with local vendors, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pittsfield encourages you all to order takeout or delivery, shop local retailers online, look for local gift cards … and support small businesses all holiday season long.

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Date:
November 27, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Event Location

Downtown Pittsfield
33 Dunham Mall
Pittsfield, MA
413-443-6501

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