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Fun and easy ways to support Small Business Saturday in Tampa Bay

Food, music — and all the shopping you can handle. Small Business Saturday is going to be BIG in Tampa and St. Pete.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The sun is setting on Black Friday, and millions of Americans are recovering from a marathon stretch of doorbuster deals and massive crowds.

Now it's your time to shine.

You prefer mom and pop shops to megastores, and you support them as often as possible. Well, this Saturday is Small Business Saturday. There are lots of fun ways to buy local this weekend with plenty of things for the whole family to do.

The Oxford Exchange Holiday Gift Bazaar dates back to the old days...2013. It brings together local businesses, vendors and artisans who peddle their wares in a European-style marketplace. 

About In 2013 we organized the first OE Holiday Gift Bazaar to promote interest in local vendors, crafters, and artisans.

While you're hanging out in Tampa, head on over to the Seminole Heights Holiday Shop Hop. Local businesses are teaming up for a bingo prize giveaway and donating the proceeds to a group that's raising money to restore the Sulphur Springs water tower.

In St. Pete's Old Northeast, the Indie Flea Pop-up is – well – popping up at Black Crow Coffee this weekend. Thirty select vendors will be there selling everything from art and candles to clothing and plants. By the way, if you show up on a bike instead of in a car – you'll get free coffee.

Shopping event in Tampa, FL by The Indie Flea and Black Crow Coffee Co Old Northeast on Saturday, November 30 2019 with 1.7K people interested and 130...

The City of Tampa is getting in on the action as well. It just launched a new online directory of small businesses called Shop Small Tampa. The city will also promote participating businesses on social media. 

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