07:00 AM - 11:59 PM on Sat, 27 Nov 2021
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 & Gallery’s Shop Local event, special deals throughout the downtown, and more! Support local small businesses on Saturday, November 27, and be part of a national effort to highlight small, locally owned businesses each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. New this year, 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!
This year in conjunction with the City of Pittsfield and the sponsorship of MountainOne, the Thankful 5K will be held in downtown Pittsfield on Small Business Saturday at 9 am. The event is free; however, participants (and spectators) are encouraged to purchase a $25 Thankful Hat with their registration. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to our local Pittsfield Food Pantries. Thankful Hats are $25 and can be purchased from the Berkshire Running Center at 34 Depot Street 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 be performing live in the parklet outside of the Marketplace Cafe at 53 North Street from 9:30 to 11:30 am on November 27. They will play a mix of covers of all genres, original songs, and of course, some Holiday songs! This event is part of Downtown Pittsfield, Inc.’s Indoors Out! Music on North series.
NUarts Studios & Gallery, 311 North Street, will open their studios for Small Business Saturday and #Artists Sunday (11/28/21), both days from 11 am to 3 pm. This is a chance to shop local, creative, and handmade, and meet the makers of one-of-a-kind original gifts in their own studios.
Artists are excited to show and sell their latest artworks in all sizes and styles, including paintings, works on commission, ceramics, jewelry, metalworks, found object and nature-based sculptures, fountain pens, music, and other unique gifts.
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, Saturday, November 27, 10 am to 3 pm, at Hotel on North, 297 North Street. View a full list of vendors at downtownpittsfield.com.
Be one of the first 60 people to start the CozQuest Countywide Holiday Treasure Hunt at Hotel on North on the 27th and get a great gift from Blue Q to help with your holiday shopping. The hunt begins on Small Business Saturday, November 27 and runs until December 31. Visit CozQuest.com to play and possibly win!
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness, 55 North Street, will host their Grand Reopening Open House on Saturday, November 27 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! Pre-registration is required for all classes. Sign up at bydf.punchpass.com.
Also on Saturday, November 27, there will be a free Thankful StoryWalk® and craft at the Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Avenue, from 10 am to 2 pm. Radiance Yoga presents Yoga Under the Moon! at the Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, from 8:30 to 9:30 am, and starting at 10 am there will be a Small Business Saturday Brunch at Mission Gastropub, 438 North Street. There will also be a Holiday Craft Fair at BBE Office Interiors, 1595 East Street, with over a dozen local vendors, from 9 am to 2 pm.
This Small Business Saturday explore a retailer you’ve never visited. Order takeout or delivery. Shop local retailers online. Buy local gift cards. Support our small businesses on November 27 and all holiday season long. Our retailers and restaurants need your support!
For more information on Small Business Saturday, visit downtownpittsfield.com
Indoors Out! Music on North and the CozQuest Pop Up Makers Market is presented by Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. and funding has been provided by the Commonwealth Places Program created by MassDevelopment.
Small Business Saturday events:
9-10 am: MountainOne Free Thankful 5K
9:30-11:30 am: Live Music with The Midnight Anthem
10 am-3 pm: CozQuest Pop Up Makers Market at Hotel on North
11 am-3 pm: NUarts Shop Local Event
8:30-9:30 am: Radiance Yoga presents Yoga Under the Moon! at the Berkshire Museum
9 am-2 pm: BBE Craft Fair Saturday
9 am-5 pm: Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness Open House
10 am-2 pm: Thankful StoryWalk® and craft at the Berkshire Athenaeum
Starting at 10 am: Small Business Saturday Brunch at Mission Gastropub
CozQuest Holiday Treasure Hunt
Be on the lookout for Santa downtown!