Plaid Friday was conceived from the idea of weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” and is designed to promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays.
Small Business Saturday is the annual holiday shopping tradition that gets communities everywhere out in support of their favorite small businesses.
Why sit at home on your computer when you can be out in your local community celebrating Cider Monday? This annual event encourages shoppers to visit their favorite local retailers where they can sip local ciders while they shop.
Now in its 8th year, Streets Alive! Ithaca is, at its simplest, a day where the streets are closed to cars and open to people to walk, bike, roll, dance, and play. The possibilities of open streets are almost endless: hula hooping, jump rope, hopscotch, street hockey, frisbee, basketball…
Visit the Bike Walk Tompkins website for more information.
Every year in the U.S., the first week of July is a time to celebrate not only our Independence as a nation but the entrepreneurial spirit and freedom that is embodied by our independent businesses. Independents Week is an annual opportunity to recognize the many valuable contributions these local businesses make to our communities.