Here’s a look at the vintage markets, art sales, handmade items, and assorted freebies you'll find cross the the Valley on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Not-Yet-a-Holiday Sunday.
Alternative Black Friday Vintage Market
Though it may still be early for some of you, Alternative Black Friday Vintage Market's 10 a.m. start time sure beats rising before the sun to score deals. The shopping event runs until 5 p.m. on Friday, November 25, and is presented by Valley Vintage. The free-to-attend market features more than 30 local vendors hawking vintage and handmade goods at CityScape. Find vendors like Robert Black Vintage, GROWop, and Pearly Mae’s Vintage while sipping on mimosas and overhearing some live acoustic music from Patriots Park. Call 602-772-3901 or visit the CityScape website for more.
To the people of downtown Mesa, Black Friday is more “the day after Thanksgiving so now Christmas can begin." The East Valley suburb once again puts on its twinkly Merry Main Street, and the free-to-attend kickoff celebration is from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 25. During this opening night, you can shop through the Santa’s Marketplace, featuring local vendors offering handmade crafts and holiday décor from artists across the Valley. Accompany your shopping with a visit to the Food Truck Forest, scope the four-story tall holiday tree, and head down Main Street for the many selfie backdrops. Visit the Merry Main Street website for more details.
Superior's Salvage Co., a purveyor of vintage materials, hosts and presents the Vintage Roadshow, a three-day vintage and salvage fair happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Friday, November 25, to Sunday, November 27. Find more than 50 vendors at the Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek selling everything from jewelry and clothing to furniture and collectibles. Tickets are $5 for general admission or $20 for the VIP shopping experience happening from 8 to 10 a.m. Visit the Vintage Roadshow website for more.
Carefree Southwest Art & Indian Market
If you’re looking for eclectic holiday shopping, the Carefree Southwest Art & Indian Market is for you. Presented by Magic Bird Festivals, the fifth annual market features more than 100 artists focusing on Native American artisanship from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 25, to Sunday, November 27, at Carefree Desert Gardens. Find sculptures paintings, jewelry, pottery, and weavings at this free, indoor/outdoor event, also featuring live music and a Southwestern culinary food court. For more info, call 480-488-2014 or visit the Magic Bird Festivals website.
Black Friday Free Record Day
You definitely read that right. The Record Room hosts its first Black Friday Free Record Day, where you spend $10 on anything in the store, and get 20 free records. The Record Room will be filled with marked down new and used records, plus 10 percent off new products like turntables, T-shirts, and of course records, and 20 percent off used products like vinyl, CDs, shirts, posters, and more. Take advantage of free record day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 25, till Sunday, November 27. Visit the Facebook event for more details.
Read on for a tour of artist studios and some Small Business Saturday happenings.