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First comes Thanksgiving, and then comes the Black Friday madness! Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving each year and on that day you are liable to find the biggest retail sales. It’s also like the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season.

Other than big retailers, you know who also has eye-catching deals on Black Friday, local businesses! Often small businesses are forgotten about as people are running to get 80-inch Tvs and more.  Here in the CSRA, there are tons of businesses that will be getting in on the Black Friday Sales.

The cool thing about local businesses getting in on the Black Friday deals is that it doesn’t stop there. Small Business Saturday, which falls on November 25, the day after Black Friday, is dedicated to them. It is a day to celebrate and support small businesses in the CSRA – this is also a nationwide event though.

This initiative started back in 2010 to boost small business sales and just to raise awareness. Small businesses have become a huge success for many over the past few years.

Augusta is home to several small businesses in the area and the city does find ways to bring light to those businesses.
One of those ways is with the annual Downtown Augusta Small Business Crawl. The 3rd annual crawl will be happening on Small Business Saturday!

This is a chance for holiday shoppers to explore the local shops here in Downtown Augusta, along with having a chance to participate in giveaways and raffles. For more information on the small business crawl, click here.

Here are a few small businesses in the Augusta area that will be having Black Friday sales going on.

We’ve added in a little bit of everything from boutiques to arcades and more, to make the most of your Black Friday shopping.

  • Southern Willow

    On Friday, November 24, Southern Willow will be participating in Black Friday. They will have storewide sales and you will receive a free tote with a $100+ purchase. But that’s not all!

    A hot cocoa bar will be available for you to create the perfect Hot chocolate that just screams holiday season.

    A permanent jewelry pop-up shop will be taking place.

    Last but not least, Santa will be at Southern Willow for a meet and greet from 1 pm – 4 pm.

  • Em Bender Designs

    What about a mural? That’s right local business owner and muralist Emily Bender of Em Bender Designs will be running a mural sale for Black Friday.

    While we know that murals are often large, not only in size, but in price as well. Well for Black Friday she will be offering smaller murals that are perfect for the indoors. But there are only 5 spots!

  • Retro City Arcade - Evans

    Even a local arcade is getting in on the Black Friday deals.

    Black Friday Specials:

    Buy a $50 gift card on Back Friday and receive a pass for two hours of free play. The pass must be used before the end of the year!

  • The Fan Zone

    Got some sports gear you’ve been needing to grab? Well this local sports store will be having tons of deals going on for Black Friday:

    25% off store for the 1st hour from 8am-9am
    15% off entire store all day!!
    Clearance items outside will all be 50% marked price!!
    Columbia men and women’s jackets and 1/4 zips will be around $20!
    All UGA national champ merch will be 50% off of our cost !!

  • Soho Augusta

    Of course we couldn’t leave out the clothing boutiques! Soho Augusta, located in Surrey Center will be doing 25% off in the entire store, except for jewelry.

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