Your guide to where to eat, shop on small business Saturdays

You’ve seen all the Black Friday great deals coming to Corpus Christi, but still wondering how you can support local Coastal Bend businesses and vendors this holiday season? Do not stress.

The Caller-Times has put together a list of events and small businesses in the area that you can visit during this week’s shopping vacation – your Small Business Saturday guide.

Shop Small Crawl – Uptown / Downtown Corpus Christi

Shop Small Crawl - Uptown / Downtown Corpus Christi

Made in Corpus brings back the Shop Small Crawl on Saturday. During this event, shoppers can visit various local sites throughout the city on a self-guided tour.

Additionally, if you shop at the eight stores listed below, you will have the chance to win a gift basket filled with goodies from participating vendors.

When: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Or: Downtown / downtown Corpus Christi

Participating companies / suppliers: Uptown – Made in Corpus Christi, Lavender & Lee Studio, Boarri Craft Butchery, Lemonade Stand Cosmetics (+ Staples Holiday Shop from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.); downtown – Loca for Local at BUS, Commons + Pop Up Vendors, 20/20 Vintage + Pop Up Vendors, KSpace Contemporary + Pop Up Vendors.

For more information, visit Made in Corpus Christi on Facebook.

Saturday small business market in the village

Thia's Knick Knacks is an antique store located at 505 S. Water St.

Join Water Street Village and Thia’s Knick Knacks for their first Saturday Small Business Market. This event offers shoppers the chance to browse and purchase unique gifts from dozens of local vendors while DJ Glazed Roze provides music.

When: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Or: Water Street Village at 505 S. Water St. in Corpus Christi

For more information, visit Water Street Village and Thia’s Knick Knacks on Facebook.

Buy Little Saturday at Coffee Waves

Coffee Waves is a local cafe located at 5738 S. Alameda St.

Coffee Waves on Alameda will host 10 local vendors on Saturday as part of its annual Shop Small Saturday celebration. Stop for a coffee and discover a variety of local produce.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Or: Coffee Waves Alameda at 5738 S. Alameda St. in Corpus Christi

Participating companies / suppliers: Oak and Vintage, Pickled by Pitman, Trendy Eats & Vegan Treats, It’s Emily Nichole, That’s What She Crafted, Wild Oat Collective, Whimsey and Zest, Mrs. C’s Wellness Wonders, What Ev Makes and Five Sparrows.

For more information, visit Coffee Waves Alameda on Instagram.

Small Saturday Shop in Rockport-Fulton

Small Saturday Shop in Rockport-Fulton

Over 30 small businesses in the Rockport-Fulton area will participate in Small Business Saturday. Be sure to ask the vendors you visit for “roundabout maps” so you can participate in the raffles at the end of the event.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Or: Buyers will first check in at a “docking station” in Beachco at 1115 W. Market St. in Rockport, and proceed to the “arrival point” at the CBD Trading Post at 2816 Highway 35 in the mall. Harbor Oaks in Rockport.

Participating companies / suppliers: Rockport Center for the Arts, Aransas Propane & Gas LLC, Coast & Cottage, Reel Wicked Apparel, Moore Than Feed, Wind Way Gallery, Rockport Livin & Vacation Rentals, Attitudes & Latitudes, New Beginnings “Your Favorite Store”, Rockport Daily Grind, Busted Pot & Wells Discount Center, Texas By Design – Broderie, CBD Trading Post, LLC, Spanky’s Liquor, John Martell Photography, Goin Coastal Outfitters, History Center, The Dish House, Songbird Chic Decor For Your Nest, Elisa Baker Art, Fulton Mansion , Mermaid Ranch Coastal Decor, TG’s Beachware & Gifts, Dockside, Trading Company, Beachco, Salt Flats Gallery, The Humane Society and Adoption Center of Rockport-Fulton (located at Salt Flats), Bella the Brew, Duck Blind Café and Soft drinks, Rockport Gallery, Bay Window, Southern Rayne Boutique, The Salty Gypsea Boutique, Magnolia’s Two, The Coastal Mercantile, and James Charlie Jewelry.

For more information, visit the Rockport Fulton Chamber of Commerce on Facebook and online at

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