This year's Buy Local Month starts Thursday and will once again be hosted by Lowcountry Local First. The group will be putting on multiple events that promote local businesses and products. Even if you don’t participate in any of their activities, be sure to frequent local businesses this month (and every month for that matter)!
Although the official celebration is scheduled to run from 11/15/12 to 12/15/12, there are a couple events on Wednesday (11/14) to kick-off the fun.
Below is a list of the major Buy Local Month Events, but there are other happenings, sales and events that won't be as heavily advertised, so keep your eyes peeled!
Wednesday, November 14th
5 pm - 8 pm: KING STREET HOLIDAY SHOPMOB - John Street and Broad Street
Exclusive, after-hours shopping with local independent businesses on King Street. The Buy Local ShopMob will feature LLF members who will be offering one-night-only sales and deals, along with some local food and libations! Check-in is from 5 pm - 6pm at the Kickin Chicken on King Street. Tickets are $15 and be purchased HERE.
8 pm - 10 pm: BUY LOCAL BASH - Kickin Chicken, King Street
Celebrate your shopping at local independent businesses with live music and local beers! Admission is free to ShopMobbers ($5 otherwise).
Saturday, December 1st
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: TREE LIGHTING - Marion Square
Downtown holiday tree lighting. Immediately following the lighting, there will be a raffle for a giftbasket full of local goodness!
6 pm - 9 pm: HOLIDAY MAGIC STROLL - King Street
Immediately following the tree lighting ceremonies, King Street will be closed down for a holiday stroll featuring carolers, hot chocolate, cookies, local vendors and more!