5 Milwaukee-Area Deals for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

Looking for local steals and deals? You’ve stumbled on the right list.

BLACK FRIDAY AND Small Business Saturday are almost upon us, and everyone with anything to sell has something going on. Here are five ways to have fun and shop local this weekend.




CirculateMKE Black Friday Market

The Avenue, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.

We all know the benefits of shopping local. CirculateMKE’s Black Friday Market promotes Milwaukee businesses and entrepreneurs to provide a more community-friendly shopping outlet on a day dominated by the national chains.




Rec Room Craft Co.

219 S. 2nd St.

This DIY craft studio and bar just opened in Walker’s Point this Summer, and they’re launching a holiday campaign to get you hooked up with all the materials and know-how to make handmade gifts for the season. The campaign launches on Black Friday with a sneak peek at upcoming holiday crafts and 25% off projects all day.




Bay View Small Business Saturday Shop Hop

Eight small businesses in Bay View have joined forces this Saturday to bring you to their hip and eclectic neighborhood to see the sights and score some deals. From pet depots to gift shops and boutiques, these stores are offering extended hours, swag bags and major discounts.




Good Karma Friday

Multiple Locations; Halo Artisan Skincare, MilwaukeeHome, Swoon, The Waxwing

Wanna shop local and pay it forward this Black Friday? Four local businesses are offering great deals and paying 10-20% of the day’s sales to local charities.




Discovery World Maker’s Market

500 N. Harbor Drive

Milwaukee Maker’s Market is setting up shop at Discovery World on Small Business Saturday to host local makers and artisans, providing you with the perfect holiday gift shopping destination with handmade goods you won’t find anywhere else. Admission is free!



Calvin Lemieux is a Communication graduate from University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Following an internship with Milwaukee Magazine in Fall 2019 and graduation in Spring 2020, he returned to work as a freelance writer.