Small Shop Saturday: Complete Details

Small shops are a BIG DEAL, and we hope you’ll get involved in the return of this event. More participating businesses = an even BIGGER DEAL for Downtown Kelowna.

Complete Details About Important Details about Small Shop Saturday

  • Small Shop Saturday will run from 10am-6pm on Saturday, April 9, 2022.
  • Typically, participating businesses offer special promotions, incentives, or hold one-day sales during this event. Whatever works best for your business! You’ll be asked to provide details of this promotion when you complete the registration form.
  • The Small Shops/Big Deals Contest will run on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Each purchase = one entry (ballot) into the contest and a chance to win:
    • 1 x $250 VISA card
    • One of 2 x $50 VISA cards
    • 1 x $50 Cactus Club Gift Card
    • 1 x One-month trial membership to AesthetiKs LAB ($90 value)
  • Small Shop Saturday Brochures will feature your business name with details of your in-store promotion. These details will also be made available on the Small Shop page on the DKA website.
  • The DKA will be launching a marketing campaign to promote Small Shop Saturday beginning March 28, 2022 online and on local radio. We’ll also be heavily promoting Small Shop through our social channels through April 9, 2022. A social media teaser campaign is set to begin in early March on our @downtownkelowna social channels.
  • Leverage our social media clout and tag @downtownkelowna #downtownkelowna AND use #dksmallshop
  • DKA Staff will be coming by with posters for the event starting March 29.
  • DKA will not be providing balloons for this event, in an effort to phase out single-use plastics. Ballot boxes, ballots, tent cards, and Small Shop guides will be delivered in the week of April 4, 2022. 


Registration deadline: Sunday, March 20, 2022

We’re anticipating great attendance for the return of Small Shop. Get creative and give Downtown Kelowna shoppers a reason to come through your doors!

  • Partner with other Downtown Kelowna businesses and do something fun together.
  • Hire entertainment to play on your patio or inside your store.
  • Host a wine/beer/spirits tasting (permit required).
  • Create an eye-catching window display.
  • Invite a special guest speaker, chef, author, etc. to your business.
  • Run your own social media contest to bolster your online presence. Get visitors to like/follow your social channels, post/tag themselves in photos, etc.
  • Partner with a charity and run a fundraising activity with them.
  • Run a workshop that demonstrates your product/service.
  • Offer something special for those who come visit (product samples, a draw for a gift certificate, etc.).
  • Provide an incentive to get customers to return to your business. For example, if they purchase $XXX worth of items on Small Shop Saturday, offer a gift, discount, or value add with their next purchase.
  • Pay the taxes on their purchase/s.
  • Everyone loves a sale! This is a great opportunity to clear out your winter inventory and highlight new spring/summer stock.
  • Offer a discount or 2-for-1 deal. This has proven most successful for participating businesses.
  • For Food & Beverage members:
    • Create a special menu for Small Shop Saturday, or simply highlight the deal and features you already offer.
    • Provide an incentive to get customers to return to your restaurant (free appy cards or other value add offers).

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See you Downtown Kelowna on Small Shop Saturday!

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