Saturday, November 24th, 2018 - Celebrate small business in Ocean Beach and shop local this holiday season! Read on for more information about how we’re Shopping Small in OB.
Shop Small® for Small Business Saturday® in Ocean Beach! Ocean Beach’s business district has flourished for over 100 years, and we are proud to celebrate over a century of neighborhood shopping! Enjoy a day of interactive arts and music pop-ups throughout the community, all geared towards supporting our local small businesses. Come out on Small Business Saturday to explore new places and get great deals from local shops!
From 2018: Small Business Saturday Postcard Photos! Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the event, giveaways, and got their photo taken with our GIANT postcard. Check out photos from the event! Thanks to Troy Orem for taking photos of everyone. Looking for a larger photo size? Click here.
All Day Activities: 10am-4pm
Greetings from Ocean Beach Giant Postcard: Veterans Plaza Lawn
Take a holiday photo that’s larger than life with a giant postcard from local muralist Celeste Byers on the Veteran’s Park lawn. A professional photographer will be taking free portraits throughout the day. Don’t forget to stop by the Small Business Saturday booth on the lawn and pick up a goodie bag and your “Passport to OB” card for a chance to win great prizes from local businesses!*
(Throughout the Community)
Clean Oceans Art Installation
OB Surf Lodge Patio (Abbott St. & Santa Monica Ave.)
Get a first look at a new public art concept coming to San Diego. Local artist Miki Iwasaki has been commissioned by the Port of San Diego to create a series of unique sculptures that are sure to become an iconic part of the San Diego landscape. Today’s piece is an exploration of spatial experiences that intends to provoke wonder and contemplation of our personal connection to the world and to the ocean, and to honor the surf culture of our community. Be sure to stop by and learn about the sustainable process behind creating functional and beautiful public art pieces.
Lighthouse Ice Cream (5059 Newport Ave)
Stop by Lighthouse Ice Cream between 11am and 1 pm, grab an ice cream and prepare to be amazed, with fun for kids of all ages !
Additional Community-Based Events*
Handcrafted Ceramics Pop-up Shop at OB Beans Coffee Roasters (4879 Newport Ave.)
Local artisans that craft all the ceramicware at OB Beans will be hosting a special pop-up shop on Small Business Saturday!
Come create a collective art piece with the Art-o-Mobile, a classic 1967 Checker Cab that is also a mobile chalkboard! Watch a local chalk artist work their magic, or jump in and create your own masterpiece.
Mural Scavenger Hunt (Throughout the Community)
Ocean Beach is known for its public artwork and colorful murals throughout the community. Participate in a mural scavenger hunt and see how many you can find…You may even happen across a new mural in the works! Share your finds on social media with #OBMurals
It's a Wonderful OB Life Selfie Station at South Beach Bar & Grille's Oceanview Deck (5059 Newport Ave.)
Come enjoy the view and snap a selfie on the oceanview deck at South Beach Bar & Grille, known for its great views and even better fish tacos! All ages.
Vintage and Designer Clothing Sale at Seams to Me (1862 Bacon St.)
Vintage collectibles and designer fashions on sale at Seams to Me Tailoring.
Spiced Apple Cider and Special Discounts at Dog Beach Dog Wash (4933 Voltaire St)
Get great deals and try the famous spiced cider at Dog Beach Dog Wash!
Inspirational Chalk Art & Live Music at The Coffee Method (4993 Niagara Ave.)
Tiny Canvas Painting at Ocean Beach Business Center (4876 Santa Monica Ave.)
Underwater Photography Exhibit and Special Discounts at Details SalonSpa (4993 Niagara Ave. #205)
Local Artists, Musicians, and Makers Show at The Electric Chair (4944 Newport Ave., Suite A)
Infinity Art Installation at Kilowatt (1875 Cable St.)
* These activities are not sponsored, administered or endorsed by American Express
Come to the Veterans Plaza or any participating business location on November 24 to pick up your Passport to OB card, then show your love for OB businesses by visiting as many locations as you’d like for a special punch (no purchase necessary). When you’re done collecting punches, turn in your card to any participating business to be entered to win fabulous prizes from Ocean Beach merchants! Cards must be received by Monday, December 10, 2018.
Small Business Saturday Passport to OB
Pick up your Passport at the info booth on the Veterans Park Lawn or at any of the participating businesses:
4958 Newport Ave.
Bancroft Pet Supplies
1874 Bacon St.
OB Business Center
4876 Santa Monica Ave.
Run for Cover Books
4912 Voltaire St.
Dog Beach Dog Wash
4933 Voltaire St # C
5049 Newport Ave.
Lighthouse Ice Cream
5059 Newport Ave. #102
5041 Newport Ave.
La Playa Books
1026 Rosecrans St.
South Beach Bar & Grille
5059 Newport Ave.
OB Surf Lodge
5083 Santa Monica Ave Suite 1F
1502 Noodle House
2218 Cable St.
Current Collective/Saltwater Supply
5032 Niagara Ave.
The Electric Chair
4944 Newport Ave Suite A.
4723 Point Loma Ave.
1424 Sunset Cliffs Blvd
2201 Cable St.
Noon Design/Often Wander
4993 Niagara Ave.
1909 Cable St
1919 Cable St
5023 Newport Ave.
Raglan Public House
1851 Bacon St.
Details Salon Spa
4993 Niagara Ave
Voltaire Beach House
4934 Voltaire St.
Bone Appetit Pet Supplies
1785 Sunset Cliffs Blvd
From 2017: What a FUN day we had on Small Business Saturday! Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy our Passport launch event, giveaways, and GIANT sand sculpture. Check out photos from the event! Thanks to Josh Utley and Daniel Hernandez for the image below.
Check out some of our Passport participants in this video by Josh Utley of Intrepid Network Inc.!
See photos of our 2017 Passport participants here!