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Plaid Friday

November 29, 2019

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Plaid Friday, a celebration of downtown’s diverse and creative local and independent businesses and a reminder to shoppers to show support for downtown’s business owners who rely on their dollars to continue to provide their goods and services to the community.

Plaid Friday is tamer and much more pleasurable alternative shopping experience when compared to the day’s national big-box shopping frenzy known as Black Friday where crowds of people stampede through the stores looking for deals on merchandise that are available in limited supply. During Plaid Friday in downtown Ithaca, patrons can leisurely stroll through downtown’s shops and enjoy the added value of amenities such as complimentary gift wrapping or browse for specialty gifts, many of which are one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items created by highly skilled local artisans.

Shoppers can also show their support by wearing plaid while shopping at participating downtown businesses on November 29th.

Enjoy Free Parking on the streets & in the garages during the holiday weekend!

Parking is free starting Wednesday, Nov. 27th (garages – 8pm, streets – 6pm) and going through Sunday night.  Metered parking will resume Monday, Dec. 2nd morning.

Participating Shops Coming Soon!



November 29, 2019


Downtown Ithaca
171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States