Shop Small, Live Large with a Tampa Party Bus

Don’t wear yourself out with holiday shopping. Make it a party, instead!

The holidays are coming and you know what that means. Get ready for shopping, parties, and get-togethers with family and friends. Leave the driving and parking to the experts. With a Tampa Party Bus, you can enjoy shopping in luxury with your family and friends. Plus, you’ll have extra hands with a professional chauffeur and personal concierge.

Did you know that there is a day to celebrate and support your local small businesses? Small Business Saturday is November 24th. That’s just in time for your holiday shopping needs! It’s a win-win situation for shoppers and business owners alike.


Fun Fact:

Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010.

It is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.


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Why Book A Tampa Party Bus For Small Business Saturday?

The best way to enjoy local events and gift shopping in Tampa Bay is with family and friends. What makes it even better is sharing a cozy party bus.

There’s no need to fight over who rides together because the party bus has plenty of seating for everyone.

Visit all of your favorite local shops without the hassles of fighting traffic or finding parking in the shopping districts.

Your professional chauffeur and personal concierge will make sure that your ride is safe and comfortable.

With a spacious cargo area, you will have a safe place to hide all of the treasures you find while shopping for the holidays.

Your chauffeur will be waiting to assist you with your packages. 

You can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

What better way to accomplish all of your holiday shopping than in one comfortable and luxurious trip?



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Tampa-based small business owners and their sponsors are planning special events for the Small Business Saturday weekend.

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Ybor City Saturday Market

Ybor City Market is the largest outdoor market in the Tampa Bay Area. They are located in the center of Tampa’s Historic District and are open year-round. This market offers locally-grown produce, gourmet foods representative of the Tampa Area, and crafts created by local vendors.

They are sponsoring a very special event on Small Business Saturday, with local retailers offering:

Local art and crafts,

Hand-made food items:

  • Fresh breads,
  • Pet treats,
  • Local honey,

Unique gifts:

  • Plants,
  • Photography,
  • Jewelry,
  • Woodworking,
  • Toiletries,
  • Candles,

Local produce unique to Hillsborough County,

and much more.


The Ybor City Saturday Market encourages entrepreneurs among its local residents and creates a venue for local artists, craftsmen, and specialty product retailers. They are open every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Enjoy free admission and pets are welcome.



Pop-Up Shops

Local jewelry designer Tenique Designs is featuring a Pop Up Shop Space for entrepreneurs in the Tampa Bay Area. This will be a unique opportunity for vendors of all kinds to participate and show their wares. This event will take place at Hyatt Place Tampa/Wesley Chapel in Lutz on November 24. The shops will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the cost is $0 to $5.

Featured vendors include:

  • Tenique Designs
  • Teddy Bear Mobile
  • Naked N Natural
  • Erika Williner Designs
  • Dee Jewels
  • Le Feax Hair Oil
  • Eveths Fashion
  • Maygold Creations
  • Hype Fitness
  • Ari J Collection
  • Tupperware
  • Shop Dazzled
  • Lady Minor Designs
  • and many more.



9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival

Shopapalooza will take place on November 17th and 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at South Straub Park in St. Petersburg. The event is sponsored by LocalShops1, Tampa Bay’s leading advocate for local businesses.

The Festival is their signature holiday shopping event to spotlight the local members as well as the #buylocal, #eatlocal, #livelocal movement. The Gulfport Merchants Chamber brings out the city’s trolley, filled with free raffles and prizes. This fun event will be filled with a plethora of local vendors, music, food, prizes, artists, and more! Admission is free.


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Small Businesses Hosting Special Sales

Local retailers plan to take part in Small Business Saturday with specials throughout the Thanksgiving weekend.


Health Mutt

This is the place to shop for your pet. Health Mutt has incredible sale promotions for both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. On Black Friday, they will offer toys and treats at buy one, get one 50 percent off. You can also get 50 percent off of a leash when you buy a collar.

For Small Business Saturday, non-food items, such as beds, pet accessories, and much more will all be 20 percent off and toys at 15 percent off. We mustn’t forget our pets during the holidays!


Channelside Bay Plaza

This charming collection of small business retailers is the perfect place for shopping on Small Business Saturday! You can also enjoy wonderful waterfront dining with excellent cuisine and entertainment.


Hyde Park Village

Here you will find a wide variety of local shops, all prepared for your holiday shopping. No matter what your taste or style, you will be able to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.


Seventh Avenue Apothecary

This family-owned business specializes in all-natural soy wax candles. These beautiful and wonderful smelling candles make a very special gift and are perfect for the holidays.


Toffee To Go, Inc.

This is the place to go for handmade toffee with amazing flavors the locals love. This is a great idea for stocking stuffers or gifts for those on your list with a sweet tooth.


Old Tampa Book Company

This local staple offers collectible and rare books that the hard-to-buy-for bookworm will cherish. This delightful book shop even carries out-of-print copies that will please the serious book collector on your list.

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Beyond Small Business Saturday

Supporting the small businesses in your area enhances the economic quality of living for the entire community

You can help your regional small business owners, as well as the entire community, flourish during the holidays and thrive year-round. Every time you purchase a new scarf at the neighborhood boutique, stop for a quick sandwich at the local deli or enjoy a sit-down meal at a favorite family-owned restaurant, you are “shopping small.” This way, you can continue supporting the Shop Small Movement. 



Support The Local Community In Luxury

Did you know that you could support the Tampa Bay community with limousine service?

Network Transportation is Tampa’s local source for luxury ground transportation. They cater to visitors whether from out-of-state or just around the corner.

When you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you can depend on this safe, comfortable, and affordable limousine service. They provide TPA Airport shuttle service, business event transportation, and corporate travel solutions. Other services include special occasion and party limousines, as well as non-emergency transport. They also specialize in weddings and private affairs, such as bachelor and bachelorette parties.



Network Transportation is the answer to add a little more luxury to your vacation destination.

Visit Tampa’s best beaches or Busch Gardens Tampa, without the cost and inconvenience of renting a car. There is no need to fight traffic or find your way around a new area. That’s because your personal chauffeur knows Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas well. Prevent unnecessary delays by riding with the experts. They know how to avoid high-traffic areas and other road hazards.

Our fleet features beautiful luxury sedans, SUVs, stretch limousine options, and party buses. Enjoy the ride in a limo coach, limo cruiser, or go really big with a motor coach. No matter how large your group may be, we’ve got you covered!


Book your luxury ground transportation service with Network Transportation today!


Written By: Ryan Lubin