Have some fun supporting local businesses in Cedar Rapids this weekend! The Love Your Local Shop Hop is happening over in the Czech Village and NewBo District this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 12th through 14th

According to the event's official Facebook page, the Shop Hop is a self-guided event at various locally-owned businesses in the area. The page reads:

"Start at any participating business to pick up your bracelet. As you stop by each location, collect charms and build a snazzy new District bracelet. After collecting 10 charms, shoppers will be added to a drawing to win $10 gift cards from District businesses."

Here's a list of the participating businesses:

  • Almost Famous Popcorn
  • Aroma Artisan Pizza
  • The Artisan's Emporium
  • Chrome Horse Saloon
  • Corner Store Apothecary & More
  • The Daisy
  • Farm to Health Organics
  • Frolics Boutique
  • The Funky Zebras
  • The Garden Wren
  • Harlequin Home
  • Health Hut
  • Illuminations
  • Iowa Running Company
  • Iowa's Ceramic Center & Glass Studio
  • Lion Bridge Brewing Co.
  • Lu's Deli
  • Lucky's on 16th
  • MODE
  • MOSS
  • Museum Store at the National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library
  • Nest Design & Decor
  • NewBo Shops
  • Rare Bird Soap Shop
  • RAYGUN
  • Rustic Chic Boutique
  • Shawnniecakes
  • SOKO Outfitters

The District's Instagram account has been previewing some of the charms you'll be able to pick up from these local businesses. Here's a look at a few of them:

For more information about this weekend's Love Your Local Shop Hop and a map including all the businesses, check out the Facebook event page HERE.

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