Novato News & Events

There are plenty of things to do in Novato. Check in regularly with Shop Local Novato for the latest Novato news & events.


7 delicious ways to ring in the Chinese New Year in Novato

7 delicious ways to ring in the Chinese New Year in Novato

Chinese New Year – also known as the Spring Festival – marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year. Chinese New Year is celebrated by over a fourth of the
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Resolve to have a healthy 2022 (with a little help from Novato businesses)

Resolve to have a healthy 2022 (with a little help from Novato businesses)

For many, when January arrives, the holiday diet of rich foods and sedentary activities has to come to an end. With the New Year comes new intentions, some goal setting,
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Save the holidays with these last-minute gifts in Novato

Save the holidays with these last-minute gifts in Novato

Still searching for holiday gifts? It’s not too late to find something special for someone in your life. We’ve rounded up 12 local gift ideas sure to please everyone on
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Fill your table with local goods this Thanksgiving

Fill your table with local goods this Thanksgiving

November marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season, and not just for gift giving. Thanksgiving, a holiday for feasting and being thankful, is a great time to shop at
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Accentuate your style with Accents

Accentuate your style with Accents

Nestled in the heart of downtown Novato, Accents is a staple for local shoppers who appreciate stylish goods close to home. As well as designer ladies fashions from across the
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Fast-casual vegetarian café opens in Pacheco Plaza Shopping Center

Fast-casual vegetarian café opens in Pacheco Plaza Shopping Center

Foodies seeking natural and wholesome cuisine in Novato rejoice! Novato’s food scene is expanding for vegans, vegetarians, and those simply seeking natural, feel-good cuisine. Located at 454 Ignacio Blvd, Suite
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Seeking fresh, authentic Mexican fare? Visit Tommy’s Salsa

Seeking fresh, authentic Mexican fare? Visit Tommy’s Salsa

Looking for fresh, flavorful authentic Mexican cuisine and friendly service? Search no further than Tommy’s Salsa in central Novato! Serving Mexican specialties in Novato since 1992, Tommy’s Salsa uses only
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SummerWinds Nursery supports gardening success with new location in Novato

SummerWinds Nursery supports gardening success with new location in Novato

Novato gardeners gained a new resource in a familiar location this summer, with the arrival of SummerWinds Nursery, located at 1430 South Novato Blvd., the former home of the Armstrong
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Discover fresh pisco sours and Peruvian cuisine at Ayawaska Hilltop

Discover fresh pisco sours and Peruvian cuisine at Ayawaska Hilltop

Ayawaska Hilltop, home to fresh authentic Peruvian cuisine with a modern twist, recently opened its doors in Novato. This marks the restaurant’s second location, joining the first Ayawaska in Petaluma.
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Get a Scoop of Celine’s Sweets this National Ice Cream Day

Get a Scoop of Celine’s Sweets this National Ice Cream Day

Summer is in full swing, and what better way to stay cool than indulging in your favorite frozen treat this Sunday, July 18, in honor of National Cream Day! This
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8 Places to Shop Local for the Ultimate 4th of July BBQ

8 Places to Shop Local for the Ultimate 4th of July BBQ

For many, the 4th of July means watching fireworks, enjoying good company, and celebrating the Red, White, and Blue. It also means having the best backyard BBQ with your friends
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10 Places to Shop Local for Father’s Day

10 Places to Shop Local for Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day on June 20th, and we know finding the right gift can be challenging. To make your Father’s Day shopping easier, here are 10 places you can shop
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A Great Reason to Shop Local — For Your Pets!

A Great Reason to Shop Local — For Your Pets!

Everyday is a great day to celebrate pets! But it’s nice to have a reminder to do something extra special for them. This Sunday, April 11th, is National Pet Day,
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Fun Easter Activities in Novato

Fun Easter Activities in Novato

Easter Sunday is almost here, and it’s shaping up to be a perfect weekend for shopping, dining, and spending time with the ones you love. Easter brunch is one of
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Our Local King of Cocktails

Our Local King of Cocktails

Image credit: King Floyd’s Luckily, in Novato, we can once again enjoy cocktails at many of our favorite local bars — just in time for National Cocktail Day on March
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Plant a Flower — Locally!

Plant a Flower — Locally!

March 12th is National Plant a Flower Day, and with the lovely warm weather we’ve been seeing lately, there’s no better time to get out there and do a little
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