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.


Matt’s Board Shop opens as Novato’s new core skateboard shop

Matt’s Board Shop opens as Novato’s new core skateboard shop

Good news for aspiring Tony Hawks! Novatans can now shop for everything they need to hit the skate parks in style, thanks to the opening of Matt’s Board Shop in
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Create a Romantic Valentine’s Day with help from Novato businesses

Create a Romantic Valentine’s Day with help from Novato businesses

Novato businesses are bursting with love and sweet deals for you and your Valentine. Valentine’s Day happens to fall on a Tuesday this year, and there’s tons of ways to
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Create a New You this New Year (with a little help from Novato businesses)

Create a New You this New Year (with a little help from Novato businesses)

January brings a time for fresh beginnings. With the New Year comes new intentions, goal setting, and hopefully some time to get off the couch and move around a little.
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Micro Food Hall, Local Kitchens coming to Novato

Micro Food Hall, Local Kitchens coming to Novato

Local Kitchens, a micro food hall that offers a diverse mix of restaurants all under one roof, will open its newest location in Novato, California in February. Founded in the
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Shop Local for all your last minute holiday gifts

Shop Local for all your last minute holiday gifts

Holidays can be stressful when trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. But have no fear, we’ve rounded up 12 local gift ideas, from stocking stuffers
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Downtown Novato’s newest retail store, Wild Fennel, puts emphasis on heirloom-quality pieces

Downtown Novato’s newest retail store, Wild Fennel, puts emphasis on heirloom-quality pieces

Wild Fennel, Downtown Novato’s newest retail addition features a range of items for those looking to elevate their home and give unique gifts made to last more than a lifetime. 
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Support your local Novato businesses this Small Business Saturday

Support your local Novato businesses this Small Business Saturday

This holiday season, find something thoughtful and unique for your loved ones. As you prepare your holiday shopping lists and get ready to divide and conquer, we want to remind
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Support our stores and get spooky, when you shop local this Halloween

Support our stores and get spooky, when you shop local this Halloween

Halloween in Novato is not one to miss! As streets become lined with pumpkins and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are poured, you know it’s time to prepare for the spookiest day
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Iced or hot? Get your caffeine fix locally this National Coffee Day

Iced or hot? Get your caffeine fix locally this National Coffee Day

Did you know 66% of Americans drink coffee every day, which is more than tap water? Whether you’re apart of that 66% or not, we suspect many more may be
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Beauty Heroes celebrates 3 years in Novato, 8 years online

Beauty Heroes celebrates 3 years in Novato, 8 years online

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Novato, you’ll find the best in healthy beauty, Beauty Heroes, the only store that holds the most rigorous ingredient standard in the industry.  Beauty
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Begin and end your day at Novato’s newest cafe – Trailhead

Begin and end your day at Novato’s newest cafe – Trailhead

Looking for a place that offers light meals and coffee by day, and savory sammies and crisp beer by night? Look no further than Trailhead at San Marin’s plaza. Located
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Fun local ways to celebrate this 4th of July weekend in Novato

Fun local ways to celebrate this 4th of July weekend in Novato

With the return of Novato’s 4th of July Parade and Marin County Fair, virtual fireworks displays are being pushed aside. This year, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the
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Shop and Support Local Novato Businesses with new gift card program

Shop and Support Local Novato Businesses with new gift card program

Shopping local in Novato has never been easier thanks to the addition of Novato Note$! A new local gift card program, Novato Note$, sponsored by the City of Novato and local
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Beloved S. F. restaurant Perry’s brings all the classics to Novato

Beloved S. F. restaurant Perry’s brings all the classics to Novato

Perry’s, the iconic 52-year-old San Francisco institution is expanding once again. Come May 16, Perry’s will be opening its doors to the Novato community at a location familiar to many,
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Make Mother’s Day Memorable in Novato

Make Mother’s Day Memorable in Novato

This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 8th, and it’s a day to show Mom a little extra love and recognition. We’ve gathered several ideas for how you can
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Wicked Slush brings East Coast twist to Downtown Novato

Wicked Slush brings East Coast twist to Downtown Novato

Spring is coming, and this year it’s bringing a rush of sugar to Downtown Novato with the opening of Wicked Slush Novato, a culinary celebration of Boston street food, from
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