Independents Day is back! A campaign that exists to support & promote independent retail businesses across the UK with an annual focus on July 4th - ‘Independents’ Day’ itself. Although we focus on this all year round, it's important to us that we take part in annual dates such as this, & host our very own Derry Independents Day too!
Small businesses are the heart of local communities and throughout lockdown they delivered packages to our doorsteps, served coffee through hatches, cooked meals for the most vulnerable, created online shops, laughed, cried, but came out the other end more resilient, adapting to the new way of life.
To celebrate Independents Day 2021 we're bringing Independent Derry Cardholders one off, exclusive offers across the weekend of the 3rd & 4th July. Check them out below! Some offers are available all weekend, others just on Independents Day itself (4th).
Plus there's still regular all year round offers to be enjoyed - check the Independent Derry App.
Lo & Slo
Lo & Slo are offering Independent Derry Cardholders a FREE SIDE OF HOT WINGS with each order (1x per order) on Sun 4th July. You will find their new food truck at a location soon to be confirmed, celebrating the real Independence Day serving up American BBQ street food, balloon making, a cotton candy machine & more American themed greatness!
El Tapas Gra
Cocktail lovers this one is for you... El Tapas Gra are joining Independents Day with 2-4-1 cocktails ALL DAY on Sunday 4th July at the restaurant, the perfect excuse for a local Sunday funday. Book your table to avoid disappointment.
Grandes have decided to give cardholders HALF PRICE TRAYBAKES on Sat 3rd & Sun 4th July at their coffee truck on the Northland Rd & new Grindbox shop on Spencer Rd. They're also still running their current offer that weekend, which means you can GO BIG FOR FREE on all drinks too. Woohoo!
Ivy Gate, located in in the Craft Village are offering Cardholders a FREE HOT DRINK with all breakfast & lunch orders on Sunday 4th July. Sunday brunch here sounds like a plan...
Castle Street Social
Castle Street Social are running a special cocktail for cardholders all weekend on Sat 3rd & Sun 4th July called 'MISS INDEPENDENT' in honour of me, myself & I! (So I'll be seeing ye's on Castle Street). Made up of Mullin's lemon sorbet, pink gin, lime juice & fresh strawberries. Just £4.00 Independent Derry Cardholders.
Castle Street Social & Yum Cakes
Another little offer at Castle Street Social this weekend celebrating Independents Day! They have teamed up with the popular Yum Cakes to present 'Long Tea,' a unique afternoon tea on Fri 2nd July. You'll be able to enjoy freshly baked breads & the finest sweet treats alongside tea or cocktails! Independent Derry cardholders can get 10% off this dreamy collaboration that day. (Pop in with your card or send a photo number side to book)
Number 19 Craft & Design
This independent shop in the Craft Village is home to a number of local artists, crafters & makers with the most beautiful handmade products. Our cardholders will receive a FREE GIFT worth £5.00 with every purchase over £20.00 on Sat 3rd & Sun 4th July to celebrate Independents Day!
The fantastic Ferry Clever will offering their premium greetings cards, tee's, socks, air fresheners & more for a little less on Independents Day with a whopping 30% off online using code INDEPENDENT on (Sun 4th July)! Plus they are sending a FREE CARD with every pair of socks bought.
The long awaited return of Mekong’s restaurant on Magazine Street is over because they are back this weekend & celebrating Independents Day with £5.00 cocktails for Independent Derry Cardholders on Sat 3rd July!
Nine Hostages Coffee Co.
Nine Hostages Coffee Co are running an Independents Weekend special that'll have you running back for more - Delicious Belgian waffles topped with crispy chicken or crispy cauliflower. Cardholders can get this for £5.50 all weekend (£7.50 without card)!
Time to stock up on you hair care products at Atelier Hair on Saturday 3rd July as they are offering 20% off ALL product ranges that day for our cardholders. You can find their retail section the main entrance area of the Salon.
Wildflower Custom Designs
At Wildflower Custom Designs you can enjoy 25% off online, and not only that, you'll receive a FREE GIFT with all orders that day! Discover bespoke handmade products including headwear, bags, jewellery, frames & more. Just send a photo of your card to their page on Sat 3rd & Sun 4th July.
This independent multi-brand & skate wear store on Waterloo Street is bringing Cardholders 25% off in-store all weekend on Sat 3rd & Sun 4th July. Shop jackets, hoodies, tee's, accessories & more including their very own clothing brand.
Time to give online shopping a break & get back into the shops. Kular Fashion on Ferryquay Street are offering cardholders 10% off ladies wear on Sat 3rd & Sun 4th July (excl sale items) including their new range of premium bags, accessories footwear & more!
The Scullery Cafe on Waterloo Street are offering a FREE SOFT DRINK with all sit in meal orders on Sun 4th July. A cafe with an all day breakfast menu for those all important Sunday cures.
Grand Central Bar // The Dirty Souls
This cosy little pub on the corner of Great James Street is joining the Independents Day buzz with 4 bottles of Dopey Dick IPA for £10.00 on Sun 4th July (how could we not include this when Dopey is on our card artwork)! & not only that their new neighbours 'The Dirty Souls' who have taken residence upstairs are offering 20% off food on Sun 4th July too!!
Evolve Clothing on Foyle Street have joined Independents Day offering cardholders a huge 25% off everything in store all weekend on Sat 3rd & Sun 4th July!
Your favourite burrito joint is offering a FREE bag of tortilla chips & salsa with orders on 4th July for cardholders. Always worth bracing the Guapo queue for!
Walled City Gifts & Coffee
A coffee spot that popped up during lockdown life on Artillery St, looking right onto the city walls, stocking unique local products & serving coffee. They have extended their card offer for Independents Day 2021,10% off on Sat 3rd & Sun 4th July for cardholders.
Another small business on Ferryquay St / corner of Artillery St joining in on the Independents Day fun! Java are running not one, but two discounted meal deals on Sat 3rd July. Get a soup, sandwich & tea/americano for £6.50 or traybake & tea/americano for £4.50.
The Bike General
The go-to bike shop in the city are on board for Independents Day hurray! Celebrating with us on Sat 3rd July, The Bike General are offering FREE safety checks on bikes that day. Helping you get your bike ready for summer season. Walk ins welcome, 1 bike per customer.
Moore On The Quay
Derrys independent fishmonger is on board for Independents Day (pardon the pun) offering cardholders 25% off locally sourced seafood all day on Sat 3rd July at their truck along the Quay!
Essential Hair Co.
Get yourself ready for the weekend at this little salon on Great James Street on Saturday 3rd of July, offering Independent Derry Cardholders 20% off hair appointments that day!
If you're after some stunning pieces for your home you'll need to make a stop at Visform on Sat 3rd July where they'll be offering cardholders 15% off all purchases that day. From vanity mirrors & to framed artwork & more you'll find something you didn't know you needed!
No cooking allowed this weekend... Wheelers on the Strand Road are offering 25% off Sat 4th & Sun 4th July for Independent Derry Cardholders, think spicy chicken pasta, hearty chicken boxes, homemade pizzas, an ice cream counter & more.
Your independent footwear store on the Strand Road is running a summer sale on Sat 3rd July with multiple discounts starting at 20% off & bigger!
THE INDEPENDENT DERRY TRAILER / LO & SLO POP UP EVENT
YES, finally we are SO excited to announce that this Sunday 4th July we'll be popping up at Ebrington Square alongside Lo & Slo to celebrate Independents Day in our new support local trailer!!
We'll be stocking local products from small businesses, serving speciality coffee from Fidela Coffee Roasters & of course you'll be able to buy your Independent Derry Cards there too.
We'll be there 12pm-5pm, Lo & Slo will be knocking out some delicious BBQ food! Please do come & join us. And be kind it's our first time launching the trailer (ahhh sneak peak below)...
THE INDEPENDENT DERRY CARD
If you haven't yet joined the Independent Derry Community by purchasing a card, now is the perfect time to do it! The card is valid for 1 whole year & means you can access 90+ local rewards at Derrys best small businesses including coffee shops, eateries, retail, lifestyle businesses & more.
You SUBSCRIBE to the new digital card via the Independent Derry App; OR order physical cards via the app, website or pick them up at The Gift Box, Number 19 Craft & Design & Evolve Menswear.
£20.00 for 1 years membership. Thats less than £1.70 a month for some amazing discounts & offers in the places you missed the most during lockdown.
Big thanks to all of the businesses who are taking part in Independents Day this year. Please get up, get out & enjoy the rewards & more importantly support as many places as you can!!