A One-Day Celebration to Support Local

On November 20th, let’s collectively support the small and local retailers, restaurants, and services that make Hamilton the creative and vibrant community it is.

The History of Hamilton Day

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce first held Hamilton Day in 1931 during the depths of the Great Depression to boost spirits and the local economy. While it was only one day in an economic downturn that carried on for years, Hamilton Day was symbolic of a rallying spirit in the face of adversity.

90 years ago we showed our local spots some love. It’s time to do it again.

Discover Local on Hamilton Day

Hamilton Day returns on Saturday, November 20th, presented by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, to support small and local businesses in the COVID era.

This will be a one-day event for all Hamiltonians to reignite community pride and inject much-needed dollars and support to businesses across the city. Hamilton Day is not a festival-style event, but an opportunity to support and shop local in a safe manner.

Learn more at and help share that local love by following @hamiltonday2021.

How Can You Participate?

Businesses, let Hamilton know you’re participating! From small retail shops to cafes, restaurants, bars, theatres, independent artists and musicians, florists, gyms and fitness studios, personal services, board game venues – all are welcome.

Patrons, show your support and share the love! We invite you to use this as an opportunity to support your fave local businesses – or be a tourist in your own.

Experience The International Village BIA On Hamilton Day

Explore 150+ businesses, restaurants, and friendly neighbourhood hangouts.

Find gifts that transcend the trends and bring home something you can only get here. Be a part of our vibrant community that’s open for business and open to everyone.

Enjoy diverse food options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and spontaneous snacking. Dine in-person, or order take-out, treat yourself to something indulgent.

Shop at some of the most eclectic and elegant shops and boutiques that give you that “I have to have it!” feeling. Our neighbourhood is home to some of the best retail therapy in Downtown Hamilton.

Find professional services that help you look, feel, and be your best self. Spend the afternoon at the spa, get a manicure or even a new hairstyle.

Liven up your post-lockdown life with a trip down to The Village and support the local businesses that make our community the vibrant place it is.

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