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.
In 2021, the Hamilton Chamber worked with the Stoney Creek & Flamborough Chambers and our city’s 13 Business Improvement Areas to bring Hamilton Day back to support small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Building on its success, the Hamilton Chamber is making Hamilton Day an annual event, EACH FIRST SATURDAY OF NOVEMBER!
Hamilton Day is an opportunity to support your favourite local businesses – or try a new restaurant or visit a new shop that has just opened up.
Hamilton Day is an initiative to support Hamilton’s small retail shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, theatres, independent artists and musicians, florists, gyms & fitness studios, personal services, entertainment and games stores – among others.