About

Alive After 5 is a monthly shop hop in Downtown Hamilton that highlights our eclectic community of small businesses and features delicious food and live music.  Each month has a theme with different activities.  Events take place in the downtown area from 5-9pm, when businesses on either side of High Street stay open later than usual. All events are kid-friendly and usually have a craft or activity for kids. Dress up, bring a friend, and join us the first Thursday of every month to experience this beautiful city and see what our unique shops have to offer!

Our mission – To foster a sense of community in Hamilton by bringing friends and family downtown to enjoy local shopping, dining, live entertainment, and family-friendly activities. There are many new businesses downtown and Alive After 5 aims to bring awareness to them. After enjoying an Alive After 5 event, we believe you’ll think of Hamilton first for your next bite to eat, thoughtful gift, or family activity!

How can I get involved?  When you and your friends participate in Alive After 5, downtown Hamilton comes to life! Continue your efforts throughout the month by shopping locally, supporting our city’s small businesses, and telling everyone you know about the great things happening in Hamilton!