Shari Miller, co-chair of the Alive After 5 committee, said the event, which is encouraging the public to attend in Halloween costumes, helps to move the city toward normalcy during the pandemic.
“This (event) exists to bring support to our brick and mortar businesses in downtown Hamilton and help people realize there are still fun things to do,” said Miller.
Usually a once-a-month-event, there have been fewer holdings this year.
But business is picking up in recent months, she said.
“Earlier this year Hamilton was like a ghost town during the (coronavirus) lockdown but now Hamilton is coming back to life,” said Miller.
The event, which runs from 5 to 9 p.m. today, includes shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs along High and Main Street across the Great Miami River. Participants will enjoy sales, giveaways and entertainment.
Participating businesses for today’s Alive After 5 event include:
Alexanders Market and Deli
Fretboard Brewing & Public House
Made to Love
Monkey on Main
Petals & Wicks
Renaissance Fine Art Supplies & Framing
Soulshine Wellness on Main
The Almond Sisters Bakery
The Casual Pint
The Drycleaning Shop
The Presbyterian Church of Hamilton
The Reptile Pit
The Strauss Gallery & Gift Shop
Wildfire Hygge Goods