Community Events


If you are interested in knowing how you can participate in any of Clayton Parks and Recreations special events, please email Lauren Lambert, our Marketing and Special Events Coordinator.

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All Town of Clayton events can be found here

Happening in Clayton:


Easter Egg Hunt

Join us on the varsity football field, Saturday, April 1 at Clayton High School for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Enjoy inflatables and a few food trucks before or after hunting for eggs! The event will be from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The egg hunt will start at exactly 12:00 p.m.! Plan to arrive early, in years past over 12,000 eggs have been picked up in 7 minutes or less! 600 S. Fayetteville Street, Clayton NC. 

NC Senior Games

Are you 50 or older? Do you know someone that is 50 or older? Get out for some fitness, fun and friendship! For more than three decades, the Johnston County Senior Games has been celebrating athletes in events ranging from the 100-meter dash to cornhole, from pickleball to basket-weaving. Email Joni Hubble-Zeneberg for more information.

Spring Special Needs Dance

Volunteers from Clayton Youth Council and other organizations help make this possible. Refreshments will be provided and support staff is welcome! Although pre-registration is not required, it is suggested! May 20th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at The Clayton Community Center. 

Boo Bash - Halloween Special Needs Dance

Our annual free Halloween dance and trunk or treat for participants with special needs will take place outside under the covered porch at the Clayton Community Center! Wear your favorite costume and come dance the night away! Volunteers from Clayton Youth Council and other organizations help make this possible. Refreshments will be provided and support staff is welcome! Although pre-registration is not required, it is suggested! October 27th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Annual Fall Fling

This event is free to the public and offers a variety of games, pumpkin painting, face painting, and more! Hop on a bail of hay and enjoy our interactive, non-scary, storybook ride through the woods! Tour the community garden, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the day! Stay tuned for our 2023 date!

Downtown Clayton Trick or Treat

October 31st from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Trick or Treat in Downtown Clayton! This holiday tradition is designed for those with little legs to put on their costume and take over Main Street… marching down the street and sidewalks where they are greeted by local business owners waiting to hand them goodies and treats. Once you've filled up your bags, stop by Town Square to snap a festive picture and play some games! Meet in Horne Square to get things started - 348 E Main St.

Merry Municipal - See you in November of 2023! 

Join us out at Municipal Park for a FREE walk through light display! 325 McCullers Street, Clayton NC 27520


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