The free Downtown Clayton Summer Concert Series is held in partnership with the Downtown Development Association and usually draws more than 1,000 people to Town Square - at the corner of Main and O'Neil St.
This open-air market happens every Saturday, from 9 am to 1 pm with local farmers and vendors bringing their fresh, locally grown, and made veggies, fruits, meats, honey, homemade soaps, and much more. It's located at Horne Square, 348 E Main Street, on the corner of Main and South Lombard streets.
This holiday tradition allows costumed children and their parents to take over Downtown Clayton. Kids get to march down Main Street where they are greeted by local business owners who are waiting to hand them goodies and treats on the sidewalks.
Organized by the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, this is by far, the biggest event in the Town of Clayton drawing an estimated 20,000+ people from all over the state to downtown for 5 days of music, vendors, food, rides, performances and so much more for the entire family.
Every year, more than 5,000 people head to Main Street on the first Thursday after Thanksgiving for the festive and popular "Christmas Village and Tree Lighting." We usually close Main Street for 2-1/2 hours of music, holiday cheer, a business open house, and, of course, the traditional tree lighting at Town Square.
There's just something about a small-town Christmas Parade! Sponsored and organized by the Clayton Rotary. the event features more than 100 colorful floats, booming marching bands, and of course, Santa Claus! Join us along Main Street on the second Saturday in December at 3 pm to grab a front-row seat anywhere from Smith Street to Robertson Street.
Small Business Saturday
Support your favorite local business and SHOP SMALL this holiday season in Downtown Clayton.
This year, we are bringing back the Independence Day fireworks celebration, a long-standing community favorite. The 2023 fireworks show will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at Clayton High School. The event will include inflatables, food trucks, music, and more.
Planning a special event of your own?
Visit the Special Events page to find out what is required to hold an event on any public property in the Town of Clayton.