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Posted on: February 17, 2023

Town of Clayton 2023 Special Events

2023 Events

The Town of Clayton has announced a list of special events that the community can look forward to attending in 2023.  

Clayton annually hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including outdoor concerts, street festivals, and numerous holiday celebrations. 

This year, the Town is bringing back its Independence Day fireworks celebration, a long-standing community favorite. The 2023 fireworks show will be held on Saturday, July 1, at Clayton High School. The event will include inflatables, food trucks, music, and more.  

The annual Square-to-Square street festival will now be held on Saturday, May 20 to celebrate Clayton as the Town springs into summer.  

New this year is a Juneteenth celebration planned for Saturday, June 17. This evening event will include stories and music on the stage at The Clayton Center. 

The spring family movie night will be held in conjunction with Arbor Day at the newly renovated Municipal Park on Friday, April 28. This location change will allow families to benefit from the park's facilities such as playgrounds, bathrooms, water fountains, and covered picnic areas. The following Saturday (May 6) Clayton Parks and Recreation will host the Run the Branch 5k on the Sam’s Branch Greenway in celebration of “NC Year of The Trail 2023”.

Clayton Parks and Recreation is also elevating its annual plant sale and reintroducing this event as the “Flower Fest.” This event will be held on Saturday, April 15 at the Clayton Community Center. 2023 Events Calendar

The Town looks forward to working with partners, sponsors, and local businesses to bring these events to life the community: 

  • April 1 - Easter Egg Hunt 
  • April 15 - Flower Fest  
  • April 28 - Movie Night & Arbor Day Celebration 
  • May 6 - Run the Branch 5K  
  • May 12 - Downtown Concert  
  • May 20 - Square to Square Street Festival 
  • June 2 - Downtown Concert 
  • June 17 - Juneteenth Celebration 
  • July 1 - Independence Day Fireworks  
  • August 1 - National Night Out  
  • August 10 - Downtown Concert  
  • September 8 - Downtown Concert  
  • September 29 - Family Movie Night 
  • October 5 - Downtown Concert  
  • October 21 - Fall Fling  
  • October 26 - 29 - Harvest Festival by The Clayton Chamber of Commerce 
  • October 31 - Downtown Clayton Trick-or-Treat 
  • November 6 - Veterans Day Ceremony  
  • November 30 - Christmas Tree Lighting and Village  
  • December 9 - Clayton Christmas Parade by The Clayton Rotary Club 
  • December 21 - Merry Municipal  

Additional events and programing are held throughout the year. Please visit the Town’s websites and social media channels throughout the year for details.  

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