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.
All Town of Clayton events can be found here.
Happening in Clayton: Check back soon for 2024 dates!
Flower Fest & Plant Sale
Flower Fest will feature FREE family fun! Bounce Houses, garden crafts, garden tours, face painting, music, and more! Stay tuned for the 2024 date!
Run the Branch 5k
Annual 5k - run 3.1 miles along Sam's Branch Greenway! This race starts and finishes at Municipal Park!
May 11, 2024
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
This dance is open for children and adults of all ages with physical and/or mental disabilities. Volunteers from Clayton Youth Council and other organizations help make this possible. Refreshments will be provided and support staff is welcome!
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!
October 27th - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Clayton Community Center.
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!
October 21st - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Clayton Community Center
Downtown Clayton Trick or Treat
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.
October 31st from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Downtown Clayton - 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