Welcome the Town of Clayton, North Carolina

The county’s first "legal" brewery, rooftop dining, live jazz, performing arts, the Saturday farmers' market, and annual arts and music festivals...Downtown Clayton is where it’s happening!  We have mom & pop shops that have flourished for decades and new businesses bringing even more variety into downtown. Stroll along our sculpture trail, enjoy a community garden, shop, dine and sip - all in Downtown Clayton. #supportlocal

UPCOMING EVENTS

Happy couple dancing at a Clayton Event.
Free movies, free concerts, a farmer and craft market and so much more is going on in Downtown Clayton. See all our upcoming events here.

FAÇADE GRANTS

Before and After of Downtown Clayton Facade Project
Have a new business in Downtown Clayton? Need a little sprucing up to attract customers? We may be able to help!

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

Photo of The Clayton Downtown Development Association tent during an event in downtown Clayton.
We have a dedicated group of people who are interested in making Downtown the place to be. What is the Association is working on? How you can participate? Find out more here.

ART AND PUBLIC SQUARES

Photo of Downtown Clayton from the Ferris Wheel at the Harvest & Music Festival
Festivals that attract thousands, fresh farmer's markets year-round, and art almost every where you look - Downtown Clayton boasts color and excitement.

The Town of Clayton is a North Carolina Main Street Community, designated by the NC Department of Commerce and Main Street & Rural Planning Center. The Town of Clayton and the Downtown Development Association are charged with administering the program at the local level and building a public-private partnership to spur economic development in partnership with the state agency. 

 

As a Main Street America Affiliate™, The Town of Clayton is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.

Latest News
  • The Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library in Clayton is gearing up to launch this year’s Summer Reading Program, themed “Tails and Tales.” Library staff members have eagerly anticipated the return to ...

  • The Town of Clayton is completing an ADA ( Americans with Disabilities Act) Transition Plan. This plan will look at barriers to accessibility and strategies to address a variety of issues that impac...

  • Rich Cappola was sworn in as the Interim Town Manager for the Town of Clayton on May 6 at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Cappola, who has worked with the Town for the past four years, was joined by his w...

  • The Clayton Police Department has added three new officers to its ranks. Officers Ashton Anderson, Kavon Banks, and Mark Fidler were joined by their families and friends for a swearing-in ceremony he...

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