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 Town of Clayton is proud to join the Johnston County Public Health Department and Clayton High School to bring a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to Downtown Clayton. Friday, July 30 from 8am – 12p...

  • The Town of Clayton and the Clayton Downtown Development Association are excited to announce that the popular Town Square Concert Series in Downtown Clayton is back! On Thursday, August 19 loca...

  • The Town of Clayton is developing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. A public Open House will take place on Aug. 3 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Town Ha...

  • Officer Victoria Lee and K9 Raven form an unstoppable and unique team. Lee is Clayton Police Department's first female K9 handler, and together, Lee and Raven form the department’s first female K9...

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