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
  • Due to sewer and waterline improvements, there will be several road closures and detours in the Durham Street area starting Monday, Sept. 27. Improvements will conclude, and traffic patterns will res...

  • The new field is part of a partnership between the Town and the high school, which will help expand recreational and community involvement opportunities for both parties. The Town of Clayton and C...

  • Clayton Fire Department is eagerly awaiting the completion of its newest asset, the ladder truck. The ladder truck is a valuable addition to the Fire Department's assembly of trucks and engines, and ...

  • Johnston County Public Utilities Boil Water Advisory September 10, 2021 A BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR ALL ARCHER LODGE WATER DISTRICT CUSTOMERS has been issued for ALL Subdivisions along NC 42 betwe...

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