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Community Center: 

Community Center Hours
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Physical Address:
715 Amelia Church Road
Clayton, NC 27520

Weather Update! The rain and threat of lighting washed out our early day activities but the best fireworks show around is STILL set to shoot off after 9 p.m. TONIGHT in Municipal Park. There are still food trucks here and other vendors. We wish we could control the weather, but we had to make decisions based on the safety of the public. Now that the severe weather has passed, the fireworks vendor is finishing up the set for a great patriotic July 4th salute. We hope you'll join us!

Mark your Calendar for Thursday, July 4, 2019 for Clayton Parks & Recreation's 
39th Annual Independence Day Celebration!

The fun starts Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Municipal Park (325 McCullers Drive) with free family events on the field, watermelon and ice cream giveaways, a hose down by the Clayton Fire Department and a live free music concert with Big Love, a six-piece dance band based out of Raleigh. They play a variety of great music that gets people moving, from the classics to current hits and including jazz, disco, pop, funk, R&B, and beach.

There will be limited HANDICAP parking at Municipal Park - please come down Stallings street and speak to a police officer directing traffic. The officer will allow you through to the handicap parking on site. Street parking is available throughout downtown along all residential streets and public parking lots, we just ask that you do not block driveways.

Huge thank you to our Patriot Sponsor: Huebner Family McDonald's!  

Thank you to our Red Level Sponsors: BNK Bass, Nixon and Kennedy Consulting Engineers Clayton Civitan 

Thank you to our White Level Sponsors: Caterpillar  Lee's Produce and Garden Center NC Heart & Vascular - Dr. & Mrs. Atkeson

Thank you to our Blue Level Sponsor:  HomeTowne Realty  No Skeeters, LLC Hudson's Hardware Meineke Car Care Center Clayton Glass & Mirror Pepsi

Enjoy food vendors, a cornhole tournament, a 9 Square Game, inflatables and fair rides, bingo and raffles throughout the day and night! Vendors include: Sam's Flying Scoops, Carolina's Catch, Fat Boys BBQ , CJ's Funnel Cakes, Sweet Southern Snowballs, Dr Spuds,  Pop N' Tyme and more! Coolers are welcome but please leave the alcohol at home.

Ragland Productions asks for $1 per ticket, with each inflatable varying in number of tickets required.

Raffle tickets will be on sale at the main tent all night for various prizes from local businesses.  Raffle Tickets will be on sale at the main tent all night for various prizes from local businesses. We are continuing to receive more prizes EVERY DAY!
Current prizes include gift certificates to:
Hudson's Hardware & Outdoor Equipment
Festejos Mexican Restaurant Bar & Grill
The Clayton Center
Vinson's Pub + Eatery
Cleveland Draft House - Clayton
Char-Grill Clayton
Clayton Auto Spa
Clayton Steakhouse
Lochmere Golf Club
Main Street Jewelers
Mary Gorry Photography
Meineke Car Care
Purna Yoga East
Revolution Modern Martial Arts
Saks Neighborhood Deli
The Neuse Golf Club
Wild Birds Unlimited
Daydream Events LLC
Dick's Sporting Goods
(For a list of all updated raffle prizes continue to check our Facebook event)

The fireworks shoot off at dark! That's usually shortly after 9 p.m. so be in place by then so you don't miss the show! There are bleachers set up around the park in ideal locations for fireworks viewing, but you can also bring blankets and chairs to find a spot on the infield to enjoy the spectacular pyrotechnics. 

PLEASE NOTE: Views of the fireworks from locations like Town Square and Horne Square on Main Street (where you may have watched from in the past) will be obscured. So if you want to see ALL the fireworks - more shells than we've had in most years past - you've got to be at Municipal Park on July 4!!​

Check out the map of the activities below, a map for handicap parking and event access and the map for exiting after the event.

Watch this video and you'll see we had THE greatest time in 2018!  So let's do it again on Thursday, July 4th, 2019!   We're bringing back Big Love, our free family games, our free watermelon, our free ice cream, AND our free fireworks! They're only the best fireworks in the area!   #clayton4th ClaytonNC.org/

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