Town of Clayton Water Tower at Sunset
Welcome the Town of Clayton, North Carolina

Community Center: 

Hours of Operation: 
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
​Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Winter Hours (Nov. 1 – Feb. 28):
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 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

Watch this video and you'll see we had THE greatest time in 2017!  So let's do it again on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018!   We're bringing back 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

Huge thanks to our Patriot Sponsors:McDonalds, Covered Bridge Homes and Leaf Filter North, Inc. Our White Sponsors: Lee's Produce, HomeTowne Realty, Kimley Horne, Caterpillar, and WSP USA! Blue Sponsors: Hudson's Hardware and Meineke! 

Join us Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 for our
38th Anniversary Independence Day Celebration!

The fun starts Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 4 p.m. at Municipal Park (325 McCullers Drive) with free family events on the field, basketball competitions, watermelon and ice cream giveaways, a hose down by the Clayton Fire Department and a live free music concert with Big Love!  Big Love is 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.

Enjoy food vendors, a cornhole tournament, inflatables and fair rides, bingo and raffles throughout the day and night!

The fireworks shoot off at dark! No chairs are provided so many bring chairs and blankets. There are also bleachers set up around the ball field in the park in ideal locations for fireworks viewing! 

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!!​

After the fireworks, the music, inflatables and rides will run another half hour after the show. That way, you can have more fun instead of sitting in traffic.Tickets sales for the inflatables and rides will end at 9 p.m.

Food Vendors Include: Ingredient of Clayton (local, farm fresh American fare and vegetarian options), Jonesy's Concessions (hotdogs, hamburgers, and other July 4th fare), Dr Spuds (great fries and other American fare), Sams Flying Scoops (Local, homemade, hand-dipped ice cream made from high protein Jersey Cow milk), Sweet Southern Snowballs (hand-dipped ice cream), Charlie's Cakes (funnel cakes, fried Oreos and other sweets), Pop-N-Tyme Kettle Corn, and Fat Boys BBQ!!

Scroll down or click here to see the full schedule and map of events.  Scroll down or click here to see the Clayton Police plan to get you home as quickly and safely as possible. There will be HANDICAP parking at Municipal Park - please come down Stallings street and speak to a police officer directing traffic. The 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. Click here to see the street closures. 


Huge thanks to our Patriot Sponsors:McDonalds, Covered Bridge Homes and Leaf Filter North, Inc. Our White Sponsors: Lee's Produce, HomeTowne Realty, Kimley-Horn, Caterpillar, and WSP USA! Blue Sponsors: Hudson's Hardware and Meineke! 

Grab a raffle ticket for a chance to win any of these incredible prizes:
TWO $100 Cash Prize!
TWO $50 Cash Prize! 
A&E Trophy - Stainless Cup & Engraving 
Boulevard Coffee - $10 Gift Card 
Carolina Mudcats - Family 4 Pack of Box Seats 
Clayton Auto Spa - $20 Gift Card 
The Clayton Center – Two Equinox Orchestra Tickets 
Clayton Community Center - Free Fitness Class C
Clayton Community Center - Free Summer Camp 
Clayton Steak House - $25 Gift Certificate 
Clayton Youth Theatre - Bye Bye Birdie Tickets 
Dicks Sporting Goods - $50 Gift Card 
Flat Rock Beef - $100 Gift Certificate 
Juice Vibes - Gift Basket 
Lochmere Golf Club - 4 Green Fees 
Meineke - Free Oil Change 
Neuse Golf Club - Foursome 
Pine Hollow Golf Club - 4 Green Fees 
Purna Yoga East - 30 Minute Massage 
Purna Yoga East - One Month Yoga Pass 
Rejoyce Fine Gifts - Gift Basket 
The Clayton General Store - $25 Gift Certificate 
Three Little Birds Market - T-shirt and Candle 
Wine & Design Clayton - $35 Gift Certificate 
Zaxby's - Free Zaxby’s for a Year

Latest News
  • We hope you will join us 6 p.m. Monday, July 16 for the Clayton Town Council meeting at The Clayton Center/Town Hall,  111 East Second Street  in Downtown Clayton. You can view the  full agenda pa...

  • On Monday, Clayton Police are switching to a more traditional municipal police uniform: all Navy-Blue!   We’ve been testing different uniforms for nearly a year now – running sample uniforms throug...

  • Our Annual Water Quality Reports for 2017 are now available! Click here for the 2017 Town of Clayton Water Quality Report , which covers the majority of Town.  Click here for the 2017 Town of Clay...

  • All Town of Clayton facilities will be  closed Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day  – except for Municipal Park, where our 38th annual July 4th Celebration and Fireworks begins at 4 p.m.! ...

  • Town of Clayton leaders and staff are mourning the passing of former Planning Director James “Skip” Browder. According to reports from family and friends, Browder, 72, was driving to Oak Island Thurs...

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