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2014 Events

Alive After Five

3rd Thursdays, 5:45 – 8:30 p.m. (May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17)

Come out with friends and a lawn chair to enjoy the music downtown. Soak up the afternoon sun, dance ’til you drop, or just sit back and watch! It’s a great event for the whole family to enjoy…and it’s free!  Gates open and DJ Robert Stroud of the Boogie Shoes Network begins at 5:00 pm, and all concerts begin at 5:45 pm and last until 8:30 pm. Food and beverages will be available from our vendors.

Court Square Street Fair and Barbecue Cook-Off 

Saturday October 10, 2015. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Mark you calendars for Saturday, October 11, 2014.  Downtown Clinton’s largest annual event will take place - The Court Square Street Fair and Barbecue Cook-Off.  This year marks the 28th year of the vent, and thanks to our growing constellation of partners, this year’s event will be the biggest and best yet!  Please see the event’s tab under ’2014 Events’ for more information.

Halloween on the Square 

October 31st, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m

Come join us for the 4th Annual Halloween on the Square!  This years event will feature a pumpkin carving contest, trunk or treat candy giveaway, costume contest, ghost hunt, and great live music.  For more information about this event, please contact Betty Holland at (910) 299-4904.

Christmas in the City

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

This annual event features a community tree lighting, carriage and hay rides around Downtown, Santa on the Courthouse Square, a reception and silent auction at the History Museum, live Christmas music at 3 separate venues (History Museum, City Market and Courthouse Square) and Christmas vendors on Main Street. Entries from the Sampson Arts Council’s gingerbread house decorating contest are on display, and children are encouraged to come decorate a gingerbread treat of their own.

Christmas in Clinton Parade

Saturday, December 12, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy home-made floats, professional floats, classic cars, new cars, area Queens and Little Misses, clowns, bands, dancers, and of course Santa Claus! Enjoy the Christmas spirit at the Christmas in Clinton Parade. Bring your family to enjoy the parade that begins at the Exposition Center and goes through downtown Clinton.