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2014 Events

Drive In to Drive Out Drugs

Saturday, March 29, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Organized in partnership with the Sampson County Meth Task Force as a fundraiser for their organization’s educational programs. Proud owners are encouraged to bring their classic cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, business vehicles, and emergency service vehicles for display around the Courthouse in support of this cause. Swingin’ tunes will be provided by Robert Stroud & the Boogie Shoes Network.

Alive After Five

3rd Thursdays, 5:45 – 8:30 p.m. (May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, October 10)

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.

Christmas in the City

Thursday, December 11, 2014

5:30 – 9:00 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, and live Christmas music on the Courthouse steps. 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 14

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.