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Special Events

The following is a list of the events that take place in Clayton in 2015. Events will be updated regularly as planning continues, so check back for more details!

Holiday Shop

Clayton's Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Participating Clayton Businesses

Visit Clayton’s small businesses to get started on your holiday shopping, as many specials will be offered.  Fun holiday entertainment at various locations such as carriage rides, carolers and music.

Snowman Skate

Snowman Skate

Friday, December 4, 2015
Shaw Park Ice Rink
Kick off winter in style with Frosty the Snowman! Shaw Park Ice Rink will be open to the public with $3.00 admission including free skate rental, hot chocolate and fireworks display at 8:00 pm.

Firehouse Movie Night

Firehouse Movie Night

Last Saturday of the month, January through March
Clayton Firehouse

Movies begin at 6 p.m. Families are encouraged to arrive at 5:30 to see the fire trucks and meet the firefighters. Seating is on the concrete floor of the firehouse, so bring a heavy blanket to sit on. Registration is required and this event fills quickly. Call The Center of Clayton at 314.290.8500.

Cupids Ball

Cupids Ball

February 8, 2016
Ritz-Carlton Clayton

The annual father-daughter dance at the Ritz-Carlton will be held the Monday preceding Valentines Day from 6:30 to  8:30 p.m. This is a sell-out event, so be sure to register by calling The Center of Clayton at 314.290.8500.

Electronic Recycle

Electronic Recycling Event

March 11&12, 2016
Shaw Park

Electronic Recycling is held on the south parking lot in Shaw Park for residents and business employees to dispose of unwanted electronics in an environmentally safe way. Find more details at

Bunny Hop

Bunny Hop

March 19, 2016
Shaw Park
Kids, join us in Shaw Park for a morning of fun . . . a petting zoo, egg hunt, fun crafts and special guest Mr. Bunny. Register at The Center of Clayton, or by calling 314-290-8500.

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Cards Home Opener Lunch

April 11, 2016
Clayton City Hall
Celebrate the Cardinal's Home Opening Day with a free hotdog lunch at Clayton City Hall.

Crawl for a Cause

Clayton Crawl for a Cause

April 23, 2016
Participating Clayton Bars
Join Clayton bars and restaurants to raise money and awareness for local charities!

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May Musical Mondays

May 2016
Clayton City Hall, 10 N. Bemiston
Grab lunch from one of Clayton’s restaurants and relax to free concerts in front of City Hall by great local musicians.

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"Homes for our Troops" BBQ Luncheon

May 2016, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clayton Firehouse

Join the Clayton Police & Fire Departments between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm for a BBQ luncheon to benefit Homes for our Troops. More information.

Feast on Forsyth

Feast on Forsyth

June 2016
Enjoy a night of feature dishes, top-shelf mixology, decadent deserts, and music in an unexpected outdoor street setting. Visit

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Music & Wine Festival

June 2016
Taste wines from around the world while enjoying great musical performances. Event Page.

July 4

4th of July Celebration

July 4
Shaw Park Aquatic Center
Celebrate Independence Day at Shaw Park Aquatic Center. The day will be filled with fun including live music, BBQ, bomb pops and family favorite pool games. Admission rates apply.

Restaurant Week

Clayton Restaurant Week

July 13-19, 2015
participating restaurants
Clayton Restaurant Week is a splendid opportunity to rediscover a long time favorite or experience one of Clayton's hot new eateries. From July 13-19, diners can attend participating restaurants and select from a special 3-course dinner menu. For more information, visit

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Craft on Tap

Saturday, August 20, 2016, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Craft beer enthusiasts, come join us for Craft on Tap in downtown Clayton on Saturday, August 29th, from 1-5 pm. This craft beer sampling event celebrates beer brewed by local brewers.

Party in the Park

Parties in the Park

Second Wednesdays, May through September, 5:00 - 8:30 pm
Downtown Clayton
Join the after-work party with live music in Downtown Clayton. For more information, visit

Art Fair

Saint Louis Art Fair

September 9-11, 2016
Downtown Clayton
The Art Fair continues to rank among the top fine art events in the country. Enjoy the Creative Castle, an arts and crafts area for kids, and live performances on three stages. For more information, visit

Musical Nights

Musical Nights at Oak Knoll Park

Fourth Sunday of the month, June through September
Oak Knoll Park
Free concerts featuring bands from the St. Louis area. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy live music from 5 to 7 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month. Event Page.

Party in the Patch

Party in the Patch

Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Shaw Park
The leaves are changing and the nights are longer, so it is time once again to enjoy a moonlit evening of family fun! Take a hay ride along the torch lit trail, jump in the bounce house, play fun carnival games and more! Call 314-290-8500 to register.

Track Club

Special Olympic Marathon

Sunday, November 6, 2016
The Center of Clayton
The Clayton Police Department, the St. Louis Track Club and Special Olympics co-sponsor the tracks club’s half-marathon and the 5K Run/Walk. For more information, call 314.290.8407.  Register online at