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Special Events

The following is a list of the events that take place in Clayton in 2016. Events will be updated regularly as planning continues, so check back for more details!

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.

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Halloween at City Hall

Friday, October 28, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
City Hall
Enjoy some fall fun with your coworkers just in time for Halloween! Lunch, music, games and a costume contest will be hosted at City Hall.

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

Holiday Shop

Clayton's Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 26, 2016
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 9, 2016
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.

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St. Louis Classic

Saturday, January 2, 2016
Shaw Park Ice Rink
Watch the Blues play in Toronto on a giant TV screen while you skate FOX Sports Midwest will broadcast its pregame, postgame and intermission shows live from rinkside. Snack and drinks are available for purchase. Purchase your skating pass, which includes skate rental, to reserve your spot as passes are limited.Tickets at

Restaurant Week

Clayton Restaurant Week

January 18-24, 2016
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 January 18 - 24, diners can attend participating restaurants and select from a special 3-course dinner menu. For more information, visit

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.

Firehouse Movie Night

Firehouse Movie Night

One Saturday each 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. Event Page.

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, ages 1-8, are invited for a morning of fun with lots of eggs to gather for your basket and fun crafts! Mr. Bunny will be our special guest, so parents...don’t forget your camera! Hunt will begin PROMPTLY at 10:30 a.m. To register, call The Center of Clayton at 314-290-8500.

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Cards Home Opener Lunch

April 11, 2016, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Clayton City Hall
Celebrate the Cardinal's Home Opening Day with a free hotdog lunch at Clayton City Hall.

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Clayton Crawl for a Cause

April 23, 2016, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Participating Clayton Bars
Join Clayton bars and restaurants to raise money and awareness for local charities!

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Clayton Summer Kickoff

May 14, 2016, 5:00 - 9:00 pm
N. Central Ave.
Are you ready for summer? Stop by Central Avenue for great music, delicious food, backyard games and more! Event Page.

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May Musical Mondays

May 2016, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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. Event page.

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Picnic in the Park

June 5, 2016, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shaw Park

Visit Shaw Park for activities for all ages including live music, the Bubble Bus, bounce houses, crafts by Perennial, lawn games and food trucks!  Event Page.

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Music & Wine Festival

June 11, 2016
Taste wines while enjoying great musical performances. Event Page.

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Fire Department Benefit BBQ 

June 28, 2016
Clayton Firehouse

Join the Clayton Fire Department between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm for a BBQ luncheon to benefit Mission 22. 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 music, bomb pops and family favorite pool games. Admission rates apply.

Restaurant Week

Clayton Restaurant Week

July 11-17, 2016
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 11-17, 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. This craft beer sampling event celebrates beer brewed by local brewers.

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

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