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Annual Events

The following is a list of the events that take place in Clayton through the year.  For information about weather cancellations, visit the event's page or call the Event Hotline at 314-290-8544. Event cancellations are decided by 2:00 pm that calendar day.

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. Call The Center of Clayton at 314.290.8500.

Restaurant Week

Clayton Restaurant Week

January & July
participating restaurants
Join us during Clayton Restaurant Week . . .  no passes to buy, coupons to carry or cards to punch… simply visit the participating restaurant of your choice during this week and select from a special 3-course dinner menu for $25. For more information, visit

Cupids Ball

Cupids Ball

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 21-22, 2014
Shaw Park

The event will be held on the south parking lot in Shaw Park from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Republic Services guarantees secure Department of Defense removal of all data on reusable computers and that all non-reusable items will be recycled and not be put into a land fill. Find more details at

Bunny Hop

Bunny Hop

Saturday, April 12, 10 - 11:30 am
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.

Community Day

Community Day, Herb Sale and Time Capsule Dedication

Saturday, May 3
The Historic Martin Franklin Hanley House
Festivities will include the annual herb sale benefiting the Hanley House from 9 to 11 a.m., conversations with the Aldermen from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and dedication and burial of the centennial time capsule from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Event Page.

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

Food Truck Sundays

Food Truck Sundays

Second Sundays, June through August, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Shaw Park
Grab dinner with the family at Clayton's Food Truck Sundays, featuring a variety of local food trucks. Enjoy live music and fun activities for the kids! Event Page.

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.

July 4

4th of July Celebration

Friday, 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.


Back to School Celebration

Sunday, August 10
Shaw Park Aquatic Center
End summer break in style with a pool party filled with fun, food and games at Shaw Park Aquatic Center. Admission is free for resident children ages 12 and younger.  Adults may donate 2 school items for free admission as well.

Art Fair

Saint Louis Art Fair

September 5-7
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

Shakespeare in the Streets

Shakespeare in the Streets

September 18-20
Downtown Clayton
Shakespeare is coming to Clayton this fall with three, one-hour street performances that will showcase the combined talents of local residents and professional actors. For more information, visit

Party in the Patch

Party in the Patch

October 17
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!

Track Club

Special Olympic Marathon

Sunday, November 2
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

Shop Clayton

Saturday, November 29, 11 am - 3 pm
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 5
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 and hot chocolate.


New Year's Eve Celebration

Wednesday, December 31
Shaw Park Ice Rink
Celebrate the final day of the year with outdoor ice skating at Shaw Park Ice Rink.