Our Events

Looking for family fun? Our events offer something for everyone. In efforts to celebrate our community and heritage, we have annual events that are the talk of the region. Learn more about each event below and make plans to join us.

Annual Events

Below are some of our favorite annual events in Clinton. Scroll through the page to find out dates and details on when and where.


O' Lighted Night

Christmas in Clinton is where memories are made. Lights and music fill the air as you walk down S. Broad Street. Run, Run Rudolph and Santa Claus is Coming to town, are only a few of the songs that will dance along the walls of the municipal building and grounds. 


O’ Lighted Night is a celebration of the season with lights and music, nightly Dec 3- Jan 3, 6-10 pm. 


In addition to O’ Lighted Night, we start the season with a Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 3, along with extended shopping hours.


Coming together to celebrate the Holidays is one of the highlights of the event season for Clinton.  The young and young at heart enjoy meeting Santa, shopping, and Enjoying the lifestyle of small town living.

Rhythm on the Rails

Rhythm on the Rails is Downtown Clinton's signature spring event that includes retail and craft vendors, non-profit information booths, games, rides and lots of great music. In addition, we also offer family friendly entertainment along our many streets of downtown. The event has more doubled in the last 5 years and has become a family favorite in Historic Downtown Clinton. The event proudly hosts a SBN Sanctioned BBQ event, Smokin' on the Rails, in conjunction with the festival.  2021 Rhythm on the Rails will be held October 22 & 23rd. 

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Sausage and Fries

Scots & Brats

Scots & Brats celebrates the Scottish-Irish heritage for Clinton with an annual festival full of music, dancing, and of course food. Annually held in October, it is an event worth adding to your calendar.