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.

Community Events

Our Community Events Calendar

Click on the calendar to see the dates and times of our events.

We host a multitude of events from monthly "block parties" called Explore Clinton, to a large scale BBQ competition that includes Grammy award winning FREE concerts, to O Lighted Night, a month long show of dancing Christmas Lights.

We look forward to having you

Explore Clinton!


Explore Clinton 

Explore Clinton is a new monthly event in Vance Park.  The event is designed to feel like a block party in the shade trees of beautiful Vance Park.

The event will host music from local talent, a food truck, and beverages for all ages.

Join us the first Thursday of the Month from May - October @ 198 W. Florida Street from 6-8 pm.

Click to download Event Flyer

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. 

Click Icons to download applications:

Vendor Application

Smokin' On The Rails BBQ Applicaiton

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.

The 2021 Scots & Brats will be in conjunction with Rhythm on the Rails this year.  Scots & Brats will be celebrated on Friday Night!


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.