The Town of Clayton is celebrating the 4th of July in a big way. Square to Square Independence Day Street Festival is a festival celebrating its second year in 2022. This is one of many 4th of July celebrations in the Triangle.
The festival takes place on Main Street from Town Square to Horne Square, on Saturday, July 2nd, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be games, activities, contests, a bike parade, entertainment and more.
Square to Square Independence Day Street Festival in Clayton
The festival will include much-loved activities from past years, and some new activities.
The festival will kick off with a bike parade led by Uncle Sam Stilt Walker at 10 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome, and registration is not required. Participants will decorate their bike, scooter, or wagon with 4th of July flair and meet at Horne Square. The parade will conclude under an extravagant balloon arch in Town Square.
This year, Clayton Police Department is joining in on the fun! Keep an eye on their social media pages for more upcoming Bike Parade announcements!
Ragland Production is presenting a Foam Party at Town Square from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Contribute to the Monster Mural at Main Street, near Church Street. The mural features some of Clayton’s landmark people, places and things. Markers for coloring will be available.
End your Square-to-Square celebrations with a splash! Join the Clayton Fire Department at 1:45 p.m. at the corner of Church St. and Main St. for a Spray Down!
Storytime with the Library
Throughout the day, Hocutt Ellington Memorial Library will be hosting Storytime. Bring your little one to the stage at Church St. & Main St. at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to hear a brief, entertaining story from one of the librarians.
K9 Unit Demonstration
At 10:30 a.m. Clayton Police Department will be performing a K9 Unit demonstration. The demonstration is also happening on the stage at Church St. & Main St.
Tie-Dye T-Shirt Station
The Clayton Fire Fighter Association is hosting a Tie-Dye T-Shirt Station. They will be selling youth-sized t-shirts for $10, and volunteers will help your child tie-dye their t-shirt. The station will be on Church Street and available until supplies run out.
Hot Dog Eating Contest
The contest will be at noon on the stage at Church St. and Main St. There will be two age groups: 13 – 17 and 18+. Everyone is welcome to participate. Registration closed on June 28. There will be NO day of registration. Winners of the Hot Dog Eating Contest will receive an awesome trophy and two tickets to an upcoming show of their choice at The Clayton Center.
Fun and Games
- Trackless train
- Rock climbing wall
- Inflatable maze
- Water slides
- The Poetry Fox
- Football toss
- Connect 4
- Face painters
- Balloon twister
- Professional bubble artist
Clayton Farm and Community Market
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., shop locally at the Clayton Farm and Community Market at Horne Square.
- Manning’s Restaurant
- Poblanos Tacos and More
- Beefy Buns
- Chirba Chirba Dumpling
- Ella’s Eats
- Nancy Jo’s
- Pelican’s SnoBalls of Riverwood
- Carolina’s Catch
More 4th of July Events in the Triangle
Read about all the July 4th fireworks, celebrations and parades in the Triangle. Or look at a quick list here: