Things To Do In Clawson: Community Events

Whether you are planning to visit or live in the community, there's always something fun to do in Clawson, Michigan. From seasonal events to Clawson's famous 4th of July fireworks, there are plenty of year-round events to entertain the entire family. Here you will find a roundup of community events, fundraisers and festivals. See why Clawson is the "Little City with the Big Heart!"

Food Events

International Dinner

Every February, Hunter Community Center

Entice your palate and taste a variety of dishes from all over the world. There is live music and more! All proceeds benefits the Prison Outreach Program

Opa! Fest

Every June, 760 Wattles Road, Troy, MI

St. Nicolas Greek Orthodox Church hosts its annual celebrations of all things Greek. Enjoy traditional dances and games, a marketplace, raffles and authentic Greek fare.


Charitable Clawson Events

Fire & Ice with Spice

Every February, South Main Street

Fire breathers, ice carvers, jugglers and chili make up this fun filled event. Check out the custom ice carvings, chili cook off and the Kids Craft Tent between acts. All proceeds from chili cook off go to local charities. Family fun for a great cause, what could be better?

Annual 5K Freedom Run

Every June Clawson City Park

Lace up your running shoes and take part in this annual patriotic race. There is a separate 1-mile Fun Run for kids as well. All proceeds fund the 4th of July committee.

Dog Dayz of Summer

Every July, Leon & Lulu

This annual benefit brings animal lovers together to partake in a dog parade, wine, food, face painting and games. Homeless animals can be adopted on site. Part proceeds donated to Paws for Life.

Seasonal Clawson Events

Farmers Market

Sundays from 10:00am-2:00pm (July-Oct), Clawson City Park

Enjoy a fun family friendly environment every Sunday at the Clawson Farmer's Market. Purchase fresh local produce, specialty items, live music and crafts.

Clawson Memorial Day

Last Monday of May

Join in as the city honors its fallen heroes each Memorial Day with a parade and ceremony followed by a twenty-one gun salute.

Cinema in the Street

Every July, South Main Street

For a few days each summer, Main Street is closes to vehicle traffic and the city invites the community to watch a movie on the big screen. Pull up a chair and munch on popcorn as you enjoy a free movie and plenty of other family activities.

4th of July Celebrations

July 4th, Main Street

Celebrate Independence Day with some of the best 4th of July festivities in the County! Clawson's annual 4th of July bash starts with a parade down Main Street before culminating in a dazzling fireworks display.

Ramblin' Road Community Fair

Every July, Clawson United Methodist Church

A wonderful time for the whole family, with free food, games, inflatable bounce castles, crafts and prizes.

Down on Main Car Show

2nd week in August, South Main Street

On the 2nd week in August, over 500 classic cars, trucks, boats and choppers fill South Main Street. Rub shoulders with fellow car enthusiasts, enjoy the sounds of the '60s, and join in on the corn roast. Over 10,000 people attend this ever-growing event each year.

Downtown Block Party

Every September, North Main Street

Downtown Main Street comes alive each September for an annual block party to celebrate the end of the season. Festivities include a pie eating contest, games, live music, food, beer, contests and prizes.

Clawson Fall Festival

Every October, Clawson City Park

Pony rides, an inflatable obstacle course, hayrides and a farm animal show are just some of the many free activities available at the annual Fall Festival in City Park. Taste local fare from restaurants, ride the mechanical bull and check out the hot rods at the car show. There is also a bonfire that starts at 6:30pm.

Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade

Every October, Main Street

The annual holiday parade takes over the streets of downtown Clawson every October. Watch the elaborate floats and compete in the Santa Scamper benefiting the Toys for Tots.

Trick-Or-Treat Trail

Every October, Clawson City Park

Come in costume and join Clawson's annual Trick-Or-Treat Trail in City Park. The kids can collect treats from the various stations. There is also a pumpkin carving contest, with prizes awarded in different categories.

Holiday Tree Lighting

Every year in December, Clawson Memorial Park

The traditional tree lighting ceremony draws families from all over the area. Enjoy caroling, refreshments, and a visit from Santa!

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