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Annual Events

The Clinton Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing events that promote member businesses as well as create a stronger sense on community. Our goal is to provide networking opportunities, civic engagement opportunities, and enhance community excitement.

Annual Banquet 

The Annual Celebration and Awards Program allows the Chamber to kick off the new fiscal year while acknowledge the winners of the outstanding citizen, distinguished service, ambassador, and small and large businesses awards. Also, at this event, the mayor shares the state of the city and Main Street Clinton presents their volunteer and business awards. This event is a great opportunity to gather Clinton businesses and citizens and celebrate our accomplishments and vision for the upcoming year.

The Annual Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Christmas Parade 

The Clinton Christmas Parade, held the first Saturday of December for the last 43 years, is an annual highlight the Chamber organizes for the city of Clinton. Each year our City and businesses join together with schools, clubs and organizations bringing floats, fire trucks, bands, marchers, cars, lots of candy and of course Santa to kick off the holiday events.

Yule Run Clinton

Yule Run Clinton, the new annual fundraiser for the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, is a combined 5K and 10K walk/run race through Clinton’s historic Olde Towne and the Clinton Boulevard route of the annual Christmas Parade.

The race will conclude by 10 a.m. to allow your whole family to relax and view the annual Christmas Parade, which immediately follows the event.

All participants will receive a race t-shirt, finisher medal, and a participant packet (swag bag). Special awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each category (5K walk, 5K Run, 10K Run). All participant items and awards must be collected on site at the event or at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce by December 7, 2018.

Learn more at https://www.yulerunclinton.com

Red Brick Roads

Red Brick Roads Music & Arts Festival, coordinated by the Clinton Chamber and Main Street Clinton, began in 2016. This event has attracted thousands of people to our community and reached thousands more through our radio, social media and newspaper promotions. Red Brick Roads 2019 will be held on August 23 – 24 and will again feature local art, a film showcase, home brew competition, food trucks, a wide variety of craft beers, and great music from regional singers, songwriters and bands.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Learn more at https://www.redbrickroads.com

Back to the Bricks

Back to the Bricks is an official Mississippi College Welcome Back Week Event organized and sponsored by the Chamber and Main Street along with the city of Clinton. More than 50 businesses line Jefferson Street with games, drawings, and prizes as students enjoy dinner, music and fellowship while getting acquainted with Clinton.

Small Business Saturday

The Clinton Chamber of Commerce lends its support to the Annual Small Business Saturday® and Shop Small® Movement to drive commerce to small businesses. Taking place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting local small businesses and strengthening and celebrating communities across the country.

Holiday Happening 

The Annual Holiday Happening Retail event is sponsored by the Clinton Chamber on the second Sunday every November from 1 - 5 p.m. Holiday Happening offers shoppers an extra day on the weekend to get Christmas shopping done outside the regular business hours. It also provides a special opportunity for retailers to display their festive holiday décor and gift items.  Participating merchants are ready to assist shoppers in creating unique ways to decorate for the holidays, while also offering great gift and stocking stuffers for purchase.

Business After Hours 

The Clinton Chamber hosts B.A.S.H. (Business Associates Social Hour) events throughout the year to invite the Chamber members and the community to enjoy food, fun, shopping, and networking in a relaxed after hours setting. 

Member Luncheons

The Clinton Chamber sponsors four luncheons every year – two recognition and two general educational/informational luncheons.

The Public Service Appreciation Luncheon recognizes public servants and elected officials plus outstanding police, firefighter, and city employees. The Education Recognition Luncheon honors outstanding educators and students from Clinton. 

The General Chamber luncheons focus on business topics such as customer service, curb appeal, networking, etc. All luncheons are open to the community.

Taste the Town

Taste the Town, a night featuring Clinton’s local restaurants, will be held once again in Olde Towne Clinton in April 2019 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The evening will give Clinton restaurants an opportunity to showcase samplings of two of their menu’s most popular items to the community. Those in attendance will visit each booth and experience their cuisine. This is a ticketed event for the public and will include live music.