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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 Celebration

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, our mayor shares the unofficial "State of the City" address, and Main Street Clinton presents its volunteer and business awards. This occasion is a great opportunity to gather Clinton businesses and citizens and celebrate our accomplishments and vision for the upcoming year.

The next Annual Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 2021.

Clinton Chamber Christmas Parade 

The Clinton Chamber Christmas Parade, held the first Saturday of December for the last 45 years, is an annual highlight the Chamber organizes for our community. 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.

Check back annually for updates on each parade's details and exciting theme.

Yule Run Clinton

Yule Run Clinton 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 is held annually on the same day as the Clinton Chamber Christmas Parade and concludes by 10 a.m. to allow your whole family to relax and view the annual parade, which immediately follows the event.

All participants receive a race t-shirt, finisher medal, and a participant packet (swag bag). Special awards are given to the top three male and female finishers in each category (5K walk, 5K Run, 10K Run).

Learn more about this year's event at www.runsignup.com/yulerunclinton.

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 2021 is scheduled for August 27th and 28th, and will again feature local art, Red Brick Brew (a home brew competition), food trucks, a wide variety of craft beers, and great music from regional singers, songwriters and bands.

Sponsorship opportunities are available each year. Learn more about this great event at 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 Clinton Chamber and Main Street Clinton, 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.

Stay tuned for details regarding this year's event and how you can welcome incoming college students to our town.

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.

Find out more about what you can do to support Small Business Saturday each year at www.shopsmall.com.

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.

Holiday Happening will take place this year on November 14, 2021. Mark your calendars!

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. 

Chamber Luncheons

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

The Public Service Appreciation Luncheon recognizes public servants and elected officials plus the outstanding police, firefighter, and city employee of the year. The Education Partners Luncheon honors outstanding educators and students from Clinton, along with the Clinton Chamber Youth Leadership program scholarship winners for the year.

The Quarterly Chamber luncheons focus on business and local interest topics. All luncheons are open to the community, so join us at one of these fantastic events as we network, lunch, and learn!

Taste the Town

Taste the Town, a night featuring Clinton’s local restaurants,  is held annually in April from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in our historic Olde Towne Clinton. The evening gives Clinton restaurants an opportunity to showcase samplings of their most popular menu items to the community. Those in attendance visit each booth and experience the varying cuisines on offer. This is a ticketed event for the public and includes live music.

Updates regarding the date and ticket sales are released in the spring each year, so stay on the lookout for details!