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Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events

Clawson Lions Club “Mint Week”
The Clawson Lions will be out in the streets and local businesses collecting for our annual “Mint Week”. Please help us help others in need. Lions will be at the intersection of 14 and Main and at Julian Bros Bakery, A & M Sunoco, Diversified Credit Union and Great Lakes ACE hardware.
Thursday, Sept. 5—Sunday, Sept. 15

Clawson Farmers Market
The Markets are your small neighborhood gathering places for everyone, with diverse local farm products, specialty foods and other assorted items. Check the Farmers Market Facebook page or the city website for more information!
Sunday, Sept. 8 from 9am-1pm
Clawson City Park
Wednesday In-Town Market until Sept 25 from 3-7pm
Salt & Sugar Co. at 139 W. 14 Mile

All-Class Clawson High School Reunion
Clawson City Park Pavilion
Visit with Clawson students both young and old to share memories of growing up and attending school in our city. Bring your memories, snapshots and smiles!  Contact Jake Stirnemann at (248) 506-5102 to volunteer your help!
Tuesday, September 10

Clawson Lions Club "Charity Poker Nights"
5 Star Lanes (16 Mile between Ryan & Dequindre)
You help us so we can help others! Check periodically for updates! Visit our website at or email us at for more information.
Wednesday, Sept 11-Saturday, Sept 14
4pm to 2am

Claws & Paws Pet Fair & Dog Walk
Clawson City Park
This event, sponsored by the Clawson Chamber of Commerce, includes the opportunity to check out local vendors and adoption groups, play some games and much more for humans and their pets! A great family outing to share with your favorite furry friends! The Clawson Lions Club will be selling hot dogs and Nosh Pit Detroit will have vegan and vegetarian options to purchase. The entire event goes until 2pm. Visit for more information!
Saturday, October 5
10am check-in / 11am walk

Fall Festival
Clawson City Park
Celebrate the beginning of fall with an afternoon of fun with the Parks & Rec Department! The day includes free hayrides, farm animals, free rock-climbing wall and inflatables (don’t forget your socks) and baked goods for sale. Food offerings will be available at the Clawson Chamber’s Taste of the Town. The day will end with everyone’s favorite— a bonfire conducted by the Clawson Fire Department.
Sunday, October 6
3 to 6pm / Bonfire at 6:15pm

Clawson Fire Department Open House
Open House - 111 Gardner
Fire Prevention Week will be from October 6-12 and this year's theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”  Firefighters will once again visit the elementary schools in Clawson to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. To conclude Fire Prevention Week, the Fire Department will host the annual Open House—come see all the tools and equipment on display, an extrication demonstration, a bounce house courtesy of Oakland County, and of course— cider and donuts!
Sunday, October 13
Noon to 3pm

American Red Cross Blood Drive
City Hall
Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. To make an appointment, visit
Thursday, October 24
1 to 7pm

Trick-or-Treasure Time
Downtown Clawson
Kids in costume will travel through the downtown businesses collecting allergy-free treats and maybe a few tricks along the way! Find more information about this Downtown Development Authority (DDA) event at! There will tentatively be an unveiling of the Clawson / DIA Mural Project as well—check the back page for details!
Saturday, October 26
Noon to 3pm

The Great Pubkin Crawl
Downtown Clawson
This bit of Halloween fun allows adult ‘kids’ in costume to enjoy food & drink specials at our favorite downtown spots. Register at Leon & Lulu, then head out for the spirits! Find more info about this DDA event at!
Saturday, October 26
Registration 6-7pm

Trick or Treat Trail
Clawson City Park
Sponsored by Clawson Youth Assistance and Parks & Recreation, bring a flashlight and bag for all that you’ll collect from local businesses and organizations! All children must be with an adult. Stay and enjoy cider and donuts after! Call Penny Luebs at (248) 259-6208 for sponsorship information.
Sunday, October 27
6 to 7:30pm

White Elephant Sale
Hunter Community Center
Take a stroll through all of our donations and find some new treasures for yourself or loved ones! There will also be a raffle sale and bake sale! All proceeds benefit the Senior Center. Donations will be accepted through October, please call (248) 583-6700 for more information.
Saturday, November 9
8am to 1pm
$1 admission

Christmas in Clawson Craft Show
Clawson High School
Over 200 artists and crafters will be there this year! There is also lunch, raffles, baked goods and more available. For more information, visit All proceeds benefits the Clawson Public Schools PTAs / PTOs.
Saturday, November 9
9am to 3pm
$3 admission

Goodfellows Paper Sale
All Major Clawson Intersections
Extra, extra! Members will be selling their paper, which features community news and Goodfellows updates, for a monetary donation of your choice. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to help a Clawson family. If you would like to send a tax-deductible donation, please send a check or money order to the Clawson Goodfellows, P.O. Box 239, Clawson, MI 48017. For more info, call (248) 407-5522 or email
Sunday, December 1
9am to 3pm

Christmas Tree Lighting
Memorial Park at Blair Memorial Library
Co-sponsored by the Clawson/Troy Optimists, the evening includes caroling and the arrival of Santa Claus by fire truck! Refreshments to follow at City Hall. Don’t forget to visit the library first to make a natural ornament to hang on the tree that the birds can enjoy! More details on page 17.
Wednesday, December 4

Lunch with Santa
Hunter Community Center
The GFWC Clawson Women’s Club will once again host this festive event. Tickets must be purchased in advance at Hunter Community Center and include lunch, a visit with Santa and a small gift! Get your tickets early for some fun!
Saturday, December 14

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