Community Events

There are so many wonderful Community Events that happen each year here in the City of the Village of Clarkston. Below are some of the most popular reoccurring events you can expect to see here in our City. Click on the icons to be directed to the organizer's website to receive more information.

art in the villageFor four decades, Art in the Village has been an autumn tradition in Clarkston, bringing thousands of shoppers to the city’s historic Depot Park. Always held on a September weekend, this show is hosted by the Clarkston Community Historical Society and features carefully selected artisans from across the region.

In addition to paintings, pottery, sculpture, photography, jewelry and other handmades, the show – the Society’s primary fund-raiser – features live music, free children’s activities and food sold by local civic groups.

  clarkston area farmers market

Making locally grown and wholesome food easily accessible to the community of Clarkston, Michigan. 
 
Open Saturdays from the beginning of June through the beginning of October, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (check their website for exact dates, as it may change from year to year). The Market is located at the Clarkston Community Education Center, 6558 Waldon Road, Clarkston, Mi. 48346

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Clarkston Holiday Lights Parade is hosted by Team Rush and Holiday Lights Night, held in Depot Park immediately following the parade, is hosted by Independence Township Parks and Recreation. There is an annual tree lighting, hot cocoa, holiday treats and a change to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus!

   concerts in the park
The Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors Concerts in the Park, presented by McLaren Clarkston. 6 FREE concerts held in Depot Park, located in the heart of Historic Downtown Clarkston. Concerts are on Friday evenings beginning in June and running through mid-to-late July. Local talent warm up groups play prior to headliners, with the headliners performing from 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. For more information on exact dates and who will be performing visit the Chamber's website.
 
  
   shiver by the river
Shiver by the River, held each year in January, is sponsored by Positively Clarkston. Activities such as ice skating, music, children’s crafts in the warming tent, S’Mores, Chili, Hot Cocoa, snowshoe demonstrations and a ‘make your own dogsled’ relay race that have families working in teams for the grand prize.
    Taste of Clarkston
The Taste of Clarkston is co-hosted by the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce and Independence Township Parks & Recreation with some additional support by the City of the Village of Clarkston

Over 35 restaurants! Family friendly taste festival with live music, kid zone games, and exhibits. Rotary Wine/Beer Tent, Lions Club Beer Tent, Tailgate Zone in the Clarkston News lot, Octoberfest at the Clarkston Union & more! 

If you are planning an event in the City of the Village of Clarkston please fill out the Special Events Application to have your event approved.