Known as the Mint Festival City, St. Johns is the seat of Clinton County, Michigan. This safe and friendly community is an exceptional place to live and work. Surrounded by some of the finest farmland in the state, yet located just miles from downtown Lansing, the City of St. Johns offers the best of both worlds.
St. Johns has many amenities for our residents and visitors. Please scroll through this page and enjoy a sampling of what we have to offer.
PLANNING AN EVENT OR A PARTY? CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW:
Special Event and/or City Facilities Use Application and Use Agreement
City Park Map with Pavilion Locations
Park Rules and Regulations
Please stop by City Offices to fill out or drop off completed forms (see above) and reserve your pavilion--payment must be received at the time of the reservation and all paperwork must be signed in front of a city employee (witness). All requests must be approved by the City Manager, Deputy City Manager, or City Clerk. Call (989) 224-8944 Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM for more information or to check availability of the pavilion you wish to rent. You may also check availability by going to the Calendar tab above and clicking on Pavilion rental. Pavilions are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The annual St. Johns Mint Festival is held the second weekend of August each year and provides the entire family with an action-packed weekend. Held at the City Park and County Fairgrounds, over 75,000 people attend activities of the festival such as arts and crafts, flea market, antiques and collectibles, softball, basketball and tennis tournaments, tractor pulls and children's activities. There is also free daily entertainment, a Mint Queen Pageant and mint information and foods. The festival begins Friday afternoon, and then kicks into high gear with the Grand Mint Parade on Saturday. Over 150 entries are highlighted in the parade. Don't forget to get your bowl of Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream at the festival!!
NEW TO TOWN? CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR VALUABLE INFORMATION:
Community Brochure is offered in city offices
Residential Services Information
Real Estate Transaction Checklist
Exterior Property Maintenance Code
Consumers Energy "Share the Space - Right Tree, Right Place" Brochure
St. Johns Principal Shopping District/Downtown Development Authority
FOR THE KIDS ~ COLOR AND LEARN:
Getting To Know Michigan Coloring Book
Child Safety Coloring Book
Recycling Coloring Book
SERVING OUR COMMUNITY/SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
Would you like to serve our Community? There are many Boards and Committees that serve our citizens' best interest and they are always looking for new appointees. If you are interested, please click on the link to download an application, fill out and either mail or drop off the application at City Offices or in the City Drop Box (located in the rear parking lot).
Boards and Committees Application (click to download)
Non-Profit Service Organizations
Arts and Culture
Our unique community has the privilege of housing the Clinton County Historical Museum (Paine-Gillam-Scott House), as well as the Clinton County Arts Council and the Briggs District Library. The City of St. Johns is just twenty (20) miles north of Lansing, the center of many arts and cultural activities.
Paine-Gillam-Scott Museum (west Side of Courthouse Square)
Hours: Wednesday 2:00-7:00 P.M.; Sunday 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Museum is open from May - December (closed for holidays and holiday weekends ~ July 4, Memorial and Labor Days, Thanksgiving)
PAINE-GILLAM-SCOTT MUSEUM COMPLEX OPEN FOR MINT FESTIVAL
Paine-Gillam-Scott Museum offers a photo opportunity to the guests visiting the museum. Bring your camera and take pictures of family members/friends in the Amish carriage. Volunteers refurbished the carriage and it is picture ready.
The Paine-Gillam-Scott House is air conditioned, so take time to cool off and browse the artifacts from Clinton County. Our 2017 Exhibit, Transportation and Fashion, highlights photographs of the Interurban train, old cars and gas stations in the area. The Swegles General Store and the Carriage House hold a treasure trove of artifacts from an old floor model coffee grinder in the general store to all types of implements for the farm and manufacturing from Clinton County in the Carriage House.
Lansing State Journal recently featured a story about Clem Sohn and the museum’s archivist, Ron Matson, contributed information for the story. Paine-Gillam-Scott Museum has photographs and news clippings of Sohn and docents talk about Sohn when giving tours of the museum.
The museum complex is located at 106 Maple St., west of the Courthouse. In addition to our regular hours of Wednesday 2-6:30 pm and Sunday 1-4 pm., the museum complex will be open for Mint Festival on Saturday, August 12 from 1-4 pm. For further information, call 989-292-9096, contact us via email at email@example.com, visit our website at PGSMuseum.com or check us out on Facebook
CLINTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Meets the first Monday of the month at 1:00 P.M., November through March; and at 7:00 P.M., April through October. Meetings are held at the First United Methodist Church, 200 E. State St., St. Johns.
For anyone needing additional information, send requests to CCHS, P.O. Box 174, St. Johns, MI 48879.
HOURS: (JANUARY & FEBRUARY)
Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, Open Thursday & Friday 10:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. Open Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
HOURS (MARCH - DECEMBER):
Closed Monday, Open Tuesday-Friday 10:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. Open Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Click on the above Clinton County Arts Council link for information regarding Mint City Singers. New singers are welcome at any time!
St. Johns Community Band, contact Roy Davis at 989-227-4273 for information on how to join.
Click on the link above to go to the Briggs Public Library website.
St. Johns offers a wide array of health services for our citizens, including, but not limited to a professionally-staffed hospital with physicians ranging in practices from family practice to a wide rage of specialties. We have rehab and wellness centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home nursing programs, as well as a hospice program.
2017 Medication Disposal Programs
Sharps Program - Clinton County offers Free Containers
Mercury Thermometer Exchange
Yellow Jug Old Drugs
Clinton Commons Retirement Community
Grace Haven Assisted Living
Sparrow Clinton Hospital
Sparrow Clinton Hospital in St. Johns is a division of Sparrow Health System. A 25-bed acute care hospital, Sparrow Clinton enjoys a rich tradition of more than 80 years as a provider of high quality healthcare services to the people of Clinton County and its surrounding communities.
St. Johns Ministerial Society
The Ministerial Society is made up of Christian Churches from the St. Johns Community. Although each church is unique in what it offers by way of its tradition and how it practices its faith, the churches of the society cooperate in various activities and events to make a community-wide impact for the Kingdom of Christ.
LOCAL AREA CHURCHES (Click for a complete listing)
ST. JOHNS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Click here for the St. Johns Vimeo Video
Clinton County Senior Center
On Mondays the Senior Center has a fundraising lunch that is open to anyone from the general public. Volunteers make a complete meal. The center provides all the supplies, but needs two or three people to make the meals. To volunteer to make a meal either once a month or once every other month, contact Brenda Terpening at (989) 224-7248.
Volunteers are also needed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays to serve meals. To volunteer to serve or clean up after these meals, please call Brenda Terpening at (989) 224-7248.
Located at: 201 East Walker Street, St. Johns, Michigan
Open: Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday
Hours: 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Lunch is available to Seniors (60 & over)--; Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday -- Cost -- $2.00 -- Call one day in advance to reserve your meal.
Lunch is available to the Public: Monday -- Cost -- $4.00 -- 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Bingo: Tuesday and Friday -- 12:30 P.M.For More Information Call (989) 224-4257
Other Points of Interest:
St. Johns Independent -- a local community on-line newspaper
Clinton County Veterans Memorial
In Memory of those who Gave:
In lasting memory of the Clinton County men and women who serve in the Armed Forces, past, present and future...
The Memorial is located in the heart of downtown St. Johns, in the fourth block of Clinton Avenue.
The Memorial was dedicated on July 4, 2006, to the men and women of Clinton County who served in the Armed Forces.
Buy a Brick:Honor your Clinton County Veteran--You may purchase an engraved brick that will be used to pave the roundabout of the Memorial.
Forms (and limited information) are available at City Offices (or click on the link above to download a form). Contact Dennis Scott for further information at (989) 224-2601.
CLINTON COUNTY VETERANS KILLED IN ACTION
Lest They Be Forgotten Memorial (Click for Info.)
** PATRIOT DAY - SEPTEMBER 11TH - WE SHALL NEVER FORGET**