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About the 2024 DeWitt Ox Roast

Join us for the 78th Annual DeWitt Ox Roast, a vibrant celebration of community, history, and spirit. The DeWitt Ox Roast is a beloved tradition that brings together people of all ages for a weekend of fun and festivities. From parades and carnivals to exciting new additions; like Funday Sunday at Riverside, a Michigan-based Arts Festival, and lots of live new entertainment, there's something for everyone to enjoy! Come make memories that will last a lifetime!


Friday, August 16th

  • Arts Festival, 4pm - 8pm

  • Carnival, 4pm-11pm

  • Street Social, 4pm-11pm

Saturday, August 17th

Sunday, August 18th

  • FREE! Funday Sunday at Riverside, 10am-2pm

    • PBS Kids Character Visits​

    • Dedicated Toddler Fun Zone

    • Slime-making with Impression 5

    • Bounce houses

    • Bubble stations

    • Abrams Planetarium Exhibit

    • Touch-a-Truck 

    • Silent Auction

    • And, MORE!

  • Corn Hole Tournament, Registration 10am; Start time 11am

  • Carnival, 11am-4pm

  • Street Social, 11am-4pm

Carnival ride
Kids at parade

*Check back often! Our schedule is a work in progress with more details and fun activities to come!

Street Social Map

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    Event Food

    Satisfy your hunger with a variety of food options from local vendors and food trucks. From classic fair foods like corn dogs and cotton candy to gourmet options like wood-fired pizza and gourmet grilled cheese, there's something to tempt every palate!

    Interested in becoming a food vendor? 

    Event Parking

    Parking is available throughout downtown DeWitt. Look for signs and volunteers directing traffic.

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