Join us all year round at these established community events and many more new events! Between learning about traveling to different areas of the world to family movies in the park, there is definitely something for everyone to look forward to. Just another way that DeWitt Delivers! View an extensive community calendar at www.dewittiowa.org.
Travelogues-Presented by the DeWitt Noon Lions
For more than 50 years, the DeWitt Noon Lions Club has been offering a winter travelogue season every other Tuesday from January through May. Attendees can travel the world without leaving the comfort of the Operahouse Theater in downtown DeWitt. Over the years, local area travelers have shared their adventures to exciting, exotic, beautiful and breathtaking parts of the world located on all seven continents. Shows are at 3 and 7 p.m. Seating is not reserved, and a donation of $5 per person is suggested. The Lions return the proceeds to the community in the form of support for various projects.
Bring your bag chairs and your coolers out one Saturday in June, July and August for our Summer Movie Series in Lincoln Park. Sit back, relax and enjoy this free activity for the family. This is the perfect way to watch a great movie without missing out on the wonderful summer weather that never seems to stay long enough.
Tunes in Town
Join us in Lincoln Park every Tuesday evening in June, July and August where regional bands show off their talent. These performances are free. Bring your most comfortable bag chair, a fully stocked cooler and be prepared to get up and dance. Food trucks are also onsite.
Paul Skeffington Memorial Race
The Paul Skeffington Memorial Race is held the third Saturday in June. The race and festivities start and end in downtown DeWitt’s Lincoln Park. The free fun run is at 6:30 p.m. with the 2- and 5-mile race starting at 7 p.m. Following the race, the postrace party is a community event open to all participants, family, friends and neighbors with activities for the kids, food, a beer garden and free live music in the bandshell. Bring your lawn chair, favorite beverage and join in the fun. For more information, go to www.skeffrace.com.
Clinton County Fair
Five days and nights of food, family, friends and fun! Held in July, days are full of 4-H/FFA shows, entertaining shows, face painting, balloon artist, petting zoo, open contests, displays and vendors. Evening entertainment features tractor, truck and garden tractor pulls; demolition derbies; bull riding, concerts, carnival rides and food. A family-friendly event, most shows and activities are free with gate admission. For more information, check out our website, www.clintoncountyiowafair.com. Follow us on Facebook.
DeWitt Crossroads Triathlon Youth & Adult
Come be a part of this two-day event the first weekend in August! Starting the first Friday of August, the DeWitt Parks and Recreation Department holds the DeWitt Crossroads Youth Triathlon for ages 6-15. The race includes a swim portion at the DeWitt Aquatic Center and a bike course through a residential area, followed by a run course in Ashindel Park. Come back again on Saturday morning for our USAT-sanctioned sprint triathlon! The DeWitt Crossroads Triathlon features a 500 yard swim in Lake Killdeer, a scenic 15 mile bike course, followed by a 5K run course through a residential section of DeWitt ending at Central DeWitt High School. More details can be found at www.parks.cityofdewittiowa.org.
DeWitt’s Autumn Fest
One weekend in September, come out for this two-day, free family-friendly event in Lincoln Park. On Friday evening, enjoy live music, food vendors, an antique & classic car show, face painting, kid’s games, activities and make & take crafts. Come back to the park the next night (Saturday) at dusk to enjoy a free family movie in the park. This 30+ year DeWitt tradition is held to thank the businesses and residents of DeWitt for their support of all things DeWitt throughout the year.
John Bloom Arts Festival
Join us on a Saturday in September in Lincoln Park for the annual John Bloom Arts Festival. Local artists and crafters have their creations for sale. Make and take craft tables for kids are available while enjoying food and music.
Join us on a beautiful Sunday in October for DeWitt’s Annual Pumpkin Fest. There is something to do for all ages. Activities include pumpkin derby racing, baking contest & bake sale, antique & classic car show, food & craft vendors, kid’s games, inflatables, children & pet costume parade and pumpkin painting. Minimal cost for the activities.
Get into the holiday spirit the first weekend of December with DeWitt’s Annual Hometown Christmas! Bring the family and enjoy a full day of holiday activities. Festivities begin with the free Children’s Christmas Carnival in the morning with 25-cent carnival games. Tickets from the games are redeemed at a kid’s prize table. Santa is also on site for the children to visit.
Immediately following the carnival, head over to the DeWitt Operahouse Theater for a free holiday movie. Free admission and lunch are provided by the DeWitt Nite Lions. To top off the evening, join us downtown for the Lighted Pickup Parade up 6th Ave., immediately followed by the Christmas Tree Lighting and the Live & Lit Window Walk in our local storefronts. This is the closest thing to being in a Hallmark movie as you can get!