DOWNTOWN OWOSSO EVENTS

Come for the event, stay for the community.

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DOWNTOWN CHOCOLATE WALK

Join us for our annual Downtown Owosso Chocolate Walk. On the Friday before Valentines Day each year, stroll through our historic downtown, collecting a sweet, chocolate treat from over 20 local businesses. This is a great way to experience Downtown Owosso with the people you love.

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DOWNTOWN OWOSSO FARMERS MARKET

Are you looking for locally grown, fresh produce, baked goods and hand made arts and crafts? Do you love to socialize with old friends and make new ones? Maybe you enjoy just getting out and spending time in the fresh air. From May through October, located in the heart of our beautiful historic downtown on Exchange Street the market offers an amazing variety of dedicated vendors that bring fresh baked goods, meats, eggs, bagels, honey, cheese, organic foods, sushi, fresh locally grown veggies, flowers, ready to eat foods, handmade crafts and so much more! From our farms to your tables. All of these things, and more, make the Downtown Owosso Farmers Market the place to be on Saturday mornings!

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CASTLE NIGHTS

A collaboration between Downtown Owosso Farmers Market, the Owosso Historical Commission, the Owosso Amphitheater, and Owosso Main Street/DDA , this six week community festival is held on the beautiful grounds of Curwood Castle along side the Shiawassee River and across from the Mitchell Amphitheater. Held on Thursday nights (June through July) in Summer from 5-9pm, each Thursday brings you a variety of entertainment, shopping, food and FUN! Food Trucks, Artisan’s, Fresh locally grown produce, Live music, Museums, Arts & Crafts, Children’s play area, and so much more!

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OWOSSO AMPHITHEATER

In collaboration with the Castle Market, enjoy an amazing river front experience and an extraordinary musical performance at the Owosso Ampitheater. The market is on the grounds of Curwood Castle Park just across the foot bridge from the amphitheater. Food, shopping and music awaits YOU!

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CURWOOD FESTIVAL

Happening on the first weekend in June every year, the Curwood Festival commemorates James Oliver Curwood and the City of Owosso’s heritage, providing a weekend of fun, relaxation, and homecoming.

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DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK SALES

Who doesn’t love a good sale? Join us in Downtown Owosso on the third weekend in July for our annual sidewalk sales! Find great deals while you shop some of the best local businesses around. Come explore our downtown! #shoplocal

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CRUISE THE PITS

Since the 1950’s we’ve gone to downtown Owosso to “Cruise the Pits”. Many generations have experienced the thrill of cruising low-and-slow around a packed downtown Owosso on a hot summer night.  Now it returns with an annual celebration of cruising, a car show, concerts, and more.  Join us for this renewed celebration every third weekend in July for “Cruise the Pits”.  See you in the driver’s seat!

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OWOSSO VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE DAYS

Owosso Vintage Motorcycle Days is an annual event held on the fourth weekend in August in Downtown Owosso. The event highlights vintage and cafe-style motorcycles from throughout the country! Activities include a Vintage Motorcycle Show as well as an ALL-motorcycle community ride that takes off from the Historic Curwood Castle.

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ARTWALK OWOSSO

Artwalk Owosso is an annual celebration of art, music, food, photography, sculpture, literature, craft, and community. On the second Saturday in September, stroll through the beautiful downtown and visiting local businesses and meeting amazing artists. Experience live art demonstrations throughout the event. Make a stop at Shiawassee Arts Center where they are offering a hands on experience for kids of all ages of all ages. Explore Owosso Historical Commission – The Curwood Collection and visit The Armory to see the amazing exhibition of art. Enjoy a day away in Downtown Owosso!

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GLOW OWOSSO

The mission of the Glow Events is to promote a warm and inviting atmosphere; to encourage families to gather and socialize and to build a strong community. Come to Downtown Owosso and enjoy our lighted parade, horse drawn carriage rides, and of course a visit with Santa!

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OKTOBERFEST OWOSSO

The Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce created Oktoberfest in 2014 to celebrate the spirit of friendship and to honor Shiawassee County’s heritage and agricultural traditions.

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NEW YEARS EVE BLOCK PARTY

Join us for the Annual Downtown Owosso NYE Block Party/Ball Drop! It’s always a great way to usher in the new year with all your friends & neighbors. A live DJ, free ice skating on our synthetic ice skating rink, the Downtown Owosso NYE Ball (we call her Lucille) with over 10,000 lights, and a firework show at Midnight are all part of the festivities. We hope you will join us for this community New Year celebration. 

WHAT WILL YOU DO TODAY?

Downtown Owosso is not just a great place to attend one of our many events throughout the year; it’s a great place to spend any day! Come visit one of our shops, grab dinner or a drink, find something fun to do, or explore our local history.