Downtown Marion hosts many events annually. Click on the links below for specific events, or view our event calendar for upcoming meetings and activities.
Click on the following headlines for details on some of Downtown Marion’s most popular events.
A comedy and wine tasting event.
Do you enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, wonderful baked goods, beautiful handmade artisan crafts, and delicious food? Then come join us every Thursday afternoon May through October at the Downtown Marion Market!
3rd Thursdays are family-friendly evenings that include a free concert, local art displays, food offerings from the Downtown Marion Market, and a beer garden area.
Lofty Spaces & Unique Dining Places highlights the spaces, shops, and restaurants in Downtown Marion. The evening includes tours of downtown loft spaces followed by specials at local eateries.
A Taste of Marion gives attendees the opportunity to have a “taste” of what Marion’s best food establishments have to offer. Many restaurants and caterers from Marion and surrounding counties come together to offer samples of their best entrées and desserts.
The Block Party, following up the 5K run/walk, is a family-friendly, fall festival themed event. Activities include local food trucks, beer/wine garden, local entertainment, kids and pets costume contest, pumpkin decorating competition, and an array of kids games.
Downtown Marion is the site of many activities in the weeks leading up to Christmas, including a parade, the Peanut Push, Breakfast with Santa, and more.
Party in Downtown Marion with live music followed by the free outdoor Pop N Drop with a ball drop and fireworks.
Miles for Marion 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017. Race registration begins at 9am and the 5K will begin at 10 am at the former Marion Rec Center, 240 W. Church St. in Downtown Marion.
Participants are welcome to run or walk the 3.1-mile loop in their Halloween Costume (contest included).