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 and Unique Places highlights the unique spaces in Downtown Marion.
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 Monster Dash, a 5K Run/Walk, will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018. Race registration begins at 9am and the 5K will begin at 10 am at the former Marion Rec Center, 240 West Church Street in Downtown Marion.
Participants are welcome to run or walk the 3.1-mile loop in their Halloween Costume (contest included).
The 5K will be timed by Speedy Sneakers Racing. Early registration includes a fun goody bag, t-shirt and medal. Long sleeve dri-fit shirts are available for an additional charge.
Last day of registration for a guaranteed t-shirt will be October 8th. The t-shirt sizes will range from Adult XXL- Youth Small. T-shirts will be available for same day registration, however they will be passed out to first come first serve and no size will be guaranteed.
All funds raised will support Downtown Marion, Inc. DMI is a 501(c)3 organization focused on the revitalization of downtown Marion as a central hub of our community.
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Following the Monster Dash, families are invited to participate in the Monster March, a trick-or-treat event. Click here for details on the Monster March!
Downtown Marion is bringing you the Monster March, a traditional trick or treat in the downtown area!
We are asking all businesses and organizations to be involved to donate candy and or goodies to community participants. Any organization that feels they are outside of the downtown is welcome to set up at the former Marion Rec Center, 240 West Church Street in Downtown Marion.
Miles for Marion Monster Dash, a 5K Run/Walk, will be held starting at the same location prior to the Monster March. Click here for details on that event!
The event is free to the community.