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Sweet Treats and Good Eats

13 years ago, when Jody Lackey’s father suggested she open a candy shop for the holidays, she had little idea that more than a decade later that temporary shop would grow into a Marion mainstay for both sweets and tasty lunches. Now in Charleston Place on Center Street, the Candy Shack & Café is a Read more…

New Year’s Eve Popcorn Pop-n-Drop

When: December 31, 2018 @ 11:00 pm – January 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Where: Downtown Marion, W Center St, Marion, OH 43302, USA

Ring in the New Year in Marion’s Historic Downtown. Spend the day enjoying the many quaint shops and one-of-kind local restaurants before beginning your New Year celebration. The crowds begin to gather near the Courthouse Read more…

Annual Toy & Train Show

When: December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 220 E Fairground St, Marion, OH 43302, USA

Train buffs come from all over to set up and display their trains. Over 100 tables for train buffs to view. Model train lay-outs with each little detail displayed. There will also be items for Read more…

Christmas by Candlelight

When: November 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – December 25, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Where: Marion County Fairgrounds, 220 E Fairground St, Marion, OH 43302, USA

This event brings to life the spirit of the season with a dozen scenes that tell the story of Christmas through many different points of view, including a live Nativity on weekends. The Live Nativity Read more…

Dinner with the Presidents

When: November 3, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Harding High School, 1500 Harding Hwy E, Marion, OH 43302, USA

As you step back in time, celebrate American Political History with the Marion County Historical Society and meet former Presidents of the United States! Guests will not only enjoy an evening out, they will dine Read more…

Applebutter Stir & Horseradish Day

When: October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Lawrence Orchards, 2634 Smeltzer Rd, Marion, OH 43302, USA

The lighting of the wood fire under the kettle will be in the early hours of the day. Canned jars of apple butter will be available late in the day. In between, learn how apple Read more…

Annual Scout Pilgrimage

When: October 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: The Harding Memorial, Vernon Heights Blvd & McKinley Park Blvd, Marion, OH 43302, USA

This is an annual Scouting event to honor the memory of our 29th President of the United States, Warren G. Harding and First Lady Florence Kling Harding, both of whom served as honorary presidents of Read more…

Applefest at Lawrence Orchards

When: September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Lawrence Orchards, 2634 Smeltzer Rd, Marion, OH 43302, USA

Applefest is one of the handful of events that takes place at the orchard during the year. The orchard puts on a grand day of old fashioned fun that includes crafts, tours, a hay maze, Read more…

Wings & Wheels Fly In/ Drive In

When: September 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Marion Municipal Airport, 1530 Pole Lane Rd, Marion, OH 43302, USA

Fun for the entire family including helicopter rides, sail plane rides, vintage air crafts – in previous years, air crafts such as The Yankee Lady B-17 Bomber and the Grumman TBM Avenger welcomed visitors at Read more…

Marion Popcorn Festival

When: September 6, 2018 – September 8, 2018 all-day
Where: Downtown Marion, W Center St, Marion, OH 43302, USA

Always the first Thursday, Friday and Saturday after Labor Day. Free main stage entertainment every night! All performances on the Festival’s main stage begin at 8:30 p.m. and are free of charge. A limited number Read more…

Visitor's Guide

Traveling Ohio? The Marion County 2017 Visitors Guide is now available! View it online in a convenient flipview format, or order a print version at 800.371.6688.

Upcoming Events

Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 10:00 pm Marion County Fairgrounds
Marion’s only drive-thru holiday light display featuring animated characters. Thursday through Sunday nights 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., except week of Christmas every night. Live Nativity on Saturday and Sunday nights. Admission $6 per car.
Dec 31 2017 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 12:00 am Downtown
Ring in the New Year in Marion’s Historic Downtown. Spend the day enjoying the many quaint shops and one-of-kind local restaurants before beginning your New Year celebration. The crowds begin to gather near the Courthouse Read more...
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
Since forming in 2006, PRESIDIO BRASS has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. By combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements, their Read more...
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