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Dec
31
Sun
New Year’s Eve Popcorn Pop-n-Drop @ Downtown
Dec 31 2017 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 12:00 am

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 at 11:30 p.m. to watch the large “popcorn” ball drop at the stroke of midnight, followed with a New Year’s-worthy display of fireworks. Free hot chocolate and activities from 11:00 p.m. to midnight.

Jan
12
Fri
Presidio Brass @ Marion Palace Theatre
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 unique sound has become a trademark for the ensemble from San Diego, CA, captivating audiences the world over.

Through their touring show of Hollywood’s greatest hits, Sounds of the Cinema, these five young men present film music with a good dose of wit and humor that together have become hallmarks of every Presidio Brass performance.

Each member of the ensemble began his music career by joining his school’s band program. Inspired by the dedication of their school music teachers, Presidio Brass came together with the primary mission to promote music education and music appreciation in youngsters. This is why at every opportunity, performances are coupled with a master class or school program. Marion area students will have the wonderful opportunity to share in this experience!

Audiences and music critics agree: Sounds of the Cinema is “Two Thumbs Up”, a “Must See!”

Jan
14
Sun
2018 Bridal Show @ All Occasions Banquet & Catering Facility
Jan 14 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

If you are a bride or a soon to be bride, please join All Occasions Catering for our annual Bridal show. It will be held on Sunday,January 14th from 12:30 – 3:00. With a spectacular bridal runway fashion show & booths from the areas best known wedding professionals, we have it all! The day will be filled with delicious food items, door prizes, raffles, and a grand prize for one special bride to take home. Whether you are just beginning your planning, finishing up last minute details, or anywhere in between, you will find everything you need to make your dream wedding come to life.

Jan
21
Sun
Mark Nizer 4D @ Marion Palace Theatre
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Imagine a concert experience that incorporates light, sound, and color to create a multidimensional 4D visual feast for the eyes. Throw in world-class juggling, a good dose of outrageous humor, and some unexpected technology and you have Mark Nizer’s unique, one-of-a-kind show that has been described by Performance Magazine as “nothing less than brilliant.”

Entertaining for all ages, Nizer takes his show to a new dimension and gives audience members special glasses to see a portion of the show in mind-blowing 4D. The fun begins from the moment Nizer takes the stage. While most performers ask people to turn off their cell phones, Nizer asks his audience to turn ON their phones. With the help of his virtual assistant, Siri Nizer (of iPhone fame), he then uses the devices as an interactive lighting element.

Reserved Seating $12, $16, $20 adult, $8 student. Ticket-holders are also invited to attend a pre-show event in the May Pavilion!

Jan
26
Fri
Flatt Lonesome @ Marion Palace Theatre
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

FLATT LONESOME is a young, new group of pickers fresh to the scene. While deeply-rooted in bluegrass music’s historic classics, they also have an energetic flair for country sounds, progressive jams, and soul-stirring gospel music while never forsaking their traditional essence.

The band is comprised of Robertson siblings Kelsi Harrigill (mandolin, vocals), Charli (fiddle, vocals) and Buddy (guitar, vocals), along with Dominic Illingworth (acoustic bass), Paul Harrigill (banjo), and Michael Stockton (resophonic guitar). The Mufreesboro, Tennessee-based band first arrived on the bluegrass music scene in 2011. Since that time, FLATT LONESOME has sky-rocketed to the top of the music industry, attracted thousands of dedicated fans, and collected coveted music awards including three 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association trophies: Vocal Group of the Year, Album of the Year for their record “Runaway Train,” and Song of the Year for “You’re the One.”

If you love high lonesome harmony, soaring sibling vocals and powerful bluegrass music, then you will love FLATT LONESOME!

Jan
27
Sat
2018 Majic 95.9 Bridal Extravaganza @ Knights of Columbus Hall
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Don’t miss your opportunity to view everything you need to design your perfect wedding day. From DJ’s to flowers to tips and tricks, You can take advantage of wedding packages, discounts, and door prizes throughout the day. All brides will be eligible for a Grand Prize Honeymoon trip to be given away the day of the event. Contact iHeartMedia for more information on vendor booth space or general questions at 740-383-1131.

Feb
2
Fri
Ground Hog Day – Buckeye Chuck @ iHeart Media
Feb 2 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Buckeye Chuck, Ohio’s official weather-predicting groundhog, will poke his head out of his winter burrow. He prepares to emerge from his personal den, in the woods behind the studios of iHeart Radio in Marion, to deliver Ohio’s most accurate yearly forecast. Not since the creation of the Doppler Radar has any weather related event been talked about with such majesty and anticipation. According to legend, if Buckeye Chuck sees his shadow at sunrise, Ohioans will have 6 more weeks of winter, so hope for a cloudy morning. He will greet his adoring public, local officials and distinguished reporters during this mass media event at the iHeart studios. At that time, Chuck will deliver the forecast for the rest of the winter. A bountiful feast of complimentary SPAM sandwiches, coffee, and hot chocolate is always served. Why SPAM? It’s “Ground Hog”!

Feb
9
Fri
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: A Palace Junior Production @ Marion Palace Theatre
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Take a plunge with Alice down the famous rabbit hole and discover a delightful, madcap world of childhood fantasies and delicious adventures.

In this wildly entertaining stage play performed by local youth, audience members will meet all the classic characters immortalized by the Lewis Carroll novel including the habitually late White Rabbit, the frantic Mad Hatter, the tyrant Queen of Hearts, the sneaky Cheshire Cat and the comical twins Tweedledee and Tweedledum, just to name a few.

The wonder-filled world of Alice is a fantastic magical journey for all ages and gives a modern view to an old classic, where nonsense makes quite good sense.

Reserved Seating $18 adults, $12 children age 12 & younger.

Feb
10
Sat
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: A Palace Junior Production @ Marion Palace Theatre
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Take a plunge with Alice down the famous rabbit hole and discover a delightful, madcap world of childhood fantasies and delicious adventures.

In this wildly entertaining stage play performed by local youth, audience members will meet all the classic characters immortalized by the Lewis Carroll novel including the habitually late White Rabbit, the frantic Mad Hatter, the tyrant Queen of Hearts, the sneaky Cheshire Cat and the comical twins Tweedledee and Tweedledum, just to name a few.

The wonder-filled world of Alice is a fantastic magical journey for all ages and gives a modern view to an old classic, where nonsense makes quite good sense.

Reserved Seating $18 adults, $12 children age 12 & younger.

Feb
11
Sun
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: A Palace Junior Production @ Marion Palace Theatre
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Take a plunge with Alice down the famous rabbit hole and discover a delightful, madcap world of childhood fantasies and delicious adventures.

In this wildly entertaining stage play performed by local youth, audience members will meet all the classic characters immortalized by the Lewis Carroll novel including the habitually late White Rabbit, the frantic Mad Hatter, the tyrant Queen of Hearts, the sneaky Cheshire Cat and the comical twins Tweedledee and Tweedledum, just to name a few.

The wonder-filled world of Alice is a fantastic magical journey for all ages and gives a modern view to an old classic, where nonsense makes quite good sense.

Reserved Seating $18 adults, $12 children age 12 & younger.

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

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...
Jan 14 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm All Occasions Banquet & Catering Facility
If you are a bride or a soon to be bride, please join All Occasions Catering for our annual Bridal show. It will be held on Sunday,January 14th from 12:30 – 3:00. With a spectacular bridal runway fashion Read more...
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