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Five Nights on Campus: Jason Farnham @ Morrill Hall Auditorium
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
Take Jerry Lee Lewis, add some Victor Borge, Beethoven-on-steroids, garnish with Schroeder from Peanuts, throw it all together in a blender, and what comes out is an unmistakable Jason Farnham show. He has delighted audiences Read more...
Shamrock Hike @ Marion Tallgrass Trail
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Come as you please and hike at your own pace for as far as you like. Join Naturalist James Anderson for a guided nature tour of Marion Tallgrass Trail starting at 1:30 p.m.at the nature Read more...
OH-Way Wrestling Tournament @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Mar 17 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 19 @ 5:00 pm
9:00 pm
All wrestling teams that have qualified from regionals will be attending this tournament. It is state-wide and includes all four districts. For more information visit www.ohiowaywrestling.com.  
Night at Heritage Hall @ Heritage Hall
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Imagine roaming the halls of once the U.S. Post Office with only a flash light to guide you. See interesting historical characters come to life around every corner. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Jasey Schnaars @ May Pavilion at the Palace Theatre
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
 
OH-Way Wrestling Tournament @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
All wrestling teams that have qualified from regionals will be attending this tournament. It is state-wide and includes all four districts. For more information visit www.ohiowaywrestling.com.
Night at Heritage Hall @ Heritage Hall
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Imagine roaming the halls of once the U.S. Post Office with only a flash light to guide you. See interesting historical characters come to life around every corner. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Ohio State Championship Tumbling @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
Put together by the Ohio Sports Academy and the USA Gymnastics Ohio Trampoline & Tumbling Organization, preschoolers through college-age students are welcome to compete. Registration entries are due before the competition.
Ohio State Championship Tumbling @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
Put together by the Ohio Sports Academy and the USA Gymnastics Ohio Trampoline & Tumbling Organization, preschoolers through college-age students are welcome to compete. Registration entries are due before the competition.
National Robotics Challenge @ Veterans Memorial Colusieum
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm
10:00 am
This competition is creating tomorrow’s engineers. It is designed to provide students of all ages and levels of study the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of manufacturing, processes, controls, robotics and other technologies Read more...
The Altos @ May Pavilion at the Palace Theatre
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
7:30 pm
 
The Altos @ May Pavilion at the Palace Theatre
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
7:30 pm
 
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
In the 1960’s, Andy Griffith was set to star in a sitcom based on a small town sheriff. His friend, Don Knotts, called him and asked, “Can you use a deputy?”…and Barney Fife was born! Read more...
Jeff Allen @ Marion Palace Theatre
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
8:00 pm
JEFF ALLEN combines clean, hilarious humor with a good dose of family, life, the trials and tribulations of relationships and living with teenagers – topics to which most people can relate.
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
11:00 am
You and three friends will be stepping onto the green to play a round of President Warren G. Harding’s favorite past time. Relax, have fun, and enjoy your company! There will be a shotgun start Read more...
Central Ohio S Gaugers Model Train Show @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
Over 37,600 Square feet of Exhibit Space Over 135 Dealer Tables Several Operating Layouts Free Parking Door Grand Prize How-to Clinics Pizza Party Friday Night Flying Pancake Breakfast Saturday Morning Visit the historic Marion Union Read more...
Central Ohio S Gaugers Model Train Show @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
Over 37,600 Square feet of Exhibit Space Over 135 Dealer Tables Several Operating Layouts Free Parking Door Grand Prize How-to Clinics Pizza Party Friday Night Flying Pancake Breakfast Saturday Morning Visit the historic Marion Union Read more...
Time Traveller’s Faire @ Tri Rivers Career Center
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Enjoy a fun-filled evening visiting the past, present, alternative past and future! Be a part of the wide range of entertainment, including a historic costume parade, a knighting ceremony conducted by Queen Elizabeth I, play Read more...
Mommy & Me Princess Tea @ Marion Palace Theatre
May 7 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
12:30 pm
Here ye, here ye! Little princesses are invited to attend an afternoon of frills and fun at the Palace! This Mommy & Me Princess Tea, for children 4-12 years, will take place where all princesses Read more...
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
In the Golden Age of Hollywood, singing starlets like Judy Garland, Doris Day, and Shirley Jones sent audiences home from a night at the movies humming unforgettable songs. Jazz singer and classic film buff, Laura Read more...
Phil Vassar @ Marion Palace Theatre
May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
8:00 pm
It’s “Just Another Day in Paradise” with country music singer/songwriter PHILL VASSAR. This Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” Read more...
May 13 all-day
12:00 am
Marion has many museums, natural areas, local restaurants, and entertainment venues that entice people from all over Ohio and beyond to visit. In an effort to create more awareness for and appreciation of the Marion Read more...
Kickoff Breakfast @ Tri-Rivers Career Center
May 13 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
7:30 am
  Help mark the beginning of another great summer season for the Harding Home by joining us for a waffle breakfast (Warren’s favorite), complete with different toppings, bacon, juice and beverage.
Lunch with the Presidents @ Moose Lodge Ballroom
May 17 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
11:30 am
Step back in time as you dine with different Presidents from U.S. History and eat some of their favorite foods on the lunch menu. Short presentations will be presented by each of the Presidents. This Read more...
3rd Thursdays Downtown @ City Parking Lot - corner of E Church & S Prospect Streets
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
This is a family friendly evening of fun in the heart of our community. Enjoy a free concert by Bad Influence, local art on display, food offerings from the Downtown Marion Market and a beer Read more...
H.O.T. Tamale Bike Tour @ Waldo Community Park
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am
8:00 am
Registration from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., start time 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Sponsored by the Heart of Ohio Tailwinds. Leisurely and strenuous rides. Fun for the whole family.
Cruisin’ For Dialysis @ Downtown Marion
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
12:00 pm
See antique cars and not so old cars, trucks and motorcycles line the streets for all to see. The cruise-in helps kidney dialysis patients in the seven county area. Registration 12 to 3 at City Read more...
Marion Concert Series @ McKinley Park
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
The 2017 Summer Concert Series will be at the Erickson Pavilion in McKinley Park throughout the summer. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy the sounds of music in the park. All concerts, unless Read more...
Marion Concert Series @ McKinley Park
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
The 2017 Summer Concert Series will be at the Erickson Pavilion in McKinley Park throughout the summer. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy the sounds of music in the park. All concerts, unless Read more...
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
11:00 am
The 2nd Annual River Bend Car, Truck, Motorcycle & Golf Cart Show will have registration from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with all proceeds to benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Marion County 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

Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Morrill Hall Auditorium
Take Jerry Lee Lewis, add some Victor Borge, Beethoven-on-steroids, garnish with Schroeder from Peanuts, throw it all together in a blender, and what comes out is an unmistakable Jason Farnham show. He has delighted audiences Read more...
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Marion Tallgrass Trail
Come as you please and hike at your own pace for as far as you like. Join Naturalist James Anderson for a guided nature tour of Marion Tallgrass Trail starting at 1:30 p.m.at the nature Read more...
Mar 17 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 19 @ 5:00 pm Veterans Memorial Coliseum
All wrestling teams that have qualified from regionals will be attending this tournament. It is state-wide and includes all four districts. For more information visit www.ohiowaywrestling.com.  
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