Calendar

Open Mic Nite in The May Pavilion @ Marion Palace Theatre
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
Have a hidden talent you’re just aching to reveal – a master magician waiting to pull a rabbit out of your hat? Maybe you’ve recently written a song that just needs an audience ear, or Read more...
Lawrence Orchards Applefest @ Lawrence Orchards
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Hay rides, petting farm, hay maze, apple bar and lots of food.
BBQ & Blues Festival @ Marion County Administration Building
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
11:00 am
Free admission, blues music all day, beer, the best BBQ in Ohio, & more!! This year, the 2nd annual BBQ & Blues Festival will take place in Downtown Marion in the parking lot of the Read more...
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4:00 pm
Take a look behind the scenes at our annual Lofty Spaces & Unique Places Loft Tours! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 30. Event times will be changing and tour route is being developed. Learn Read more...
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
It’s a delicious adventure at the Marion Palace Theatre as Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory bubbles to life on stage! This captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale features enchanting and memorable songs, dancing Oompa Read more...
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
It’s a delicious adventure at the Marion Palace Theatre as Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory bubbles to life on stage! This captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale features enchanting and memorable songs, dancing Oompa Read more...
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
It’s a delicious adventure at the Marion Palace Theatre as Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory bubbles to life on stage! This captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale features enchanting and memorable songs, dancing Oompa Read more...
Annual Scout Pilgrimage @ Harding Memorial
Oct 8 @ 3:30 pm
3:30 pm
Over 500 scouts gather each year to pay homage to the President and First Lady for their support of scouting. Parade begins at 3:00 p.m. with ceremony beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Book Signing @ Marion Public Library
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Did you know Marion County was once home to an NFL team?  The Oorang Indians from LaRue, Ohio featured Jim Thorpe as their best player in the 1922 & 1923 seasons.  Chris Willis, Head of the Read more...
The Kite Runner @ Marion Palace Theatre
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
The professional theatre company, Literature to Life, brings the New York Times bestseller and an international classic, THE KITE RUNNER, to life in a stunning solo performance that audiences will be discussing for days. From Read more...
Lunch with the Presidents @ Moose Lodge Ballroom
Oct 18 @ 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...
Lunch with the Presidents @ Moose Lodge Ballroom
Oct 19 @ 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...
Kite Runner Book Discussion @ Marion Public Library
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
A Marion Cultural Collaboration: ​October 12 ~ one-man stage show @7:30 at Marion Palace Theatre October 19 ~ Book Discussion @ 7:00 at Marion Public Library Join us for a special book discussion of the Read more...
Dinner with the Presidents @ Harding High School
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5:30 pm
Step back in time as you dine with different Presidents from U.S. History and eat some of their favorite foods on the dinner buffet. Short presentations will be presented by each of the Presidents. This Read more...
Tracy Lawrence @ Marion Palace Theatre
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
Tracy Lawrence, the dynamic country music singer, guitarist, and radio host of Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence, is one of the most recognizable voices in Country music. With an impressive collection of twenty-two songs on Read more...
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Back for its second year, we are excited to announce this year’s fundraising event!  The highlight of the evening is an author talk with Richard Russo, beloved novelist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Read more...
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
9:00 am
The lighting of the wood fire under the kettle will be in the early hours of the day. Canned jars will be available late in the day. At the same time grinding of their horseradish Read more...
The Drowsy Chaperone @ Marion Palace Theatre
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30 pm
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. With the Read more...
Dinner with the Presidents @ Harding High School
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5:30 pm
Step back in time as you dine with different Presidents from U.S. History and eat some of their favorite foods on the dinner buffet. Short presentations will be presented by each of the Presidents. This Read more...
The Drowsy Chaperone @ Marion Palace Theatre
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30 pm
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. With the Read more...
The Drowsy Chaperone @ Marion Palace Theatre
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. With the Read more...
Five Nights on Campus: The Geeze Cats @ The Ohio State University at Marion
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Five Nights on Campus: The Geeze Cats @ The Ohio State University at Marion | Marion | Ohio | United States
7:30 pm
Harmony and hilarity – and just flat-out fun! That’s what you get with The Geeze Cats. This quartet of veteran musicians uses a delightful mixture of rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop, and improv comedy. They delight Read more...
Annual America Recycles Day Eco Art Show @ Marion Palace Theatre's May Pavilion
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
11:00 am
Fine art and hand-crafted gifts made by local artists are displayed, and available for purchase. Shop green for unique holiday gifts this winter!
Christmas by Candlelight @ Marion County Fairgrounds
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 10:00 pm
6:00 pm
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.
Christmas at the Palace @ Marion Palace Theatre
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30 pm
Whether it’s a White Christmas you’re dreaming of or you just can’t wait for your friends and family to be Home for Christmas, you’re sure to enjoy this annual holiday production featuring all of your Read more...
WMRN Peanut Push @ Downtown Marion
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
Watch people actually push a peanut across the street with their nose. A King and Queen are crowned. They are chosen by how much money they raise for the Junior Service Guild Christmas Clearinghouse to Read more...
Annual Toy & Train Show @ Marion Co. Fairgrounds
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Collectibles, displays, hands-on and items for sale. Over 100 tables fro train enthusiasts to view.
Christmas at the Palace @ Marion Palace Theatre
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30 pm
Whether it’s a White Christmas you’re dreaming of or you just can’t wait for your friends and family to be Home for Christmas, you’re sure to enjoy this annual holiday production featuring all of your Read more...
Christmas at the Palace @ Marion Palace Theatre
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Christmas at the Palace @ Marion Palace Theatre | Marion | Ohio | United States
2:00 pm
Whether it’s a White Christmas you’re dreaming of or you just can’t wait for your friends and family to be Home for Christmas, you’re sure to enjoy this annual holiday production featuring all of your Read more...
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
It's A Wonderful Wurlitzer Holiday Sing-A-Long @ Marion Palace Theatre | Marion | Ohio | United States
3:00 pm
This annual free event kicks off with a special showing of a favorite holiday movie. After the short film, organists will play a selection of favorite holiday tunes on the theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Join 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

Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Marion Palace Theatre
Whether it’s a White Christmas you’re dreaming of or you just can’t wait for your friends and family to be Home for Christmas, you’re sure to enjoy this annual holiday production featuring all of your Read more...
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
Whether it’s a White Christmas you’re dreaming of or you just can’t wait for your friends and family to be Home for Christmas, you’re sure to enjoy this annual holiday production featuring all of your Read more...
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
This annual free event kicks off with a special showing of a favorite holiday movie. After the short film, organists will play a selection of favorite holiday tunes on the theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Join Read more...
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