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Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Downtown Marion
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 Marion Palace Theatre
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 Marion Palace Theatre
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 Marion Palace Theatre
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 @ 3:30 pm Harding Memorial
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.
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Marion Public Library
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...
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Marion Palace Theatre
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...
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Moose Lodge Ballroom
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...
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Moose Lodge Ballroom
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...
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Marion Public Library
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...
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Harding High School
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...
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
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 Marion Public Library
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 Lawrence Orchards
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...
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Marion Palace Theatre
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...
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Harding High School
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...
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Marion Palace Theatre
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...
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
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...
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm The Ohio State University at Marion
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...
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre's May Pavilion
Fine art and hand-crafted gifts made by local artists are displayed, and available for purchase. Shop green for unique holiday gifts this winter!
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 1 @ 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 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Downtown Marion
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...
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Marion Co. Fairgrounds
Collectibles, displays, hands-on and items for sale. Over 100 tables fro train enthusiasts to view.
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...
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...

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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