Calendar

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...
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...
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
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 Read more...
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
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 Read more...
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Knights of Columbus Hall
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 Read more...
Feb 2 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am iHeart Media
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 Read more...
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Marion Palace Theatre
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 Read more...
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Marion Palace Theatre
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 Read more...
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
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 Read more...
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Marion Palace Theatre
SHADES OF BUBLÉ: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé celebrates the continuing outstanding career of Bublé by performing his swinging standards and pop hits in an unforgettable high-energy concert event. This world-class tribute act honors Read more...
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm The Ohio State University at Marion
We are pleased to welcome back to our stage the gifted pianist, Alina Kiryayeva. Her last performance for Five Nights on Campus earned her a standing ovation! Praised for her powerful command of the instrument, Read more...
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
With a world-class horn section, a rocking rhythm section and vocals stacked sky-high, BRASS TRANSIT has established itself as the world’s foremost Chicago experience! But it’s not the band’s management saying that. It’s the growing Read more...
Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day Veterans Memorial Colieum
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.
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Heritage Hall
The Marion County Historical Society will present first person portrayals program inside Heritage Hall. Courageous participants explore the dimly lit museum with flashlights, meet historic personalities and discover many new things about the past as Read more...
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Marion Palace Theatre
Fiery Irish reels, Gypsy fiddle tunes of Romania, and haunting melodies will fill the air when Central Ohio’s renowned Celtic group, LONE RAVEN takes center stage at the Palace. A favorite among many concert-goers, the Read more...
Mar 24 all-day 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.
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Heritage Hall
The Marion County Historical Society will present first person portrayals program inside Heritage Hall. Courageous participants explore the dimly lit museum with flashlights, meet historic personalities and discover many new things about the past as Read more...
Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
Join us for an uplifting and joyous Easter Celebration when NINE (No Instruments Needed Ever) takes the historic Marion Palace Theatre stage! The a capella singing group is comprised of ERIC KLENZMAN, SCOTT FORRY, TITUS Read more...
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Marion Palace Theatre
Mystery. Murder. And, lots of surprises and laughs abound in the Palace’s annual Dinner Theatre held in the May Pavilion. Following a catered buffet dinner, “YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN DEAD” narrator, Harnell Chesterton, Read more...
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Marion Palace Theatre
Mystery. Murder. And, lots of surprises and laughs abound in the Palace’s annual Dinner Theatre held in the May Pavilion. Following a catered buffet dinner, “YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN DEAD” narrator, Harnell Chesterton, Read more...
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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...
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm The Ohio State University at Marion
Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage! Drawing on an impressive variety of ethnic folk styles, this award-winning duo plays everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home Read more...
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Marion Palace Theatre
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...
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Tri-Rivers Career Center
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...
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
Get ready for a night of rockabilly, country, gospel, and pure 1950’s rock and roll with this high energy concert! One Night in Memphis takes you back to December 4, 1956, when four of the Read more...
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm The Ohio State University at Marion
Heartland Sings is a unique vocal production company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Since founded in 1997 by Maestro Robert Nance, their new production, “In the Mix”, will mix it up with a performance you Read more...
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Waldo Community Park
Ride begins at the Waldo Community Park with registration at 7:00 am to 9:00 am. There are beautiful leisure and strenuous rides in north central Ohio. Riders on the 62 mile route will have a Read more...
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Downtown Marion
Cruisin’ For Dialysis, always in June, brings Marion’s Cultural Corridor to life with various vehicles on display by their owners. See antique cars and not so old cars line the streets for all to see 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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