Five Nights on Campus is a performing arts series hosted by The Ohio State University Marion. The series features a variety of performance styles from traditional Irish folk music to the big band era, from Broadway to traditional choral, and even historical performance narrative, with an opportunity for the audience to meet with artists at a reception at the end of each evening.
220 East Fairground Street, Marion
All the fun and games you expect at a County Fair, plus local and regional performers. Grandstand activities include truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby, and more. Annual fair dates are the week of July 4th.
276 West Center Street, Marion
The Marion Palace Theatre presents a wide variety of live performances and films with widespread appeal. Built in 1928 by renowned theatre architect John Eberson, this fully operational theatre is a historic treasure in which to experience the arts. The theatre, in addition to the adjacent May Pavilion, is available for rent to corporations, groups, and organizations. The Pavilion space can be adapted for meetings and social gatherings as well as for performances and lectures.
Held annually the weekend after Labor Day in September, the Marion Popcorn Festival is one of Ohio’s premier festival events, named one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association. Located in downtown Marion, it is the largest popcorn festival in the world, annually attracting crowds in excess of 250,000.