Entertainment

  • Five Nights on Campus

    1465 Mount Vernon Avenue

    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.

  • Marion County Fair

    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.

  • Marion Palace Theatre

    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.

  • Marion Popcorn Festival

    Downtown Marion

    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.

 

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

Oct 26 @ 8:03 pm – Oct 28 @ 9:03 pm Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Large gem and jewelry show in three buildings at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Shop directly from designers, wholesalers and manufactures for the largest selection at the lowest prices! Why pay retail when you can shop Read more...
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Lawrence Orchards
The lighting of the wood fire under the kettle will be in the early hours of the day. Canned jars of apple butter will be available late in the day. In between, learn how apple Read more...
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm May Pavilion
Spooky, but not too spooky, family fun. Dig out a costume for everyone in the family and come to the Palace for a Monster Mash dance party! Games, music, food, and fun will tickle everyone’s Read more...
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