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

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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