Uptown Marion Event Calendar

The Uptown Marion Events Calendar is the most comprehensive listing of events taking place within our Main Street District. Whether presented by one of our many businesses, or hosted in our beautiful City Park, there's always something to do here.

If you have an upcoming community event, you can submit it here.

(All events are subject to review prior to posting and must take place within the Uptown Marion district.)

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Art by Your Neighbors & Friends

May 16th, 2015 until August 1st, 2015 from 10:00am to 5:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Marion Heritage Center (590 10th St. - Marion, IA 52302)
The Marion Heritage Center will open its doors for the fourteenth annual Art by Your Friends and Neighbors. The exhibit will be open during regular business hours May 17 - Aug 1, Wednesday-Sunday, 1pm-4pm (Closed on July 4th).

The art show features over 70 works of art by area artists - mostly Marion residents, including drawings, photography, sculptures, watercolor, oil and pastel renderings. Many of the works will be offered for sale.

Exhibit chairman, Jay Kacena noted that last year’s show attracted over 700 visitors and said, "There a lot of talented people in our town and a strong interest by others who enjoy seeing what they can do.” A special feature will be added to this year's exhibit called Repeat, Repeat, Repeat. Six interpretations of the same subject, painted by six members of the Creative Artists Group will be on display along with the photograph on which the painting is based. Visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favorite work, and cash prizes, courtesy of Hills Bank, will be awarded at the end of the show for the three most popular artists.

The show will run through August 1st, with admission free courtesy of the McIntyre Foundation.
June

Jun 4th - Marion by Moonlight: Lonesome Road

June 4th, 2015 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: City Square Park (7th Ave. & 10th St. - Marion, IA 52302)
Marion by Moonlight happens every Thursday evening during the month of June from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in City Square Park. Admission is free thanks to Farmers State Bank.

June 4 - Lonesome Road

Food vendors will include:
Bill's Tap, Carlos O'Kelly's, Dairy Queen, Maid Rite, Ramsey's Metro Market, Take the Cake Cupcakery, The Kettel House Bakery & Cafe and Zio Johno's Spaghetti House.

Jun 6th - The Grillworks Open House / 5th Anniversary Celebration

June 6th, 2015 from 9:00am to 5:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: The Grillworks (763 8th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302)
Open House Celebration! We will be offering grilling and smoking demonstrations complete with samples! Learn how to smoke cheese! Visit with a factory rep from Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grills and sample some of our over 200 Sauces and Rubs! The Grill Works is your Grilling and Smoking headquarters!!

Jun 6th - Marion BBQ Rendezvous

June 6th, 2015 from 12:00pm to 9:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: City Square Park
A fundraiser of the Marion Metro Kiwanis held the first Saturday of June at City Park. A free, family friendly event with KC Bbq vendors from around Iowa, 3 local bands, and children's entertainment. We also feature (non-BBQ) food. All profits go towards the Miracle League Field for children with disabilities (at Prospect Meadows).

Jun 11th - Marion by Moonlight - PastMasters

June 11th, 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: City Square Park (7th Ave. & 10th St. - Marion, IA 52302)
Marion by Moonlight happens every Thursday evening during the month of June from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in City Square Park. Admission is free thanks to Farmers State Bank.

June 11 - PastMasters

Food vendors will include:
Bill's Tap, Carlos O'Kelly's, Dairy Queen, Maid Rite, Ramsey's Metro Market, Take the Cake Cupcakery, The Kettel House Bakery & Cafe and Zio Johno's Spaghetti House.

Jun 13th - UI Mobile Museum @ MPL

June 13th, 2015 from 7:30am to 12:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Marion Public Library (1095 6th Ave., Marion, IA 52302)
The UI Pentacrest Museums (Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Natural History) and Office of the State Archaeologist are bringing some of the state’s natural and cultural treasures to communities across the state in this new Mobile Museum. Be sure to plan a visit to Uptown Marion today with your family to explore this little Iowa treasure.

Jun 18th - Marion by Moonlight - TwoBuckChuck

June 18th, 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: City Square Park (7th Ave. & 10th St. - Marion, IA 52302)
Marion by Moonlight happens every Thursday evening during the month of June from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in City Square Park. Admission is free thanks to Farmers State Bank.

June 18 - TwoBuckChuck

Food vendors will include:
Bill's Tap, Carlos O'Kelly's, Dairy Queen, Maid Rite, Ramsey's Metro Market, Take the Cake Cupcakery, The Kettel House Bakery & Cafe and Zio Johno's Spaghetti House.

Jun 25th - Marion by Moonlight - Airwaves

June 25th, 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: City Square Park (7th Ave. & 10th St., Marion, IA 52302)
Marion by Moonlight happens every Thursday evening during the month of June from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in City Square Park. Admission is free thanks to Farmers State Bank.

June 25 - Airwaves

Food vendors will include:
Bill's Tap, Carlos O'Kelly's, Dairy Queen, Maid Rite, Ramsey's Metro Market, Take the Cake Cupcakery, The Kettel House Bakery & Cafe and Zio Johno's Spaghetti House.
July

Jul 9th - Eat, Drink, & Be Marion Pub Crawl

July 9th, 2015 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Uptown Marion
Mark your calendars! Uptown Marion will host the inaugural Eat, Drink, & Be Marion Pub Crawl. Participants will receive a free glass and coupon book with their ticket purchase. Proceeds from the event will benefit a new grant program to assist Uptown businesses with signage.

Jul 24th - MARION HIGH SCHOOL 20TH REUNION - CLASS OF 1995

July 24th, 2015 until July 25th, 2015     Add To My Calendar
HEY CLASS OF 1995 AND SPOUSES, FRIENDS, FAMILIES. JOIN US IN MARION SQUARE ON FRIDAY, 7/24, TO SEE YOUR CLASSMATES AND CATCH UP. POTLUCK PICNIC ON SATURDAY. EMAIL FOR MORE INFO: OU8AJEEP@HOTMAIL.COM WITH SUBJECT LINE: MHS REUNION
August

Aug 22nd - Marion Quilt Walk

August 22nd, 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Uptown Marion
Join us for the 3rd Annual Marion Quilt Walk! Visit fine participating Uptown Marion Merchants and Institutions for a day of tranquil beauty. Browse through these wonderful stores in search of handmade quilts made both locally and beyond.

Win prizes from Uptown Marion Business, enter our raffle drawing for a BEAUTIFUL HANDCRAFTED QUILT