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.
July

Jul 30th - TODAY! - Marion Big Band Concert

July 30th, 2015 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Marion Square Park (7th Ave. & 10th St, Marion, IA 52302)
The Marion Big Band will be playing on Thursday, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in Uptown Marion's City Square Park. The 17-piece band plays big band music from the '30s, '40s and '50s.
August

Aug 6th - Uptown Getdown

August 6th, 2015 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Marion Square Park - (7th Ave. & 10th St., Marion, IA 52302)
Meet your friends and neighbors from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. every Thursday evening during the month of August for Uptown Getdown.

Free admission thanks to our Platinum Community Partners.

More info: www.marioncc.org/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1752

Aug 8th - Uptown Marion Market

August 8th, 2015 from 8:00am to 12:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Marion Square Park (7th Ave. & 10th St., Marion, IA 52302)
Uptown Marion Market, presented by Marion Chamber Platinum Community Partners, offers fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, plants, meat, wines and an array of artisan items. Food vendors, live entertainment and children's activities will also be featured. Admission is free to the public.

August 8 programming includes:
* Papa Balloon, balloon artist from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
* Matt Gogel, acoustic guitar from 9 - 11:00 a.m.

More info: www.marioncc.org/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1920

Aug 13th - Uptown Getdown

August 13th, 2015 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Marion Square Park (7th Ave. & 10th St., Marion, IA 52302)
Meet your friends and neighbors from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. every Thursday evening during the month of August for Uptown Getdown.

Free admission thanks to our Platinum Community Partners.

More info: www.marioncc.org/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1932

Aug 20th - Uptown Getdown

August 20th, 2015 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Marion Square Park (7th Ave. & 10th St., Marion, IA 52302)
Meet your friends and neighbors from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. every Thursday evening during the month of August for Uptown Getdown.

Free admission thanks to our Platinum Community Partners.

More info: www.marioncc.org/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1933

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 Businesses and enter our raffle drawing for a BEAUTIFUL HANDCRAFTED QUILT

More information: uptownmarion.com/things-to-do.html?item=326

Aug 27th - Uptown Getdown

August 27th, 2015 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Marion Square Park (7th Ave. & 10th St. - Marion, IA 52302)
Meet your friends and neighbors from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. every Thursday evening during the month of August for Uptown Getdown.

Free admission thanks to our Platinum Community Partners.

More info: www.marioncc.org/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1934

Aug 28th - Burlesque Crush

August 28th, 2015 at 7:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Campbell Steele Gallery (1064 7th Ave., Marion, IA 52302)
Join us to welcome, for the first time in the MUD … Burlesque Crush. Cost: $20
More info: campbellsteele.com/events/

Aug 29th - Brass Transit Authority

August 29th, 2015 at 7:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Campbell Steele Gallery (1064 7th Ave., Marion, IA 52302)
BTA is back in the MUD! Cost is $15. More info: campbellsteele.com/events/
September

Sep 4th - Liars Holographic Radio Theatre TV Fundraiser

September 4th, 2015 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Campbell Steele Gallery (1064 7th Ave., Marion, IA 52302)
Join us for a look back at the legacy of LHRT-TV, as we gather to raise money for the Iva C. Robb Fund for Artistic Initiative, A Liars Theatre Legacy Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Cost is $100. Learn more: campbellsteele.com/events/

Sep 11th - Alisabeth Von Presley

September 11th, 2015 at 7:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Campbell Steele Gallery (1064 7th Ave., Marion, IA 52302)
We are pleased to welcome Alisabeth Von Presley and Her Fabulous Band back in the MUD! Cost: $30. More info: campbellsteele.com/events/

Sep 12th - Alisabeth Von Presley

September 12th, 2015 at 7:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Campbell Steele Gallery (1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302)
We are pleased to welcome Alisabeth Von Presley and Her Fabulous Band back in the MUD! Cost: $30. More info: campbellsteele.com/events/

Sep 15th - Red Cedar Chamber Music

September 15th, 2015 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: City Hall (1225 6th Ave., Marion, IA 52302)
Red Cedar Chamber Music. Folk-Inspired Classics. Wander in and enjoy for all or part of the concert. Sponsored by the City of Marion, Farmers State Bank and the Giacoletto Foundation.

Sep 26th - Swamp Fox Festival

September 26th, 2015 from 7:00am to 9:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Marion Square Park (7th Ave. & 10th St.,Marion, IA 52302)
Celebrate Marion’s heritage at the Swamp Fox Festival, Sept. 26, 2015. A number of family-friendly events are scheduled. On Saturday, in and around City Square Park, enjoy the 5K run/walk and kids fun run, a family breakfast, community parade, and Uptown sidewalk sales. This year's festival will also coincide with the Fall Marion Market in City Square Park from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. The market will feature over 50 vendors with fall produce, baked goods, wine and a wide variety of artisan items. Stop by the Marion Heritage Center and check out the new exhibit, Everything Marion: Treasured Memories. Saturday afternoon the fun moves to Lowe Park for more food, live music, and old-time games. Be sure to stick around for the grand fireworks finale.

More info: www.cityofmarion.org/departments/parks-recreation/events/swamp-fox-festival

Sep 26th - Fall Marion Market

September 26th, 2015 from 9:00am to 1:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Marion Square Park (7th Ave. & 10th St., Marion, IA 52302)
Fall Marion Market offers fall produce, baked goods, wines and an array of artisan items. Food vendors, live entertainment and children's activities will also be featured. Admission is free to the public.

For more info: www.marioncc.org/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1921

Sep 30th - Red Cedar Chamber Music

September 30th, 2015 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Granger House (970 10th Street, Marion, IA 52302)
Red Cedar Chamber Music. Folk-inspired Classical Music. Flute, violin, cello and guitar. Free. Sponsored by the City of Marion, Farmers State Bank and the Giacoletto Foundation.
April

Apr 21st - Red Cedar Chamber Music

April 21st, 2016 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Marion Public Library (1095 6th Ave., Marion, IA 52302)
Red Cedar Chamber Music. Live music with rare Magic Lantern Slides. Free.