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

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Quilt Display at Marion Heritage Center

August 23rd, 2014 until December 14th, 2014 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 590 10th St, Marion, IA 52302
In the lobby of the center we have on display quilts for the annual Quilt Walk day. Free to see. Some quilts will stay up during our Everything Marion: Treasured Memories exhibition opening on September 6, 2014.

Everything Marion: Treasured Memories

September 6th, 2014 until December 14th, 2014 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 590 10th St. P.O. Box 753 - Marion, IA 52302
The exhibit present thousands of items of memorabilia from Marion's past, including pens, calendars, maps, dish ware, church plates, hats and many other kinds of toys, tools and trivia. It's a treasure trove of information about Marion's shifting business community. A valuable window into everyday life sure to stir up memories in every visitor.

Book Talk & Signing by Judith Hull

November 6th, 2014 until December 5th, 2014 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Author and historian Judy Hull will present a free program about the historic brick houses of Marion. Hull will show photos and tell stories about select homes, and read from her new book, Brick Houses of Marion. Copies of her new book are available for sale in the Heritage Center gift shop. This free event is sponsored by the McIntyre Foundation.
November

Nov 28th - Erin Bode Group at Campbell Steele Gallery

November 28th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Nov 29th - 25 Days of Christmas Event

November 29th, 2014 from 9:00am to 3:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Come join us for our 25 days of Christmas event! Free Gift Wrapping,FREE Hot Chocolate & Chili,Door Prizes,Specials,Over 16 Vendors and over 15 Guest Vendors. FREE ADMISSION but we are taking donations of canned goods to be donated to the Food Pantries or a new toy for the Toys for Tots. AT THE ENCHANTED GIFT, 207 2nd Ave SE Suite 300 Cedar Rapids

Nov 29th - Bryce Janey at Campbell Steele Gallery

November 29th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211
December

Dec 4th - George Jazz Group at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 4th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Free Live Music for Everyone! No Tickets & No Reservations!

The music of the 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond. Dizzie, Ella, Buddy, Monk and Sinatra … what’s not to love about these cats?
Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Dec 5th - Christmas in the Park & Peppermint Walk

December 5th, 2014 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Bring the kids to visit Santa, enjoy live music, horse-drawn carriage rides, storytelling, hot chocolate and popcorn. Special retail shopping event also happening in Uptown Marion. Admission is free to the public. www.marioncc.org.

Dec 5th - Bob Dorr & the Blue Band at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 5th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
One of the most popular Iowa bands and Iowa bandleaders ever! Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Dec 6th - Bob Dorr & the Blue Band at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 6th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
One of the most popular Iowa bands and Iowa bandleaders ever! Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Dec 11th - Saul Lubaroff Quartet at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 11th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Free Live Music for Everyone! No Tickets & No Reservations!

Saul has played and studied the art of jazz improv for 34 years, regularly appearing with The Fez, the Monday Night All-Stars, and the Johnny Kilowatt Band.

Dec 12th - Craig Erickson at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 12th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Craig delivers a stylistic brew of blues, fusion, rock, jazz, funk, reggae, acoustic, and more.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Dec 13th - An Afternoon with Charles Dickens

December 13th, 2014 at 1:30pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 970 10th St, Marion, IA 52302
Charles Dickens returns to the Granger House for one afternoon only! Mr Dickens (portrayed by Paul Wood) will be reading some of his poetry & selections from his stories as well as sharing details about his life. Join us for tea and biscuits after the program. FREE Admission thanks to a grant from the McIntyre Foundation. Reservations suggested.

Dec 14th - Marion Mixers & the Handy Sack Baler Company: a timely acquisition

December 14th, 2014 from 1:30am to 3:30pm     Add To My Calendar
Come and learn about Marion's genius engineer-inventor Joseph Cooper Fulkerson, founder of the Handy Sack Baler Company, and learn how his influence continues today. The program is free & open to the public courtesy of a grant by the McIntyre Foundation. For more information call 447-6376.

Dec 18th - White Tornado at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 18th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Free Live Music for Everyone!

Piano-driven nerd-rock and talky, soul tinged, rolling pop tunes. Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Dec 19th - Beaker Brothers at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 19th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
These cats fill every inch of the gallery with irrepressible joy! Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Dec 20th - Beaker Brothers at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 20th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
These cats fill every inch of the gallery with irrepressible joy! Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Dec 27th - Diplomats of Solid Sound at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 27th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Back for their second year in a row … DOSS delivers soul music with a modern garage band twist.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211
February

Feb 13th - Belfast Cowboys at Campbell Steele Gallery

February 13th, 2015 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
We are pleased to welcome this 9-piece Van Morrison tribute band from the Twin Cities for their 1st appearance at Campbell Steele.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Feb 14th - Michael Johnson at Campbell Steele Gallery

February 14th, 2015 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Join us Valentine’s Day for an evening of ‘Love in the MUD’ as we welcome back Michael Johnson. “A dazzling guitarist and wonderfully expressive singer. No two shows are alike.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211