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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Everything Marion: Treasures Memories

January 21st, 2015 until April 25th, 2015 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Open Wed. - Sunday.
The exhibit presents 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. Free admission sponsored by the McIntyre Foundation. ADA compliant. Tour groups welcomed. Call 447-6376
April

Apr 26th - History of Roland-Wilbert Vault Company

April 26th, 2015 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Marion Heritage Center (590 10th St. - Marion, IA 52302)
The concrete industry was in its infancy & the burial vault business hardly existed in 1909, when current owner, Jeff Roland's great grandfather, F. Popenhagen, founded the Ideal Concrete Co. This company gained a foothold in the molded concrete products-business & grew to become the leading concrete burial vault-manufacturer. Admission is free.
May

May 1st - Mirage

May 1st, 2015 at 7:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Campbell Steele Gallery (1064 7th Ave)
Natalie Brown brings her amazing Jean Luc Ponty tribute band back to the gallery for one great show.

Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere. bit.ly/1LIE2bP

May 2nd - Bob Dorr & the Blue Band

May 2nd, 2015 at 7:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Campbell Steele Gallery (1064 7th Ave)
One of the most popular Iowa bands and Iowa bandleaders ever!

Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere. $20/ person. bit.ly/1zfitXs

May 3rd - Marion’s House Tour: Old & New Fundraiser

May 3rd, 2015     Add To My Calendar
Location: Historic homes of Marion
Join us as we tour some of the oldest homes on "Pucker Street" (8th Avenue). Each participant will receive a booklet of pictures & information about each of the historic locations we will visit. This event serves as a major fundraiser to support exhibits, programs and the restoration of the Heritage Center.

TOUR WILL INCLUDE:
* Victorian Thyme Beauty Boutique, Jill & Brian Mohwinkle Store
* The Marlene & Jay Lenoch Home 1308 8th Ave
* The Barbara (Jean) & Robert (Hans) Schoon Home 1372 8th Ave
* The Dean & Gae Sharp-Richardson Home 1414 8th Ave
* The Pat & Vic Klopfenstein Home 5540 Hunters Ridge Court
* The New Memorial Hall: Paul & Jeanne Matthews 770 11th St.


TICKETS:
* Marion Home Tour Adult Ticket price: $15
* Adult ticket for the House Tour & Pancake Egg Breakfast: $20

Sponsored in part by Wendy Voltroubeck, Skogman Realty.

May 5th - Managing the Closely Held Business

May 5th, 2015 until May 6th, 2015 from 8:00am to 5:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Hills Bank & Trust Company (590 W. Forevergreen Rd North Liberty, IA 52317)
Back by popular demand! This two-day seminar explains in simple, clear language what financial management is and why it can greatly improve your profitability. We guarantee that you will walk away with tangible tools that you can put to use immediately in your own company. conta.cc/1FsRAEj

May 5th - Wine, Women & Wealth

May 5th, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Campbell Steele Gallery (1064 7th Ave)
Presented by Monica Wilk. Building a community of WOMEN who CARE about money! Bring a friend & bring your business cards. bit.ly/1zfiH0R

May 8th - The Johnny Kilowatt Band featuring Gloria Hardiman

May 8th, 2015 at 7:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Campbell Steele Gallery (1064 7th Ave)
This great band features some of Iowa City’s most sought after musicians and has played Court Avenue Blues Fest in Des Moines, Iowa City Jazz Festival, Swamp Fox Festival in Marion, KCCK’s Jazz Under the Stars, Iowa Soul Festival, and more!

Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere. $15/person. bit.ly/1DUOhqI

May 8th - Barefoot in the Park

May 8th, 2015 at 8:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Giving Tree Theater (752 10th Street Marion, Iowa 52302)
Barefoot in the Park
May 8th, 2015 - May 24th, 2015

Corie and Paul are newlyweds, fresh from their honeymoon. Corie is still enthralled by her recent sexual awakening and the adventure that comes with youth and marriage. She wants their passionate romantic life to continue at full speed. Paul, however, feels it is time to focus on his burgeoning career as an up-and-coming lawyer. When they don't see eye-to-eye about their apartment, their neighbors, and their sex drive, the new marriage experiences its first patch of rough weather. Let the comedy begin! (PG, Romantic Comedy)

May 9th - 3rd Annual Pancake & Egg Breakfast Fundraising Event

May 9th, 2015 from 7:30am to 11:00am     Add To My Calendar
Location: Marion Heritage Center (590 10th St. - Marion, IA 52302)
Join us for the 3rd annual fundraising event to support the Marion Heritage Center. Come early and meet your neighbors.

All you can eat Pancakes! Basic breakfast includes: pancakes, eggs, sausages, juice & coffee. $7.50 adults/students, 12 & under eat free.

Sponsors: Hy-Vee, Kiwanis Marion Sunrisers, Quaker Oats, Hills Bank & Trust Co., Quinn Tents, Weber Paint & Glass, Iowa Popcorn Co., First United Methodist Church, Noon Lions Club.

May 9th - Pa's Fiddle & the Little House on the Prairie

May 9th, 2015 at 1:30pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Granger House (970 10th Street - Marion, IA 52302)
Calling all grandmothers, moms, & daughters of all ages! We're celebrating Mothers Day this year with musicians Marc and Brandi Janssen -- Brandi will be reading selections from Laura Ingall Wilder's iconic stories while Marc treats us to fiddle tunes played by her Pa. If you haven't introduced the little girl in your life to this wonderful series, here's your opportunity!

Join us as we serve up all sorts of special refreshments suitable for such a special occassion. Seating is limited, so reservations are required; guarantee your spot by purchasing your tickets online or in person beginning April 15th.

Admission: TBD

May 9th - The Rod Pierson Not-So-Big-Band Featuring Craig Boche

May 9th, 2015 at 7:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Campbell Steele Gallery (1064 7th Ave)
One of the greatest small big-bands of all-time!

Cash bar – great appetizers – intimate atmosphere. $15/person. bit.ly/1DbB1KA

May 15th - Spring Book Sale

May 15th, 2015 until May 17th, 2015     Add To My Calendar
Location: Marion Public Library (1095 6th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302)
Friday 5/15/15-4:00-6:00 Preview for Friends members. Join at door for $10.
Saturday 5/16/15 10:00-4:00
Sunday 5/17/15 2:00-4:00 Books $2 per bag.

May 15th - Bryce Janey Band

May 15th, 2015 at 7:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Campbell Steele Gallery (1064 7th Ave)
Gritty, Rootsy, & Virtuosic!

Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere. $15/person. bit.ly/1Dr3peg

May 16th - 2015 MAF Half Marathon and 5K Run & Fun Walk

May 16th, 2015 at 7:30am     Add To My Calendar
Location: City Square Park, Uptown Marion
Run for Your Art! Support the MAF's Educational Programming!

Saturday, May 16
Half Marathon @ 7:30 a.m.
5K Run & Fun Walk @ 7:30 a.m.
City Square Park

The Marion Arts Festival half marathon and 5K run & fun walk are favorite season openers for serious amateurs, recreational runners and casual walkers. bit.ly/1LIHpiM

May 16th - The Art of Prints & Books

May 16th, 2015 from 9:00am to 5:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Campbell Steele Gallery (1064 7th Ave)
oin us during the Marion Arts Festival as Larry Welo & Priscilla Steele demonstrate the art of etching & engraving.

There is no charge for this event. bit.ly/1weT9AJ

May 16th - Marion Arts Festival

May 16th, 2015 from 9:00am to 5:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Marion Square Park, Uptown Marion
Experience collaborative, creative merrymaking at its finest.

Join friends old and new on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 in City Square Park for the free, fun and family-friendly 23rd annual Marion Arts Festival. www.marionartsfestival.com/

May 16th - 13th Annual Art by Your Neighbors & Friends - Opening Day

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 art show from 10AM to 5PM on Sat., May 16.

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.

Opening Day admission will be FREE thanks to the sponsorship of Hills Bank and Trust Company and an anonymous donor.

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.

May 20th - Applications Due: "Open 4 Business" Competition

May 20th, 2015 at 11:59pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Online
Uptown Marion's Open 4 Business Competition is your chance to win free SEED MONEY to launch, grow, or expand your business in Uptown Marion. Learn more and apply online by 11:59am 5/20 at uptownmarion.com/open4business.html

May 22nd - Uptown Marion "Open 4 Business" Competition

May 22nd, 2015 from 8:00am to 11:00am     Add To My Calendar
Location: Giving Tree Theater (752 10th Street - Marion, IA 52302)
The "Open 4 Business" Competition is a chance for you to grow your business idea in Uptown Marion! This competition is open to all new businesses interested in launching or current businesses interested in expanding within/into Uptown Marion.

Participants will have 15 minutes to present to a panel of judges on May 22nd. Applications are due by 11:59am on May 20th. More information is available at: uptownmarion.com/open4business.html

May 22nd - Funk Daddies

May 22nd, 2015 at 7:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: Campbell Steele Gallery (1064 7th Ave)
Horn-driven soul, R&B, and dance music inspired by Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire and all the great Motown artists.

Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere. $20/person. bit.ly/1A7uP44
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 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 drawing for a BEAUTIFUL HANDCRAFTED QUILT