You can’t shop and eat all of the time, which is why Uptown Marion has also become famous – locally, for sure, and in some cases nationwide – for creating and hosting family-friendly events of extraordinary range and quality, year around.
Uptown Real Estate Showcase
March 23, 2023
4:00pm – 6:30pm
The Uptown Marion real estate market is primed with opportunity! Whether a business owner, investor, aspiring entrepreneur, or looking for a great apartment we’re excited to share the opportunities that a wait you in Uptown Marion. Join us for Uptown Marion’s Real Estate Showcase on March 23rd, for a short program, properties tour, and networking event. Don’t miss out on this exciting time of revitalization, growth, and prosperity.
Marion’s Art Festival & 5K / Half Marathon
May 20th, 9am-5pm 2023 (marionartsfestival.com)
This one-day event showcases 50 high caliber artists from across the country. Continuous live music and specialty food vendors are also featured. Admission is free to the public. Brought to you by the Marion Chamber of Commerce.
This competitive 5K run/walk takes runners and walkers on a flat course through residential Marion. Refreshments and door prizes available after the race. A half marathon is also included in the weekend. More information.
Marion Farmers’ Market at Taube Park
May 6–September 30, 2023
Saturdays from 8:00am –11:00am
Taube Park–2200 31st Street
The Marion Farmers’ Market offers a variety of locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers, homemade crafts, and much more. Stop by Taube Park on Saturday morning and check out all the fantastic offerings that are produced right here in your own community.
June 10 – August 12, 2023
8:00am – 12:00pm
Uptown Marion (7th Avenue)
Marion Community Band Concerts Relocated to Thomas Park for 2023
Tuesdays | June 13 & 27 | 7:00pm
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a nice summer evening listening to our great community band!
Marion Big Band ‘Swingin’ At Sunset Concerts Relocated to Thomas Park for 2023
Thursdays | July 6, 13, 20, 27 | 7:00pm
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy classic 30’s and 40’s Bing Band hits!
Eat. Drink. & Be Marion – Food & Pub Crawl Fundraiser
July 13, 2023
5:30pm – 9:30pm
Uptown Marion is hosting the 8th annual Eat. Drink. & Be Marion: Food & Pub Crawl Fundraiser on Thursday, July 13, 2023, from 5:30 – 9:30PM. All proceeds benefit the ongoing revitalization and beautification efforts of Uptown Marion – A Main Street Iowa District.
Uptown’s mission is to improve Uptown Marion through continued revitalization, growth and preservation of historic character through appropriate design, promotion, and economic strategies that improve our community. A big part of what we do is serve the small businesses in the heart of our community that are owned by our friends and neighbors and woven into the fabric of Marion. Ticket info coming soon.
August 3 – August 24, 2023
Uptown Marion Square Park
Saturday, September 30, 2023
8:00am – 12:00pm
7th Avenue and Uptown Marion Square Park
Held in Uptown, the Uptown Fall Market offers fresh fall produce, baked goods, flowers, Iowa wines, and a wide variety of artisan items – all from local vendors. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy live entertainment from some of the areas finest musicians.
Friday, October 6, 2023
What could be more delightful than shopping and chocolate? Adding a fall night in Uptown Marion! Enjoy strolling historic Uptown Marion at this after hours, adult-only shopping event. Visit your favorite stores, discover what’s new just around the corner and savor a sweet treat from participating businesses.
The Chocolate Walk, hosted by the Marion Chamber of Commerce and Uptown Marion is held the first Friday in October each year and is a free event thanks to our Platinum Community Partners: Farmers State Bank, ImOn Communications, Summit Pointe Senior Living, MercyCare Community Physicians, and Z102.9 with support from the City of Marion Hotel/Motel Grant Program.
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 25, 2023
Kick-off the holiday shopping season with Small Business Saturday. Enjoy holiday music as you shop and dine Uptown.