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Events this year we will be working with, through, or around:

Saturday, April 20 – Marian Sweet Treats Festival - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

On Main Street join the family oriented Festival spotlighting donut vendors with sweet, delicious treats.

 

Saturday, May 11 – Hot Boiled Peanuts Community Jam – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Main Street Stage. Sponsored by Abba’s House. For information call Chris @ 828-216-2705

 

Saturday, May 25 – Memorial Day Car Show – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Main Street. For information contact Encore Events 828-652-9159

 

Saturday, June 1 – 13th Annual Liver Mush Festival “It’s a Squeal” – 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate all things pig at the Marion Liver Mush Festival on Main Street in Downtown Marion.

Liver Mush is a regional delicacy and part of the heritage of Marion and McDowell County!

Join in the Pig Calling Contest. Or the Liver Mush Eating Contest!!! Inflatables and other activities for the kids!!

Visit with the craft vendors and sponsors. And what would a Liver Mush Festival be without the sounds of

great country music and rock classics by local country band – “Roadrunnerz”.

Free Liver Mush sandwiches from Hunter’s Liver Mush, the event sponsor.

For more information, 828-652-2215 or follow Liver Mush Festival on Facebook.

 

Saturday, June 8 – Hot Boiled Peanuts Community Jam – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Main Street Stage. Sponsored by Abba’s House. For information call Chris @ 828-216-2705

 

Saturday, June 15 – Marion Cruise-In - 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Marion Tailgate Market, West Henderson Street.

For information, contact Encore Events, 828-652-9159

 

Thursday, July 4 – Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks - 6.00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Marion. The parade begins at 6:00 p.m. A special spot is reserved at the beginning of the parade for “Anything That Rolls”. Grand Marshals are McDowell County veterans.

The street dance with “Gotcha Groove” begins at 7:00 PM. Fireworks at 9:45 PM.

For more information, 828-652-2215.

 

Saturday, July 13 – Hot Boiled Peanuts Community Jam – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Main Street Stage. Sponsored by Abba’s House. For information call Chris @ 828-216-2705

 

Saturday, July 20 - Marion Sundown Cruise-In – 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tailgate Market, 67 West Henderson Street. For information, contact Encore Events 828-652-9159

 

Tuesday, August 6 – National Night Out - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hosted by the Marion Police Department, National Night Out features Main Street packed with emergency vehicles on display. A great opportunity to meet Marion’s finest and enjoy free food, music, face painting, and bouncy house for kids. For more information, contact Lt. Rusty Jenkins 828-652-5205.

 

Friday – Sunday, August 9-10 – 2nd Annual Micropolitan Film Festival

For information, contact McDowell Arts Council Association/MACA, 828-652-8610.

 

Saturday, August 10 – Hot Boiled Peanuts Community Jam – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Main Street Stage. Sponsored by Abba’s House. For information call Chris @ 828-216-2705

 

Saturday, August 17 – Marion Sundown Cruise-In - 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tailgate Market, West Henderson Street. For information, contact Encore Events 828-652-9159

 

Saturday, August 17 – Brews, Blues and BBQs – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

North Block and City Stage. For information, contact Cody Andrews 828-442-1115

 

Saturday, September 14 –2nd Annual WNC Bigfoot 911 Festival - 9:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Celebrate all things Bigfoot in Downtown Marion. Visit with Marion’s Bigfoot Team to discuss local investigations and evidence. Nationally known experts will be attending. Family and kid friendly activities. Food will be available. Event proceeds will benefit Disabled American Veterans.

For more information, email: bigfoot911bobr@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, September 21 – Marion Cruise-In - 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tailgate Market, West Henderson Street. For information contact Encore Events, 828-652-9159

 

Saturday, October 12 – 36th Annual Mountain Glory Festival - 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Arts & Crafts Street Festival with local entertainment, Main Street, Marion, North Carolina

Small Town Celebration of Fall and the Glory of the Mountains with 140 crafts and food vendors.

Children’s events, local entertainment and the Miss Mountain Glory Festival Pageant.

Enjoy the local breweries, taprooms and meadery.

For information - www.mtngloryfestival.com; info@mtngloryfestival.com; 828-652-2215 or 828-652-3551.

 

Saturday, October 26 – Halloween Spooktacular Car Show - 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Main Street. For information, contact Encore Events 828-652-9159

 

Saturday, October 26 - Haunted Halloween Downtown Pub Crawl –

For information contact Mica Town Brewing 828-559-8300

 

Tuesday, October 29 – Fall Festival & Downtown Trick or Treat - 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Kids through 6th grade are invited to wear their costumes for Trick-or-Treating on Main Street from 3:30 to 5:00.

Then on to the Tailgate Market on West Henderson Street to round out a fun afternoon.

There will be fun food and drinks. Visit and shop with the Market vendors.

Growers will have fall crops and hand-made items for sale.

For information, 828-652-2215.

 

Saturday, November 2 – 3rd Annual Día de Muertos - 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join families on Main Street to enjoy a community memorial display, traditional foods, pan de muerto,

live mariachi performance, crafts, and fun activities for all. For information 984-364-7413.

 

Sunday, November 24 – Marion Christmas Parade - 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Main Street, Downtown Marion. For information 828-652-2215

 

Tuesday, December 31 – 11th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration – 8:30 pm – Midnight – Main Street

Sponsored by Marion Rotary Club, Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Downtown. The event features a scavenger hunt, a costume contest, music for street dancing, the Resolution Run 5K, miniature train rides, a sparkler display after the midnight gold nugget drop, and beer and wine sales.

For further information, contact Lou Godfrey 828-652-2215 Bob Boyette 828-652-3551.

 

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Mission - The Marion Business Association serves to broaden the economic base of the community while preserving the historic character of the Downtown.

Vision - Downtown Marion is the gathering place of McDowell County and a thriving center of

entrepreneurship and entertainment.