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Events and Programs

Marion’s creative culture is home grown and also nationally known. From our award winning Marion Arts Festival to the Swamp Fox Festival, Uptown Marion Market and Christmas in the Park, there is always something happening in Marion.

Marion was founded and platted as the county seat of Linn County in 1839 and today is one of the fastest growing cities in the state. The community takes pride in its exceptional schools, eclectic array of cultural and entertainment offerings, beautiful city parks, and diverse mix of large and small businesses. Marion celebrates its rich 175-year history, and is committed to a promising future for generations to come.  Join us as we make 2014 a year-long celebration of Marion, particularly the 175 days that span from April 5 to September 27. View the event listing and learn more at

A special thank you to the Marion Chamber Platinum Community Partners - Farmers State Bank, Fosters Heating and Air Conditioning, ImOn Communications, MercyCare Community Physicians - Marion and Mercy Medical Center and Philip's Diamond Shop and media sponsor Townsquare Media for sponsoring free community events!