Marion Business Association 2018 Calendar of Events

 

Saturday, March 3 – Marion Comic Con10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Municipal Event Center / MEC Center, 29 South Logan Street.  For information 828-675-8943

 

Friday – Sunday, March 23-25 – Blue Ridge Great Outdoor Show of Marion, NC

Friday, Noon – 7:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

General Admission FREE with preregistration. Tickets are $5 at the door the day of the event.

Municipal Event Center / MEC Center, 29 South Logan Street.  For information 828- 351-9642

 

Saturday, April 21 – 3rd Annual Carolina Donut Festival – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

Visit the booths with local non-profit, craft artisans and local businesses.

The festival features: 5K Dash, The Carolina Donut Festival Car Raffle, Donut Pageant and a donut eating contest.

For information 828-659-7132

 

Saturday, April 28 – Marion Cruise-In –  5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

 

Saturday, May 5 – Sidewalk Yard Sale7:30 am – 12:00 noon

Main Street – 70 + Yard Sale Vendors.  Spaces are $10.00 each & are by reservation.

Reserve your space beginning April 1.  For reservations call 828-652-2215

 

Saturday, May 19 – 2nd Annual Blue Ridge Rally for Recovery5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Main Street.  The Rally for Recovery celebrates love, hope, healing and support to recovering friends and family

and invites the entire community. Free shirts and free food as well as free inflatables for the kiddos.

For more information, contact Freedom Life Ministries 828-559-2224.

 

Saturday, May 26 – Memorial Day Car Show – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

 

Saturday, June 2 – 12th 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 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.

 

Friday, June 15 – City Stage on Main Concert – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosted by Crooked Door Coffee House.  For information, 828-652-9947

 

Saturday, June 16 – Marion Cruise-In –  5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Marion Tailgate Market, West Henderson Street.

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

 

Wednesday, 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.

 

Friday, July 20 – City Stage on Main Concert 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosted by Crooked Door Coffee House.  For information 828-652-9947

 

Saturday, July 21 – Marion Sundown Cruise-In – 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

 

Saturday, August 4 – Sidewalk Yard Sale7:30 am – 12:00 noon

Main Street – 70 + Yard Sale Vendors.  Spaces are $10.00 each & are by reservation.

Reserve your space beginning July 9.  For reservations call 828-652-2215

 

Tuesday, August 7 – National Night Out –  6:00 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 10-12 – 1st Annual Micropolitan Film Festival 

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

 

Friday, August 17 – City Stage on Main Concert – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosted by Crooked Door Coffee House.  For information 828-652-9947

 

Saturday, August 18 – Marion Cruise-In – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

 

Saturday, September 8 – 1st Annual Marion Bigfoot 911 Festival – 3:00 pm – 8:00 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 22 – 2nd Annual Shine On Community – 3:00 PM – 9:00 pm

Concert & Silent Auction.  Hosted by Sweet TEA for Jesus Women’s Ministry

at Tailgate Market, West Henderson Street.

For more information, email: Sweetteaforjesus@gmail.com

 

Friday, September 28 – McDowell County 175 Year Celebration6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

City Stage on Main – Celebrate McDowell County’s 175-year celebration with special music.

For information 828-652-2215.

 

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

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

 

Saturday, October 6 – Marion Monsters, Mayhem & Madness10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Municipal Event Center / MEC Center, 29 South Logan Street.  For information 828-675-8943

 

Saturday, October 13 – 35th 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 27 – Halloween Spooktacular Car Show 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

 

Tuesday, October 30 – Fall Festival & Downtown Trick or Treat – 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Kids through 6th grade are invited to wear their costumes for Trick-or-Treating on Main Street from 3:30 to 4:30.

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 3 – 2nd 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 18 – Marion Christmas Parade – 3:00 pm

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

 

December – Blue Ridge Artisans Craft Show – McDowell Arts Council Association (MACA)

Featuring the work of McDowell County artisans exhibiting pottery, woodworking, basketry, jewelry, textile arts and other fine crafts. No admission fee!  For information 828-652-8610.

 

Saturday, December 1 – 32nd Annual Appalachian Potter’s Market – McDowell High School

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

 

Thursday, December 6 – 11th Annual Melodies on Main, With Santa Claus5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

At the City Stage on Main, kids can visit with Santa Claus, make a craft and enjoy horse & hay wagon rides.

For more information, 828-652-2215.

 

Monday, December 31 – 10th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration8:30 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.

 

12th Annual Historic Marion Tailgate Market, 67 West Henderson Street

Tuesdays, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm May – October

Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon May – October

Indoor Market Tuesdays @ Depot, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm November – December

For information, contact Market Manager Lou Godfrey 828-652-2215

 

Free Live Music At The Historic Marion Depot

Every Thursday 7:00 pm – No admission 

 

For updates and more event information – 828-652-2215

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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.