LOCAL EVENTS

Marion Business Association 2019 Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 2 – Marion Comic Con10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Saturday, March 16 – St. Patrick’s Day Downtown Pub Crawl – Noon – 11:00 PM

For information contact Mica Town Brewing 828-559-8300

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

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

Saturday, April 20 – 1st Annual Sweet Treats of the Carolinas Festival – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

Visit the booths with local non-profit, Miss Sweet Carolina Pageant and a Sweet Eating Contest.

For information Facebook Carolina Festival – 828-559-9516

Saturday, April 27 – Marion Cruise-In –  5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

Main Street – 70 + Yard Sale Vendors.  Spaces are $10.00 each u0026amp; are by reservation.

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

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

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

Saturday, May 18 – 3rd 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 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.  Facebook 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

Saturday, August 3 – Sidewalk Yard Sale 7:30 am – 12:00 noon

Main Street – 70 + Yard Sale Vendors.  Spaces are $10.00 each u0026amp; are by reservation.

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

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.  Facebook 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

Friday, September 13 – Bigfoot Festival Outdoor Movie – 8:00 PM

West Court Street.  Bring a chair!  For information, contact Mountain Marquee 828- 559-2852

Saturday, September 14 –2nd Annual WNC Bigfoot 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 Facebook 2019 WNC Bigfoot Festival or 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 u0026amp; 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 19 – Boos u0026amp; Brews 5k

For information, contact Chelsi Poteat 828-460-1879

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 u0026amp; 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

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. For information 828-652-8610.

 Saturday, December 7 – 33rd Annual Appalachian Potter’s Market – McDowell High School

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

Friday, December 20 –  Christmas Fest = Cash Drawing u0026amp; Visit with Santa Claus

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Kids can visit with Santa at the City Stage on Main

Christmas Cash Drawing, 6:30 PM @ City Stage = WINNING TICKET MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!

Music, vendors, refreshments provided by City of Marion.

For more information, 828-652-2215.

Tuesday, December 31 – 11th 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.

13th 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, July – August

Indoor Holiday 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