CAROLINA DONUT FESTIVAL The Carolina Donut Festival is coming to Marion on April 21 with a collection of activities, entertainment, sporting events and of course donuts. The event is the vision of Mr. Bob's Donuts with a variety of sponsors from around the region. Participants can enjoy crafts, food and even participate in the Carolina [...]
GREAT OUTDOOR SHOW The Blue Ridge Great Show was held in Marion on March 23-25 at Marion's Municipal Event Center. The event was sponsored locally by Blackbeard Outdoor World and other regional marine dealers. It featured a large selection of boats, RV's, outdoor accessories and watersports were on display for the weekend. A strong crowd [...]
BEAR CRAWL - THE KODIAK The Bear Crawl - The Kodiak is coming to Marion on March 11, 2018. The Bear Crawl is a challenging, obstacle course style race that challenges competitors of all skill sets. Events include The Kodiak, an 8 mile OCR race, The Bear Crawl, a 3 mile OCR race, the Mountain Assault [...]
MARION COMIC CON Marion Comic Con was held in Marion's new Municipal Event Center (MEC) on March 4, 2018. More than 1400 people from around the region attended to enjoy visiting with industry celebrities from shows such as AMC's The Walking Dead. They also enjoyed shopping and chatting with vendors providing comic books, collectibles [...]
LOCAL WINTER BEAUTY An extended cold snap has brought unusually frigid temperatures to the region. But that hasn't stopped local and regional visitors from coming to McDowell County to visit some of our scenic beauty. Popular spots such as Catawba Falls, Andrews Geyser and Toms Creek Falls are currently frozen wonderlands and large crowds have [...]
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2017 Despite an artic blast hitting the entire east coast, Marion celebrated New Year's Eve with their traditional nugget drop into a giant donut, courtesy of Mr. Bob's Donuts. Visitors from around the region came to Marion to enjoy the festivities and brave the cold to ring in 2018. The local celebration [...]
NEW YEAR'S EVE ACTIVITIES The Marion Rotary Club, City of Marion, Marion Business Association and other agencies are finalizing plans for the 9th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration to take place in Downtown Marion on Sunday, December 31 from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. This year’s event will feature more activities and events than ever. [...]
Melodies On Main Marion's annual Melodies on Main celebration saw locals celebrate Christmas and the holiday season with music, carriage rides and visits from Santa and Mrs. Clause. In addition, local businesses and vendors provided giveaways, free samples and crafts and hot beverages for sale.
MOUNTAIN GLORY FESTIVAL 2017 The 34th Annual Mountain Glory Festival wrapped up last weekend in Marion, North Carolina with great crowds, awesome entertainment and vendors from all over the region. In fact, we were at maximum capacity for vendors and would like to thank each of them for participating. The Mountain Glory Festival is [...]
Dia de los Muertos Dia de los Muertos Celebration Marion celebrated Día de Muertos on November 4, 2017 in downtown Marion. The event is a traditional Mexican holiday to remember and honor friends and family who have passed away, Activities included traditional foods, crafts, a live mariachi performance and a memorial display.