The City of Marion and Main Street Marion have teamed up to expand the First Friday Celebrations.  The City of Marion will sponsor the First Friday Riverfront Festival with Cruisin’ to First Friday in the traditional festival area, and Main Street Marion will sponsor our First Friday Downtown Celebration with Blues & BBQ in the 3rd Street Courtyard this Friday, June 6th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  The festival food court area will open at 11 a.m.!!

With your help, Main Street Marion hopes to make downtown Marion a destination place again!  We want everyone to feel invited downtown.  The NEW downtown celebrations held on the first Friday of each month all year long will take on many purposes, including orienting people to the downtown district, targeting diverse audiences, entrepreneurs, and consumers, and highlighting different downtown venues.

June’s venue highlights include Beatnik’s Café, The 3rd Street Courtyard, & Constance Boutique. Main Street Marion is targeting local entrepreneurs and artisans Lindsay Baker (Jefferson Street Courtyard) & Marion’s Open Air Market.

Entertainment in the Courtyard includes solo artist Jason Wells from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Howard Fox Band from 6: 30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and The Hiles Brothers from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. At 10 p.m. Ramon Volz will switch gears and move the beat inside Beatnik’s!  Tips are always appreciated for our talented and dedicated entertainers!

Main Street Marion is the independent nonprofit downtown association that inspires, unifies and champions the Downtown Marion Experience.  We are your direct connection to the social and business hub of downtown.  Main Street Marion is 100% funded by your donations!!  For more information about Main Street Marion, visit our website

ATTENTION SPOILERS AHEAD: July will feature ideal parking locations to enjoy the July 4th firework show, Folkie’s Tavern, and more!

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Thank you for helping us make a positive difference in our community starting at our core – downtown.

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