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EVENTS

Most city-sponsored events are funded through the Marion Advertising & Promotion Commission and coordinated through the Marion Chamber of Commerce. An online calendar is available for the public to add appropriate events here.

Regularly-scheduled City A&P-sponsored events include:

  • The Sultana Disaster Conference, the next of which will coincide with the grand opening of our new Sultana Disaster Museum
     

  • Christmas on the Square, held the Thursday evening after Thanksgiving
     

  • Christmas Parade, held the second Thursday evening after Thanksgiving.

Marion is also home of the Marion Countryside Loop - a great biking experience for any fitness level.  The Marion Chamber of Commerce hosts the Marion Countryside Ride the first Saturday of each April. Visit their website for more information here.

Be sure to visit our city parks also:

  • Marion Recreational Complex – 3820 Complex Road
    The complex includes five ball fields, a walking trail, a pavilion available for renting that includes water and electricity, a fairground area donated by Esperanza Bonanza, a fishing pond stocked by AR Game & Fish, and a playground.

  • Colonial Park – 395 Colonial Drive
    This park has two ball fields and a playground.

  • Brunetti Park – 160 S. Currie
    This park has a youth football field, a walking trail, a playground, and a designated fitness area.

  • K & R Park – 1 K&R Drive
    This park has four ball fields.

  • Rivertrace Park – Marion Lake Road @ East Lake Drive
    This park contains a fishing lake and a playground.

  • John Robbins Baseball Field – Carter Drive @ Rica Road
    This field serves as the high school baseball field.

  • Marion Skate Park – corner of Rica Road and L H Polk
    This park is a designated area for skateboarding.

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