Events and Attractions

Most city-sponsored events are funded through the Marion Advertising & Promotion Commission and coordinated through the Marion Chamber of Commerce. Visit the Chamber's Facebook page or subscribe to the Chamber newsletter here for more information about local events and activities.

Visit the Sultana Disaster Museum at 104 Washington Street to learn about the Sultana Steamboat tragedy that took place just north of Marion in 1865. The worst maritime tragedy in U.S. history occurred just after the Civil War, and the mission of our museum is to tell the lost stories of the disaster and those individuals who experienced it.

Marion is also home of the Marion Countryside Loop - a great biking experience for any fitness level.  

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

marion bike path


Visit the
104 Washington Street, Marion

10 - 4 Thursday - Saturday

Marion Countryside Loop brochure