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August Means Downtown Getdown in Marion

When the calendar changes to August it means one thing in Marion – time for the Downtown Getdown.  Held annually in City Square Park, Downtown Getdown in an event that showcases great local music and food.

The event is sponsored by the Marion Business Committee (of the Marion Chamber of Commerce).

And best of all… admission is FREE!  Food vendors open between 5:30- 6:00 p.m. and live music will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Here’s the schedule for the 2008 Downtown Getdown:

  • Aug 7th – Dogs on Skis (classic rock)
  • Aug 14th – The Trux (60’s, 70’s, 80’s rock)
  • Aug 21st – The Cedar Island Band (Jimmy Buffett-style rock)
  • Aug 28th – Swing Crew

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Pictures from the Marion Arts Festival

Hundreds packed Marion Square Park to see vendors from throughout the Midwest. From jewelry to paintings and ceramics, there was something for everyone – including some amazing kettle corn to enjoy why you shopped. We had the opportunity to spend a couple hours at the Marion Arts Festival today, as well as visiting a few shops in downtown Marion. 

I thought I’d share some pictures.

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Antiquing in Marion

Marion is known for many things – the train at City Square Park, the Downtown Getdown summer concert series, and most notably the numerous unique antiques stores. The square in downtown Marion is home to many of the area’s best antique stores, and it also offers many great eating establishments for you to enjoy when you decide to take a break from antiquing!  (Zoey’s Pizzeria, Tomaso’s Pizza, The Marion Maid rite, and The Bookmark Café to name a few.)  If it’s a sunny day, I suggest you get your food to go and enjoy the beautiful City Square Park – just footsteps from most of the stores.  

Here are a few of the shops you’ll find in historical downtown Marion, many within walking distance of one another.  This list was compiled by a great Marion community Web site. I encourage you to check out this site for more information about Marion.

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