Looking for some fun in Marysville? With over 348 acres of parkland, the municipal pool, dog park, disc golf course, 10.4 miles of paved walking trails, and 3.3 miles of unpaved walking trails, there are plenty of ways to get outside and have some fun!
Add in the thriving uptown shopping and dining district, and the community events, and you’ll have a calendar full of fun in Marysville.
MORA in Marysville
The Marysville Outdoor Refreshment Area (MORA) provides a time and a place for adults over 21 to purchase alcoholic beverages from qualified liquor permit holders within specific boundaries and to walk around outside with the drink.
MORA is active Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 10:00pm. The MORA may also be activated during City-sanctioned events.
Only beer and wine can be purchased from participating establishments. Only 2 beverages can be purchased at a time, and must be consumed outside. Details here.
Marysville Holiday Season
Pumpkin Dash 5K
Thursday, November 24, 2022 at 9:00 AM
215 West Fifth Street, Maryville. The 12th Annual Honda Federal Credit Pumpkin Dash 5K is open to runners and walkers of all skill levels. Click here for more information and registration.
Merry and Bright Bridges in Union County
November 1 – January 6, 2023. Both the Pottersburg and Bigelow covered bridges will be dressed with twinkling lights for November and December. Find directions here.
Uptown Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting
Monday, November 28, 2022 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. See website.
Participating Uptown businesses will have special extended hours to help you get a start on your holiday shopping. Stop by for special deals and friendly faces! The MORA will be in effect, so grab a drink and mingle!
Visitors enjoy live reindeer, children’s activities, dance troupes, carolers, and musical performers, costumed characters, horse-drawn carriage rides, door prizes, and even photos with Saint Nick himself at Santa’s Village!
The annual tree lighting for the 30 foot Christmas Tree at Partners Park is at 6 pm. Many business will stay open with special activities and sales.
Visit with Santa Claus
Bring the kids to Partners Park for a visit at Santa’s House.
Monday, November 28 (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, during Christmas Walk)
Thursday, December 1 (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
Thursday, December 8 (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
Saturday, December 10 (12:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
Thursday, December 15 (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
Saturday, December 17 (12:00 pm to 2:00 pm)
Thursday, December 22 (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
Saturday, December 24 (12:00 pm to 2:00 pm)
Letters to Santa
Children can leave their letters for Santa Claus by using the special mailbox attached to Santa’s House at Partners Park.
Christmas at Vets
Annual holiday concert featuring the Union County Singsations and dancers from The Academy. The performance this year is Irving Berlin’s musical, Holiday Inn. Concert is free, but donations are accepted. See details here.
Friday, December 2nd @7pm
Saturday, December 3rd @7pm
Sunday, December 4th @3pm
Union County Veterans Auditorium, 233 West Sixth Street
Holidays at Marysville Art League
Marysville Art League, 264 West Fifth Street
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 10 am – 3 pm. Shop, Sip & Create Open House
Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 11 am – 1 pm. Pictures with Santa 11am to 1pm. Cookies & Punch served 10am to 1pm. Kids make and take craft area 10am to 1pm
Richwood Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 4 pm at Richwood Park.
The theme this year is “Big Lights, Small Village Christmas” and they’ll be honoring Justin North, creator of Richwood Trail Lights. Parade will conclude at the park where Santa will meet with families until 6pm.
Parade will conclude at the park where Santa will meet with families until 6pm. Details here.
Find more Christmas fun in Richwood, including Santa visits and more!
Pet Photos with Santa
December 3 & 4, 2022 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Honda Marysville, 600 Coleman’s Xing Blvd.
Pet Photos with Santa is back. All proceeds benefit the Union County Humane Society. Cost is $10 per photo.
Marysville Christmas Parade
Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2:00 PM
The streets of Uptown Marysville come alive with holiday magic during the annual Marysville Elks Christmas Parade. The Uptown Square offers a great viewing point for this favorite tradition!
For more information, please call the Elks: 937-642-4631. Details here.
Merry on Main Iceless Ice Skating
December 10 – January 2, 2023
Iceless Ice Skating at Partners Park (125 E. Sixth St.)
A holiday favorite returns for another year! Skating is FREE for residents and visitors of all ages. Skates are provided for FREE.
The rink is 72′ x 40′ with perimeter fencing and outdoor heaters. The rink capacity is 80 skaters and is staffed by CPR/First Aid trained and background checked employees.
Merrysville Winter Wonderland
Thursday, December 22, 2022 from 2 pm – 8 pm
The Merrysville Winter Wonderland at Partners Park is full of holiday spirit. Kids will enjoy the Gingerbread bounce house, Polar Bear inflatable slide, and Train rides. Families can also visit Santa, take a spin on the iceless ice rink, and ship and eat in uptown.
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Annual Events in Marysville
Friday Nights Uptown in Marysville
Enjoy an evening of live music, great food and family fun in Uptown Marysville on select Fridays throughout the warmer months. The Marysville Outdoor Refreshment Area (MORA) is active, so you can grab a drink at participating establishments and enjoy it outside.
May 20: Season kick off – Live music from Fleetwood Gold, local vendors, kids activities, and food and beverage vendors.
June 10: Wine Night – Wine from local wineries, live music from Hard Day’s Night, Chalk the Block, local vendors, kids activities, and food and beverage vendors.
July 15: Country Jam – Live music from Nashville Crush, local vendors, kids activities, and food and beverage vendors.
August 26: Car Show – Live music from McGuffey Lane, car show, local vendors, kids activities, and food and beverage vendors.
October 14: Rocktoberfest – Live music from Turn It Up, local vendors, kids activities, and food and beverage vendors.
Marysville Touch a Truck
Saturday, June 3, 2022 from 10 am – 1 pm. Check out fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, tractors, a wheel loader and more at Mill Valley Park South, 1067 Creekview Dr. Details here.
Marysville BMX Racing League
618 N. Main St. Marysville BMX was built in 2020 to give families access to this recreational sport. The Marysville BMX track is sanctioned by USA BMX. There is a beginner’s BMX Racing League program, as well as sanctioned open practice and racing events April-October (weather permitting).
Follow along on Facebook to see upcoming leagues starting in Spring through Fall.
Marysville Municipal Pool
510 Park Avenue. The municipal pool features a 10-foot water slide, competition swim lanes, one 3-meter and two 1-meter diving boards, a frog fountain splash feature, and a zero entry baby pool zone.
Sat, May 28: Pool Opens for Season
Jun 3: Summer Storytime at the Pool
Jul 1: Summer Storytime at the Pool
Aug 5: Summer Storytime at the Pool
Daily passes and season memberships are available for purchase.
Union County Famers Market (Marysville)
Saturdays, May 21 through October 1 from 8:30 am – 11:30 am, at Partners Park, 125 E. Sixth Street. Check Facebook page for updates.
Union County Fair
The Union County Fair takes over fairgrounds in Marysville for the full fair experience for the 175th year from July 24 – July 30, 2022! Catch all of the fair food and fun with entertainment, agriculture, education, arts and crafts, and more. Details here.
Annual All Ohio Balloon Fest in Marysville
Union County Airport from August 11-13, 2022. There will be over 30 Hot Air Balloons in the sky, plus sky jumpers, helicopter, plane, and balloon rides, live music, food, and beverage. Headliner concerts include Brett Michaels and Night Ranger. Full details here.
Festifair Arts & Crafts Festival
Huge show with over 160 vendors on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 9 am – 4 pm in Historic Uptown Marysville. The Uptown Christmas Walk is 100% funded by Festifair. Details here.
Fall Fun in Marysville
Octoberfest Food Truck Fly-In at Union County Airport
Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 11 am – 3:30 pm
Celebrate Octoberfest at the Union County Airport in Marysville, Ohio for some authentic German traditions — Schnitzel, Bratwurst, Curry Wurst, Hamburgers, Frankfurters, Potato Pancakes, Pretzel Bites, Sauerkraut, Potato Salad and deserts — served up by “A Cut Above Schnitzel” food truck.
The Buckeye Wing of the Commemorative Air Force will have their 1943 WWII Fairchild PT-26, 1973 RAF Scottish Aviation Bulldog and 1960s Chinese Nanchang on static display and flying. The Liberty Air Museum’s Ford Tri-Motor will be giving rides all day, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm! Flights must be booked in advance. More details here.
October 29, 2022 from 10 am – noon.
The streets of Uptown “Scarysville” come alive with Halloween FUN. Children can wear costumes and visit Uptown merchants for candy and other Halloween goodies. All the fun of Trick or Treat, in the light of day.
This event is sponsored by the Historic Marysville Business District Association. Details here.
Trick or Treat Night in Marysville
Monday, October 31, from 6 pm – 8 pm
Annual Pumpkin Drop
Sunday, November 6, 2022 from 1 pm – 4 pm.
Watch pumpkins splatter on the ground as firefighters drop them from a 100-foot ladder truck. Bring your own (less than 40 lbs.) or purchase one at the event. The event also includes tours of the fire station, fire truck exploration, bounce houses and treats.
Proceeds will benefit Blessings in a Backpack. Decker Fire Station, 16300 County Home Rd. Details.