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.
Annual Events in Marysville
Marysville Holiday Season
Pumpkin Dash 5K
Thursday, November 23, 2023 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 and December 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 27, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. See Marysville 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 27 (5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, during Christmas Walk)
Thursday, December 7 (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
Saturday, December 9 (12:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
Thursday, December 14 (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
Saturday, December 16 (12:00 pm to 2:00 pm)
Thursday, December 21 (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
Saturday, December 23 (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.
Holidays at Marysville Art League
Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 10:00 am – 2 pm. Pictures with Santa and enjoy a snack from 11am to 1pm; cost to be announced. Grace’s Gallery, the children’s art studio, will be open at no charge this day! Art demos from 10am – 2pm.
Marysville Art League, 264 West Fifth Street
Richwood Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 2, 2023 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 at Union County Services Building
December 2-3, 2023 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Union County Services Building, 940 London Ave, Marysville, OH 43040-8946
Pet Photos with Santa is back. All proceeds benefit the Union County Humane Society. Cost is $10 per photo.
Marysville Christmas Parade
Sunday, December 3, 2023 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 9, 2023 – January 2, 2024
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 28, 2023 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 take a spin on the iceless ice rink, and ship and eat in uptown.
Christmas at Vets
Annual holiday concert featuring the Union County Singsations and dancers from The Academy. Concert is free, but donations are accepted. See details here.
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Union County Veterans Auditorium, 233 West Sixth Street
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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 19: Season kick off – Live music from DIRECT ENERGY BAND, local vendors, kids activities, and food and beverage vendors.
June 9: Wine Fest – Wine from local wineries, live music from SWAGG, local vendors, kids activities, and food and beverage vendors.
July 7: Rt. 4 Farm Tour – Live music from Music by Battle of the Bands Finals, local vendors, kids activities, and food and beverage vendors.
August 18: Car Show – Live music from McGuffey Lane, car show, local vendors, kids activities, and food and beverage vendors.
October 6: Ocktoberfest – Live music from The Klaberheads, local vendors, kids activities, and food and beverage vendors.
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 27: Pool Opens for Season
May 27 – August 13
Noon – 8:00 pm
August 14 – September 4 (Weekends Only)
Noon – 6:00 pm
Daily passes and season memberships are available for purchase.
Union County Famers Market (Marysville)
Saturdays, May 20 through October 7, 2023 from 8:30 am – 11:30 am, at Partners Park, 125 E. Sixth Street. Check Facebook page for updates.
Find more Farmers Markets in Columbus.
Marysville Touch a Truck
Saturday, June 2, 2023 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.
Union County Marysville 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 2023 from 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Union County Fairgrounds. Find more details on Marysville website.
Union County Fair
The Union County Fair takes over fairgrounds in Marysville for the full fair experience for the 175th year from July 23 – July 29, 2023! Catch all of the fair food and fun with entertainment, agriculture, education, arts and crafts, and more.
Annual All Ohio Balloon Fest in Marysville
Union County Airport from August 10-12, 2023. 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 The Wallflowers and The Beach Boys.
Honda and Hounds Block Party & Pet Expo
Sunday, August 27, 2023 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Bark Park.
Live music, food trucks, dozens of pet vendors, rescues, a dog washing station, raffle drawings, 2k Dog Walks and more!
Fall Fun in Marysville
Festifair Arts & Crafts Festival
Huge show with over 160 vendors on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 9 am – 4 pm in Historic Uptown Marysville. The Uptown Christmas Walk is 100% funded by Festifair. Details here.
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
September 11, 2023 at 9:50 am at Decker Fire Station 271
Join us as we honor and remember those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001.
Octoberfest Food Truck Fly-In at Union County Airport
October 8, 2023 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.
Saturday, October 28, 2023 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
Tuesday, October 31, 2023, from 6 pm – 8 pm
Annual Pumpkin Drop
Sunday, November 5, 2023 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.