Events & Programs

Events & Programs

Mar­i­on Parks & Recre­ation ini­ti­ates and hosts numer­ous fam­i­ly-friend­ly pro­grams and events through­out the year.

Many are in con­junc­tion with oth­er orga­ni­za­tions and busi­ness­es. Some pop­u­lar events include:

Daddy/​Daughter Dance

This tra­di­tion takes place in the spring of each year, typ­i­cal­ly in April. The dance is an event for dads with daugh­ters ages 10 and under. Because of the dance’s grow­ing pop­u­lar­i­ty, a reser­va­tion is required. Food, enter­tain­ment, and pho­to oppor­tu­ni­ties are offered each year dur­ing this inex­pen­sive fam­i­ly bond­ing expe­ri­ence and com­mu­ni­ty gath­er­ing. The dance usu­al­ly takes place in the Gar­den House of Mat­ter Park.

Earth Day

April is also the time for this annu­al envi­ron­men­tal­ly-cen­tered event. Parks & Recre­ation part­ners with Mar­i­on Util­i­ties and our Gen­er­al Motors plant to pro­vide an edu­ca­tion­al and fun-filled expe­ri­ence for the whole fam­i­ly. The event is free, but offers food and oth­er ser­vices avail­able for pur­chase. Earth Day usu­al­ly takes place in Mat­ter Park.

Con­certs in the Gardens

One of the most excit­ing places to be in the sum­mer­time in Mar­i­on is at the Con­certs in the Gar­dens. Peo­ple near and far bring lawn chairs and pic­nic bas­kets to enjoy all types of live musi­cal enter­tain­ment. The Con­certs in the Gar­dens pro­vides per­for­mances rang­ing from favorite local cov­er bands and high school bands or choirs, to local singer/​songwriters and even nation­al­ly known or break­through artists such as Jessie Brown and Jon McLaughlin!

And More…

Parks & Recre­ation is for­tu­nate to have groups that coor­di­nate the major­i­ty of pub­lic events in the Gar­dens of Mat­ter Park. Vis­it https://​www​.friend​soft​he​gar​dens​.us/ to find upcom­ing events includ­ing the Gar­den Edu­ca­tion Series, the annu­al An Evening in the Gar­dens fundrais­er, and many more.

The fol­low­ing indi­vid­ual social media pages help you stay up to speed on events & pro­grams in regards to a spe­cif­ic enti­ty or venue…

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