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Join in Marion's Swamp Fox Festival the Last Weekend in September

Post Date:09/20/2018 4:14 PM

Swamp Fox Festival logoMake plans now to attend the 29th annual Swamp Fox Festival in Marion Sept. 28-30, 2018. 

On Friday, make your way to the Klopfenstein Amphitheater at Lowe Park and enjoy the movie, The Sandlot, under the stars and on the big screen. The show is expected to start at 7:30 p.m. 

On Saturday, a variety of events will take place in and around City Square Park including 10K, 5K and kids 1-mile races. The Swamp Fox parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. and travel down 6th Avenue into Uptown Marion. This year’s theme celebrates sports through the years. Organizers are pleased to welcome Marion-native, Linn-Mar graduate and University of Iowa Women’s Basketball Coach Lisa Bluder as the grand marshal.

The festival is proud to again coincide with the Fall Marion Market in City Square Park featuring more than 50 market vendors with seasonal produce, artisan items and food options along with children’s activities and musical entertainment. A community bike ride will take place immediately following the market and enjoy a steel drum band performance in the Uptown Artway starting at noon.

Saturday afternoon the fun moves to Lowe Park for more food, live music and family fun. The evening entertainment will be provided by The Spazmatics from Chicago. Dinner options will be available for purchase from the Linn County Cattlemen, Zio Johno’s, Kettel House Bakery, The Freeze, Allen’s Apple Orchard and more. The grand fireworks finale will take place at 8:30 p.m. 

On Sunday, check out a variety of classic cars on display at the Classic Car Cruise-in/Car Show at Thomas Park hosted by the Cedar Rapids Corvette Club.

Visit www.cityofmarion.org/SwampFox for the latest event information and make plans now to take part in this community celebration, sponsored in part by iHeartMedia.

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