2018 Swamp Fox Festival
Last weekend in September
Make plans now to attend the 29th annual Swamp Fox Festival in Marion Sept. 28-30.
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 Shriners will be popping popcorn and limited concessions will be available for purchase. Pack a cooler and bring a blanket or lawn chairs. 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. Don’t miss the Lions Club pancake breakfast, the Swamp Fox parade and a steel drum band performance in the Uptown Artway.
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.
Saturday afternoon the fun moves to Lowe Park for more food, live music and various family activities including BINGO, life-size games, a hot air balloon onsite and garden events. The evening entertainment will be provided by Chicago’s own Spazmatics. Dinner options will be available from the Linn County Cattlemen, Zio Johno’s, Kettel House Bakery, 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.
The event is planned by a dedicated committee of community volunteers. There are a variety of opportunities to contribute to this event. Help us make the 2018 Swamp Fox Festival even bigger and better! Meetings are held monthly and begin after the first of the year. To inquire, drop us a line.
Gather your friends and neighbors and sign up to participate:
10K, 5K & Little Fox Mile
The Swamp Fox Festival 10K/5K and Little Fox Mile races are set for Sept. 29 at 7:30 a.m. lining-up on 5th Avenue between Marion City Hall and Vernon Middle School. Prizes awarded to the first overall male and female finishers. Active or former military service men and women receive a discount. Race shirts are provided for those who pre-register. Late registration does not guarantee a shirt. Find course maps and online registration at www.corridorrunning.com. Registration forms are also available at Marion City Hall, Lowe Park or Thomas Park.