Join us in celebrating every aspect of historic, charming, riverboat town life at one of our community festivals. From Belpre to Barlow to Marietta, small town charisma awaits you. Each family-friendly festival is geared towards making your summertime fun time memorable.

 

January
3rd First Friday – Fire and Ice Festival – Marietta Main Street
18th “Digging the Past” Archaeology Day – Campus Martius Museum
25th Youth Winter Series – Campus Martius Museum

February
7th First Friday- Love is in the Air – Marietta Main Street
7th Brown Baggin Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
8th Contemporary Gunmakers and Allied Artists Show –
Campus Martius Museum
22nd Youth Winter Series – Campus Martius Museum

March
6th First Friday- Shamrock & Roll – Marietta Main Street
7th Mystery Dinner Theatre – Campus Martius Museum
13 & 14 Ohio Bluegrass Winter Weekend – Lafayette Hotel
14th Pie Fest
14th Fiber Artisans Fair – Campus Martius Museum
20 & 21 River City Blues & Jazz Festival
28th Youth Winter Series – Campus Martius Museum

April
3rd First Friday Downtown Peep Show – Marietta Main Street
3rd Brown Baggin Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
7th Marietta’s Birthday
11th Princess Ivy’s Adventure – The Castle
18 & 19, 25 & 26 American History Lecture Series –
Campus Martius Museum

May
1st First Friday- Garden Party – Marietta Main Street
2nd Herb Day Luncheon – The Castle
2 & 3 American History Lecture Series – Campus Martius Museum
4th Herb Day Luncheon – The Castle
7th National Tourism Day
23 & 24 Historic Marietta Tour of Homes – The Castle
30 & 31 Historic Marietta Tour of Homes – The Castle

June
TBD Wine & Chocolate Walk
5th First Friday- Downtown Art Walk – Marietta Main Street
5th Brown Baggin Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
11th Annual Garden Party Fundraiser – The Castle
12th Jazzin up the Museums – Campus Martius Museum
27th Mov’n Dragon Boat Excursion

July
3rd First Friday- Downtown Art Walk – Marietta Main Street
10-12 Marietta Riverfront Roar
11 & 25 Mov’n Dragon Boat Excursion
13-17 Archaeology Camp – The Castle
17-18 Marietta Sweet Corn Festival
27-30 Archaeology Field School – The Castle

August
31-2 Belpre Homecoming
1st Pioneer Pirates & Paddlewheels – Campus Martius
Museum & Ohio River Museum
6-9 River Trails and Ales Festival
7th First Friday – Downtown Art Walk – Marietta Main Street
7th Brown Baggin Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
8 & 22 Mov’n Dragon Boat Excursion
22nd Great Marietta Marketplace
22nd Howlin in the Alley – Lafayette Hotel

September
TBD Arts and History Hop
4-7 Washington County Fair
4th First Friday- Back to School Bash – Marietta Main Street
11-13 Ohio River Sternwheel Festival
14th Night at the Museum – The Castle
17th Hops, Vines and Cuisine – Marietta Chamber of Commerce
24-27 Barlow Fair
26th Brunch with Mark Twain – Campus Martius Museum

October
2nd Brown Baggin Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
22d First Friday- Fall Fest – Marietta Main Street
4-6 Lowell Octoberfest
17th Welcome Wagon
23 & 30 Ghost Tours – The Castle

November
6th First Friday- Community Harvest – Marietta Main Street
7th Appraisal Clinic – Campus Martius Museum
14th Gingerbread House Workshop – The Castle
21st City of Marietta Tree Lighting
21st Campus Martius Experience – Campus Martius Museum
28th Small Business Saturday
28th Merry-etta Christmas Parade

December
4th First Friday- Moonlight Madness – Marietta Main Street
4th Brown Baggin Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
12th Christmas Tea & Tour – The Castle
21st Solstice Watch – The Castle
28th Visit with the Pioneers – Campus Martius Museum