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
8 First Friday – FriYay for the New Year
16 Marietta Ice Festival

February
2 25th Virtual History Camp – The Castle
5 Brown Baggin Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
5 First Friday – Treat Yo’ Self – Marietta Main Street
13 Contemporary Gunmakers & Allied Artist Show –
Campus Martius Museum
18 Virtual Third Thursday Talk – The Castle
27 Virtual Victorian Tea – The Castle

March
5 First Friday – Shamrock & Roll – Marietta Main Street
13 Fiber Artisans Fair – Campus Martius Museum
19 & 20 River City Blues & Jazz Festival
29 Virtual Food History Cooking Class – The Castle

April
2 Brown Baggin Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
2 Visit the Shanty Boat Folks – Ohio River Museum
2 First Friday – Downtown Peep Show – Marietta Main Street
15 Virtual Third Thursday Talk – The Castle

May
2 National Tourism Day
7 First Friday – It’s A Carnival! – Marietta Main Street
15 Cemetery Tours – The Castle

June
4 Brown Baggin Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
4 First Friday – Art Walk – Marietta Main Street
5 Cemetery Tours – The Castle
12 Jazzin up the Museums – Campus Martius Museum
17 Virtual Third Thursday Talk – The Castle

July
2 First Friday – Art Walk – Marietta Main Street
3 Cemetery Tours: Mound Cemetery Patriots Tours – The Castle
9-11 Marietta Riverfront Roar
16-17 Marietta Sweet Corn Festival
24 Cemetery Tours – The Castle
31 Harmar Days

August
1 Harmar Days
5-7 Belpre Homecoming
5 Princess Ivy Adventure – The Castle
6 First Friday Art Walk – Marietta Main Street
6 Brown Baggin Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
7 Pioneers & Paddlewheels
12-15 River Trails and Ales Festival
15 Cemetery Tours – The Castle

September
3-7 Washington County Fair
3 First Friday – Main Street Marietta
9 Footsteps of Colonel Clark & the 36th OVI – The Castle
10-12 Ohio River Sternwheel Festival
18 Brunch with Mark Twain – Valley Gem Sternwheeler
20 Food History – The Castle
24-25 Barlow Fair

October
1 Brown Baggin Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
1 First Friday – Falling for Marietta – Main Street Marietta
2 & 3 Lowell Octoberfest
7 James Backus Life at Picketed Point – Campus Martius Museum
9 Cultural Caravan Bus Tour – The Castle
9 Excavating Ohio – Campus Martius Museum
21 Third Thursday Talk – The Castle
22 Ghost Tours – The Castle
23 Cemetery Tours – Marietta College at Mound Cemetery

November
5 First Friday – Thanks (for) Giving – Main Street Marietta
6 Appraisal Clinic – Campus Martius Museum
13 Gingerbread House Workshop – The Castle
20 Campus Martius Experience
27 Small Business Saturday
27 Merry-etta Christmas Parade
27 Holiday Tree Walk

December
1-31 Holiday Tree Walk
3 Brown Baggin Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
3 First Friday – Moonlight Madness – Main Street Marietta
11 Christmas Tea and Tour – The Castle
21 Solstice Watch – The Castle
29 Visit with the Pioneers – Campus Martius Museum

All events are subject to change without notice.