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.


1st Cash Mob Monday
5th First Friday – Fire and Ice Night
20th “Digging the Past” Archeology Day

2nd First Friday – Wine and Chocolate Walk
2nd Brown Baggin Thru History
5th Cash Mob Monday
9-10 Undercurrent Winter Fest
10th Contemporary Gunmakers
& Allied Artists Show
15th Downtown Celebration
16-17 River City Blues and Jazz Competition
24th Victoria Tea – The Castle

1-3 12th Annual Colony Short Film Festival
2nd First Friday – Nonprofit Night
5th Cash Mob Monday
9-10 Mystery Dinner Theatre
16-17 River City Blues & Jazz Festival

2nd Cash Mob Monday
6th First Friday – Marietta’s Birthday Party
6th Brown Baggin Thru History
7th Marietta’s Birthday
14th Brick Street Arts Bash
16th A Founding Feast – The Castle
28th Princess Party at The Castle

4th First Friday – Marietta Derby
7th Cash Mob Monday
6-12 National Tourism Week
26-27 Historic Marietta Tour of Homes

1st First Friday – Downtown Mini Golf
1st Brown Baggin Thru History
1st Jazzin’ Up the Museums
2-3 Historic Marietta Tour of Homes
4th Cash Mob Monday
9th Old St. Mary’s Cemetery Tour
16th Leith Run – Play Outside Event
Wayne National Forest
Twelfth Night: Marietta Summer Theatre
June 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 30th

July 1st
Guys and Dolls: Marietta Summer Theatre
June 29th, 30th,
July 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th
30th Mound Cemetery Patriots Tour

2nd Cash Mob Monday
6th First Friday – Downtown Art Walk
6-8 Marietta Riverfront Roar
9-13 History Camp – The Castle
20-21st Marietta Sweet Corn Festival
16-19 Archaeology Kids Camp – The Castle
21st Mound Cemetery Tour
Untimely Deaths
28th Art Outside at The Castle
30th Archaeology Field School – The Castle

3rd Brown Baggin thru History
2-4 Belpre Homecoming
3rd First Friday – Once Upon a Time
6th Cash Mob Monday
9-12 River Trails and Ales Festival
18th Fanny at Campus Martius Museum
18th Mound Cemetery Tour – Symbolism

1-4 44th Washington County Fair
3rd Cash Mob Monday
7th First Friday – Back to School Bash
7-9 Ohio River Sternwheel Festival
15th Brunch with Mark Twain
15th Night at the Museum – The Castle
27-30 Barlow Fair

1st Cash Mob Monday
5th First Friday – Witches Night
5th Brown Baggin Thru History
5-7 Lowell Octoberfest
14-15 Fall Foliage Driving Tour
26th Ghost Tours – The Castle
31st Ghost Tours – The Castle

2nd First Friday – Kids Market
3rd Appraisal Clinic
5th Cash Mob Monday
5th War Faire – the Castle
16th Campus Martius Experience
17th Gingerbread House Workshop
The Castle
25th Small Business Saturday
25th Christmas Parade

1st First Friday – Moonlight Madness
1st Holiday Loft Tour
3rd Cash Mob Monday
8th Christmas at Campus Martius
15th Christmas Tea & Tour – The Castle
21st Solstice Watch – The Castle
28th Visit with a pioneer