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
7 First Friday
15 Marietta Ice Festival
22 Nitty Gritty Series – Campus Martius Museum

FEBRUARY
4 Brown Baggin’ Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
4 First Friday – Downtown Date Night
5 Nitty Gritty Series – Campus Martius Museum
12 Contemporary Gunmakers and Allied Artists,
Campus Martius Museum
22 River and Country Lecture Series – Campus Martius Museum

MARCH
4 First Friday – March Madness
5 Mystery Dinner Theatre – Campus Martius Museum
12 Fiber Artisans Fair – Campus Martius Museum

APRIL
1 Brown Baggin’ Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
1 First Friday – Downtown Peep Show
2 Visit the Shanty Boat Folks – Ohio River Museum

MAY
3 River and Country Lecture series – Campus Martius Museum
6 First Friday – Adventure Is Out There
21 Putts and Pints
21 Nitty Gritty Series – Ohio River Museum

JUNE
3 Brown Baggin’ Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
3 First Friday – Art Walk – Downtown Marietta
10 Jazzin’ Up the Museums – Valley Gem Sternwheeler
12 Second Sunday
18 Main Street Day
21–24 Passport to Fun: Summer Camp – Ohio River Museum
25 Wine & Chocolate Walk
28–July 1 Passport to Fun: Summer Camp – Ohio River Museum

JULY
1 First Friday – Art Walk – Downtown Marietta
8–10 Riverfront Roar – Ohio River Levee
9 Nitty Gritty Series – Ohio River Museum
10 Second Sunday
19 River and Country Lecture Series – Ohio River Museum

AUGUST
4–6 Belpre Homecoming
5 Brown Baggin’ Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
5 First Friday – Art Walk – Downtown Marietta
6 Pioneers and Paddlewheels – Ohio River Museum &
Campus Martius Museum
11–14 RTA (Rivers, Trails and Ales)
12 Howlin in the Alley Music Fest
14 Second Sunday
18–21 Waterford Fair – Waterford Fairgrounds
20 Nitty Gritty Series– Campus Martius Museum

SEPTEMBER
2 First Friday – Roaring 20’s Night – Downtown Marietta
3 Washington County Fair Parade @ 10 a.m.
3–6 Washington County Fair – Washington County Fairgrounds
9–11 Ohio River Sternwheeler Festival
17 Brunch with Mark Twain – Valley Gem Sternwheeler
22–25 Barlow Fair – Barlow Fairgrounds

OCTOBER
7 Brown Baggin’ Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
7 First Friday – Pups and Pumpkins – Downtown Marietta
8–9 Lowell Octoberfest – Buell Island
9–15 Octoberfeast
11 River and Country Lecture Series – Campus Martius Museum
15 Digging the Past: Archaeology Day – Campus Martius Museum
22 Woodcarvers Demonstration – Matamoras Area Historical
Society Museum

NOVEMBER
4 First Friday – Hometown Heroes – Downtown Marietta
4 Recycle the Cheer Donation Drive – Armory
5 Appraisal Clinic – Campus Martius Museum
12 Nitty Gritty Series – Campus Martius Museum
19 City of Marietta Tree Lighting – The Armory Square
26 Merry-Etta Christmas Parade
26 Small Business Saturday

DECEMBER
1–31 Grand Opening of Tour of Lights – City of Marietta
1–31 Grand Opening of Holiday Tree Walk – East Muskingum Park
2 First Friday Moonlight Madness
2 Brown Baggin’ Thru History – Campus Martius Museum
3 Christmas in the Village – Downtown, New Matamoras
3 Santa House – East Muskingum Park
10 Holiday Loft Tours – Downtown Marietta & Harmar Village
11 Santa House – East Muskingum Park
17 Santa House – East Muskingum Park
17 Ugly Sweater DORA Crawl

All events are subject to change without notice.