Welcome to Marion!
"Home of Real Water - Artesian Wells"
A friendly community nestled in the heart of some of Michigan's finest recreational lands. We are located in Central Northern Michigan on the banks of the Middle Branch River with many lakes, streams and the Muskegon River within easy reach. Some of the state's finest hunting and fishing is found here.
Marion, located on M-66 just southeast of Cadillac, is a welcoming community with excellent schools, churches, and a variety of businesses and restaurants in the downtown district. Marion has a weekly newspaper, a Downtown Development Authority and an active Chamber of Commerce which sponsors the annual Old Fashion Days celebration each August. The Marion Fair is a highly anticipated event which occurs each June. Attractions feature animal exhibits and judging, harness racing, midway rides and top-name grandstand entertainment.
Marion and the surrounding area offer visitors a large variety of recreational activities. From canoe and tube trips down the Muskegon River, miles of ORV and snowmobile trails, boating on area lakes to mushroom hunting and trout fishing in the spring. The area has something for everyone.
Veteran's Memorial Park boasts an exceptional, full-service campground situated on the Middle Branch River Walk. The village also has a fine motel.
Thousands of acres of state land are within easy reach of Marion and offer endless recreational and easy sporting possibilities. The area is well know for its fine deer and small game, partridge, goose and duck hunting.
The Middle Branch River is a designated trout stream where Brown and Brook trout are a test of the angler's skills. In addition to trout, pan fish, bluegill, bass and walleye can be found in area lakes and streams.
The Marion area is home to many farms growing a wide variety of crops. The area is especially suited to dairy and livestock farming.
We welcome you to Marion an ideal place to live, work and vacation!
Join Us at our Next Meeting
August 12 th at 6:00 pm
at the Village Hall Conference Room!
Current Event in August...
(aka Old Fashion Days)...
August 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Flyer for Event
Quick Preview! Details please check out our flyer linked above
Aug 1st (Thur) Starting off with our Hot Dog Roast from 5:30 - 7:30 with music by David Berghoff
Aug 2nd (Fri) Street Vendors, Street Sale, Crafts & More, Bingo at the VFW, Farm Stock Tractor Pull,
7:30 Gospel Concert with dessert to follow Featuring The
"4 One Quartet"
Aug 3rd (Sat) So much going on... Come spend the day with us
8:30 am 5k Fun Run/Walk,
starting at 9 am Childrens Firgerprint ID, Bicycle Helment Saftey Clinic, Street Vendors, Softball Tournament, Golf Scramble, Fire Truck Display, 9th Annual Car, Truck & Bike Show, Sidewalk Sales
starting at 10 am Childrens Parade, Kids casting, penny scramble, Face painting, Music Jam by the River, Crafts & More, Horseshoe Tournment, Vintage/Antique Tractor Pull, Marion's Got Talent, Historical Museum
starting at 11 am Air Bounce ($2.00 all day arm bands), Steven D-One Man Band, Luncheon, Bingo
starting at Noon Frog & Toad Jumping Contest, Canoe/Kayak Races, VFW Chicken BBQ
starting at 1:00 pm Frosty Freeze Banana Split Eating Contest
Starting at 3:30 The Grand Parade, after Parade Chamber Ticket Prize Drawing by Steven D!
Everything after Parade... Marion Alumni Open House, Community Ticket Drawing, Duck Race, Garden Tractor Pull, Street Dance, Tri-County & Bluegrass
Aug 4th (Sun) VFW Breakfast, Volleyball Tournment