Special Events

Numerous organizations throughout the city host special events throughout the year, including the Annual Christmas Parade, the Annual Memorial Day Parade, various races, and other community events. 

Application process

All events that require the use of city property,  services, or road closures require a special events application and approval from City Council. Applications should be submitted to the City Clerk 90 days prior to the event. Once an application has been submitted, the applicant will meet with city staff to go over their event and what is needed in the way of city services. The event will then go to City Council for final approval. 

Special Events Application

For events being held in applicable City Parks, a park rental form and fee is required. 

Current Special Events

May 29, 2023Memorial Day Parade
June 10, 2023Oaklawn Color Classic 5K and Fun Run
June 15-18, 2023Alban Hefin- Celtic Festival
June 24, 2023BluesFest
July 4, 2023Oaklawn Pet, Bike, and Wagon Parade
Fridays in June, July, and AugustFridays at the Fountain by Youngish Professionals Committee
July 8 & 9, 2023Vintage Garden Market
July 22, 2023Market On Main
Fridays in July and AugustStories at the Fountain by Marshall District Library
August 19, 2023Grand River 5th Anniversary Party
September 9 & 10, 2023Hometour Vintage Market
October 20-22, 2023The Dark Masquerade & Carnival of Shadows (Michigan Vampire Ball)

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Details on all events can be viewed on the Choose Marshall website. Special events coordinated through the City are only events requiring the use of City property or services.