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Friday to Sunday, Sept. 27 to 29

Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette
Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette

Marion will honor its heritage and its Revolutionary War-hero namesake, Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion, during this weekend’s 30th annual celebration. Activities will be staged around the city, mostly at City Square Park in Uptown Marion, Lowe Park on North 10th Street and Thomas Park on Marion Boulevard. Highlights: Friday: magician/comedian Ben Ulin, 6:30 p.m., Klopfenstein Amphitheater in Lowe Park. Saturday: Uptown: morning 10K, 5K and kids’ mile walk/run, fall market, parade at 9:30 p.m., bicycle tour; Lowe Park: grass volleyball tournament, 5 p.m. family activities with games, food, music by The Spazmatics and fireworks. Sunday: car show, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thomas Park.

30th Swamp Fox Festival

Friday (9/27) to Sunday (9/29), Marion’s City Square Park, Lowe Park, Thomas Park; Cityofmarion.org/departments/parks-recreation/events/swamp-fox-festival

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