8 Ways to Celebrate Spring in Marion

Springtime in Marion County calls for a celebration! Lucky for you, there’s plenty of fun to go around.


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Spring Bird Walk at Pricketts Fort State Park


Pricketts Fort events

Join the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources for a bird walk! This annual spring celebration is the perfect chance to experience the joy of nature. Pick from three dates: April 21, April 28, or May 5.

Children ages 6-14 are invited to experience music and heritage at a dulcimer class on April 28! Judy Werner will teach the basics of learning to play a lap dulcimer. This event is free, but you must pre-register.


Musical notes

Enjoy music from the Manhattan Piano Trio at St. Peter The Fisherman Church on April 8 at 7 p.m. This award-winning trio, consisting of a pianist, violinist, and cellist, will delight classical music lovers.


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Sagebrush Round-Up


Spend your Saturday nights at the Sagebrush Round-Up! They provide a country music show every week, complete with a dance floor.

Kevin Solecki is back by popular demand! Enjoy his accordion concert at the Knights of Columbus on April 21 at 7 p.m., along with other local talent and the Fairmont Senior High School Madrigals.

AMT Productions presents Jimmy Fortune at East Fairmont High School Auditorium on April 22 at 2:30 p.m.! Fortune is a Country Music Hall of Fame member who performed with the Statler Brothers for 21 years.


Spring fun


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Valley Falls Challenge – WVMBA XC


The Valley Falls Challenge Cross Country race will be held April 15 at Valley Falls State Park! The West Virginia Mountain Biking Association event is an exciting chance for bike racers to qualify for the series championship in September. And mark your calendars – the Valley Falls Enduro Race is coming up on May 13!

The return of spring means one thing: it’s time to play some disc golf! Leagues meet every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at the Seth Burton Memorial Disc Golf Complex at Morris Park in Fairmont. Be on the lookout for upcoming tournaments as the season progresses!

So get out there in the great outdoors. Head to the Fort, the Falls. Enjoy the beginnings of a West Virginia spring. Listen to the sweet sounds of the country … inside at Sagebrush.  Avoid the seasonal transition with live music of all kinds in the great indoors.
Whether it’s the Manhattan Piano Trio or disc golf at the park, enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds in Marion.

Is there anything you will miss about winter?