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Marion offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Fishing is plentiful in nearby Oxbow lakes and the Mississippi River chutes. Three state parks are located within a 30-minute drive, with two of them focusing on the area’s history.Less than a half-hour away in Memphis are big city attractions including concerts, Memphis Symphony performances, regional ballet and opera productions, an IMAX theater, Broadway touring groups at the Orpheum, a zoo, numerous museums, and of course, Graceland.
Marion has an annual spring festival each May known as Esperanza Bonanza. A past winner of the Arkansas Community Development Award, this family oriented festival offers barbecue, crawfish, carnival rides, and live music.
The most recent addition to our community calendar is our Scarecrow Contest, held during the month of October. Winners of the city-wide contest are announced at our fun-filled Saturday festival held in late October. The Scarecrow Contest began in 2011 and the display of unique and creative scarecrows was enjoyed all month long by residents and visitors. The contest quickly took hold as a new tradition to welcome and celebrate fall, and to promote Marion’s wonderful community spirit.
Early December marks the beginning of Marion’s Christmas season with the annual Christmas parade. Kids of all ages gather to watch and wave to passing friends on floats and in bands and walking groups. Of course, the highlight of the evening is Santa’s appearance as he arrives to remind us of the magic of the season. The entire town is aglow with the excitement and wonder of Christmas on this special night each year.


Holiday Garbage Pickup Schedule:

Thursday & Friday pickup will be the Monday & Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving Day

Wed. & Thurs. Dec. 24 & 25 trash will be picked up Dec. 29 & 30

New Year's Day:
Jan. 1 trash will be picked up Jan. 2

Please Note: All regular household trash must be bagged.

Used Tire Disposal

Tire disposal is available for both businesses and residents.

The hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 to 3:30.

There is no charge at the time of service, but there will be bills sent out quarterly for each tire.

The tire prices are: $1.75/passenger tires; $5/semi-truck tires; $26/ implement tires.

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