Be sure to check out these events happening in Marshall.

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Join us August 16th, 6:00pm-8:00pm for Dog Daze Activities & Parade in Downtown Marshall!

Dog Daze Parade begins around 7:00pm. Join in the parade as we walk our dogs around downtown Marshall; exact parade route to be determined based on weather.

Costumes for pets and owners are encouraged!

Info Booths
Ask The Vet:
Dr Sheldon
Dr Pantzer

Enjoy family and doggy friendly games & activities in Downtown Marshall.

For extra fun and participation, join in the event as a volunteer!
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12th Annual Mermaids in Marshall Parade and Festival
11:00 AM11:00

12th Annual Mermaids in Marshall Parade and Festival

It's that time again!! The 12th Annual Mermaid Parade and Festival takes place all over Downtown Marshall & the Island ,on June 8th! 

Splash Island for the kids and kids at heart with an 18' water slide, bounce house, inflated slip and slide and Toddler zone all on Blannahassett Island, a.k.a. "The Island" 11 am to 4 pm, Don't forget your swim suit! Free for kids of all ages.

Arts and Crafts Vendors will be located across the street from Mad Co Brew House and at the Story building on South Main Street, 1:30 pm - 7pm.

Treasure Hunt - 11am - 4 pm Downtown/Courthouse steps
Collect Doubloons from downtown shops and enter a raffle ticket at the Downtown Marshall Association booth on the courthouse steps.

2nd Annual Seafood Competition Cook Off with Local Professionals and Amateur! This is the only ticketed event and we partnered with Beacon of Hope Food Pantry for a canned food drive, so for every can you donate you get $1 off your ticket!! Your ticket is your vote! The public judges this one and that means you! We will have live music, beer and wine for purchase. The Cook off is 1:30 pm- 4pm on back street across from Sweet Monkey.

We have a shuttle this year running from the designated area at Ingles on 25/70 down to Main Street in Marshall. and get a ride into town! The shuttle will run from 11 am to 8 pm. Please use the shuttle as parking will be very limited downtown.

The Jewel of The French Broad!! The PARADE!!
6pm Parade Launch!! Anyone can be in the Parade!! If you want to have a float in the parade please let us know by messaging the event! It is an interactive parade and it's all about water guns this year!! We have um and you have um! There are 3 designated "war zones" which will be marked and prepare to get soaked!!

Live music on Main Street from 12 - 7 pm. Shiver your timbers with great sounds from local artists.

Stick around after the parade for some After Parties!! Some of the business in town will be hosting bands and performances so check the Downtown Marshall FB page for specific business details!

Don't forget to Dress Up now AARRRRRRRRR!!!!

Sponsored by The Downtown Marshall Association, The Town of Marshall and The Madison County Tourism Development Authority.

Here's a video with highlights from the 2017 Mermaid  Parade:

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St Patricks Day
5:00 PM17:00

St Patricks Day

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!!! Join us for the St. Patty’s Day pub crawl in downtown Marshall. The crawl will start at The Sweet Monkey Café at 5pm; they will be serving an Irish inspired menu with all of your favorite Irish fare. At 6pm the crawl will move down to The Marshall Container Company and at 7pm the crawl will end at Mad Co. Brew House for live music. And be on the look for St. Patrick himself!!

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Marshall Gras
5:00 PM17:00

Marshall Gras

It's Marshall Gras Time Again!! Don your Purple, Green and Gold any way you choose and we will see you in Downtown Marshall for all types of crazy Marshall Gras fun.

Details on participating businesses coming soon…

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Annual Jingle Mingle
5:00 PM17:00

Annual Jingle Mingle

Join us for a night filled with Music, Art and Holiday Fun!! 

A Variety of local performers with be filling the air with music and cheer in various downtown establishments. 

The Madison County arts Council Holiday Sale will offer a Friday night ‘Jingle Mingle’ sale event featuring local artists from 4-9pm at 62 South Main Street (the former Wells Fargo location). 

An Ugly Sweater Strut at Zuma Coffee starts at 6:30 so wear your worst! Please sign up outside of Zuma prior to the strut. 

Window Decorating Contest!! The Brush Creek Elementary School Choir on the Court House Steps!! Santa!! So much to do Downtown!! Fun for the Whole Family!! See Y'all There!!


Madison Natural Foods 5:00 pm
Mad Co. Brew House 5:15 pm
Marshall Container Company 5:30 pm
Main St. Café 6:00 pm
Penland & Son’s Department Store 6:30 pm
The Sweet Monkey Café 7:00 pm

6:00 pm – Court House: Brush Creek Elementary School Choir 
6:00 pm – Mad Co. Brew House: The Moon & You 
6:30 pm – Marshall Container Company Movie: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” along with hot cocoa and treats. Live music at 7pm 
7:00 pm – The Sweet Monkey Café: Katie Kasben Playing Jazzy Christmas Music
7:00 pm --Shady Side Florist

4:00 to 9:00pm – Madison County Arts Council Annual Holiday Sale featuring 23 Artist booths Pop up location: 90 South Main St.
5:30 to 7:30pm – Flow Gallery opening Reception of Wild Awake: a collection of small spells by Abacus Corvus (Store will be open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm) 
11am-7:30pm – HA! Offering cider and cookies/ snacks
12-9:00 pm – Outpost- vintage and handmade pop up shoppe with hot chocolate & ornaments for sale
Open till 7:00pm – Penlands Department Store 
Open till 9:00pm – French Broad Exchange
Open till 8:00pm – Shady Side Florist- music & snacks
2:00 to 9:00pm – MOSAIC Open House

Open till 7:30pm - Marshall HA Studios with Hot Cider & Cookies
Open till 7pm – Madison Natural Foods
10am-10:00pm --Ashe Farm B&B/Antiques will have gifts and antiques available for purchase together with homemade cookies & beverages. Dolls & Trains with Outside and Inside Lighting of Christmas Trees, Bells, and Ribbons for Holiday Viewing.

– The Sweet Monkey Cafe 
– Star Diner- taking reservations until 9pm
– Marshall's Main Street Cafe
– Zuma Coffee
– Blunt Pretzels for sale in front of the Court House
-- Pizza by the slice at Mad. Co Brew House 

6:30 pm Zuma Coffee Ugly Sweater Strut
Wear your ugliest & most festive Holiday Sweater downtown and join in the strut
First prize awards will be given out for the kids strut & the adult strut

The Window Decorating Contest winner will also be announced

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Marshall Handmade Market
10:00 AM10:00

Marshall Handmade Market

The Marshall Handmade Market happens every autumn on the Saturday before Thanksgiving at Marshall High Studios in Marshall, NC, from 10am to 5pm. The studios are housed in a 1920's two story brick high school, which is nestled on a little island in the French Broad River. On show day the spacious, sunny auditorium is filled with some of the best makers in the region, and the resident artists open the doors of their classrooms-turned-studios to visitors.

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