According to the calendar, summer is still a few weeks away. According to the thermostat, summer is already here, and Memorial Day, which for many represents the beginning of the summer season, is less than a week away. All of this is great news for people who love the summer time, but for Marietta the time of year is particularly exciting. Although there is plenty to do in Marietta year-round, the spring and summer are when Marietta truly shines. The natural beauty of the Mid-Ohio Valley, from the woods of nearby Hocking Hills to the scenic trails lining the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers, all are readily accessible. Even more exciting is that there is a host of events that occur during the summer in Marietta that are unique and fun for the whole family. Each event possesses its own unique “persona” with its own traditions and attractions. Here is a quick run-down of some of these events coming up. This is not an exhaustive list, by the way.
Marietta Riverfront Roar: Do you love races? Marietta Riverfront Roar (starting July 6th this year) is a jam-packed festival focused on powerboat racing. There are food vendors, downtown is abuzz with excitement, and if you can find yourself a seat at the levee, you can enjoy yourself all day long.
Marietta Sweet Corn Festival: Fans of sweet corn will find this festival quite heavenly. There are lots of play areas for the kids, there is usually an antique car show for the adults, and, of course, there is tons of amazing corn to eat.
River Trails & Ales: Love beer? Love hiking, biking, and kayaking? This festival is perfect for you and the family. Take advantage of local pubs like The Galley and immerse yourself in the natural beauty Marietta offers.
Along with these annual events, Marietta is fortunate in that two queens will be visiting this summer. These queens are not people but, rather, they are riverboats right out of American history. The American Queen and the Queen of the Mississippi will be visiting Marietta as part of their respective cruises. Seeing these riverboats resting in the river as you walk downtown is truly an amazing experience that is hard to describe. The best option is to see it for yourself. You can learn more about these cruise ships here.
While Marietta is always welcoming to tourists and visitors, the value of living in a town that has so much to offer cannot be overstated. Marietta is the perfect place to grow your business and your family. Contact us today to learn more!