Marlin Fest to celebrate Independence Day on July 2

The City of Marlin invites you to participate in an exciting and festive Independence Day celebration. This year’s Marlin Fest will take place July 2 at the Falls County Youth Fair Pavilion within the Marlin City Park. 

The event will feature Texas Heatwave Band from Waco. Look forward to live music from 5-9 p.m. inside an air-conditioned building with a giant fan. They’re going to play all the favorites, so get ready to bob-and-weave, swing, and every other dance move you can think of. 

There will be vendors and craftspeople, and yummy food trucks offering a unique experience for our community. Come hungry for Glory Wagon’s fine burgers and fries, or the best dang soul food (10/10!) in Central Texas from DK and Mom’s, followed up with a sweet treat from Kona Ice or Churro’s Time.

Returning due to great demand is the youth fishing tournament. There will be first, second, and third trophies for each of the two groups, 12-and-under and 13-and-up, as well as other prizes. A limited number of new poles to use and to keep will be available to the first fishers that arrive. We’re also stocking the pond with more fish to increase the action on the water. Catching starts at 5 p.m. and finishes at 8 p.m. There’s no charge to participate. Start practicing your cast and your winner’s wave now.

Come early to enjoy all the food, music, and festivities, including an enormous bouncy house for the kiddos, but don’t plan on leaving until you get to watch the spectacular fireworks show from Pyrolific. Fireworks will start at 9:15p, and we heard they might put some really big ones into the show so that the people in Temple and Waco can see and hear all the fun going on in Marlin! 

The city welcomes your participation to make this celebration a spectacular event, and we look forward to celebrating America and Marlin with you.

Main event sponsor is HEB. Other community sponsors that continue to invest in Marlin are Texas Farm Bureau-Falls County, 1st National Bank of Hughes Springs, Williams Feed, BankcorpSouth, Jimi Lynn-State Farm, and Wagon Rib & Wing Drive Thru, and Walmart.


The Marlin Democrat

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Marlin, TX 76661
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