Skeletons Are Coming to Marshall for Skeleton Fest!

Skeletons are coming! Skeletons are coming to Marshall!

The rib-tickling excitement begins September 30th with two amazing events; the Marshall Skeleton Fest Kick-Off Party and the Marshall Pub & Grub Crawl. These festivities are brought to you by Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance (MAEDA).

First, grab the kids and head downtown to the family-friendly Marshall Skeleton Fest Kick-Off Party from 2pm to 5pm. You will be dancing in the street to the live music of The EcoLimes as they play such favorites as Monster Mash, Thriller and Bad to the Bone. The fun continues with balloon animals and creations made by “Scoop the Balloonatic” and face-painting. Treat yourself to mouth-watering treats from food vendors including Old MacDonald Farm, all located on N. Grand Street and the parking lot of Bud’s Automotive Repair at 302 W. Michigan Ave.

Stroll through downtown and take selfies with the 28 5-foot tall “humorous” skeletons; have your pulse checked by the skeleton doctor, hang out with a coffee drinking skeleton, or play a game of Twister with a skeleton. Don’t forget to share the fun using hashtag #MarshallSkeletonFest!

The excitement continues into Saturday evening with the Marshall Pub & Grub Crawl from 5pm to 9pm. Start at Dark Horse Brewery and pick up your souvenir Skeleton Fest beer glass, which will be your ticket to discounts on delicious appetizer and drink specials at numerous bars and restaurants in the skeleton-decorated downtown area. Dark Horse also will feature a frighteningly tasty Skeleton Fest brew.

Skeleton Fest and Pub & Grub Crawl t-shirts will soon be available for purchase at the Marshall Welcome Center located at 323 W. Michigan Ave.

Fall fun begins September 30th! We look forward to seeing many friends, neighbors and Marshall visitors. For more information or with questions, contact MAEDA at 269-781-5163 or