Marie Antoinette Festival

In 1788, the oldest town in Ohio was christened 'Marietta' to honor Queen Marie Antoinette and acknowledge the French for their support of the American Revolution. Now we celebrate that connection in royal style with a 3 day Festival for Marie Antoinette's birthday!

*This event is planned and sponsored by a multitude of organizations around town. Key supporters and organizers: The Betsey Mills Club, Hidden Marietta, Powers Research LLC, The Castle, The Lafayette Hotel, Hot Tomato /Roberts Family Photography, Hansen's Enhancements. Jeremiah’s Coffee house and many more.
We are still welcoming items for our silent auction.

Planned Festivities:

Friday, November 3, 2017, 6pm-9pm
*First Friday Merchants Walk*
Merchants downtown will theme out their shops in French glam!
Special activities will be found in the shops throughout the night, including a CAKE WALK!

*Family Masquerade Ball*
The Betsey Mills Club will hold a special Family-friendly ball from 6-10 pm. Crafts, traditional dances and historic characters will bring our French Connection to life.
Mamaolgy will provide the activities and concessions, The Right Path for Washington Co will provide a DJ for the dance party.
$5 donation per person at the door or get your ticket in advance by texting "FamilyBall" to 41444. Children must be escorted by an adult. No dress code: wear jeans, your Halloween costume, or go all out in Masquerade style!

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 7pm-12pm ***4th Annual Marie Antoinette Masquerade Extravaganza***
Music, lights, laughter, dancers, mystery, masks and prizes, all in the elegant setting of the Betsey Mills Club.
$40 base ticket donation. Donations of $50 or more include special perks like rhinestone brooches, masks and tiaras. Get tickets at or text MARIE to 41444
Age 21+, cash bar available. Food included in ticket price.
There's no dress code! Come as simple or as fancy as you please! Music provided by Echo Meccah and Qiet
River City Ballroom Dancers and Marie Antoinette and her court will entertain you all.
Scavenger hunt & silent auction prizes to be won! Get tickets at or text MARIE to 41444

Sunday, November 5, 2017
*Bloody Marie-Etta Brunch *
This is event is held at the Lafayette Hotel. Enjoy a delicious brunch after your amazing night of dancing and relax!
Call 740.373.5522 for reservations.

*Marietta Mansions Walking Tour*
This event is presented by Hidden Marietta. You'll learn about the lives of Marietta's own 'royalty' and see how they lived! Meet us at Mound Cemetery at 1pm for a 90 minute tour around Marietta's historic residential district. Distance covered about 1 mile. $15 per person, all proceeds will go to support La Musee Rose. No reservations necessary, just show up at 1pm on November 5!

for more information
Contact Cat Bigley 7405259665
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