Strong school spirit makes for exciting Friday night light action as the Marlin Bulldogs defend their multiple district wins. The Palace Theatre is a community playhouse featuring plays and dinner theaters throughout the year. The Marlin County Club plays host to Texas’ longest running two-man low-ball tournament. Marlin’s new public library features a collection of nearly 15,000 books, 8 public use computers with high speed internet and email access, a children’s room and computer classroom. There are many community events that happen throughout the year in Marlin; The Wood Street Blues Festival, Markets on Main Street, Christmas and Home Coming Parades, Old Homes Tour and the Historic Churches Tour all provide many options for family fun.