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Friends of the Library Quarterly Book Sale

Headquarters - Ocala Public Library 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala

Friday 11am-2pm; Saturday 10am-2pm - Calling all book worms! This quarterly fundraiser lets you browse for books and help the Friends of the Library nonprofit at the same time. Bring your […]

Derby Day Jackpot Cattle Show

Florida Horse Park 11008 South Hwy 475, Ocala

Showmanship for the kids and other cattle classes take place this weekend. They won’t win any races, but they’re fun to see. Champion bulls and heifers, kids’ classes and more. […]

Derby Days Barrel Race Show

Southeastern Livestock Pavilion 2232 N Jacksonville Rd, Ocala

Friday/Saturday 8am-7pm; Sunday 9am-last race  - Check out a different kind of race when the horses run the barrels at this event. Multiple races with great prizes and exciting action. Saturday […]


A Strange and Picturesque Country: Etchings by Earl H. Reed

Appleton Museum of Art 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala

Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm Prints from the permanent collection by Earl Howell Reed. Although a largely self-taught artist, Reed’s work can be viewed in the collections of the National Gallery […]

Horsin’ Around at the Discovery Center

Discovery Center 701 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm - The Discovery Center, Ocala’s hands-on children’s museum, hands it over to the horsey set with an opportunity to explore the world of horses. Kids can figure how […]

Horsemanship by Walter Israel

Ocala Recreation and Parks 828 NE 8th Ave, Ocala

Longtime horseman and artist Walter Israel exhibits his charcoal portraits of horses and their people. He uses light and dark to complement and express his passion for animals. Free to […]

Ocala Feathered Horse Classic

World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala

Gypsy Vanners are fairy tale horses with their elegant coloring, long feathered feet and flowing manes and tails. The costume class, Concours D’Elegance Exhibition, is the last class of the […]

Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

UF/IFAS Extenstion Marion County Nursery 2232 NW Jacksonville Road, Ocala

Free admission. All kinds of plants for sale, including natives, herbs, trees, flowers, perennials, shrubs and more. Plus, soil testing kits available and consultations with master gardeners. Bring your own […]

Yoga in the Park

Sholom Park 7110 SW 80th Ave, Ocala

Stretch out by the Sholom Park stage; recurs every Saturday morning. Visit for details.

Ocala Downtown Market

310 SE Third St 310 SE Third St, Ocala

A variety of vendors offer local fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood, fresh pasta, honey and arts and crafts. Check out some local food trucks and the occasional guest entertainer. […]

Farmers Swap Meet

Rural King 2999 NW 10th St, Ocala

A true farmers swap meet where chickens, goats, turkeys, rabbits and sometimes even ponies are available along with horse tack, home-grown plants, produce and hand-crafted items. Booth types vary with […]

Sunflower Festival

Coon hollo Farm 22480 N US Hwy 441, Micanopy

Head out to the farm and enjoy Coon Hollo’s Sunflower Festival. Take a hayride to feed the cows, browse through Nana’s Country Store for goodies and farm fresh delights. Vendor […]

Festivals of Speed Car Show

World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala

Check out exotic, classic and muscle cars all carefully polished up and ready to rev. More than 200 cars will be shown, including such famed brands as Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, McLaren […]

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party

World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala

At the Grand Arena - Watch the best two minutes in sports. The viewing party takes place in the Grand Arena and offers food options from WEC’s usual fast casual […]

Kentucky Derby Hat Party

World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala

Dress up to celebrate the best two minutes in sports. This Derby party takes place at Stirrups at the Equestrian Hotel and includes food stations, an open bar featuring specialty […]