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A Floral Retrospective by Gregory Dirr

Ocala City Hall 151 SE Osceola Ave, Ocala

Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm - Boca Raton artist Gregory Dirr emphasizes environmental conservation in his interdisciplinary artworks. Using paint, multi-media resources, fabric and glass, Dirr’s works is a response to the world […]

Colorful Pleasures by Christine Dozier

Ocala International Airport 5770 SW 60th Ave., Ocala

Hours vary per airport operations - Ocala resident Dozier exhibits a variety of work including landscapes, abstracts, still life and animal portraits. She works in oils and acrylics and studied […]

A Dickens Christmas: The Urban Family’s Holiday Exhibition

Appleton Museum of Art 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm - The Urban family’s premiere collection of Christmas decorations includes beautiful trees, the popular miniature Dickens Village, plus nutcrackers, handmade caroler dolls and Santa dolls. A […]

Looking on the Brighter Side by Jennifer Weigel

Ocala Recreation and Parks 828 NE 8th Ave, Ocala

Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm - Weigel’s multi-media artwork includes drawings, fibers, installation, paint, video and more to explore themes of beauty, identity and memory. For more info,

Pops! Goes the Holidays

Reilly Arts Center 500 NE 9th St., Ocala

Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 3pm - For festive music, the Ocala Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert is an Ocala tradition and sells out every year. Tickets are $15-$40; see for more info.


BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art

Appleton Museum of Art 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala

This zippy exhibition shows off the whimsical and fun artwork made of inflatables. Eight internationally renowned artists have work on display. For more info,

Christmas Light Spectacular

Florida Horse Park 11008 South Hwy 475, Ocala

This is a drive-thru show. Ticket prices are per carload and also include kids’ activities, live music, train ride, slides and inflatables and a visit with Santa. Food trucks will […]

HITS Ocala Holiday Premiere Horse Show

HITS Post Time Farm 13710 US Highway 27, Ocala

A hunter-jumper show culminates in a Grand Prix on Sunday with a $25,000 grand prize. Classes for youth riders, re-trained thoroughbreds, adult amateur riders and more. See for more […]

Winter Wonderland

World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala

Thursday through Sunday nights at the Grand Plaza. Holiday décor, carolers, balloon artists, face painting, live entertainment and the chance to meet Santa. Note: this is a paid parking event […]

First Saturdays Market in the Park

Ernie Mills Park Bostick St, Dunnellon

A variety of vendors set up their booths at Ernie Mills Park. Many Dunnellon stores also offer Saturday Specials and you can pick up a map of other participating merchants.

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 Farmers Market

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

Farmers Swap Meet

Rural King 2999 NW 10th St, Ocala

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

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Free First Saturday at the Appleton Museum of Art

Appleton Museum of Art 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala

Free admission for all to the permanent collection and special exhibits. Explore this art-filled space and the garden atrium. Big Lee’s BBQ food truck onsite 11am-2pm. For more info,

NAACP Taste of Soul Marion

One Health Center 1714 SW 17th St,, Ocala

A festive afternoon of food tastes and tidbits of Marion County’s restaurants, food truck vendors, wine and more. Tickets are $30 from

Light Up Lake Lillian

Lake Lillian Park Robinson Road north of SE Hames Road, Belleview

Check out vendor booths, arts and crafts, kids’ activities and more. Food options available. Bring chairs and watch the lake light up in this annual holiday tradition. For more details, […]

Santa at the Park

Ernie Mills Park Bostick St, Dunnellon

A celebration of Santa as he visits the park, along with a bounce house, ice skating, food, entertainment and more. For more info,

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Urban Cowboy Night

Quail Roost Arena 4246 W. Highway 318, Citra

This fundraiser for Stirrups ‘n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center includes dancing, mechanical bull riding, silent auctions, dollar dances and a Dolly Parton look-alike contest. Suggested donation is $75 per person; […]

Dunnellon Christmas Parade

Dunnellon Middle School 21005 Chestnut St., Dunnellon

The theme is “Christmas Across the Decades” and the parade starts at the middle school then moves east and south to end on San Jose Boulevard. For more info,