An Evening with Kenny G

Reilly Arts Center 500 NE 9th St., Ocala, FL, United States

Prolific jazz musician Kenny G comes to Ocala to play a medley of hit songs and tracks from his new album Innocence, his 20th studio album. In addition to original music, Kenny brings unique reworks of many recognizable songs, among them: “Rock-a-Bye Baby”, “Over the Rainbow”, and Frederic Chopin’s “Nocturne Op. 9”. For tickets, visit […]

Senior Learners Summer Term Kickoff Party

College of Central Florida 3001 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL, United States

Learn from the instructors about the Senior Learners Summer Term classes at their free kick-off party! The event will be offered both in person and on Zoom. The in-person portion will be at the College of Central Florida, Building 20, Room 107. Guests will be provided with snacks and refreshments. For more information and how to […]

First Friday Art Walk

Historic Downtown Ocala 1 SE Broadway St, Ocala, FL, United States

The last First Friday until September. Come visit the Downtown Square to check out a huge variety of art displays, local creators, arts and crafts and other family activities, live music, and more. This event is free and open to the public. Weather permitting. Visit ocalamarion.com/events/first-friday-art-walk/ for more information.

2024 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series

1501 W Silver Springs 1501 W Silver Springs, Ocala, FL, United States

The City of Ocala in partnership with, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission, Juneteenth Celebration Committee, and Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA) is excited to be working on the 2024 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series. This will be our 8th year celebrating the series. The series is sponsored in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt […]

Connecting Y(our) Water

Appleton Museum of Art 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL, United States

Gabi Sullivan, Water Resource Coordinator for the City of Ocala, leads a presentation on the importance of water conservation. This event is free to attend for both members and non-members as part of Free First Saturday activities. For more information, visit www.appletonmuseum.org/events/connecting-your-water/

Festivals of Speed-Derby Edition

World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Join Festivals of Speed to celebrate the 150th Running of the Kentucky Derby, with 200+ exotic, classic, muscle cars, motorcycles and luxury brands. The WEC hotel features retail space, restaurants, craft cocktail bars and more. Cars will be displayed in front of the hotel on pavers in the grand plaza. Join the fun and wear […]

World Equestrian Center: Kentucky Derby Hat Party

World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

WEC is hosting its annual Hat Party to celebrate this year's "running of the roses." The Kentucky Derby celebrates its 150th anniversary, a major milestone for the world's most pre-eminent horse race. WEC has an entire day of festivities planned. The Hat Party is scheduled to begin at 5 PM. Guests will be treated to […]

Marion County Board of County Commissioners

McPherson Governmental Campus Auditorium 601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala, FL, United States

The commission meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Agendas, minutes and video are available at marionfl.legistar.com/calendar.aspx

Ocala City Council

City Hall - Ocala 110 SE Watula Ave, Ocala, Florida

The council meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Ocala government agendas and minutes are available at ocala.legistar.com/calendar.aspx

Dunnellon City Council Meeting

City Hall - Dunnellon 20750 River Dr, Dunnellon, Florida

Normally meets the second Wednesday of the month; Dunnellon agendas, minutes and video available at dunnellon.org/89/Agendas-Minutes

2024 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series

1501 W Silver Springs 1501 W Silver Springs, Ocala, FL, United States

The City of Ocala in partnership with, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission, Juneteenth Celebration Committee, and Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA) is excited to be working on the 2024 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series. This will be our 8th year celebrating the series. The series is sponsored in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt […]

Ocala Dog Ranch Dock Jumping Tournament

Ocala Dog Ranch 440 SW 110th Ave, Ocala, Florida

The annual Dock Jumping tournament is a two-day event for dogs and their handlers to compete in a variety of jumping competitions. The Ocala Dog Ranch wishes “May the distance be with you” as competitors will need a mixture of speed and dexterity to be successful. For more information on the competition events, as well […]

Freedom Recovery Festival

Celebration Church Belleview 12404 SE 112th Ave Rd, Belleview, FL, United States

Celebration Church in Belleview is hosting an addiction awareness and prevention event. Substance abuse and other forms of addiction will be addressed, and people who lost their lives will be memorialized. In addition to people seeking help, the event will be open to everyone, with music, food, activities for kids, and a raffle drawing. Business […]

Ocala Rose Festival

Marion County Rose Society will hold its 2024 Festival of Roses on Saturday, May 11, 10am-4pm, at Ft. King Presbyterian Church, 13 NE 36th Ave., Ocala 34470. Admission is free. Anyone who grows and loves roses is invited, as are those who would like to learn about roses. A Consulting Rosarian at the Q&A Booth will answer questions about growing roses […]

War in Paradise: WWII in Florida with Eliot Kleinberg

Ocala Main Library 2720 E Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala, FL, United States

Eliot Kleinberg spent more than four decades as a reporter, including more than 33 years at The Palm Beach Post. In addition to covering local news, he wrote extensively about Florida and its history. He produced two history columns and more than a dozen books about the state. He also runs a blog on bad writing […]

Marion County Democratic Party Annual Dinner and Silent Auction

Southeastern Livestock Pavilion 2232 N Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL, United States

Festivities include speakers, silent auction, live music, and dinner and dessert. Entrees will feature both meat and vegan options. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Democratic Party activities and candidates, help register voters and get out the vote in 2024. Individual dinner tickets are $100. Additional details about table sponsorship, silent auction, […]

Symphony Under the Stars

Ocala Golf Club 3130 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL, United States

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra as they present their annual Symphony Under the Stars. Maestro Matthew Wardell leads the orchestra as they play an array of songs. From orchestral classics to themes from hit movies and heart-warming melodies, the set list is sure to excite the crowd. Following the concert is a […]

Ocala Planning & Zoning Commission

City Hall - Ocala 110 SE Watula Ave, Ocala, Florida

Usually meets on the second Monday of the month. Agendas are usually posted the Thursday prior; agendas, minutes and video available from ocala.legistar.com/calendar.aspx

Belleview Planning & Zoning Board

City Hall - Belleview 5343 SE Abshier Blvd, Belleview, FL, United States

Meets the second Tuesday of the month; Belleview agendas, minutes and video available at belleviewfl.org/200/Agendas-Minutes  

Travis Mills Day

Circle Square Cultural Center 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala, FL, United States

A special screening of “Travis: A Soldier’s Story,” telling the story of Travis Mills, the Ocala native who incredibly survived an IED explosion after suffering major injuries to all four of his limbs, resulting in their amputation. Since then, he’s worked as an advocate for veterans suffering from PTSD and other injuries, founding the Travis […]

2024 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series

1501 W Silver Springs 1501 W Silver Springs, Ocala, FL, United States

The City of Ocala in partnership with, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission, Juneteenth Celebration Committee, and Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA) is excited to be working on the 2024 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series. This will be our 8th year celebrating the series. The series is sponsored in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt […]

WindFM Rocks the Reilly: Wildflowers

Reilly Arts Center 500 NE 9th St., Ocala, FL, United States

Wildflowers is a tribute band to a Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, paying homage to the legendary Florida rock act. This show features performances of hits like “American Girl,” “Free Fallin’,” and “Don’t Do Me Like That.”. The show is meant to take you back to experience some of the best from the era of […]

Appleton Museum of Art 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL, United States

Bring your preschoolers and introduce them to the world of art in this a special class for toddlers and parents, with a guided tour of the museum and fun arts-and-crafts activities. To register, visit appletonmuseum.org/education/museum-me-pre-k-program-9.

Ocala City Council

City Hall - Ocala 110 SE Watula Ave, Ocala, Florida

The council meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Ocala government agendas and minutes are available at ocala.legistar.com/calendar.aspx

Belleview City Commission

City Hall - Belleview 5343 SE Abshier Blvd, Belleview, FL, United States

The commission meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Agendas, minutes and video are available at belleviewfl.org/200/Agendas-Minutes

Reilly Arts Center: Sit Down for Standup

You won’t want to miss this LIVE stand up comedy event featuring three talented and hilarious comics! Law Smith, Dan Weeks and William Sloan will perform on the beautiful and historic Marion Theatre stage for one night only! Visit https://www.reillyartscenter.com/events/the-marion-theatre-presents-sit-down-for-stand-up/ for more.

Ballet Coppélia Performed by Coeur Ballet Academy

Get ready to be enchanted by the classic ballet comedy of Coppélia, where magic meets mastery on stage. Join the academy's celebration of grace, laughter and the captivating girl with doll-like eyes. There are two shows, a matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 5:30 p.m. For tickets, visit couerballetacademy.com

India Fest

La Hacienda 1200 Avenida Central, The Villages, FL, United States

Experience India in an evening with a dinner theater performance brought to you by The Villages Asian American Club and The Indian Cultural & Education Center of Gainesville. There will be a selection of Indian food prepared by the Kebab House in Gainesville. Guests will be able to have henna pained on their arms and […]

Free First Saturday at Appleton Museum

v On the first Saturday of each month, the Appleton Art Museum hosts a free day of admission to see special exhibitions, permanent collections, and art made in the Artspace. One of the highlights of the June 1 event is a talk by artist Margaret Ross Tolbert at 11 a.m. Her exhibit, "Water’s Margins”, is […]

It’s Hop, Let’s Jump!

Ocala Dog Ranch 440 SW 110th Ave, Ocala, Florida

Dogs and their handlers will have a chance to compete in a variety of unique games, each designed to test the dog’s ability to swim, leap, or catch. Each game entered is $22, and day of entries are $25 per event. To register or learn more, visit ocaladogranch.com/home/the-pool-dock-jumping/dock-jumping-tournaments.

Mimosa Fest

Reilly Arts Center 500 NE 9th St., Ocala, FL, United States

Guests 21+ can sample from a menu of mimosas and mingle with other guests at this event in the NOMA Black Box. A DJ will be on site. General admission tickets include a voucher for one free mimosa, and VIP tickets include vouchers for three, along with a special event t-shirt. For more information and […]

Barbergators

The Barbergators return for a rousing rendition of timeless doo-wop and pop. Since 1973, this Gainesville-based barbershop quartet has been entertaining audiences and brining “harmony” to the community. Tickets are $10 for kids and $25 for adults. Go to bit.ly/4dWvyB7 to learn more.

Marion County Development Review Committee

Office of the County Engineer 412 SE 25th Ave, Ocala, Florida

The first step for new development projects, the committee reviews and votes on waiver requests to the Land Development Code, major site plans and subdivision plans. The committee meets weekly on Mondays. See marionfl.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx for agendas and minutes.

Marion County Board of County Commissioners

McPherson Governmental Campus Auditorium 601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala, FL, United States

The commission meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Agendas, minutes and video are available at marionfl.legistar.com/calendar.aspx

Marion County Board of County Commissioners

McPherson Governmental Campus Auditorium 601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala, FL, United States

The commission meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Agendas, minutes and video are available at marionfl.legistar.com/calendar.aspx

Ocala City Council

City Hall - Ocala 110 SE Watula Ave, Ocala, Florida

The council meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Ocala government agendas and minutes are available at ocala.legistar.com/calendar.aspx

Ocala City Council

City Hall - Ocala 110 SE Watula Ave, Ocala, Florida

The council meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Ocala government agendas and minutes are available at ocala.legistar.com/calendar.aspx

Belleview City Commission Meeting

City Hall - Belleview 5343 SE Abshier Blvd, Belleview, FL, United States

The commission the first and third Tuesday of the month. Belleview government agendas, minutes and video are available at belleviewfl.org/200/Agendas-Minutes

Florida Department of Health Free CPR Class

1801 SE 32 Ave 1801 SE 32 Ave, Ocala, FL, United States

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will be hosting a hands-only CPR class in Ocala. The class will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 5, 2024, at the Florida Department of Health in Marion County at 1801 SE 32 Ave. To learn more about the class, contact Community Health […]

American Heart Association Marion Circle of Red Signing Day

3110 SE 17th Court 3110 SE 17th Court, Ocala, FL, United States

Circle of Red is Go Red for Women’s annual giving society. Manal Fakhoury and Jane Moerlie will co-chair the local Circle of Red society this year. The signing event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 3110 SE 17th Court, Ocala. Those who join the Circle of Red will attend special events and VIP […]

Deana Carter Acoustic Show

Reilly Arts Center 500 NE 9th St., Ocala, FL, United States

The country singer will perform an intimate acoustic show. Debuting with the album “Did I Shave My Legs for This,” which peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard 200 in 1997 and one of highest performing country records of the ‘90s, Carter has been a revolutionary figure for women in country music. She’s now […]

Tyler Fischer Live at Marion Theatre

Ocala's Marion Theatre 50 S Magnolia Ave, Ocala, FL, United States

Named “The Best New Impressionist” by the “New York Times,” Fischer’s comedy has been featured on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert and “Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver. He’s also been a headlining performer at the NY Comedy Festival and is a frequent guest at the famous Comedy Cellar. Based in New York, Fischer […]

Marion County Development Review Committee

Office of the County Engineer 412 SE 25th Ave, Ocala, Florida

The first step for new development projects, the committee reviews and votes on waiver requests to the Land Development Code, major site plans and subdivision plans. The committee meets weekly on Mondays. See marionfl.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx for agendas and minutes.

Ocala Planning & Zoning Commission

City Hall - Ocala 110 SE Watula Ave, Ocala, Florida

Usually meets on the second Monday of the month. Agendas are usually posted the Thursday prior; agendas, minutes and video available from ocala.legistar.com/calendar.aspx

Belleview Planning & Zoning Board

City Hall - Belleview 5343 SE Abshier Blvd, Belleview, FL, United States

Meets the second Tuesday of the month; Belleview agendas, minutes and video available at belleviewfl.org/200/Agendas-Minutes  

Dunnellon City Council Meeting

City Hall - Dunnellon 20750 River Dr, Dunnellon, Florida

Normally meets the second Wednesday of the month; Dunnellon agendas, minutes and video available at dunnellon.org/89/Agendas-Minutes