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

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

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, FL

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 […]

Summer Spotlight XXV: Town and Country

CF Webber Gallery 3001 SW College Road, Ocala, Florida

Mon-Fri 10am-4pm - This special collection, by the Visual Artists Society, is part of its Summer Spotlight series that displays local artists’ works in a variety of mediums. Experience the […]

Marion County Friday Market

McPherson Government Campus Field 601 SE 25th Ave, Ocala, FL

Shop locally fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods, jerky, freeze-dried treats, olive oils, seafood and more; recurs every Friday.

Plant Appreciation Class

The Peacock Cottage 3243 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, Florida

Learn about interesting plant books, get care tips and have a Q&A with a plant expert. This one-hour class features local plant store owner Frank Perdomo. $15; includes a free […]

Justin Lee Partin

The Yellow Pony at The World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Dinner, drinks and entertainment. For details, visit worldequestriancenter.com

Trackside

Charlie Horse 2426 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL

Live music. Also, karaoke Wed.-Sat.

Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series

Webb Field at Martin Luther King Recreation Complex 1501 W Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL

Free music concerts sponsored by the City of Ocala and the Marion Cultural Alliance. A variety of music genres will get your toes tapping, your feet dancing and your heart […]

Latin Ambition

The Town Square at Circle Square Commons 8405 SW 8th St, Ocala, FL

Free and open to the public. Visit circlesquarecommons.com for details.

Yoga in the Park

Sholom Park 7110 SW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Snake into your cobra pose and get your downward dog going. Stretch out by the Sholom Park stage; recurs every Saturday morning. Visit sholompark.org for details.

Ocala Farmers Market

Ocala Downtown Market 310 SE 3rd St, Ocala, FL

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, FL

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 […]

Summer Sunset Polo

Florida Horse Park 11008 South Hwy 475, Ocala, FL

Once the sun goes down, the breeze kicks in. Free to the public, tailgate right next to the polo field and enjoy a unique evening out. Saturday evenings through September. […]

Belmont Stakes Watch Party

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

You can catch the last race of the Triple Crown on the Jumbotron outside the Yellow Pony and enjoy themed cocktails to celebrate the race. Try a Black-Eyed Susan, a […]

Sandra & Alex Lekid

The Yellow Pony at The World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Dinner, drinks and entertainment. For details, visit worldequestriancenter.com

Sidepiece

Charlie Horse 2426 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL

Live music. Also, karaoke Wed.-Sat.

Rocky and the Rollers

The Town Square at Circle Square Commons 8405 SW 8th St, Ocala, FL

Free and open to the public. Visit circlesquarecommons.com for details.

Doug Adams

Charlie Horse 2426 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL

Live music. Also, karaoke Wed.-Sat.

Ocala Summer Series Week 2 – Hunter/Jumper Show

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

Enjoy horse shows sanctioned by the United States Equestrian Federation and see a variety of horses and riders work the courses. Shows run through August. Many take place in the […]

Orange Blossom Miniature Horse Show

Southeastern Livestock Pavilion 2232 N Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL

With classes in a variety of disciplines, such as halter, obstacles, driving and liberty, check out miniature horses and Shetland ponies at their cutest. See selp.marionfl.org

Plant Appreciation Class

The Peacock Cottage 3243 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, Florida

Learn about interesting plant books, get care tips and have a Q&A with a plant expert. This one-hour class features local plant store owner Frank Perdomo. $15; includes a free […]

Yoga in the Park

Sholom Park 7110 SW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Snake into your cobra pose and get your downward dog going. Stretch out by the Sholom Park stage; recurs every Saturday morning. Visit sholompark.org

Summer Daze Car Show

Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens 4990 NE 180th Ave, Williston, FL

From custom-made to muscle cars to classics, check out the second annual car show and get admittance to the gardens too. Car entries are $10; spectator fee is $12. Awards […]

Ocala Juneteenth Celebration

Webb Field at Martin Luther King Recreation Complex 1501 W Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL

The Ocala Juneteenth Celebration Commission and the city of Ocala will host a Juneteenth event to celebrate the emancipation of slaves in the U.S. Includes entertainment, food and other vendors, […]

Juneteenth Celebration R.A.M.A.L Dinner Dance Event

One Health Center 1714 SW 17th St,, Ocala, FL

R.A.M.A.L Educational & Social Services hosts its annual fundraiser with dinner, live entertainment, music, DJ and dancing, silent auctions and raffles. Proceeds will help provide employment assistance, affordable housing, tutoring […]

Discovery Center Summer Camp: Air & Space Week

Discovery Center 701 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala, FL

Kids ages 8-12 can take part in the weekly summer camp series from the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department. This week focuses on air and space; future weeks will cover […]

Journey to My Soul: Landscape of My Mind by Kelley Batson-Howard

Ocala Recreation and Parks 828 NE 8th Ave, Ocala, FL

Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm - This free art exhibit showcases the work of artist Batson-Howard who creates abstract works to bring beauty to the world. Her work is variable, often colorful and […]

Ocala Summer Series Week 3 – Hunter/Jumper Show

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

Enjoy horse shows sanctioned by the United States Equestrian Federation and see a variety of horses and riders work the courses. Shows run through August. Many take place in the […]

Summer Job Fair

Large and small companies are hiring at this summer job fair including Auto Zone, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Caregivers, Key Training Center, Tri-Co Communications and more. Candidates are […]

Elvis: The Summer Festival

Citrus County Auditorium 3610 S Florida Ave., Inverness, Florida

Times vary - It’s an all things Elvis celebration with movies, impersonators and vendors paying tribute to The King. Each show features a different Elvis tribute artist showcasing concerts and songs […]

Sandra & Alex

Charlie Horse 2426 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL

Live music. Also, karaoke Wed.-Sat.

Cliff Dorsey

The Yellow Pony at The World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Dinner, drinks and entertainment. For details, visit worldequestriancenter.com

Farmers Market

The Town Square at Circle Square Commons 8405 SW 8th St, Ocala, FL

Large selection of fresh seasonal produce from local growers as well as baked goods, plants, handmade soaps and more; recurs every Thursday. Visit circlesquarecommons.com

Brandon Dull

Charlie Horse 2426 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL

Live music. Also, karaoke Wed.-Sat.

Who’s in the Box?

Marion Technical Institute 1614 SE Fort King Street, Ocala, FL

The Ocala Police Department, along with various community , will present a dramatic story showing the real-life consequences of using violence to solve a problem. Community service organizations will offer […]

Gilly & the Girl

The Yellow Pony at The World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Dinner, drinks and entertainment. For details, visit worldequestriancenter.com

Marion County Friday Market

McPherson Government Campus Field 601 SE 25th Ave, Ocala, FL

Shop locally fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods, jerky, freeze-dried treats, olive oils, seafood and more; recurs every Friday.

Friday Foodie Fest at Lake Lillian

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

Each fourth Friday, Lake Lillian Park and the city of Belleview hosts this celebration with food trucks, music, local vendors and kids activities such as rock painting, train rides and […]

Jeff Jarrett

The Yellow Pony at The World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Dinner, drinks and entertainment. For details, visit worldequestriancenter.com

Humans in Disguise

Charlie Horse 2426 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL

Live music. Also, karaoke Wed.-Sat.

Bobby Randall and the OBO Band

Orange Blossom Opry 16439 SE 138th Ter., Weirsdale, Florida

Another Friday night shindig starring the Orange Blossom Opry’s own house band. Expect classic country, rockabilly, new country and more in this variety show. Tickets are $16-25. See obopry.com for […]

Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series

Webb Field at Martin Luther King Recreation Complex 1501 W Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL

Free music concerts sponsored by the city of Ocala and the Marion Cultural Alliance. A variety of music genres will get your toes tapping, your feet dancing and your heart […]

Slickwood

The Town Square at Circle Square Commons 8405 SW 8th St, Ocala, FL

Free and open to the public. Visit circlesquarecommons.com

Wellington Classic Dressage

Florida Horse Park 11008 South Hwy 475, Ocala, FL

The Wellington Classic Dressage series are USEF and USDF recognized shows that showcase the precise sport of classical dressage. Horses and riders perform specific movements in a test that some […]