Blessed Be the Birds

Clerk's Office 110 SE Watula Ave., Ocala, Florida

Mon-Fri; 8am-5pm - Part of the Art in City Spaces program, Courtney Kravig-McGuire is a local artist with a special interest in showing the connection between nature and spirituality in […]

Paper Thin & Shadow Deep

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

Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 12pm-5pm - The artworks from Hiromi Mizugai Moneyhun are three-dimensional cut paper pieces that feel both lighthearted and alive. Moneyhun’s style combines traditional Japanese art forms along […]

Aerial Dream Views of Land and Sea

Ocala International Airport 5770 SW 60th Ave., Ocala, Florida

Airport hours - Part of the Art in City Spaces program, artist Maggie Weakly shares her ocean-themed collection. Free to the public. Visit ocalafl.org/artincityspaces

“Secrets” Art Show Opening

SouthState Bank 1632 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, Florida

Daily during business hours - Abstract artist Kayla Moffatt takes over the second-floor community gallery space. Her technique includes writing a secret on the canvas before painting, then using color and […]

City of Ocala Parking Garage

City of Ocala Parking Garage 296 Broadway St., Ocala, Florida

The garage will have partial closures for maintenance, deep cleaning and re-striping.

Ocala May Dressage

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

World-class dressage competitions including FEI, USEF and USDF classes. Classes include pony rider, children’s team, grand prix, intermediate and preliminary. For more info, worldequestriancenter.com

Chess Club at Freedom Library

Freedom Public Library 5870 SW 95th St, Ocala, FL, United States

Meets weekly on Fridays; new members welcome. Bring your own chess set. For more info, call Walt Lamp at (352) 854-9378.

Friday Foodie Fest

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

Food trucks, live music, kids’ crafts and activities, face painting and local vendors. Held the fourth Friday of each month. For more info, see ocalamarion.com or belleviewfl.org

Kiwanis Club of Ocala

Knights of Columbus Building at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church 1510 SE 3rd Ave., Ocala, Florida

Meets weekly on Fridays. Supports Camp Kiwanis, children’s literacy and Habitat for Humanity. More info at ocalakiwanis.org

“Summer Spotlight XXVI” Opening Reception

CF Webber Gallery 3001 SW College Road, Ocala, Florida

The Visual Artists’ Society presents Summer Spotlight XXVI, a showcase of local and regional works in a wide variety of mediums. The society is made up of professional and amateur […]

Courtyard Jams

MCA Courtyard 23 W Broadway St., Ocala, Florida

Miranda Madison

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

Mark Outland

Homestead Park 1050 NE 6th Blvd., Williston, Florida

36th Annual Sunshine State Mopar Car Show

Florida Horse Park 11008 South Hwy 475, Ocala, FL, United States

Welcome festivities take place on Friday and judging starts at noon on Saturday. Vendors with car items, arts and crafts, food and more; along with a Herb McCandless car clinic […]

Fareeza

Crazy Cucumber - Market Street at Heath Brook 4414 SW College Road, Ocala, Florida

Bag O Bones

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

The Rocket Man Show: Tribute to Elton John

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

This tribute show by Rus Anderson focuses on young Elton John and the costumes, antics and music. Tickets are $25-$85 from reillyartscenter.com

Kenna Dee

The Keep 36 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, Florida

Florida Black Bears

Scott Springs Park 2825 SW 24th Ave, Ocala, FL, United States

This is part of the free Programs in the Park series and will feature the Bear Mystery Box to enhance learning.

Memorial Day Weekend Car Show

Highland Memorial Park 1515 NE 3rd Street, Ocala, FL, United States

This celebration of veterans includes a tribute and guest speaker Howard Mautner, a 99-year-old WWII veteran. Food trucks and DJ music. Free to attend. For more info, bit.ly/3W6Vb9T

Back to the ‘90s Music Festival

Homestead Park 1050 NE 6th Blvd., Williston, Florida

Step back in time and enjoy live music from Never Say Never and the Clueless ‘90s dance party. Free to attend; food and drink options onsite. For more info, homesteadparks.com

Ocala Tiki Fest

Citizens' CIrcle 151 SE Osceola Ave, Ocala, FL, United States

This luau for ages 21+ features music by the Mermers and Propaganjah, fire dancers, artists and vendors, food trucks and rum samples. Tickets are $20-$75 from bit.ly/3pO1WRR.

The Mudds

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

Brandon Dull

Crazy Cucumber - Market Street at Heath Brook 4414 SW College Road, Ocala, Florida

Rock City Misfit

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

Pack Walk

Silver Springs State Park 1425 NE 58th Ave,, Ocala, FL, United States

Help Marion County Animal Shelter dogs get out and about. Park entry is $2. Recurs monthly on the fourth Sunday. For more info, animalservices.manrionfl.org

John Johnson

Crazy Cucumber - Market Street at Heath Brook 4414 SW College Road, Ocala, Florida

Angie Hammock Barrel Race Show

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

Multiple races with great prizes and exciting action. For more info, see selp.marionfl.org

Market of Marion

Market of Marion 12888 SE US Highway 441, Belleview, Florida

A classic farmer’s market plus lots of vendor shops for all kinds of goodies. Fruits, vegetables, critters, jewelry, soaps, handcrafted items and more. Open every weekend, with monthly special events […]

Chess Club at Freedom Library

Freedom Public Library 5870 SW 95th St, Ocala, FL, United States

Meets weekly on Fridays; new members welcome. Bring your own chess set. For more info, call Walt Lamp at (352) 854-9378.

Kiwanis Club of Ocala

Knights of Columbus Building at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church 1510 SE 3rd Ave., Ocala, Florida

Meets weekly on Fridays. Supports Camp Kiwanis, children’s literacy and Habitat for Humanity. More info at ocalakiwanis.org

Twilight Cruisers of Belleview Car Show

Kent Furniture Center 10651 SE US-441, Belleview, Florida

This free car show/cruise-in promotes the “classic autos of yesterday” and accepts food donations for Interfaith Emergency Services. Recurs the first Saturday of each month. See twilightcruisersflorida.com for info.

Courtyard Jams

MCA Courtyard 23 W Broadway St., Ocala, Florida

Pet-Palooza

World Equestrian Center - Expo Center 2 1750 NW 80th Ave., Ocala, Florida

Pet parades, costume contests, agility courses, animal encounters, education sessions, vendor booths and more. General admission is $10; $9 for seniors and free ages 12 and younger. For more info, […]

Twilight Cruisers of Belleview Car Show

Kent Furniture Center 10651 SE US-441, Belleview, Florida

A free car show/cruise-in that promotes the “classic autos of yesterday” and accepts food donations for charities. Recurs the first Saturday of each month. See twilightcruisersflorida.com for info.

Summer Sunset Polo

Florida Horse Park 11008 South Hwy 475, Ocala, FL, United States

Free to the public. Tailgate right next to the polo field and enjoy a unique evening out, Saturdays through September. Check out ocalapolo.com for more info.

The Big Bad

Homestead Park 1050 NE 6th Blvd., Williston, Florida

Retro Express

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

Juneteenth Celebration Dinner Dance

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

This fundraiser is presented by R.A.M.A.L. Educational and Social Services and includes live entertainment, a DJ, dinner, dancing, vendors, a silent auction and raffles. Tickets are $50 from bit.ly/44oSCDX. For […]

Big Rascal

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

Streetlife Serenader, tribute to Billy Joel

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

The best of Billy Joel performed by the Streetlife Serenader band and featuring Joel’s biggest hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s. Tickets are $25-$40. See reillyartscenter.com for more info.

Mounted Drill Team Show

Florida Horse Park 11008 South Hwy 475, Ocala, FL, United States

Teams of horses and rider compete in choreographed patterns, sometimes at top speed. Teams are judged on execution, spacing, timing, alignment, originality, coordination, difficulty, speed, horsemanship, music and crowd appeal. […]

Discover Summer Camps-Florida Wildlife

Discovery Center 701 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala, FL, United States

Times vary, check website - The start of the city of Ocala’s summer day camps kicks off with a focus on Florida wildlife. At the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center, camps are […]

Medicare Fraud Prevention Seminar

Online Online

The SHINE team hosts this free online educational webinar. Register at bit.ly/42thyIQ or see agingresources.org for more info.

Belleview City Commission Meeting

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

Meets the first and third Tuesdays; Belleview agendas, minutes and video available at belleviewfl.org/200/Agendas-Minutes

Marion County Board of County Commissioners Meeting

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

9am & 2pm - Meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The Planning & Zoning portion is scheduled for the 2pm meeting. Agendas are usually posted the Thursday […]

City of Ocala City Council Meeting

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

Meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Agendas are usually posted the Thursday prior; agendas, minutes and video available from ocala.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Belleview City Commission Meeting

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

Meets the first and third Tuesdays; Belleview agendas, minutes and video available at belleviewfl.org/200/Agendas-Minutes

Summer Kid’s Film Series

Times vary, check website - More movies! The series runs through Aug. 2. Kids age 12 and under can enjoy movies for just $5 (includes juice, popcorn and fruit snacks). Upcoming […]