Deadline: Florida Springsfest Photography Contest

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From Jan. 8-Feb. 5, photos taken of Silver Springs State Park using any camera or mobile device can be submitted to this contest. The contest is open to all ages […]

“The Unscene South” by Charles Eady

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

This new exhibit focuses on the daily lives of “free Blacks” from the Civil War era. Eady is a contemporary mixed-media artist and author. Check out appletonmuseum.org for more info.

“Caught Up in History and Captured on Film” by Randy Batista

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

Batista’s work focuses on Florida and Cuba, two places that had profound impact on the artist. This exhibit features club members of The Spanish Center of Tampa and their daily […]

Hunter/Jumper Show Series

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

This winter series continues with a variety of classes for amateurs and professionals. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit worldequestriancenter.com

“A Cracker at the Ritz”

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

The two-act social satire skewers Florida living when Earlene, a true Florida cracker, rants, raves and sings about living in this crazy state. Tickets are $35. See reillyartscenter.com for more […]

World’s Greatest Baby Shower

Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place 1812 NW 21st Avenue, Ocala, Florida

Two sessions of the baby shower will offer gifts, attention and education with experts covering everything from pregnancy to how to care for an infant. With games, a scavenger hunt, […]

World’s Greatest Baby Shower

Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place 1812 NW 21st Avenue, Ocala, Florida

Two sessions of the baby shower will offer gifts, attention and education with experts covering everything from pregnancy to how to care for an infant. With games, a scavenger hunt, […]

Mid-Florida Tractor Pull

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

See the big engines hauling big stuff at this tractor pull. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 7-14; kids under 6 are free. Tickets are sold […]

Ocala Downtown Farmers Market

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

Vendors offer local fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood, fresh pasta, honey, jewelry, baked goodies, clothes, and arts and crafts. Check out local food trucks and the occasional guest entertainer. […]

“The Unscene South” by Charles Eady

This new exhibit focuses on the daily lives of “free Blacks” from the Civil War era. Eady is a contemporary mixed-media artist and author. Check out appletonmuseum.org for more info.

Marion County Planning & Zoning Meeting

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

Meets the fourth Monday of the month; agendas, minutes and video available from ocala.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Deadline to apply for Levitt Amp mural art

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The City of Ocala, in partnership with Marion Cultural Alliance, the Ocala Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission and Ocala Juneteenth Celebration Commission, invite local visual artists to apply […]

Hunter/Jumper Show Series

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

This winter series continues its two months of hunter/jumper shows with a variety of classes for amateurs and professionals. The event is free and open to the public. For more […]

First Friday Art Walk

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

The season continues with artists, performers and craftspeople. The square’s main stage will host music and there will be other entertainment on city streets. Food and drink will be available […]

First Friday Art Walk

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

The season continues with artists, performers and craftspeople. The square’s main stage will host music and there will be other entertainment on city streets. Food and drink will be available […]

Ocala Downtown Farmers Market

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

Vendors offer local fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood, fresh pasta, honey, jewelry, baked goodies, clothes, and arts and crafts. Check out local food trucks and the occasional guest entertainer. […]

Jim Stafford

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

Missouri-born entertainer singer/songwriter Jim Stafford returns with songs that feel a bit Florida-esque, with titles like “Spiders and Snakes” and “Swamp Witch.” The evening is also sure to include “My […]

Get Growing with Sheldon

Marion Oaks Public Library 294 Marion Oaks Ln, Ocala, FL, United States

Master Gardener Sheldon Grant “dishes the dirt” on propagation and planting techniques that will inspire you for spring’s arrival. The event is free to all.

Dunnellon City Council Workshop

City Hall - Dunnellon 20750 River Dr, Dunnellon, Florida

Dunnellon agendas, minutes and video are available at dunnellon.org/government/agendas-minutes

Marion County Board of County Commissioners Meeting

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

The commission meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. The zoning portion starts at 2pm. Agendas, minutes and video are available at marionfl.legistar.com/calendar.aspx

African American Business in Marion County

Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place 1812 NW 21st Avenue, Ocala, Florida

This celebration of Black History Month highlights local Marion County African American businesses and their impact on the community. This is a free event with light refreshments.

Marion County Board of County Commissioners Meeting

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

The commission meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. The zoning portion starts at 2pm. 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

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. Belleview government agendas, minutes and video are available at belleviewfl.org/200/Agendas-Minutes

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 27

Herbert S. Coleman Center 2001 SE 32nd Ave, Ocala, Florida

The post’s auxiliary meets the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Anna McCurry at (352) 895-8890.

Sunset Songs Series

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

The Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is hosting this live music series, this month featuring The Lee Boys, an African American sacred steel ensemble. The series will take place monthly […]

Chris McNeil

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

Heart & Music

The Brick City Center for the Arts 23 SW Broadway Street, Ocala, FL, United States

Thursday/Friday at 7:30pm; Saturday/Sunday at 2pm - The Ocala Civic Theatre presents a pre-Valentine’s celebration of love in this musical “with a saucy wink.” Songs include “Defying Gravity” from ‘Wicked,” “Agony” […]

“The Spitfire Grill”

Ocala Civic Theatre 4337 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL, United States

This musical will be on stage Feb. 8-25 with 15 performances at various times. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for ages 18 and younger. Visit ocalacivictheatre.com for more […]

Tyke Hike in the Parks

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

The topics and locations vary for these educational and fun series; this week is all about bees. Designed for kids ages 4 and younger, these hikes enrich and educate children […]

Grandview World Nights

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

An indoor show featuring the world’s biggest breeds of horses: Clydesdales, Belgians and Percherons, all showing off their fancy footwork and pulling beautiful carts and carriages. Tickets start at $35 […]

Austin Stanley

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

Radlin’ Rootz

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

Pac West Barrel Racing

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

Fast moving barrel horses and riders race to beat the clock. See selp.marionfl.org for more information.

Comic Fest Ocala

Don Garlits Mesuem of Drag Racing 13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, Fl, United States

This outdoor festival celebrates comics and more with professional cosplayers and  circus-style entertainment under the big top, along with pony rides, bounce houses, a petting zoo and costume contest. Tickets […]

Shift N Gears

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

Brick City Anime Festival

World Equestrian Center - Expo Center 1 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

With guest artists and actors such as Justin Cook, Nicolas Roye, Sarah Wiedenheft and others, the world of anime and cosplay comes to life. With a vendor alley and lots […]

15th Annual Rummage Sale

Countryside Presbyterian Church of Ocala 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL, United States

This annual fundraiser for the church helps with church programs and area charities.

Ocala Downtown Farmers Market

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

Vendors offer local fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood, fresh pasta, honey, jewelry, baked goodies, clothes, and arts and crafts. Check out local food trucks and the occasional guest entertainer. […]

Ocala Downtown Farmers Market

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

Vendors offer local fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood, fresh pasta, honey, jewelry, baked goodies, clothes, and arts and crafts. Check out local food trucks and the occasional guest entertainer. […]

Paws & Pages: Feline Friends

Headquarters - Ocala Public Library 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL, United States

Marion County Animal Services holds a seminar on cat care and will have cats for adoption after the program. Check out bit.ly/3Uh2jS7 for more information.

One Flight Up

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

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 Planning Commission

City Hall - Dunnellon 20750 River Dr, Dunnellon, Florida

Dunnellon agendas, minutes and video are available at dunnellon.org/government/agendas-minutes

Legacies of Love Luncheon

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

Interfaith Emergency Services honors their 2024 Legacies of Love honorees: Wes Wheeler, Monica Bryant and the late Wayne McDonald. The fundraiser will help Marion County residents who need shelter, food […]

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