All for the Horses Expo

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

Held in conjunction with the 2023 Winter Spectacular Show Series, vendors from all aspects of the equine industry will show wares. Free for the public. See worldequestriancenter.com for more info.

Chess Club at Freedom Library

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

Meets weekly on Fridays; new members welcome. Please bring your own chess set. For more info, 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

First Friday Art Walk

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

The monthly event features artists, performers and craftspeople, food and snacks, plus live entertainment. Stores are open late for shopping. Free to attend. For more info, ocalafl.org

Courtyard Jams

MCA Courtyard 23 W Broadway St., Ocala, Florida

Music, dancing, drumming, poetry and limbo. Free to all, Friday nights weekly.

Conrad Marcum

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

Reggie Stacy

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

The Return of the Global Jazz Collective

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

This renowned group includes UF Director of Jazz Studies Scott Wilson and the UF Director of Music Business and Entrepreneurship Jose Valentino. The group showcases a combination of jazz, funk […]

Yoga in the Park

Sholom Park 7110 SW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL, United States

Free yoga classes at the stage area; recurs every Saturday morning. Visit sholompark.org for details.

Ocala Farmers Market

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

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, FL, United States

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

Engineering Day at the Discovery Center

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

Kids ages 5 to 15 are encouraged to jump into engineering by planning and building an engineering project in this educational workshop hosted by the Ocala Electric Utility and the […]

Florida SpringsFest

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

For a fun day out in nature, trek out and enjoy educational exhibits and learn about history, science and sustainability. Live music and food trucks. Admission is $2 and gives […]

The Art of Lisa Russo Masquerade Soiree

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

This celebration includes viewing of new works from artist Lisa Russo, along with live music from Limestone and James Lattin, catered hors d’oeuvres and wine options. Masks and evening wear […]

The Mudds

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

Ecliff Farrar

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

Ocala Polo Club Winter Games

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

Free polo matches takes place every Sunday through March. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Tents are available for rent. Decorate your tent/tailgate area and you might win a prize. […]

Concert in the Park

Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park 2601 SE Fort King St, Ocala, FL, United States

The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band will perform. Bring chairs or blankets. Free to attend; donations welcome. Visit kingdomofthesunband.org for more info.

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. Meets weekly on Mondays; […]

Heart of HR: Motivate Innovate Cultivate Conference

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

Jon Petz, internationally acclaimed humorist, best-selling author and world-class magician, will headline. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for networking, vendor visits and a light breakfast with the program starting at […]

Marion County Board of County Commissioners Meeting

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

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

Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities

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

The Center for Independent Living hosts this expo to help educate and inform people with disabilities on how to handle emergencies. Vendors, door prizes, speakers and raffles. ASL interpreters provided. […]

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

Low Country Boil Fundraiser

Molly Maguire's 17 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, Florida

This tasty fundraiser, which will include raffles and a silent auction, will benefit the Humane Society of Marion County. Tickets are $50 and are available at the Humane Society Thrift […]

City of 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

CF Presentation

CF Webber Center 3001 SW College Rd, Ocala, Florida

The College of Central Florida invites the community to “Winning the Mental Game: The Simple Solution to Overcoming Performance Anxiety.” Nicholas Pallesen, mental performance specialist and Juilliard-trained opera singer, will […]

VFW Wednesday Dinners

Angela S Santos VFW Post 4781 9401 SW 110th St., Ocala, Florida

The post offers weekly dinners for about $5-$7 with a variable menu. The dining room is open to the public, meals are prepped by VFW Auxiliary volunteers and proceeds benefit […]

Shelby Sakalo

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

Dinner, drinks, and entertainment.

Alan Doyle with special guest Chris Trapper

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

Alan Doyle returns with his six-piece band for the Rough Side Out Tour. Tickets from $20. Go to reillyartscenter.com for more info.

Santos Fat Tire Festival

Santos Trailhead 3080 SE 80th Street, Ocala, FL, United States

This annual bike fest celebrates and rides the fantastic trails on the Greenway. It will offer a vendor village, the Epic 50 Ride on Saturday, camping, food trucks, live music […]

“Outside Mullingar”

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

Showtimes vary, see website - This live stage play is a charming romance that takes place in rural Ireland when neighbors feud after a family farm is inherited. Tickets are $30 […]

OTOW 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 for more info.

Ocala Lions Club

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

Meets weekly on Thursdays; newcomers welcome. The club supports vision health and diabetes prevention. More info at e-clubhouse.org/sites/ocalafl

TJ Brown

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

Dinner, drinks, and entertainment.

Ocala Lions Club

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

Meets weekly on Thursdays; newcomers welcome. The club supports vision health and diabetes prevention. More info at e-clubhouse.org/sites/ocalafl

2023 Winter Spectacular Show Series

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

Week 10 of this hunter/jumper festival culminate in the Grand Prix  with $100,000 prize on Saturday evening. 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. Please bring your own chess set. For more info, 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

Courtyard Jams

MCA Courtyard 23 W Broadway St., Ocala, Florida

Music, dancing, drumming, poetry and limbo. Free to all, Friday nights weekly.

Retro Express

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

Dinner, drinks, and entertainment.

Almost ABBA

Almost ABBA recreates the magic and nostalgia of ABBA in a costumed, choreographed and interactive audience experience.  Tickets from $20. Go to reillyartscenter.com for more info.

City of Ocala Splash Pads Open

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

The splash pads open for the season on Saturday. Daily hours of operation are sunrise to sunset.  For more information, contact the Recreation and Parks Department at (352) 368-5517 or […]

Furniture Collection Event

Citra Recycling Center 17780 NE 19th Court, Citra, Florida

Take advantage of this chance to drop off large and small furniture items. Bed frames, sofas, mattresses, box springs, dressers, tables and more will be accepted.

Master Gardeners’ Spring Festival

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

Plant people look forward to this festival all year, which kicks off the spring growing season in central Florida. You can find native plants, flowers, shrubs, tree, houseplants and more […]

Yoga in the Park

Sholom Park 7110 SW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL, United States

Free yoga classes at the stage area; recurs every Saturday morning. Visit sholompark.org for details.