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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Ocala Arts Festival causing downtown road closures, detours this weekend

The 54th Annual Ocala Arts Festival will cause road closures and detours throughout downtown Ocala this weekend.

The city of Ocala issued a press release on Friday explaining road closures for this weekend’s Festival. The following road will be closed on Saturday, October 23 from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:

  • SW/SE Third Street (from Magnolia Avenue to Watula Avenue to accommodate the Ocala Downtown Market)

The following road closures are effective immediately through Sunday, October 24 at 11:30 p.m.:

  • SE First Avenue (from SE Third Street to E Silver Springs Boulevard)
  • E Broadway Street (from SW First Avenue to Osceola Avenue)
  • SW First Ave (from SW Broadway Street to SW Second Street)
  • E Fort King Street (from Magnolia Avenue to Osceola Avenue and SW Second Avenue to Osceola Avenue)
  • SE Second Street (from Magnolia Avenue to Osceola Avenue and SW First Ave to Osceola Avenue)
  • SE Magnolia Avenue (from SE Third Street to Silver Springs Boulevard)

Detour routes are listed below:

  • Northbound – SE First Avenue: East on SE Third Street, north on Watula Avenue, west on Silver Springs Boulevard, back to NE First Avenue
  • Eastbound – W Broadway Street: South on SW Second Avenue, east on SW Second Street, south on SW First Avenue, east on SE Third Street, north on Watula Avenue, back to E Broadway Street
  • Eastbound – West Fort King Street: South on SW Second Ave, east on SW Second Street, south on SW First Avenue, east on SE Third Street, north on Watula Avenue, back to East Fort King Street
  • Eastbound – SW Second Street: south on SW First Avenue, east on SE Third Street, north on Watula Avenue, back to SE Second Street
  • Southbound – N Magnolia Avenue: West on State Road 40, south on SW First Avenue, west on SW Broadway Street, south on SW Second Avenue, east on SW Second Street, south on SW First Avenue, east on SW Third Street back to Magnolia Avenue
For more information on this weekend’s festivities, visit the 54th Annual Ocala Arts Festival event webpage.