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Saturday, November 13, 2021

Marion County Day looking to return in March

After being cancelled for the past two years due to COVID-19, Marion County Day looks to make a return next spring.

During the regular Marion County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, November 16, the proposed rescheduling of Marion County Day will be brought before the commissioners.

The first Government Day was hosted by the commissioners in 2018, a family-friendly event that included various services and activities. Over 1,000 people were in attendance.

In 2019, the event was changed to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the founding of Marion County. On November 19, 2019, the commissioners approved the renaming of the event to Marion County Day.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Marion County Day was cancelled and plans for a 2021 event were also halted.

County staff and community partners are involved in planning next year’s Marion County Day, which looks to celebrate the county’s history and include informative exhibits from many organizations.

The event is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the McPherson Governmental Campus (501 SE 25th Avenue in Ocala).

Some of the activities planned for this community event include:

  • Government service displays from county and other governmental agencies.
  • Equipment displays from law enforcement, including a Marion County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, Fire Rescue, Public Works, and other agencies.
  • Local performances and entertainers throughout the event.
  • Children’s games, bounce houses, and other family-fun activities.
  • Many food vendors.

With approval by the commissioners on Tuesday, the next installment of Marion County Day will officially be scheduled for March 26, 2022.

The Marion County Board of County Commissioners meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the McPherson Governmental Campus Auditorium (601 SE 25th Avenue).