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Doe Lake at Ocala National Forest stocked with thousands of catfish

Doe Lake at Ocala National Forest has been stocked with thousands of new catfish, according to a recent social media post from the U.S. Forest Service of Florida.

Ocala Park Rangers hosting animal tracking class at Scott Springs Park

Ocala Park Rangers will host an Animal Tracking and Identification class at Scott Springs Park this morning. Find out the details and get over to the park to participate:

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.

Bark In The Park brings kid, dog costume contests to Ocala Downtown Market next week

Bark In The Park brings kid and dog costume contests, candy, food trucks, and music to Ocala Downtown Market on October 31.

Ocala Drive-In hosting free movie night in honor of Red Ribbon Week

The Ocala Drive-In will host a free movie night beginning at 5 p.m. today in honor of Red Ribbon Week. The movies include Space Jam, Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, and Jungle Cruise.

Food vendor, singer schedules released for Ocala Arts Festival

The Ocala Arts Festival begins in downtown Ocala this weekend and features over 150 artists, over a dozen food trucks, and live entertainment.

Monster Truck Nitro Tour rolls into Ocala in November

The Monster Truck Nitro Tour comes to the Bubba Raceway Park (9050 NW Gainesville Road) November 5-7.

Candy Crawl brings early trick-or-treating to Paddock Mall this weekend

An upcoming Candy Crawl event will bring early trick-or-treating to the Paddock Mall this weekend.

Halloween Family Fun Run comes to Citizens’ Circle on October 30

The Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is hosting their Halloween Family Fun Run later this month at Citizens' Circle.

Ocala Arts Festival returns this weekend

The 54th installment of the Ocala Arts Festival returns to downtown Ocala this weekend and features over 150 artists.

Reddick BBQ Festival returns for tenth annual installment next month

The 10th annual Reddick BBQ Festival will return next month at the Friendship Baptist Church. The festival will feature a BBQ ribs, chicken, and a variety of vendors selling handmade crafts and goods.

Belleview Christmas Parade returns this holiday season

The Belleview Christmas Parade will return to the city of Belleview on December 12 after city commissioners voted earlier this month to move forward with the festivities.

Ocala Palms hosting community-wide garage sale this weekend

The Ocala Palms subdivision will host a community-wide garage sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Do you have a community-wide garage or estate sale you'd like to share? Send your announcements to us.

Crossroads Church hosting Taste of Nations food event

The Crossroads Church will host a Taste of Nations food event this weekend that will feature cuisine from nearly three dozen different countries.

Florida Thoroughbred Transformation Expo returns to Ocala in December

The 5th Florida Thoroughbred Transformation Expo returns to Ocala this December. Registered participants will compete for money, ribbons, and prizes.

Ocala Jeep Club hosting 24th annual Jeeptoberfest beginning this Friday

Ocala Jeep Club brings their 24th Annual Jeeptoberfest to Kirby Family Farm this Friday through Sunday.

TEDxOcala returns for 7th Annual event next month

The popular TEDxOcala returns for its 7th annual event at the College of Central Florida next month and will feature multiple speakers giving talks on this year's theme, FORWARD.

Two Rivers Music Festival, food truck rally this weekend

The Two Rivers Music Festival and Food Truck Rally is coming to Dunnellon this Saturday.

Children’s art exhibit opens tomorrow in Ocala, explores theme of loss and grief

Artwork from children ages 7-12 will be on display at a new art exhibit opening in Ocala tomorrow. Each child's artistic piece centers around the theme of loss, from the difficulties faced during the pandemic to the loss of a loved one.

Marion Cultural Alliance kicks off their 14th Annual Applaud the Arts Auction, bidding open until next Monday

Marion Cultural Alliance kicked off their 14th Annual Applaud the Arts Auction this week, and bidding is open until next Monday, October 18. The online auction offers a variety of items to purchase, from designer merchandise (including sunglasses, purses, and watches), autographed sports and celebrity memorabilia, and unique experiences, all available to the highest bidder.

Ocala Christmas Parade deadline to participate this week

The deadline to participate in this year’s Ocala Christmas Parade is this week. The parade, which is themed "A Heroes' Christmas," will take place on Saturday, December 11.

Final design for new mural at E. D. Croskey Recreation Center to be unveiled at the end of this month

The final design for the Croskey Mural will be unveiled at the end of this month during a free event that is open to the public.

Annual Craft Fair returns to Ocala this weekend

The annual Craft Fair comes to Circle Square Cultural Center in Ocala this Saturday.

New art exhibit featuring Florida-based artist opens in Ocala this week

A new art exhibit featuring a Florida-based artist will be on display at the Ocala Recreation and Parks Administration building beginning this Thursday, and the exhibit will run through Tuesday, January 18.