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Ocala artist captures history with painting of Trump assassination attempt

An Ocala artist who painted "a piece of history" says he hopes to inspire the world to stand strong through adversity in light of the recent assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump.

History lecture series continues at Fort King park

A guest speaker will provide a free lecture at a local park this week on the history that shaped Ocala and Marion County.

Free Fun in the Sun event at Clyatt Park

Bring your friends and family to Clyatt Park this Tuesday and Thursday for free family fun.

Ocala Skate Park gets new art panels

Over a dozen new art panels that were created by local artists during this year's Levitt AMP concert series are now on display at the Ocala Skate Park.

Friday Foodie Fest returns to Belleview this week

The Friday Foodie Fest is set to return to a local park this week.

Fort King hosting soap-making workshop this weekend

Children are invited to participate in a Fort King Youth Summer Workshop this weekend where they will learn how to make soap.

Ochella music event coming to downtown Ocala

The Ocala Downtown Market will host its inaugural "Ochella" experience this weekend, featuring live music, art, food, and local vendors. 

Ocala country star releasing first album, competing to be in Rolling Stone magazine

A local country artist is continuing to make big strides in his career, having recently announced the release date of his first full-length album, as well as his nomination to become "America's Next Top Hitmaker" and be featured in Rolling Stone.

Reading with Horses annual summer program continues this week

A summer literacy program that provides local children a chance to hear stories about horses and then meet them will continue this week in downtown Ocala.

Road closures in effect for Ocala’s first ‘patriotic’ drone show

Several road closures will be in effect beginning this afternoon as thousands are expected to attend the city of Ocala's inaugural Fourth of July Celebration, which will feature a patriotic drone show over Tuscawilla Park.

Where can I watch Ocala’s first drone show celebrating Fourth of July?

The City of Ocala is gearing up for its first-ever Fourth of July Celebration. Read about optimal viewing areas and shuttles before the free event, which will feature live music, food trucks, activities, and a patriotic drone show.

Reading with Rangers continues at Heritage Nature Conservatory

The Reading with Rangers & Friends program will make its next stop at the Heritage Nature Conservatory this week.

Full schedule released for Ocala’s inaugural ‘Patriotic Skies’ July 4th event

The full schedule has been released for the City of Ocala's first-ever Fourth of July Celebration, which will feature live music, food trucks, activities, and a drone show.

Fort King hosting crochet for beginners this weekend

Children are invited to participate in a Fort King Youth Summer Workshop this weekend where they will learn how to crochet.

City of Belleview seeking shirt designs for signature event

The city of Belleview is looking for someone to create an official t-shirt for one of its signature events.

Kids’ summer activities at parks across Ocala

Children are invited to take part in the city's Summer series that will celebrate the outdoors.

Reading with Rangers continues at Ocala park this week

The Reading with Rangers & Friends program will make its next stop in Ocala at Scott Springs Park later this week.

County previews patriotic drone show at inaugural July 4th event in Ocala

Earlier this week, county officials previewed Ocala's first ever Fourth of July Celebration, a free event that will feature live music, food trucks, activities, and a patriotic drone show that fills the skies over a local park.

Volunteers needed to walk shelter dogs at Silver Springs park

Marion County Animal Services is asking the public to come out and walk some shelter dogs at Silver Springs State Park this weekend.

Father’s Day fireworks celebration at Ocala park

A local veterans' park will host a Father's Day Celebration this weekend featuring live entertainment, kids activities, and fireworks.

Reading with Rangers continues at Ocala Wetland Recharge Park

The Reading with Rangers & Friends program will make its next stop at the Ocala Wetland Recharge Park this week.

Ocala Geek Fest returns this week

A festival featuring cosplay contests, comics, cards, vintage toys, and games will return to downtown Ocala this week.

Ocala Juneteenth Celebration at Webb Field this weekend

The Ocala Juneteenth Celebration Commission will host a celebration of the holiday at Webb Field this weekend.

Watermelon festival near Marion County this weekend

The first-ever Watermelon Festival in Williston will celebrate the Summer by offering free admission and free watermelon this weekend.