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This weekend’s Festival at Fort King to include cannon firing

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is hosting an 1800s-themed festival at Fort King this weekend, and residents in the area may hear a series of rounds fired multiple times during the event.

First Friday Art Walk in downtown Ocala on Dec. 1

The First Friday Art Walk will return to downtown Ocala on Friday, December 1 with activities, live music on the square, and a performance by a local high school dance team.

Storytellers to share ‘Legends of Yule’ at Fort King on Dec. 2

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host its first annual "Legends of Yule" event on Saturday, December 2, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Fort King National Historic Landmark.

New art exhibit in Ocala to showcase artist’s love of horses

A new exhibit exploring over 50 years of art created by a pioneer in the kiln-formed glass art movement will soon be on display in Ocala.

1800s-themed festival returns to Fort King this weekend

The Fort King National Historic Landmark is hosting a festival this weekend that will allow visitors to step into the early 1800s.

Few tickets remaining to see soft rock band Air Supply in Ocala

Australian soft rock duo Air Supply is coming to Ocala in January, and a handful of tickets are still available.

Multiple road closures planned for this Saturday’s Light Up Ocala event

The City of Ocala will host the 39th installment of Light Up Ocala this Saturday, November 18, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the festive event will cause multiple road closures in the downtown area. 

City crews decorating downtown for Light Up Ocala this week

The City of Ocala has been steadily making preparations for this weekend's Light Up Ocala festivities.

City seeking chalk artists for 1st annual O-Trak Chalk Walk competition

The City of Ocala Cultural Arts Division is looking for artists to take part in a juried chalk art competition that will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Maintenance to cause partial closures at Ray Wayside Park

Ray Wayside Park will be partially closed for maintenance beginning on Tuesday, November 14.

Kid Rock, Jason Aldean to headline country music festival in Ocala area

Kid Rock and Jason Aldean will headline a country music festival in the Ocala area next year, and they will be joined by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Travis Tritt, and a handful of other well-known artists.

Ocala Geek Fest returns this weekend

The Ocala Geek Fest will return to the Ocala Downtown Market on Sunday, November 12 for its fourth installment.

‘Party in the Park’ free concert at Tuscawilla Park on Veterans Day

A free concert will be held at Tuscawilla Park on Saturday, November 11 featuring an Allman Brothers tribute band.

‘The Velocity of Autumn’ opens this week at Ocala Civic Theatre

A dramatic comedy, The Velocity of Autumn, is set to premiere on the Ocala Civic Theatre stage this week.

Ocali Country Days returning to Silver River Museum this weekend

A festival that allows visitors to experience the Florida of yesteryear is returning to the Silver River Museum this weekend.

Ocala library to host ‘Mobile Learning Adventure’ for young children

The Marion County Public Library headquarters in Ocala is inviting local children ages 5 and under, along with their caregivers, to attend a “Mobile Learning Adventure” event on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18.

Tickets still available for Soul Asylum concert in Ocala

Tickets are still available to see Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum selling rock band Soul Asylum in Ocala next week.

Fall Craft Festival in Dunnellon this weekend

An autumn-themed craft festival is coming to Rainbow Lakes Estates in Dunnellon this weekend.

Marion County Chili Cook-Off returns this Saturday

The Marion County Chili Cook-Off will return to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion this Saturday for its 42nd annual installment.

Ocala country artist on the rise releases new single

An Ocala country artist who has made a name for himself through years of performances at local venues recently released a newly remastered single.

Loomis Bros. Circus coming to Ocala

The Loomis Bros. Circus is bringing its traveling 3-ring circus to Ocala next week.

Ocala police to host yard sale this weekend

Ocala police are hosting a yard sale this weekend that will benefit the United Way of Marion County.

City hosting annual Boo Bash on Halloween

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is hosting its annual Boo Bash on Tuesday, October 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place.

City seeks vendor to conduct drone light show for 4th of July celebration

The City of Ocala is currently seeking a qualified vendor to conduct a drone light show display for an Independence Day celebration that will be held in the vicinity of downtown Ocala on July 4, 2024.