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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.

Whose Line Is It Anyway tour stopping in Ocala

One of the most popular improvisation shows in American history will take the stage in Ocala later this year.

Bigfoot in Ocala? Investigators, authors gathering for conference this weekend

Bigfoot researchers, investigators, and authors will gather in Ocala this weekend to discuss one of the greatest legends in North American history.

Reading with Horses annual summer program begins this week

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

‘What’s up, Florida?’ Kid Rock says Ocala music festival will be ‘epic’

Kid Rock is telling Floridians and everyone else who travels to the Ocala area for the upcoming Rock The Country music festival to expect "epic performances" and "one hell of a good time."

Reading with Rangers program returns to Ocala parks this week

Local park rangers will restart a popular reading program across different locations in Ocala this week, with the first stop coming at Fort King National Historic Landmark.

Bigfoot conference coming to Ocala next week

The fourth annual Great Florida Bigfoot Conference will be held at an Ocala venue next week.

End of school year, free kids’ festival at Ocala Downtown Market

A free festival to celebrate the end of the school year and beginning of the Summer will be held at the Ocala Downtown Market this Sunday.

Full lineup released for ‘Rock The Country’ festival in Ocala area next week

The full performance schedule has been released for an upcoming country music festival in the Ocala area that will feature headliners Kid Rock and Jason Aldean.

Billy Bob Thornton’s band performing in Ocala

An Academy Award-winning actor will bring his band to Ocala during its upcoming tour later this year.

Youth summer basketball leagues starting up

Registration is still open for youth recreational basketball league, which starts in the first week of June.

Ocala pool centers officially reopen for Summer

Swimming facilities in the city of Ocala officially reopened for the Summer this weekend.

Free admission to Silver Springs, Rainbow Springs state parks this weekend

State parks in Marion County are allowing free admission through Monday to encourage families to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend outside.

Ocala church offering free meal this weekend

A church in Ocala is inviting everyone, regardless of religious affiliations or beliefs, to a free meal this weekend. 

Memorial Day MURPH challenge at Ocala Veterans Park

A MURPH challenge fundraiser that honors veterans will return to Ocala-Marion County Veterans Park this weekend.

Free family fishing day at Silver Spring Shores community center

The Silver Springs Shores Community Center will host a free family fishing day this weekend.

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.

J & The Causeways performing at Sunset Songs Series this week

The Sunset Song Series will continue in downtown Ocala this week with a performance by J & The Causeways.

Rainbow River kayaking excursion from Shores rec center

The Silver Springs Shores Community Center will host a kayaking excursion this week for those interested in exploring a bit of Rainbow River.

Ocala country singer nominated for two independent music awards

An Ocala country singer has been nominated for two separate awards, including country vocalist of the year, by the largest and most prestigious independent music awards show in the nation.