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Headliners announced for 2023 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series
The Marion Cultural Alliance, in partnership with the City of Ocala, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission, and Juneteenth Celebration Committee, has announced the headlining artists for the 2023 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series.
Reilly Arts Center to host comedian Rob Magnotti this week, tickets still available
Rob Magnotti, a multi-talented stand-up comedian, impressionist, and actor, is heading to the Reilly Arts Center this week for a night of laughter.
Marion County Day festival returns to Ocala on March 25
Marion County is inviting residents and visitors to this weekend's annual community festival that will celebrate the county’s 179-year history.
M.O.M.S. Park in Ocala closing for maintenance
The City of Ocala has announced that Memories of Missing Smiles (M.O.M.S.) Park will be closed for maintenance beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21 through 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 23.
Ocala to host weekly ‘Programs in the Parks’ educational series
The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department’s educational series, “Programs in the Parks,” will soon return to provide weekly opportunities for the community to enjoy the natural resources within the city’s parks.
Ocala puts out call to artists for ‘Art in City Spaces’ program
The City of Ocala has put out a call to artists for its “Art in City Spaces” exhibition program.
Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro to perform at Reilly Arts Center on April 15
Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro is heading to the NOMA Black Box at the Reilly Arts Center on Saturday, April 15 for two performances.
Final week to see ‘Outside Mullingar’ at Ocala Civic Theatre
There are still a handful of performances remaining before the Ocala Civic Theatre's charming modern romance, "Outside Mullingar," leaves the stage on Sunday.
Ocala Symphony Orchestra invites students, families to ‘Youthful Renderings’ open rehearsal
The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is inviting students and their families to attend an open rehearsal of its upcoming concert on Friday, March 17 at the Reilly Arts Center.
Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series accepting vendor applications through March 16
The City of Ocala is looking for local nonprofit, artisan, and craft vendors that would like to participate in the upcoming 2023 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series.
World-famous Budweiser Clydesdales coming to Ocala this week for Live Oak International event
The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be in Ocala this week for the Live Oak International competition.
Fort King hosting ‘Lunch with the Archaeologist’ event this week
An archaeologist will stop by the Fort King National Historic Landmark this week to lead a discussion on artifacts and local history.
Art for Animals event returns to Fist City Tattoo in Ocala this month
An Art for Animals charity event is set to return to Ocala later this month to benefit the Humane Society of Marion County.
8th Avenue Gallery to host ‘Battle of the Brushes’ live art competition
The 8th Avenue Gallery will host its second annual "Battle of the Brushes" live painting competition on Saturday, March 18, from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Dueling Pianos returning to Reilly Arts Center in May
The Reilly Arts Center has announced that tickets are now on sale for the return of Dueling Pianos on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20.
Ocala’s Earthfest returns in April to celebrate Arbor Day
The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host Earthfest, the city’s Arbor Day celebration, on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park located at 800 NE Sanchez Avenue in Ocala.
Marion County kayak event heads to Alexander Springs on Friday
The Marion County Parks and Recreation Department’s monthly kayaking program, Kayak & Koffee, will take paddlers on a trip to Alexander Springs on Friday, March 10.
Belleview seeks craft and business vendors for annual Founder’s Day celebration
The City of Belleview’s annual Founder’s Day event will return to Lake Lillian in two months, and vendors are currently needed.
Final week to try DrumFit classes at Mary Sue Rich Community Center
The Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host its final two cardio drumming classes at the Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place on Wednesday, March 8.
Master Gardeners’ Spring Festival returns to Southeastern Livestock Pavilion this weekend
The biggest annual plant sale and educational expo in Marion County is set to return to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion this weekend.
Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series returns next month, food trucks needed
The City of Ocala is looking for local food trucks to participate in the 2023 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series, which returns to Webb Field on Friday, April 14.
Ocala preparing to reopen splash pads
The City of Ocala is preparing to reopen its popular splash pads this month.
Ocala’s Discovery Center closing on March 4 for special event
On Saturday, March 4, the Discovery Center will be closed to the public due to a special event that is scheduled to take place at the facility.
Fort King to host cast iron cooking class on March 18
The Fort King National Historic Landmark will host its next cast iron cooking class on Saturday, March 18, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.