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Earthfest returns to Tuscawilla Park this weekend

The city of Ocala will celebrate Arbor Day with multiple family-friendly activities, including rock wall climbing, butterfly feeding, and a Youth Fishing Derby that gives children the chance to catch and release fish at Lake Tuscawilla.

Guided hiking tour of Indian Lake State Forest this week

Hikers are invited to join the Marion County Parks & Recreation's guided tour of Indian Lake State Forest later this week.

Kid Rock: ‘What the f***is going on in Ocala’ as ticket sales boom

Kid Rock expects close to 35,000 people at his upcoming concert in Ocala, saying tens of thousands of tickets have already been sold. 

Marion firefighter’s son into final six of MasterChef Junior

A Marion firefighter's son earned top honors during MasterChef Junior this week, advancing one step closer to the finals and a chance to win $100,000.

Bacon festival near Marion County this weekend

A bacon-based festival with bacon entree and dessert competitions, as well as a bacon-eating contest, will return to Williston this weekend.

Cheesecake competition in downtown Ocala this week

A cheesecake battle featuring local food trucks, live music, and other festivities is coming to downtown Ocala this week. 

County hosting guided kayak tours on Rainbow River

The Marion County Parks and Recreation Department is inviting residents to take part in guided kayak tours on the Rainbow River on every second Saturday of the month.

Local church hosting Earth Care Fair this weekend

A local church will host an Earth Care Fair this weekend with a plant clinic and "upcycled" clothing fashion show.

Local artists offering ‘walk and talk’ to speak on processes, feelings

The Reilly Arts Center will host an Artist Walk and Talk to give the community a chance to learn about local artists, their processes, and their feelings about art.

Free calligraphy class at Ocala rec center this week

The Ocala Calligraphy Guild will host free youth and adult calligraphy classes at a local community center later this week.

Summer camp registration at Brick City Adventure Park begins this week

Summer camp registration begins on Monday for all camps based out of Brick City Adventure Park.

Tickets for Ocala’s immersive Couch Sessions concerts now on sale

An interactive and immersive art and music experience that has been running strong in Ocala for several years will return for its seventh season this Summer.

Free admission at Appleton Museum of Art this Saturday

The Appleton Museum of Art will offer free admission at their upcoming “Free First Saturday” event on Saturday, April 6.

Silver Springs half marathon, 5K trail runs at capacity; virtual runs still available

A half-marathon and 5K trail runs at Silver Springs State Park are at capacity, but those interested in participating may still do so virtually.

Super Hero Walk raising funds for local children with neuro disorders

Runners and walkers are invited to dress up as their favorite super heroes for the eleventh annual Super Hero Fun Walk at Marion Oaks this weekend.

Cooking class for individuals with learning disabilities

A cooking class series for individuals with disabilities is returning to a local activity center on Thursday.

Marion firefighter’s son in final 7 of MasterChef Junior

A young chef whose father works as a firefighter in Marion County is one of the final seven contestants on MasterChef Junior.

Mini dirt bike racing in Ocala this weekend

All are welcome to watch or participate in mini bike dirt track racing at the Marion County Speedway this weekend.

Ocala singer eliminated from American Idol one round before live shows

An Ocala singer who was just one round away from the live episodes of American Idol was eliminated from the competition last night. 

First Friday Art Walk returning to downtown this week

First Friday Art Walk will return for another installment in downtown Ocala this week.

Vintage arts and crafts festival in Dunnellon this weekend

A local group will host a vintage arts and crafts event in Dunnellon this weekend. 

Easter celebrations around Marion County this weekend

Multiple organizations will host Easter egg hunts this weekend across Marion County. Check out our partial list.

Ocala library hosting two escape room events

You can get into the library, but can you get out? Anyone interested in finding out is invited to take part in an upcoming escape room event. 

Beer and wine festival returns to downtown Ocala this weekend

A popular beer and wine festival offering unlimited samplings from over 40 different local and regional vendors is returning to downtown Ocala this weekend.