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City hosting final meeting for public input on new mural at E.D. Croskey Rec Center

The Ocala Cultural Arts and Sciences Division is hosting its final meeting seeking public input on a new mural planned for the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center.

Ocala Art and Food Festival to highlight local restaurants

The Ocala Art and Food Festival will take place on Saturday, October 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Magnolia Art Xchange, which is located at 531 NE 1st Avenue.

Free yoga event at Fort King National Historic Landmark

DeNaya Wilkerson will host a free yoga class on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Fort King National Historic Landmark.

Bowl-2-Build Bowlathon to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Marion County

A bowling event to benefit the Habitat for Humanity of Marion County is coming to Ocala next week.

Elvis tribute concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Marion County

A local Elvis tribute artist who has garnered international fame will perform a concert to benefit the Habitat for Humanity of Marion County this winter.

Murals are transforming Ocala’s indoor, outdoor spaces

No space or building is too small or too big to feature public art. A collection of murals across indoor and outdoor spaces in Ocala have slowly changed the city’s public art landscape. 

1890s Festival returns to McIntosh this fall

The McIntosh 1890s Festival will return for its 47th installment later this fall.

Two Rivers Music Festival, food truck rally coming to Ernie Mills Park

The Two Rivers Music Festival and Food Truck Rally will bring live music and food to Dunnellon next month.

Artist submissions still needed for new gallery space at Ocala International Airport

The city of Ocala is still in need of artist submissions for a new art gallery space at the Ocala International Airport. Artists must apply by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 1 to be considered for the first available show day in January 2022.

Rainbow River tubing season closing at end of month

Rainbow River Tubing will close for the winter season on October 1. Although tubing is unavailable during the winter season, paddle crafts may still be rented.

Date Night series returning to Discovery Center

The popular date night series will return to Discovery Center on Friday. Date Night provides a unique experience for adults to enjoy light appetizers, drinks, and kid-free play time at the center’s exhibits.

Ocala Main Street hosting classic car show, Beer Fest in downtown Ocala this month

Ocala Main Street will host a new classic car show and Beer Fest in downtown Ocala later this month. The show will feature a large collection of classic cars, vendors selling craft beer, live music, and food trucks. 

City hosting trip for seniors to Hard Rock Casino in Tampa

The city of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host a day-trip to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa later this month for elderly residents. 

Thriving Artists Workshop to help artists turn passion into business

A new Thriving Artists' Workshop will seek to help local artists who are interested in turning a passion for art into a viable business.

9/11 Commemoration Ceremony at Ocala/Marion County Veterans Memorial Park

The Ocala/Marion County Veterans Memorial Park will host a ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. 

City accepting youth posters in contest to highlight how Ocala ‘feels like home’

The city of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is currently accepting entries for a new Racial Equity and Cultural Harmony poster contest.

Brick City Carnival returning to Brick City Adventure Park next month

The Brick City Carnival will return to Brick City Adventure Park next month. The event will include games, candy, prizes, live music, food, entertainment, and a costume contest, among other activities for the family.

Marion Audubon Society planning multiple events for bird-watching enthusiasts

The Marion Audubon Society plans to host multiple events this month for bird-watching enthusiasts.

NamaSitStay dog yoga, pup pilates coming to Tuscawilla Park

K9 Fit Club of Ocala/Villages will host a series of dog yoga and pup pilates sessions from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays through October 23.

Mister, Miss Ocala Pride Pageant on Sept 19

The 2021 Mister and Miss Ocala Pride Pageant will take place on Sunday, September 19 at The Copa nightclub, which is located at 2330 S Pine Avenue. Doors open for the event at 6 p.m., while the pageant begins at 7 p.m.

Tag Team Flag Football for children with disabilities

The Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host a Tag Team Flag Football season for children with disabilities beginning Saturday, September 4.

Howl-O-Ween Paw-Ty at Southeastern Livestock Pavilion

The Humane Society of Marion County will host its third annual “Howl-O-Ween Paw-Ty” at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion on October 27.

Ocala Recovery Fest to remember those lost to addiction

The Ocala Recovery Fest will return to Ocala this year to remember those lost to addiction and celebrate others on their journey to recovery.

Voice of Dragon Ball Super’s Gohan among featured guests at Ocala Comic Con

One of the voices from the popular Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball Super series is among the many featured guests at this year's Ocala Comic Con.