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Downtown Ocala to host First Friday Art Walk on December 2

Downtown Ocala will host another First Friday Art Walk on Friday, December 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the event will feature hands-on art activities, local artists selling their work, live music from Nino Castaneda, and more.

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti returns to Reilly Arts Center in January

Chris Botti, a Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer, will return to the Reilly Arts Center on Sunday, January 22, 2023.

‘Festival at Fort King’ returns in December to bring local history to life

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host the 'Festival at Fort King' in early December, a two-day event that will allow visitors to step back into the 1800s.

Ocala Civic Theatre to celebrate legendary composers with ‘Coming Back Like a Song’

An upcoming play at the Ocala Civic Theatre will transport audiences to a Manhattan apartment on Christmas Eve in 1956.

Ocala Symphony Orchestra’s festive ‘Symphony Under the Lights’ returns in two weeks

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra’s popular annual show “Symphony Under the Lights” will return to the Reilly Arts Center’s outdoor stage in two weeks.

Multiple road closures for Light Up Ocala, visitors encouraged to use free shuttle service

The City of Ocala will host the 38th installment of Light Up Ocala on Saturday, November 19, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Ocala, and multiple road closures will be in effect on the day of the event.

Winter Break Camps returning to Brick City Adventure Park, Forest Community Center

Registration is now open for the Marion County Parks and Recreation Department's upcoming Winter Break Camps, which will be held at Brick City Adventure Park and the Forest Community Center.

‘Lunch with the Archaeologist’ event being held this week at Fort King

The Fort King National Historic Landmark is inviting the community to attend an educational ‘Lunch with the Archaeologist’ event on Thursday, November 17.

Light Up Ocala returns this Saturday, road closures announced

The City of Ocala is preparing to kick off the holidays this weekend with its popular Light Up Ocala event, a longstanding community tradition that attracts thousands of visitors to downtown Ocala.

City of Ocala seeks $190,000 contract with local company for concert-related services

The City of Ocala is seeking approval of a two-year, $190,000 contract with a local video and film production company to produce and manage concerts throughout the year.

2022 Conservation Summit to discuss expanded transportation systems, growth in Marion County

A conservation summit is being held in Ocala on Monday, November 14 to discuss Marion County’s growth and the expansion of its transportation systems, along with the impact this could have on local horse farms and the equine industry.

TEDxOcala returns this weekend for 8th annual event

TEDxOcala will return to the College of Central Florida this weekend for its 8th annual installment. The theme of this year’s event is “The POWER Of…,” and over a dozen speakers are scheduled to take the stage.

Upcoming concert at Reilly Arts Center to feature music of U2

The next concert in the Reilly Arts Center’s Classic Albums Live series is just a week away and will feature a note-for-note performance of Irish rock band U2's 1987 album Joshua Tree.

Carney Island boat ramp, docks damaged by Tropical Storm Nicole

The Marion County Parks and Recreation Department has announced that the public boat ramp and docks at Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area will be closed for repairs, effective immediately.

Fort King’s Historic Homesteading series wraps up this weekend with cast iron cooking class

The Fort King National Historic Landmark will wrap up its 2022 Historic Homesteading series this weekend with a cast iron cooking class. Participants will get to make chili, lasagna, apple cobbler, donuts, eggs, and bacon over an open camp fire.

Artist proposals being accepted for College of Central Florida campus art project

The College of Central Florida is currently accepting artist proposals for a new art piece that will be designed and installed at one of its campuses. All artists are welcome to submit proposals that are inspired by the themes of learning, growth, and support.

‘Kayak & Koffee’ event heading to Salt Springs Run

The Marion County Parks and Recreation Department’s monthly kayaking program will take paddlers on a trip down Salt Springs Run later this week.

Fort King National Historic Landmark to close for maintenance on November 7

The City of Ocala has announced that the park grounds, trail, and fort at the Fort King National Historic Landmark will be closed for maintenance on Monday, November 7, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Marion County Chili Cook-Off returns to Southeastern Livestock Pavilion this Saturday

The Marion County Chili Cook-Off will return to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion this Saturday for its 41st installment.

Dueling Pianos to perform at Reilly Arts Center in January

The Reilly Arts Center has announced that Dueling Pianos will return to the stage in January with two performances.

Registration open for November’s adult, youth archery workshops at Silver Springs Archery Range

The Marion County Parks and Recreation Department will host its next archery workshop for adults and youth on Saturday, November 19 at the Silver Springs Archery Range, and registration is now open.

Sister Hazel returns to Reilly Arts Center on November 11

Sister Hazel, a Billboard chart-topping band that blends folk, classic, and southern rock, is returning to the Reilly Arts Center on Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Inaugural ‘Soggy Doggy Swim’ event heads to Jervey Gantt Aquatic Fun Center

The Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host a swimming event for dogs at the Jervey Gantt Aquatic Fun Center this Saturday.

Comedian Jim Breuer coming to Ocala this weekend

Jim Breuer’s standup comedy tour will be making a stop in Ocala this Saturday. Breuer gained national attention as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 1998, and Comedy Central lists him as one of the "100 Greatest Standups of All Time."