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Marion County’s annual Carnival returns to Southeastern Livestock Pavilion this weekend

The Marion County Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Carnival is returning to Ocala this weekend.

Ocali Country Days coming to Silver River Museum in November

Ocali Country Days are returning to the Silver River Museum in November, and the festival will allow visitors to experience the Florida of yesteryear.

Renaissance Faire at local library this weekend

The Marion County Public Library System is hosting a Renaissance Faire in Dunnellon this weekend to celebrate the fall season.

‘Kayak & Koffee’ event heads to Kings Landing next month

Registration is now open for the October installment of Marion County's kayaking program, Kayak & Koffee, and the event will take participating paddlers to the Wekiva River.

First Friday Art Walk returns next week with zombie flash mob

The First Friday Art Walk will kick off its 2023-2024 season in downtown Ocala next week with activities, live music, and a flash mob. 

Ocala Electric Utility to celebrate Public Power Week with free event

Ocala Electric Utility is inviting the local community to attend its annual Customer Appreciation Day event on Friday, October 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Citizens' Circle located at 151 SE Osceola Avenue.

Fall Festival returns to Morriston farm this weekend

A 170 acre family-owned farm in Morriston is hosting its annual Fall Festival for visitors of all ages on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning on September 23 through October 29.

Vendors, demonstrators needed for 1800s-themed Festival at Fort King

An 1800s-themed festival is returning to Fort King in early December, and the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is looking for vendors and demonstrators that would like to take part in the two-day event. 

Food trucks heading to Lake Lillian Park for final Foodie Fest of 2023

Food trucks will be making the trip to Lake Lillian Park this Friday for the final Foodie Fest of the year.

Ocala park unveils new Zen Garden

A new Japanese-style Zen Garden is now open at Sholom Park.

City to host ‘Dancing Our Way to Health’ event in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host its inaugural “Dancing Our Way to Health” event later this month to raise awareness about the healthcare gaps that exist in Hispanic communities.

Sholom Park hosting free yoga classes

A free yoga class is being held at Sholom Park this weekend to help Marion County residents improve their strength, balance, and flexibility.

Ocala Arts Festival returns next month, volunteers needed

The Ocala Arts Festival is returning to downtown Ocala next month, and the organization running the event is looking for volunteers.

Walk a shelter dog at Silver Springs State Park

Marion County Animal Services is inviting the local community to Silver Springs State Park this weekend for a dog walking event.

‘Art in City Spaces’ program seeks artists for exhibits

The City of Ocala has put out a call to artists for its "Art in City Spaces" exhibition program.

Grammy-winning trumpeter returns to Ocala in February

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti is returning to the Reilly Arts Center in February, and tickets are now on sale.

College of Central Florida to host Hispanic Heritage Festival

The College of Central Florida, in partnership with the Hispanic Business Council, will host a Hispanic Heritage Festival next month in Ocala.

‘Make It Rain’ sculpture joining Ocala’s permanent public art collection

The City of Ocala has acquired a new sculpture for its permanent art collection.

Soul Asylum heads to Ocala in November

Soul Asylum, a Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum selling rock band, is bringing their tour to Ocala in November.

1890s Festival returns to McIntosh next month

The McIntosh 1890s Festival will return next month for its 50th installment.

Cast iron cooking class at Fort King

The Fort King National Historic Landmark will host a cast iron cooking class on Saturday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ocala Comic Con returns this weekend

Ocala Comic Con is returning to the World Equestrian Center this weekend for its 10th annual installment.

‘Exciting Explorers’ exhibit opens this weekend at Discovery Center

A new exploration-themed exhibit is opening this weekend at the Discovery Center.

3rd annual Geekfest at Ocala Downtown Market

Ocala Geekfest is returning to the Ocala Downtown Market on Sunday, September 10 for its third annual installment.