Discover Ocala & Marion County

Discover classic Florida charm where you can relax all day or take on a spirited adventure. You can catch your first fish, find an antique treasure, zoom high above the the trees on one of the area zip lines, or enjoy a leisurely river cruise.

In 2007 Ocala and Marion County was officially named the "Horse Capital of the World," because of the County's involvement in equestrian events and its record of producing some of the finest champions in the sport. Of course, it helps that the climate and the soil is perfect for morning horses.

Check out all there is to do in this beautiful city and county.

Here’s a sampling of various public events in and around the area this year.

2021 Special Events in the Ocala Area

4/10/21 – 7/10/21 (ongoing) Second Saturday Art Show Includes art activity, art supplies, and complimentary coffee & water. Professional artists are encouraged to bring their own set-up and materials of preference. Free for all!
5/29/2021-7/31/2021 (ongoing) Ocala Downtown Market Join us every Saturday rain or shine from 9 am to 2 pm to shop from a variety of vendors including produce from local farmers, Goat and dairy products, meats, honey, seafood, soaps and so much more.
5/29/2021-6/226/2021 (ongoing) Million Dollar Quartet This smash-hit musical is based on the legendary 1956 jam session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins at Sun Records in Memphis. Great balls of fire, it’s a whole lot of fun!
06/26/21  Market of Marion Car Show A wonderful event hosted by the Villages Classic Automobile Club.  All vehicle makes and years welcome.   Trophies, food, DJ music and value cover racing.
4/18/21 – 7/29/21 (ongoing) Circle Square Commons Farmers Market Every Thursday from 9 AM – 1 PM – join us for a wonderful selection of fresh seasonal produce from local growers as well as baked goods, plants, hand-made soaps, and much more!
7/02/21 Music in the Park Music and more Music – played by the one and only DJ Victor. Bring your lawn chair, find a spot and kick back listening to great music. Can’t control those feet from moving – jump up and start dancing!

*Marion County is providing regular updates on the latest regarding COVID-19 in the community, including re-openings, local cases, and more.