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!
4/4/21 Tap Into April – A tour of local breweries Each evening will be filled with fun, prizes, and a flight of beer for you to sample the amazing brews of our local breweries.
5/1/21 Festivals of Speed – Kentucky Derby Style This Kentucky Derby-themed weekend will be the ultimate event featuring the world’s finest Exotic, Classic and American Muscle cars placed for display.
5/9/21 Symphony Under the Stars Fine Arts for Ocala is presenting Symphony Under The Stars on Mother’s Day at the Ocala Golf Club.
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!
5/18/21 & 5/29/21 Live Tribute Concert Relive great times with the unmistakable sounds of Boston and Styx, performed by Smokin and Renegade.


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