Light Up Ocala 2018

Light Up Ocala 2018

The 35th annual Light Up Ocala will take place on November 17, 2018, from 4 to 9 p.m. Watch downtown Ocala come alive with sparkling lights and illuminated icicles. Get in the holiday spirit as you shop from local vendors, sing along to holiday songs, take pictures in front of the tree, and meet Santa. […]

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk

Today is the First Friday Art Walk. The First Friday Art Walk takes place the first Friday of each month, September through May from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The free event is located within Ocala’s historic downtown and includes over 30 artist displays, live entertainment, free family art activities, and more. Pick up your map on […]

Actor vomits while filming Howl-O-Scream commercial

Actor vomits while filming Howl-O-Scream commercial

Tampa – A paid actor apparently had a weak stomach while riding the SheiKra roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa. The actor, whose name was not released, projectile vomited during the filming of a commercial for Howl-O-Scream 2018. In the behind the scenes video, you can see the female actress pat him on the arm after […]

FREE concerts at the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series

FREE concerts at the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series

Looking for FREE fun this summer? Enjoy food, crafts, beer, and wine at the 2018 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series. The Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series will take place at Webb Field at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex located at 1510 NW Fourth St. Check dates for upcoming Concerts. The Summer Break Spot […]

2018 Crystal River scallop festival

2018 Crystal River scallop festival

Celebrate summer at Crystal River’s scallop festival. The festival will feature live music, bounce houses, karaoke, beer, arts and crafts, a variety of foods, a scallop cook-off, Battle of the Bands, contests, inflatable slide with water slide, seafood, pony rides, and so much more! Location: Kings Bay Park, 268 NW 3rd St, Crystal River, FL […]

Hero-Princess Play & Dine

Hero-Princess Play & Dine

The E.D. Croskey Recreation Center is hosting a “Hero-Princess Play & Dine” free breakfast for all ages. Costumes are allowed, so make sure your child wears their favorite hero or princess costume. The event will take place on June 9. Participants must register online by June 1, or call 352-401-3920 for details.   Please follow […]

End of School Summer Bash and Movie Night

End of School Summer Bash and Movie Night

The End of School Summer Bash and Movie Night will be held at Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center on Saturday, June 2. There will be free food prepared by Ocala Fire rescue. Photos next to a fire truck will be from 7 to 8 p.m. The movie will be Jumanji. Location Fort […]

2017 Ocala Christmas Parade

2017 Ocala Christmas Parade

The annual Ocala Christmas Parade will take place on December 9, 2017. The parade is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on 1800 East Silver Spring Boulevard. This year the theme is a ‘Home for the Holidays’. VIP bleacher seating may still be available. Tickets are available for $10 and must be presented at the […]

ALDI store grand reopening in Ocala

ALDI store grand reopening in Ocala

On Thursday, November 16, ALDI will offer grocery shoppers a fresh experience as it reopens its Ocala store, located at 2450 SW 19th Ave. The store at this location is part of the aggressive $1.6 billion investment plan ALDI recently announced. More than 1,300 ALDI stores will be remodeled and expanded across the U.S. by […]

Firefighters host annual Holiday Helpers Drive 2017

Firefighters host annual Holiday Helpers Drive 2017

Marion County – For more than 25 years Marion County Fire Rescue firefighters have helped meet the needs of families who are struggling to stay warm and bring joy into their homes during the holiday season. As part of this annual effort, MCFR firefighters are asking the community to partner with their Holiday Helpers Drive […]

Blessed Trinity 68th annual Carnival coupons

Blessed Trinity 68th annual Carnival coupons

Blessed Trinity School is hosting its 68th annual Carnival, located at 5 Southeast 17th Street, Ocala. This is a family-friendly fundraiser for Blessed Trinity School. The carnival will feature carnival food favorites, an Outdoor Marketplace, raffles, and Dreamland Amusements midway rides games and games for all ages. Unlimited ride wristbands are $20 if purchased in […]

Thrill the World 2017, dancers wanted

Thrill the World 2017, dancers wanted

Ocala, Florida — Thrill the World Ocala is back for its seventh year this October which will take place on Saturday, October 21, from 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. This is Ocala’s Biggest Fall Festival and you won’t want to miss it and is being sponsored by Extensions Dance Studio and Just Entertainment, Inc. Thrill the […]

Marion County spooktacular fall festivities

Marion County spooktacular fall festivities

Marion County Parks and Recreation has teamed up with the Marion County Public Library System to provide activities and events at a location near you! Paws & Pages Pet Expo When –  Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where – Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala Looking for a new best […]

Fireworks that give back to the community

Fireworks that give back to the community

Ocala, Florida — Do you plan on celebrating the Fourth of July with a bang this year? If so, you might want to consider purchasing fireworks from a tent that would benefit a great cause. Extensions Dance Studio will have three firework tent locations set up in Ocala. Extensions Dance Studio is the same company […]

3rd annual ‘Pey It Forward Fun Run’

3rd annual ‘Pey It Forward Fun Run’

The Pey It Forward Fun Run is held in honor of Peyton Nicole Evans. On May 9th, 2014, Peyton had an undiagnosed brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) — described as an abnormal tangle of blood vessels — in her brain that ruptured and caused her to become unconscious. Almost instantly, upon learning of her condition, the […]

2016 Ocala Christmas Parade, a ‘Star-Spangled Christmas’

2016 Ocala Christmas Parade, a ‘Star-Spangled Christmas’

Ocala, Florida — The annual Ocala Christmas Parade will take place on December 10, 2016. The parade is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. This year the theme is a ‘Star-Spangled Christmas’. VIP bleacher seating may still be available. Tickets are available for $10, and must be presented at the parade. The tickets can be […]

35th Annual Marion County Chili Cook-Off

35th Annual Marion County Chili Cook-Off

The 35th Annual Marion County Chili Cook-Off is slated for November 5. The cook-off will be held at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, located at 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, Florida 34470. During that time, the Livestock Pavilion will transform into a festive atmosphere of sensory delight. Warm, spicy aromas blend together calling all hungry spectators […]

Habitat for Humanity to host 4th Annual Habitat Strawberry Festival

Habitat for Humanity to host 4th Annual Habitat Strawberry Festival

Ocala, Florida — Habitat for Humanity will host its 4th Annual Habitat Strawberry Festival event, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2017. This is Habitat for Humanity’s signature event. All proceeds will benefit the construction of a new home for a deserving, qualified family. Last year, 30,000 people attended the event. Development Director Joanne […]

Blessed Trinity Carnival has arrived

Blessed Trinity Carnival has arrived

Blessed Trinity School is hosting its 67th annual Carnival, located at 5 Southeast 17th Street, Ocala. This is a family-friendly fundraiser for Blessed Trinity School. The carnival will feature carnival food favorites, an Outdoor Marketplace, raffles, and Dreamland Amusements midway rides games and games for all ages. Unlimited ride wristbands are $30 on Thursday or Sunday, […]

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