Events Calendar

Jun
19
Tue
2018
Tropical Odyssey Exhibit at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Jun 19 all-day

OCALA, Fla. (April 24, 2018) – The Discovery Center’s newest exhibit, Tropical Odyssey, will open to the public Saturday, May 12 and will be on display through Saturday, July 28 at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave.

Tropical Odyssey is an interactive maze and exhibit, educating guests on butterfly farming and conservation efforts in the rainforest. This exhibit will also feature a butterfly zipline, a life-size spider web for children to play on, a giant walk-through caterpillar, interactive cocoons and more.

A special grand opening event will be held Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature a live butterfly release, face painting, refreshments and more. Guided tours of the exhibit will take place at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Admission to this event is $6 per person or $20 for a family of four.

The exhibit is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $6 per person or $20 for a family of four.

For more information, please call 352-401-3900 or visit www.mydiscoverycenter.org.

Jun
20
Wed
2018
Tropical Odyssey Exhibit at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Jun 20 all-day

OCALA, Fla. (April 24, 2018) – The Discovery Center’s newest exhibit, Tropical Odyssey, will open to the public Saturday, May 12 and will be on display through Saturday, July 28 at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave.

Tropical Odyssey is an interactive maze and exhibit, educating guests on butterfly farming and conservation efforts in the rainforest. This exhibit will also feature a butterfly zipline, a life-size spider web for children to play on, a giant walk-through caterpillar, interactive cocoons and more.

A special grand opening event will be held Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature a live butterfly release, face painting, refreshments and more. Guided tours of the exhibit will take place at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Admission to this event is $6 per person or $20 for a family of four.

The exhibit is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $6 per person or $20 for a family of four.

For more information, please call 352-401-3900 or visit www.mydiscoverycenter.org.

Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar @ Appleton Museum
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar”: The Appleton Museum of Art’s latest exhibit showcases guitars, from wild to rare to classic. The exhibit runs through Sept. 2 at the museum, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Call 291-4455 or visit appletonmuseum.org.

Line Dancing at the Forest Community Center @ Forest Community Center at Sandhill Park
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Word Weavers Writing Group at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm

Word Weavers Writing Group

First and Third Wednesdays of each month

6 p.m. Pot Luck Supper and then discussion

 

Word Weavers, a women’s writing group meets the First and Third Wednesday of each month at Crones’ Cradle Conserve. The group meets at 6 p.m. starting with a pot luck supper followed by discussion, writing, reading, and sharing.  All those that are interested are welcome from the beginner to the experienced writer.  Call 352-595-3377 for more information.

 

Crones’ Cradle Conserve, a not for profit foundation, located 6.4 miles east of Citra on CR 318 or 6 miles west of the CR315/318 caution light  near Orange Springs at 6411 NE 217th PL, Citra, FL.    Farm visits are free to the public, except during special farm events. Please no pets or tobacco.   Plants, fresh produce, value added farm products, books, farm and fine crafts are available for purchase daily at the Farm Store. Only cash or first party checks accepted.  For more information please call 352-595-3377 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily or visit www.cronescradleconserve.org or www.facebook.com/pages/Crones-Cradle-Conserve-Foundation

 

Jun
21
Thu
2018
Tropical Odyssey Exhibit at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Jun 21 all-day

OCALA, Fla. (April 24, 2018) – The Discovery Center’s newest exhibit, Tropical Odyssey, will open to the public Saturday, May 12 and will be on display through Saturday, July 28 at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave.

Tropical Odyssey is an interactive maze and exhibit, educating guests on butterfly farming and conservation efforts in the rainforest. This exhibit will also feature a butterfly zipline, a life-size spider web for children to play on, a giant walk-through caterpillar, interactive cocoons and more.

A special grand opening event will be held Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature a live butterfly release, face painting, refreshments and more. Guided tours of the exhibit will take place at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Admission to this event is $6 per person or $20 for a family of four.

The exhibit is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $6 per person or $20 for a family of four.

For more information, please call 352-401-3900 or visit www.mydiscoverycenter.org.

Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar @ Appleton Museum
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar”: The Appleton Museum of Art’s latest exhibit showcases guitars, from wild to rare to classic. The exhibit runs through Sept. 2 at the museum, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Call 291-4455 or visit appletonmuseum.org.

Cirque Italia Presents: “Paranormal Cirque!” @ Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

Are you ready Ocala? Do you love thrilling, wicked, sexy, or even dangerous things? Be ready to escape to a new world! Paranormal Cirque will expose you to a unique creation of combined theatre, circus, and cabaret with a new European style flare. Cirque Italia is now presenting a brand-new show for a mature audience!

This innovative horror story features different shades of sexy and an incomparable storyline – the only thing you can be sure of during this unique experience is that you will not know what to expect! It might be hard to divide reality and illusion! Are you intrigued yet? Dare to let yourself get wicked for one night under our Big TOP and live on the edge with Paranormal Cirque show! You will fall into a parallel world and end up surrounded by monstrous creatures with hidden talents that will amaze you with the circus arts.

Even from a distance you need be careful……….our dark “CASTLE” (also known as the Big Top) has been known to mesmerize many with its swirling Black and Red hypnotic colors. Be prepared as soon as you step through our welcoming Entrance gates to experience our unrivaled pre-show which is like no other. We welcome you into this sensually thrilling and chilling environment which employs mysterious creatures to help you to your seats for a two-hour hypnotizing and enchanted show.

The latest trends of the industry are challenged with every Cirque Italia appearance and this 3rd unit is not going to be any different. A careful casting selection has united the best artists from all over the world. Cirque Italia believes in multi-culturalism as one of our strongest assets. Just a few of the circus arts you can expect to see in this new production include the jaw-dropping Wheel of Death, mystifying magic, a woman hanging high in the air – but only by her hair, 6 men on a horizontal pole (yes ladies, you read that correctly……….), the infamous cyr wheel, and the always sexy yet dangerous silks. Our new third unit also follows our strict animal-free policy.
The Italian entrepreneur Manuel Rebecchi, President and Owner of Cirque Italia, combined his vision with the flawless direction of the COO, Chanté DeMoustes, and has turned this once romantic project idea into a successful production known and acclaimed all over the country. Rebecchi wanted to create a show to cater to an adult audience where viewers could escape to another world. His desire to challenge and reinvent the concept of circus is a unique quality that audience members appreciate! Demoustes focused on this idea of reinvention when creating the new look for Paranormal Cirque. She says that “There are many hidden details, and when one experiences this show it will be unforgettable.”

Paranormal Cirque is a crazy yet fun fusion between circus, theatre, and cabaret, all working in perfect harmony and resulting in the evolution of a show that takes you into a world of dreams…….. or perhaps more accurately a world of nightmares and fantasies. Fear, amusement, and surprise are only a few of the ingredients from our potion we use to give you a mixture of emotions that will be impossible to forget. This is truly a Paranormal experience like no other.

For more information visit www.paranormalcirque.com and make sure to check all our social media accounts. Tickets can be purchased now starting at $10.00-$50.00 depending on availability. Restricted – under 18 requires accompanying parent or guardian. This show has adult language and material. Paranormal Cirque is offering a special promotion: $2.00 off any full priced ticket purchased in levels 1, 2, or 3. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or deals. Please call 941-704-8572 to get the promo code for your location.

When: June 21-24

Where: 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala, FL 34470

At: Southeastern Livestock Pavilion

—Under the stunning White & Blue Big Top Tent

• June 21 – Thursday: 7:30pm

• June 22 – Friday: 6:30pm & 9:30pm

• June 23 – Saturday: 6:30pm & 9:30pm

• June 24 – Sunday: 4:30, 7:30pm

Box office hours:

The box office opens on-site on Tuesday, the week of the show.

Non-show days: 10am – 6pm

On show days: 10am – 10pm

You can purchase tickets through our website (paranormalcirque.com/tickets) or by phone: (941) 704-8572

Jun
22
Fri
2018
Tropical Odyssey Exhibit at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Jun 22 all-day

OCALA, Fla. (April 24, 2018) – The Discovery Center’s newest exhibit, Tropical Odyssey, will open to the public Saturday, May 12 and will be on display through Saturday, July 28 at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave.

Tropical Odyssey is an interactive maze and exhibit, educating guests on butterfly farming and conservation efforts in the rainforest. This exhibit will also feature a butterfly zipline, a life-size spider web for children to play on, a giant walk-through caterpillar, interactive cocoons and more.

A special grand opening event will be held Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature a live butterfly release, face painting, refreshments and more. Guided tours of the exhibit will take place at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Admission to this event is $6 per person or $20 for a family of four.

The exhibit is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $6 per person or $20 for a family of four.

For more information, please call 352-401-3900 or visit www.mydiscoverycenter.org.

Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar @ Appleton Museum
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar”: The Appleton Museum of Art’s latest exhibit showcases guitars, from wild to rare to classic. The exhibit runs through Sept. 2 at the museum, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Call 291-4455 or visit appletonmuseum.org.

Reading with a Ranger @ Tom's Park
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Reading with a Ranger is a program that brings literacy and the importance of reading into the parks of Ocala. Each Friday the City of Ocala Park Rangers gather in a different park to read stories to kids. Children and parents are exposed to the different parks that Ocala has to offer, and all the different kinds of books you can find at the Marion County Library System.

We encourage our participants to bring a lunch and eat it in the park after the program. This program is made possible by the collaborative efforts between Ocala Recreation and Parks, and the
Marion County Public Library System – FL. Reading with a Ranger is free and FUN!

For more information, call 352-368-5535 or visit http://www.ocalafl.org/recpark.

Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series – Flor de Toloache @ Webb Field - Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Flor de Toloache: Latin Grammy Award-winning, all female mariachi band. Opening act is Alex & Jenny Duo. The nonprofit spotlight organization will be Marion Cultural Alliance.

The Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA), in partnership with the City of Ocala, is excited to unveil the the lineup for the 2018 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series. The series is sponsored in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national funder of creative placemaking that empowers communities to inject new life into underused public spaces. Through free, outdoor concerts, the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series will present ten free, family-friendly concerts to the public this summer.

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. Concerts will take place every Friday, June 15 through Aug. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. The public is invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to the concerts, which will have an open lawn setting. Gates open at 6 p.m. and admission is free.

This event will feature craft and non-profit booths, food trucks, novelty food vendors, in addition to beer and wine, which will be available for purchase. The Summer Break Spot will provide free dinners for those ages 18 and under. Each concert will also spotlight a local non-profit organization, who will conduct a special activity during the event’s intermission.

“This free concert series is a great opportunity for everyone to gather on the big green lawn at Webb Field,” said Jaye Baillie, Executive Director, Marion Cultural Alliance. “During last year’s series, we saw young and old dancing, swaying and singing side by side.”

The 2018 Levitt AMP Music Series is sponsored by 98.5 KTK, the David and Lisa Midgett Foundation, Mojo’s Grill and Catering, Kona Ice Ocala, Tri-Eagle Sales, Island Grove Winery and Oniram Productions.

For more information, please visit concerts.levittamp.org/ocala. To learn more about vendor or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jennifer Normoyle, City of Ocala Cultural Arts Coordinator at jnormoyle@ocalafl.org or 352-629-8220.

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About the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series:

In January 2018, Ocala was named one of 15 small to mid-sized towns and cities across America to win a Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award of $25K in matching funds to present a free concert series at Webb Field in 2018. MCA, in partnership with the City of Ocala, submitted the Levitt AMP proposal and is presenting the concert series. In an effort to inspire and engage communities across the country around the power of creative placemaking, the Levitt Foundation invited the public to choose the top 25 finalists through online voting. Learn more about the winners and the 150 free Levitt AMP concerts across America at http://levittamp.org.

Cirque Italia Presents: “Paranormal Cirque!” @ Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm

Are you ready Ocala? Do you love thrilling, wicked, sexy, or even dangerous things? Be ready to escape to a new world! Paranormal Cirque will expose you to a unique creation of combined theatre, circus, and cabaret with a new European style flare. Cirque Italia is now presenting a brand-new show for a mature audience!

This innovative horror story features different shades of sexy and an incomparable storyline – the only thing you can be sure of during this unique experience is that you will not know what to expect! It might be hard to divide reality and illusion! Are you intrigued yet? Dare to let yourself get wicked for one night under our Big TOP and live on the edge with Paranormal Cirque show! You will fall into a parallel world and end up surrounded by monstrous creatures with hidden talents that will amaze you with the circus arts.

Even from a distance you need be careful……….our dark “CASTLE” (also known as the Big Top) has been known to mesmerize many with its swirling Black and Red hypnotic colors. Be prepared as soon as you step through our welcoming Entrance gates to experience our unrivaled pre-show which is like no other. We welcome you into this sensually thrilling and chilling environment which employs mysterious creatures to help you to your seats for a two-hour hypnotizing and enchanted show.

The latest trends of the industry are challenged with every Cirque Italia appearance and this 3rd unit is not going to be any different. A careful casting selection has united the best artists from all over the world. Cirque Italia believes in multi-culturalism as one of our strongest assets. Just a few of the circus arts you can expect to see in this new production include the jaw-dropping Wheel of Death, mystifying magic, a woman hanging high in the air – but only by her hair, 6 men on a horizontal pole (yes ladies, you read that correctly……….), the infamous cyr wheel, and the always sexy yet dangerous silks. Our new third unit also follows our strict animal-free policy.
The Italian entrepreneur Manuel Rebecchi, President and Owner of Cirque Italia, combined his vision with the flawless direction of the COO, Chanté DeMoustes, and has turned this once romantic project idea into a successful production known and acclaimed all over the country. Rebecchi wanted to create a show to cater to an adult audience where viewers could escape to another world. His desire to challenge and reinvent the concept of circus is a unique quality that audience members appreciate! Demoustes focused on this idea of reinvention when creating the new look for Paranormal Cirque. She says that “There are many hidden details, and when one experiences this show it will be unforgettable.”

Paranormal Cirque is a crazy yet fun fusion between circus, theatre, and cabaret, all working in perfect harmony and resulting in the evolution of a show that takes you into a world of dreams…….. or perhaps more accurately a world of nightmares and fantasies. Fear, amusement, and surprise are only a few of the ingredients from our potion we use to give you a mixture of emotions that will be impossible to forget. This is truly a Paranormal experience like no other.

For more information visit www.paranormalcirque.com and make sure to check all our social media accounts. Tickets can be purchased now starting at $10.00-$50.00 depending on availability. Restricted – under 18 requires accompanying parent or guardian. This show has adult language and material. Paranormal Cirque is offering a special promotion: $2.00 off any full priced ticket purchased in levels 1, 2, or 3. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or deals. Please call 941-704-8572 to get the promo code for your location.

When: June 21-24

Where: 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala, FL 34470

At: Southeastern Livestock Pavilion

—Under the stunning White & Blue Big Top Tent

• June 21 – Thursday: 7:30pm

• June 22 – Friday: 6:30pm & 9:30pm

• June 23 – Saturday: 6:30pm & 9:30pm

• June 24 – Sunday: 4:30, 7:30pm

Box office hours:

The box office opens on-site on Tuesday, the week of the show.

Non-show days: 10am – 6pm

On show days: 10am – 10pm

You can purchase tickets through our website (paranormalcirque.com/tickets) or by phone: (941) 704-8572

Disney’s Frozen Sing-A-Long @ Reilly Arts Center
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

OCALA, Fla. (May 21, 2018) – On Friday, June 22 at 7:30 PM, Disney’s Frozen will come to life on the Reilly’s screen for the ultimate sing-a-long experience – perfect for the whole family!

Lobby doors and the Reilly’s full bar open at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $15 and student tickets are $8. The Reilly Arts Center is located at 500 NE 9th Street, Ocala, FL 34470. Tickets can be purchased at www.ReillyArtsCenter.com, or by calling the box office at (352) 351-1606 during box office hours. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Reilly Arts Center box office. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the show.

About the Event: Cool off for the summer by reliving the magic of Disney’s animated hit Frozen in a sing-a-long event that the whole family can enjoy. Watch the beloved movie play out on a large screen and sing along to all of the movie’s most popular songs, including “Let It Go.” On-screen lyrics make it easy to join in the fun, and dressing up as your favorite character only adds to the enjoyment. “Let go” of your inhibitions because on this day, you’re the Snow Queen/Snowman of the night!

Cirque Italia Presents: “Paranormal Cirque!” @ Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Jun 22 @ 9:30 pm

Are you ready Ocala? Do you love thrilling, wicked, sexy, or even dangerous things? Be ready to escape to a new world! Paranormal Cirque will expose you to a unique creation of combined theatre, circus, and cabaret with a new European style flare. Cirque Italia is now presenting a brand-new show for a mature audience!

This innovative horror story features different shades of sexy and an incomparable storyline – the only thing you can be sure of during this unique experience is that you will not know what to expect! It might be hard to divide reality and illusion! Are you intrigued yet? Dare to let yourself get wicked for one night under our Big TOP and live on the edge with Paranormal Cirque show! You will fall into a parallel world and end up surrounded by monstrous creatures with hidden talents that will amaze you with the circus arts.

Even from a distance you need be careful……….our dark “CASTLE” (also known as the Big Top) has been known to mesmerize many with its swirling Black and Red hypnotic colors. Be prepared as soon as you step through our welcoming Entrance gates to experience our unrivaled pre-show which is like no other. We welcome you into this sensually thrilling and chilling environment which employs mysterious creatures to help you to your seats for a two-hour hypnotizing and enchanted show.

The latest trends of the industry are challenged with every Cirque Italia appearance and this 3rd unit is not going to be any different. A careful casting selection has united the best artists from all over the world. Cirque Italia believes in multi-culturalism as one of our strongest assets. Just a few of the circus arts you can expect to see in this new production include the jaw-dropping Wheel of Death, mystifying magic, a woman hanging high in the air – but only by her hair, 6 men on a horizontal pole (yes ladies, you read that correctly……….), the infamous cyr wheel, and the always sexy yet dangerous silks. Our new third unit also follows our strict animal-free policy.
The Italian entrepreneur Manuel Rebecchi, President and Owner of Cirque Italia, combined his vision with the flawless direction of the COO, Chanté DeMoustes, and has turned this once romantic project idea into a successful production known and acclaimed all over the country. Rebecchi wanted to create a show to cater to an adult audience where viewers could escape to another world. His desire to challenge and reinvent the concept of circus is a unique quality that audience members appreciate! Demoustes focused on this idea of reinvention when creating the new look for Paranormal Cirque. She says that “There are many hidden details, and when one experiences this show it will be unforgettable.”

Paranormal Cirque is a crazy yet fun fusion between circus, theatre, and cabaret, all working in perfect harmony and resulting in the evolution of a show that takes you into a world of dreams…….. or perhaps more accurately a world of nightmares and fantasies. Fear, amusement, and surprise are only a few of the ingredients from our potion we use to give you a mixture of emotions that will be impossible to forget. This is truly a Paranormal experience like no other.

For more information visit www.paranormalcirque.com and make sure to check all our social media accounts. Tickets can be purchased now starting at $10.00-$50.00 depending on availability. Restricted – under 18 requires accompanying parent or guardian. This show has adult language and material. Paranormal Cirque is offering a special promotion: $2.00 off any full priced ticket purchased in levels 1, 2, or 3. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or deals. Please call 941-704-8572 to get the promo code for your location.

When: June 21-24

Where: 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala, FL 34470

At: Southeastern Livestock Pavilion

—Under the stunning White & Blue Big Top Tent

• June 21 – Thursday: 7:30pm

• June 22 – Friday: 6:30pm & 9:30pm

• June 23 – Saturday: 6:30pm & 9:30pm

• June 24 – Sunday: 4:30, 7:30pm

Box office hours:

The box office opens on-site on Tuesday, the week of the show.

Non-show days: 10am – 6pm

On show days: 10am – 10pm

You can purchase tickets through our website (paranormalcirque.com/tickets) or by phone: (941) 704-8572

Jun
23
Sat
2018
Ocala Comic Con @ Hilton Ocala
Jun 23 all-day

Ocala Comic Con is a multi-genre pop culture event taking place in Ocala, FL. The promoters goal with Ocala Comic Con is to bring something fun and new to the city. Every June thousands of attendee’s come together to celebrate their fandoms and meet new friends! Every year we plan to bring bigger and better things to our event.

Tropical Odyssey Exhibit at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Jun 23 all-day

OCALA, Fla. (April 24, 2018) – The Discovery Center’s newest exhibit, Tropical Odyssey, will open to the public Saturday, May 12 and will be on display through Saturday, July 28 at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave.

Tropical Odyssey is an interactive maze and exhibit, educating guests on butterfly farming and conservation efforts in the rainforest. This exhibit will also feature a butterfly zipline, a life-size spider web for children to play on, a giant walk-through caterpillar, interactive cocoons and more.

A special grand opening event will be held Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature a live butterfly release, face painting, refreshments and more. Guided tours of the exhibit will take place at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Admission to this event is $6 per person or $20 for a family of four.

The exhibit is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $6 per person or $20 for a family of four.

For more information, please call 352-401-3900 or visit www.mydiscoverycenter.org.

Farmstead Weekend at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

For more information contact Jeri Baldwin

352-595-3377 (10am-3pm)

 

Farmstead Weekend is a Farmers’ Market held every Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crones’ Cradle Conserve.    Come visit and tour a working vegetable and herb farm.  Learn about naturally and carefully grown foods which nourishes and energizes you and your family.  The farm store carries fresh picked vegetables, jams, jellies, honey, pickles and other items grown and prepared on the farm.

Crones’ Cradle Conserve, a not for profit foundation, located 6.4 miles east of Citra on CR 318 or 6 miles west of the CR315/318 caution light  near Orange Springs at 6411 NE 217th PL, Citra, FL.    Farm visits are free to the public, except during special farm events. Please no pets or tobacco.   Plants, fresh produce, value added farm products, books, farm and fine crafts are available for purchase daily at the Farm Store. Only cash or first party checks accepted.  For more information please call 352-595-3377 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily or visit www.cronescradleconserve.org or www.facebook.com/pages/Crones-Cradle-Conserve-Foundation

 

Ocala Downtown Market @ Ocala Downtown Market
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Ocala Downtown Market (ODM) is the place where a diverse array of farmers, artisans, craftspeople, and food trucks come together to sell their products to customers from Ocala, Marion County, and beyond. A true destination location, ODM is set just blocks off of the Ocala Downtown Square, in a beautiful open-air Market Pavilion. Besides permanent roof cover, the facility also includes large overhead fans, restrooms, a nearby ATM, and water fountains.

Vendors have a variety of booth choices to choose from, including both indoor and outdoor, booths with water and/or electric, and more!

The Market is held on Fridays from 3pm until 7pm and Saturdays from 9am until 2pm. It is the vision of the City of Ocala (which owns the facility) and Ocala Downtown Market, Inc. to see the Market add additional days in the future. This expansion in the number of days and hours the Market is open is expected to occur gradually, over the span of a few years.

The Market Pavilion is also available for rental. More information about rental reservations can be found on our rental page here.

Prospective vendors should visit our Vendor page here.

Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar @ Appleton Museum
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar”: The Appleton Museum of Art’s latest exhibit showcases guitars, from wild to rare to classic. The exhibit runs through Sept. 2 at the museum, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Call 291-4455 or visit appletonmuseum.org.