Events Calendar

Nov
21
Wed
2018
Mad Lab at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Line Dancing at the Forest Community Center @ Forest Community Center at Sandhill Park
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
22
Thu
2018
Mad Lab at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
2018 Let’s Skate Ocala at Tuscawilla Park @ Tuscawilla Park
Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
23
Fri
2018
Mad Lab at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
2018 Let’s Skate Ocala at Tuscawilla Park @ Tuscawilla Park
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 Ocala Balloon Glow @ Florida Horse Park
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We’re bringing hot air balloons to Ocala this fall with the Ocala Balloon Glow @ Florida Horse Park. The event features hot air balloons glowing at dusk and also the opportunity to take tethered balloon rides on site! We also have the best local food trucks (COME HUNGRY!!) and great retail vendors. There will be activities for the kids and also the chance to meet Santa, so load up the cars as we only charge per vehicle – $20 at the gate for cars, SUV’s and pickup trucks. Purchasing in advance will get you through the gate quicker!

Event is rain or shine. Balloon activity is subject to suitable weather conditions. For those who purchase balloon rides, cancelled flights will be issued coupons to use between now and 12/31/19. Tethered rides that are cancelled due to weather may be redeemed instead at The Villages Balloon Festival in March 2019.

Holidays on the Square – Horse Country Carriage Tours @ Downtown Ocala
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rising Young Stars in America @ Orange Blossom Opry
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Rising Young Stars

Date:  Friday November 23, 2018
Time:  7:30pm
Cost:  $15-$17-$19
Opening Act – The Orange Blossom Opry Band

About this show 

We have been just awestruck by the wonderful talend we right in our own back door and couldn’t be more pleased than to support and share these talents with all of you.  More rising young stars of America.  From Silver Springs, a precious young lady who has been gracing our stage since the age of 12.  She has now turned 15, has a heart of gold, a golden voice, singer, songwriter, Miss Cheyenne Rose.  She has recently released her first Gospel single, co-written by herself and Mr. Billy Drose entitled “Praise You”.  Nolan Hamm, 16 years old, from Bushnell, FL.  This guy has a golden baritone voice that just moves you when he sings.  He has such a smooth, countrified voice that makes you sit back, relax and yet, anxious and excited as to what’s coming next.  A true, good ole country boy.  You are going to just love him!  Next, is a litte girl we have been watching for some time now.  A little firecracker and great entertainer.  She plays guitar and sings with all of her dear heart.  She will definitely find her way.  Singer, songwriter, musician, from Ocala, pretty little 15 year old Macey Mac.  Last, is 15 year old James Huston, from Dunnellon.  Another old soul.  An instrumentalist.  He plays the fiddle, the piano, the American Native flute and is learning guitar and mandolin.  An amazing and very intriguing young lad.  He has won many awards and even played Happy Birthday in a parade for President Jimmy Carter when he was 7.  An honor he has cherished.  An exuisite performer!    Come out and be awed by these magnificient kids.  A great entertaining evening, backed by the one and only Orange Blossom Opry Band.
Nov
24
Sat
2018
9th Annual Trains For Christmas @ Meadowbrook Church
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, November 24 at 8:00am-3:00pm

Sunday, November 25 at 8:00am-3:00pm

Meadowbrook Church
4741 Sw 20 Street
Ocala, FL 34476

Free

352-209-5422

 

Mad Lab at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ocala Downtown Market @ Ocala Downtown Market
Nov 24 @ 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.

2018 Let’s Skate Ocala at Tuscawilla Park @ Tuscawilla Park
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 Ocala Balloon Glow @ Florida Horse Park
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We’re bringing hot air balloons to Ocala this fall with the Ocala Balloon Glow @ Florida Horse Park. The event features hot air balloons glowing at dusk and also the opportunity to take tethered balloon rides on site! We also have the best local food trucks (COME HUNGRY!!) and great retail vendors. There will be activities for the kids and also the chance to meet Santa, so load up the cars as we only charge per vehicle – $20 at the gate for cars, SUV’s and pickup trucks. Purchasing in advance will get you through the gate quicker!

Event is rain or shine. Balloon activity is subject to suitable weather conditions. For those who purchase balloon rides, cancelled flights will be issued coupons to use between now and 12/31/19. Tethered rides that are cancelled due to weather may be redeemed instead at The Villages Balloon Festival in March 2019.

Holidays on the Square – Horse Country Carriage Tours @ Downtown Ocala
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dick Hardwick @ Orange Blossom Opry
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Dick Hardwick

Date:  Saturday November 24, 2018
Time:  7:30pm
Cost:  $18-$21-$24
Opening Act – The Orange Blossom Opry Band

About this show 

Comedian/Musician Dick Hardwick has toured the world with superstars Reba McEntire, Lee Greenwood, Johnny Mathis and Kenny Chesney, taking his special brand of clean comedy from Carnegie Hall in NYC to the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles and the Grand Ole Opry!

Dick Hardwick’s down-home humor and wizardry with a multitude of musical instruments lights up the stage every time.  His strong audience reaction is a testament to his ability to know what works each and every time he hits the stage.

For more information on this artist please check out their website www.dickhardwick.com 
Nov
25
Sun
2018
9th Annual Trains For Christmas @ Meadowbrook Church
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, November 24 at 8:00am-3:00pm

Sunday, November 25 at 8:00am-3:00pm

Meadowbrook Church
4741 Sw 20 Street
Ocala, FL 34476

Free

352-209-5422

 

2018 Let’s Skate Ocala at Tuscawilla Park @ Tuscawilla Park
Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2018 Ocala Balloon Glow @ Florida Horse Park
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We’re bringing hot air balloons to Ocala this fall with the Ocala Balloon Glow @ Florida Horse Park. The event features hot air balloons glowing at dusk and also the opportunity to take tethered balloon rides on site! We also have the best local food trucks (COME HUNGRY!!) and great retail vendors. There will be activities for the kids and also the chance to meet Santa, so load up the cars as we only charge per vehicle – $20 at the gate for cars, SUV’s and pickup trucks. Purchasing in advance will get you through the gate quicker!

Event is rain or shine. Balloon activity is subject to suitable weather conditions. For those who purchase balloon rides, cancelled flights will be issued coupons to use between now and 12/31/19. Tethered rides that are cancelled due to weather may be redeemed instead at The Villages Balloon Festival in March 2019.

Nov
27
Tue
2018
Mad Lab at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm