Events Calendar

Jul
20
Fri
2018
Cal Ripken Rookie Southeast Regional Tournament @ Rotary Sportsplex
Jul 20 all-day

This tournament will consist of 14 to 16 teams from the Southeast United States. The teams will compete over 5 days to be crowned the best Rookie team in the Southeast.

CONFEPASO Youth Equitation Mundial @ Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Jul 20 all-day

The Youth Equitation Mundial is an Olympic style event, complete with opening and closing ceremonies, where riders compete in classes broken out by age and sex to earn medals for their country. The actual competition spans 4 days, two for girls and two for boys and their are additional classes dedicated to handicapped riders for each. The top three riders in each class receive Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and a ceremony on the podium is held, complete with the first place country National Anthem. Medal counts per country are tallied for this prestigious event.

 

Tropical Odyssey Exhibit at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Jul 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.

Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series – Orchestra Fuego @ Webb Field - Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Orchestra Fuego: Grammy Award-nominated salsa band. Opening act is Eduardo Fuentes. The nonprofit spotlight organization will be College of Central Florida/Appleton Museum of Art.

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.

Jul
21
Sat
2018
Cal Ripken Rookie Southeast Regional Tournament @ Rotary Sportsplex
Jul 21 all-day

This tournament will consist of 14 to 16 teams from the Southeast United States. The teams will compete over 5 days to be crowned the best Rookie team in the Southeast.

CONFEPASO Youth Equitation Mundial @ Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Jul 21 all-day

The Youth Equitation Mundial is an Olympic style event, complete with opening and closing ceremonies, where riders compete in classes broken out by age and sex to earn medals for their country. The actual competition spans 4 days, two for girls and two for boys and their are additional classes dedicated to handicapped riders for each. The top three riders in each class receive Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and a ceremony on the podium is held, complete with the first place country National Anthem. Medal counts per country are tallied for this prestigious event.

 

Tropical Odyssey Exhibit at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Jul 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.

Farmstead Weekend at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
Jul 21 @ 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
Jul 21 @ 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
Jul 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.

Saturday Matinee – “Beauty and the Beast” @ Fort McCoy Public Library
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WindFM Rocks the Reilly: Definitive Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band @ Reilly Arts Center
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join WIND-FM for an incredible and authentic tribute to the world famous band Fleetwood Mac, featuring Fleetwood Max.
Covering the entire career, to include hit songs, Fleetwood Max strives to go for the exact look and feel of the real Fleetwood Mac. The playing and vocal harmonies are top notch while Sharon’s portrayal of Stevie Nicks is a sight to behold.

Jul
22
Sun
2018
Cal Ripken Rookie Southeast Regional Tournament @ Rotary Sportsplex
Jul 22 all-day

This tournament will consist of 14 to 16 teams from the Southeast United States. The teams will compete over 5 days to be crowned the best Rookie team in the Southeast.

CONFEPASO Youth Equitation Mundial @ Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Jul 22 all-day

The Youth Equitation Mundial is an Olympic style event, complete with opening and closing ceremonies, where riders compete in classes broken out by age and sex to earn medals for their country. The actual competition spans 4 days, two for girls and two for boys and their are additional classes dedicated to handicapped riders for each. The top three riders in each class receive Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and a ceremony on the podium is held, complete with the first place country National Anthem. Medal counts per country are tallied for this prestigious event.

 

Farmstead Weekend at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
Jul 22 @ 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

 

Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar @ Appleton Museum
Jul 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.

Jul
23
Mon
2018
Monday Matinee – “The Sense of an Ending” @ Ocala Public Library
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jul
24
Tue
2018
Tropical Odyssey Exhibit at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Jul 24 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
Jul 24 @ 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.

Family Flicks – “My Dog Skip” @ Belleview Public Library
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm