Events Calendar

Jul
19
Thu
2018
Tropical Odyssey Exhibit at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Jul 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.

Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar @ Appleton Museum
Jul 19 @ 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.

Art in the Attic – VIP Sip and Shop Party at the Brick City Center for the Arts @ Brick City Center for the Arts
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Marion Cultural Alliance’s y-ART Sale is a fun fundraising event that features previously enjoyed art at yard sale prices! Hundreds of works will be for sale including paintings, prints, drawings, Ocala memorabilia, FSU memorabilia, photographs, AND the entire art collection from the estate of Sara Arnette. All will be sold at affordable prices!

 

For a first look, first buy experience, arts enthusiasts are encouraged to purchase a VIP ticket to sip and shop on Thursday, July 19th, 5:00-7:00 pm at The Brick. Tickets are $20 ($15 MCA members). Champagne & light Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

 

The Art in the Attic y-ART sale is the perfect opportunity for new art collectors to begin their collection or for seasoned collectors looking for new items. Credit cards, cash and checks will be accepted as payment.

 

For more information, contact MCA 352.369.1500

Art in the Attic-y-ART Sale

Jul
20
Fri
2018
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.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic @ Belleview Public Library
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar @ Appleton Museum
Jul 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.

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.

_________________________________________________________________________________

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.

Beer School and VIP Brewery Tour @ Infinite Ale Works
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Greenway Bicycles is hosting a summer “beer school” series!
Second brewery in the series is Infinite Ale Works, located right here in Ocala! This beer school will be special as we are meeting at the brewery for a VIP tour!
Taste four delicious samples of beer, learn about the company and the brewing process, and then enjoy a full beer!
$10 for beer, snacks, and good times!
Please stop by Greenway Bikes or call us at 352-351-3475 to pay for registration.
Thanks, and we’ll see you in class!

Jul
21
Sat
2018
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.

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.

Jul
22
Sun
2018
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
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.

Jul
25
Wed
2018
Tropical Odyssey Exhibit at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Jul 25 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 25 @ 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
26
Thu
2018
Tropical Odyssey Exhibit at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Jul 26 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 26 @ 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
27
Fri
2018
Tropical Odyssey Exhibit at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Jul 27 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 27 @ 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.