Events Calendar

Feb
20
Tue
2018
HITS Ocala Masters – VI @ HITS Post Time Farm
Feb 20 – Feb 25 all-day

USEF Premier/5*

The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit offers exhibitors 10 consecutive weeks of shows with two additional weeks of USEF-Rated shows—the Ocala Holiday Series—in mid-December. The extensive range of classes, offering over $4 million in prize money, and abundant show opportunities makes HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida, a prime winter destination. The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit features USEF National and Premier-Rated Hunters, 5* and 6* Jumpers, two $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derbies and qualifiers for the HITS Championship. In February, HITS Post Time Farm will also play host the 2018 FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping for the fourth consecutive year. The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit culminates each March with the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix.

HITS moved to Post Time Farm in 2002, where exhibitors take advantage of the Horse Capital of the World. With 450 lush acres, 52 miles of four-board fencing, and 30 permanent barns, HITS Post Time Farm is an inviting home-away-from-home for you and your horse to enjoy a world-class showing experience.

Feb
25
Sun
2018
Trinity Catholic High School Winter Carnival @ Trinity Catholic High School
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Trinity Catholic hosts this 4-day family fun event and offers something for everyone, from midway games, rides, food and great community fellowship.  All of this will happen on the campus of Trinity Catholic High School starting Thursday, February 22nd and run through Sunday, February 25th.

Don’t forget to buy your pre-sale armband tickets.  If purchased by 2:00 p.m. online or 3:00 p.m. at the school office on Thursday, February 22nd, these tickets are only $20.  This ticket would allow you to exchange it for an armband on any one day of the event.  If you do not purchase prior to the pre-sale cut-off, armbands are $30 each, and only allowed on Thursday and Sunday.

You can pre-order those tickets now and they will be available for pickup after January 20th or can be held at the “Will Call” box for pickup on the day you visit the event.

Click here to purchase your pre-sale tickets now!

 

The carnival will have the following hours of operation:

Thursday, February 22nd  5:00 – 10:00
Friday, February 23rd  5:00 – 11:00
Saturday, February 24th  11:00 – 11:00
Sunday, February 25th  11:00 – 9:00

Feb
26
Mon
2018
68th Annual Florida Artists Group Exhibition @ CF Webber Gallery
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Webber Gallery at the College of Central Florida presents the “68thAnnual Florida Artists Group Exhibition” in Ocala, Jan. 26-March 9. A reception will be held Friday, Jan. 26, from 7-9 p.m. at the Webber Center, 3001 S.W. College Road. The exhibition and reception are free to attend.

The Florida Artists Group is a not-for-profit organization of professional visual artists that contributes to the cultural atmosphere of Florida through lectures, discussions and demonstrations.

“Since 1949, the Florida Artists Group has held a symposium and member’s exhibition each year in a different Florida city,” said Jeffrey Smart Baisden, FLAG Area VIII chairperson. “Made up of artists whose work has attained national or state-wide recognition, the purpose of the group is to encourage, create, and exhibit artwork of the highest standards within the State of Florida. The Florida Artist Group is excited to bring our 2018 Symposium and Exhibition to the Webber Gallery and the City of Ocala.”

The 2018 exhibition features two and three-dimensional artwork created by 73 Florida artists. The exhibition is judged by Julie Heffernan, a Brooklyn-based painter who exhibits internationally and throughout the U.S. Heffernan received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale School of Art and Architecture, and is Professor of Fine Art at Montclair State University.

Webber Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gallery is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and college-observed holidays. For more information call 352-873-5809.

Above, “Dance Fantastic” by Joan Brechin Sonnenberg.

Feb
27
Tue
2018
HITS Ocala Tournament – VII @ HITS Post Time Farm
Feb 27 – Mar 4 all-day

USEF Premier/5*

The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit offers exhibitors 10 consecutive weeks of shows with two additional weeks of USEF-Rated shows—the Ocala Holiday Series—in mid-December. The extensive range of classes, offering over $4 million in prize money, and abundant show opportunities makes HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida, a prime winter destination. The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit features USEF National and Premier-Rated Hunters, 5* and 6* Jumpers, two $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derbies and qualifiers for the HITS Championship. In February, HITS Post Time Farm will also play host the 2018 FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping for the fourth consecutive year. The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit culminates each March with the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix.

HITS moved to Post Time Farm in 2002, where exhibitors take advantage of the Horse Capital of the World. With 450 lush acres, 52 miles of four-board fencing, and 30 permanent barns, HITS Post Time Farm is an inviting home-away-from-home for you and your horse to enjoy a world-class showing experience.

68th Annual Florida Artists Group Exhibition @ CF Webber Gallery
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Webber Gallery at the College of Central Florida presents the “68thAnnual Florida Artists Group Exhibition” in Ocala, Jan. 26-March 9. A reception will be held Friday, Jan. 26, from 7-9 p.m. at the Webber Center, 3001 S.W. College Road. The exhibition and reception are free to attend.

The Florida Artists Group is a not-for-profit organization of professional visual artists that contributes to the cultural atmosphere of Florida through lectures, discussions and demonstrations.

“Since 1949, the Florida Artists Group has held a symposium and member’s exhibition each year in a different Florida city,” said Jeffrey Smart Baisden, FLAG Area VIII chairperson. “Made up of artists whose work has attained national or state-wide recognition, the purpose of the group is to encourage, create, and exhibit artwork of the highest standards within the State of Florida. The Florida Artist Group is excited to bring our 2018 Symposium and Exhibition to the Webber Gallery and the City of Ocala.”

The 2018 exhibition features two and three-dimensional artwork created by 73 Florida artists. The exhibition is judged by Julie Heffernan, a Brooklyn-based painter who exhibits internationally and throughout the U.S. Heffernan received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale School of Art and Architecture, and is Professor of Fine Art at Montclair State University.

Webber Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gallery is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and college-observed holidays. For more information call 352-873-5809.

Above, “Dance Fantastic” by Joan Brechin Sonnenberg.

Feb
28
Wed
2018
68th Annual Florida Artists Group Exhibition @ CF Webber Gallery
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Webber Gallery at the College of Central Florida presents the “68thAnnual Florida Artists Group Exhibition” in Ocala, Jan. 26-March 9. A reception will be held Friday, Jan. 26, from 7-9 p.m. at the Webber Center, 3001 S.W. College Road. The exhibition and reception are free to attend.

The Florida Artists Group is a not-for-profit organization of professional visual artists that contributes to the cultural atmosphere of Florida through lectures, discussions and demonstrations.

“Since 1949, the Florida Artists Group has held a symposium and member’s exhibition each year in a different Florida city,” said Jeffrey Smart Baisden, FLAG Area VIII chairperson. “Made up of artists whose work has attained national or state-wide recognition, the purpose of the group is to encourage, create, and exhibit artwork of the highest standards within the State of Florida. The Florida Artist Group is excited to bring our 2018 Symposium and Exhibition to the Webber Gallery and the City of Ocala.”

The 2018 exhibition features two and three-dimensional artwork created by 73 Florida artists. The exhibition is judged by Julie Heffernan, a Brooklyn-based painter who exhibits internationally and throughout the U.S. Heffernan received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale School of Art and Architecture, and is Professor of Fine Art at Montclair State University.

Webber Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gallery is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and college-observed holidays. For more information call 352-873-5809.

Above, “Dance Fantastic” by Joan Brechin Sonnenberg.

Line Dancing at the Forest Community Center @ Forest Community Center at Sandhill Park
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
1
Thu
2018
68th Annual Florida Artists Group Exhibition @ CF Webber Gallery
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Webber Gallery at the College of Central Florida presents the “68thAnnual Florida Artists Group Exhibition” in Ocala, Jan. 26-March 9. A reception will be held Friday, Jan. 26, from 7-9 p.m. at the Webber Center, 3001 S.W. College Road. The exhibition and reception are free to attend.

The Florida Artists Group is a not-for-profit organization of professional visual artists that contributes to the cultural atmosphere of Florida through lectures, discussions and demonstrations.

“Since 1949, the Florida Artists Group has held a symposium and member’s exhibition each year in a different Florida city,” said Jeffrey Smart Baisden, FLAG Area VIII chairperson. “Made up of artists whose work has attained national or state-wide recognition, the purpose of the group is to encourage, create, and exhibit artwork of the highest standards within the State of Florida. The Florida Artist Group is excited to bring our 2018 Symposium and Exhibition to the Webber Gallery and the City of Ocala.”

The 2018 exhibition features two and three-dimensional artwork created by 73 Florida artists. The exhibition is judged by Julie Heffernan, a Brooklyn-based painter who exhibits internationally and throughout the U.S. Heffernan received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale School of Art and Architecture, and is Professor of Fine Art at Montclair State University.

Webber Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gallery is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and college-observed holidays. For more information call 352-873-5809.

Above, “Dance Fantastic” by Joan Brechin Sonnenberg.

Mar
2
Fri
2018
Ocala Schooling Classic @ Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Mar 2 all-day

Paso Fino Horse Show – March 2-4, 2018

www.SRPFHA.com

352-217-1688

 

68th Annual Florida Artists Group Exhibition @ CF Webber Gallery
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Webber Gallery at the College of Central Florida presents the “68thAnnual Florida Artists Group Exhibition” in Ocala, Jan. 26-March 9. A reception will be held Friday, Jan. 26, from 7-9 p.m. at the Webber Center, 3001 S.W. College Road. The exhibition and reception are free to attend.

The Florida Artists Group is a not-for-profit organization of professional visual artists that contributes to the cultural atmosphere of Florida through lectures, discussions and demonstrations.

“Since 1949, the Florida Artists Group has held a symposium and member’s exhibition each year in a different Florida city,” said Jeffrey Smart Baisden, FLAG Area VIII chairperson. “Made up of artists whose work has attained national or state-wide recognition, the purpose of the group is to encourage, create, and exhibit artwork of the highest standards within the State of Florida. The Florida Artist Group is excited to bring our 2018 Symposium and Exhibition to the Webber Gallery and the City of Ocala.”

The 2018 exhibition features two and three-dimensional artwork created by 73 Florida artists. The exhibition is judged by Julie Heffernan, a Brooklyn-based painter who exhibits internationally and throughout the U.S. Heffernan received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale School of Art and Architecture, and is Professor of Fine Art at Montclair State University.

Webber Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gallery is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and college-observed holidays. For more information call 352-873-5809.

Above, “Dance Fantastic” by Joan Brechin Sonnenberg.

Mar
3
Sat
2018
2018 Habitat Strawberry Festival @ McPherson Goverment Complex
Mar 3 all-day

Habitat Strawberry Festival is a signature, fundraising event to raise enough funds to build a home for a family from Marion County. The festival offers Arts & Craft Vendors, Farmers market, Nonprofit Vendors, Business Vendors, Food Vendors, Habitat FOOD Court, Car Show, 2 Kid Zones, Pet Contest, Pie Eating Contest and Live Entertainment.
FREE Admission, Parking- Donation. 8:00AM-6:00PM Come early and stay all day

Ocala Schooling Classic @ Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Mar 3 all-day

Paso Fino Horse Show – March 2-4, 2018

www.SRPFHA.com

352-217-1688

 

Downtown Satellite Plant Clinic @ Ocala Downtown Market
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Farmstead Weekend at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
Mar 3 @ 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

 

Jeep and Horse Show @ Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Car and Jeep Show – Hosted by Modern Muscle Cars

March 3, 2018 – 9AM to 6PM

Open to Jeeps

Free spectator parking.

Over 40 trophies

Ocala Downtown Market @ Ocala Downtown Market
Mar 3 @ 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.

HOPS Spring Heritage Tour @ HOPS Bryant House
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Historic Ocala Preservation Society will be having their 2018 Spring Heritage Tour on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 between 10:00am – 4:00pm. Several homes and gardens in Ocala’s beautiful Historic District will be open for viewing by the public.

The homes on tour this year will be:
– 1126 SE 5th Street
– 1208 SE 5th Street
– Retro Garage at 209 SE 15th Avenue
– The Taylor House at 1140 SE Fort King Street
– The Bryant House at 712 SE Ft. King Street

You may purchase tickets online here: http://www.historicocala.org/Tickets/

You may also purchase tickets locally at several locations:
– Roberts Realty in the Villages
– Belk in the Villages
– Yours Truly Cards & Gifts at On Top of the World
– Stella’s Modern Pantry in Downtown Ocala
– Your Heart’s Desire in the Ocala Shopping Center

Ticket prices: $20 pre-sale; $22 day of the tour; children 12 and under free.

We hope you’ll join us to support the mission of the Historic Ocala Preservation Society: to discover, conserve, preserve, and memorialize the history and architecture of Ocala and Marion County, Florida.

Mar
4
Sun
2018
Ocala Schooling Classic @ Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Mar 4 all-day

Paso Fino Horse Show – March 2-4, 2018

www.SRPFHA.com

352-217-1688

 

Farmstead Weekend at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
Mar 4 @ 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

 

Annual EGGtraordinary Easter Event @ Marion Oaks Community Center
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

March 4th Noon-4pm Annual EGGtraordinary Easter Event held at the Marion Oaks Community Center between 10am-2pm. This event offers something for everyone! Egg Hunts, Easter Bunny, Food, Arts & Crafts, Music, Vendors and so much more. Open to the public.  For more information about our EGGtraordinary Easter Event call the Marion Oaks Recreation Department at 352-438-2830 or email us at kari.coates@marioncountyfl.org