Events Calendar

Aug
17
Fri
2018
Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series – Dumpstaphunk @ Webb Field - Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dumpstaphunk: Critically acclaimed funk band from New Orleans. Opening act is Locochino. The nonprofit spotlight organization will be Ocali Storytelling Guild.

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.

Classic Albums LIVE: The Beatles’ White Album @ The Reilly Arts Center
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm

 

OCALA, Fla. (May 23, 2018) – On Friday, August 17 at 7:30 PM, Classic Albums Live returns to the Reilly with an exciting performance of The Beatles’ White Album – note for note, cut for cut!

Lobby doors and the Reilly’s full bar open at 6:30 PM. Tickets start at $15. 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.

About Classic Albums Live: Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as ‘the world’s best musicians,’ Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centers across North America.

Oct
12
Fri
2018
Fish Fry and Classic Cars Fundraiser @ 8th Avenue Adult Activity Center
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a delicious fried fish meal complete with French fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and a drink.  Enjoy live music, giveaways and an auction.  Explore classic cars and check out the programs the Center has to offer.

Herman’s Hermits at the Circle Square Cultural Center @ Circle Square Cultural Center
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
20
Sat
2018
McIntosh 1890’s Festival @ McIntosh FL
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to the authentic home of the McIntosh 1890’s Festival!

We look forward to seeing you this year on
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8 AM to 5 PM!

 

For additional information or vendor applications, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your request to our address.


Driving Directions to McIntosh.

The Town of McIntosh is on US 441 midway between Gainesville and Ocala, Florida. 

For a map, click on the link below!

McIntosh, Florida, United States

If traveling from the North via I-75: Exit interstate at Micanopy, Exit #374.  Turn left (East) onto CR234, continue to stop sign at US 441.  Turn right (South) go approximately 6 miles.

If traveling from the South via I-75: Exit interstate at Irvine/Orange Lake, Exit #368.  Turn right (East) onto CR318, continue to traffic light at US 441.  Turn left (North) go approximately 3 miles.

2018 Ocala Latin Music Festival @ Citizen's Circle
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oct
26
Fri
2018
Ocala Pumpkin Run Car Show & Festival @ Castro Farms
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hours:
Friday & Saturday 8am-4pm
Sunday 8am-3pm Adults: $15/day Children (4-12): $5/day Children 3 and under: FREE! Military Discount w/ID: $13/day

Saturday – Donate a can of animal food benefiting the Humane Society and receive one free child’s entry.
Sunday – Donate a non-perishable food item benefiting Interfaith and receive one free child’s entry.


FREE PARKING Sponsored by Classic Collectors!

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Ocala Pumpkin Run Car Show & Festival @ Castro Farms
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hours:
Friday & Saturday 8am-4pm
Sunday 8am-3pm Adults: $15/day Children (4-12): $5/day Children 3 and under: FREE! Military Discount w/ID: $13/day

Saturday – Donate a can of animal food benefiting the Humane Society and receive one free child’s entry.
Sunday – Donate a non-perishable food item benefiting Interfaith and receive one free child’s entry.


FREE PARKING Sponsored by Classic Collectors!

Ocala Arts Festival @ Historic Downtown Ocala
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fine arts for Ocala celebrates the 52nd Annual Ocala Arts Festival – October 27&28, 2018 in Historic Downtown Ocala.

The Ocala Arts Festival has been voted as one of the most loved events in our community. Artists are chosen by an independent panel of four judges. There are a minimum of 155 artists from all over the United States bringing their beautiful pieces to downtown Ocala, Florida.

FAFO’s Art Festival is produced by an all-volunteer board and draws more than 25,000 visitors each year. Artists compete for $22,000 worth of award money presented to the winners which are selected by two prestigious judges.

FAFO will showcase live local entertainment on two different stages, at the Downtown Gazebo stage and Citizens Circle.
Food Vendors are located throughout the downtown area. Food Trucks rally at Citizens Circle.

A Student Art Tent showcases artwork from the local schools in Marion County.

Children’s activities are presented by the Appleton Museum of Art.

This is an event that the entire family will enjoy!

Mark Your Calendars and Come Join Us in Celebrating the Ocala Arts Festival

Bowie Live – The Ultimate Bowie Experience at the Circle Square Cultural Center @ Circle Square Cultural Center
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
28
Sun
2018
Ocala Pumpkin Run Car Show & Festival @ Castro Farms
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hours:
Friday & Saturday 8am-4pm
Sunday 8am-3pm Adults: $15/day Children (4-12): $5/day Children 3 and under: FREE! Military Discount w/ID: $13/day

Saturday – Donate a can of animal food benefiting the Humane Society and receive one free child’s entry.
Sunday – Donate a non-perishable food item benefiting Interfaith and receive one free child’s entry.


FREE PARKING Sponsored by Classic Collectors!

Ocala Arts Festival @ Historic Downtown Ocala
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fine arts for Ocala celebrates the 52nd Annual Ocala Arts Festival – October 27&28, 2018 in Historic Downtown Ocala.

The Ocala Arts Festival has been voted as one of the most loved events in our community. Artists are chosen by an independent panel of four judges. There are a minimum of 155 artists from all over the United States bringing their beautiful pieces to downtown Ocala, Florida.

FAFO’s Art Festival is produced by an all-volunteer board and draws more than 25,000 visitors each year. Artists compete for $22,000 worth of award money presented to the winners which are selected by two prestigious judges.

FAFO will showcase live local entertainment on two different stages, at the Downtown Gazebo stage and Citizens Circle.
Food Vendors are located throughout the downtown area. Food Trucks rally at Citizens Circle.

A Student Art Tent showcases artwork from the local schools in Marion County.

Children’s activities are presented by the Appleton Museum of Art.

This is an event that the entire family will enjoy!

Mark Your Calendars and Come Join Us in Celebrating the Ocala Arts Festival

Nov
10
Sat
2018
Harvest Fest Music and Food Truck Festival featuring Daughtry @ Tuscawilla Park
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

DAUGHTRY TO HEADLINE

2018 HARVEST FEST MUSIC AND FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

OCALA, Fla. (Aug. 13, 2018) – The City of Ocala will host the annual Harvest Fest Music and Food Truck Festival Saturday, Nov. 10 from 1 to 10 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park located at 500 NE Sanchez Ave.

This year’s Harvest Fest event will feature two stages of live music with Daughtry headlining the evening’s festivities. Other national, regional and local artists set to perform will be announced in the coming weeks.

General admission tickets will be $10 with the donation of a non-perishable food item. All donations collected will benefit Project Hope and will be distributed to families within the Ocala community for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

VIP tickets will be available at www.ocalafl.org/performingarts for $40 and include premium, up-close access to the stage during Daughtry’s performance, one free adult beverage, access to the VIP pavilion and restrooms, light snacks and a commemorative Harvest Fest T-shirt. VIP tickets will be available for purchase beginning Monday, Sept. 3 at noon.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Coolers will not be permitted inside the event area.

This year’s event is presented by Insight Credit Union.

For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department, Cultural Arts and Sciences Division at 352-629-8447.

Media contact: Katie Young Hunnicutt, Marketing and Communication Manager

Phone: 352-401-3978, Email: khunnicutt@ocalafl.org

Nov
30
Fri
2018
Symphony Under the Lights @ Reilly Arts Center - Jenkins Open Air Theatre
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

FREE, family-friendly, and open to the public!

Join us in Tuscawilla Park at the Reilly’s outdoor stage, the Jenkins Open Air Theatre, for a free and open holiday concert event! Bring chairs, a blanket, some hot chocolate and enjoy the sounds of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, joined by the Ocala Youth Symphony, for a holiday favorites and some surprises! Sponsored by Jenkins Auto Group, this is a family-favorite and a tradition here in Ocala.

Jan
19
Sat
2019
The Manhattans at the Circle Square Cultural Center @ Circle Square Cultural Center
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm