Events Calendar

Mar
2
Fri
2018
Irish Comedy Tour @ The Reilly Arts Center
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans. The clover — make that clever — comedians, whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, include Detroit native Derek Richards; Boston-born Mike McCarthy; Nova Scotia’s Damon Leibert; and from Inchicore, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland Derrick Keane.
Sponsored by Ocala Electric Utility.

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

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

Florida Springsfest @ Silver Springs State Park
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mar
4
Sun
2018
Florida Springsfest @ Silver Springs State Park
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mar
9
Fri
2018
Santos Fat Tire Festival @ Santos Trailhead
Mar 9 all-day

Come see, feel, and ride* the newest bicycles and gear of 2018 at the Santos Fat Tire Bike Expo.  Located at the Santos Trailhead, 3080 SE 80th Street just off of 441 between Ocala and Belleview, FL, the Expo is free to attend and open to the public.

The Santos Fat Tire Bike Expo is the largest collection of bicycle manufacturers and bike shops in Florida and the southeast.  This year over 50 companies will be represented with mountain and road bikes, accessories, and clothing.  We even have bicycle-related art and jewelry!

Professionally led cycling skills clinics are available by Take Aim Cycling.  Maps are provided of the area trails and are specially marked for one-mile and 3-mile loops during the weekend.

On Sunday there will be a special mountain bike “trials style” show at noon.

Keep you eyes open for specially marked Raffle Baskets at the different booths, each with a value of at least $250.  Tickets are available at the OMBA Pavilion and you do not need to be present to win.  Drawing is 1pm on Sunday.  Fundraising efforts support our Bikes for Kids programs locally during the holidays.

*Please bring ID for bicycle demo rides.  Demos contingent on weather and trail conditions.

Companies attending in 2016 & 2017 were: Ace Metric Cycles, All About Balance Massage Therapy, Atomik Carbon, Brick City Bicycles, Cannondale, Cartecay Bike Shop, David’s World Cycles, DeFeet, Eclectic Alice Jewelry, Florida Bicycle Association, Florida Devo, Florida Forestry Dept., Fox, Giant, Liv/Giant, GB-Clothing, Hammer Nutrition, Handup Gloves, Industry 9, JVC Broadcasting, Kali Protectives, KMC Chains, Leave No Trace, Marin Bikes, MTB Tandems, Mulberry Gap, Niner, Norco, Pedal Milisha, Pivot Cycles, Primal Wear, Pro Gold, Profile Racing, RepurposedMe, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Salsa Cycles, Samson Bicycles, Santos Bike Shop, Scott, Sea Otter, Sea Sucker, Specialized, SRAM, SRSuntour, Stan’s No Tubes, Subrosa/The Shadow Conspiracy, Take Aim Cycling, Trek, Turtle Towels, Vee Tires, and Village Cycles.

Food trucks will be on hand to fuel up riders, including vegetarian Heart and Seoul, LEJ Pretzels, The Big Hot Box, as well as pizza gurus Humble Pie from Gainesville.

Interested in participating in the 2018 Santos Fat Tire Bike Expo?  Please send your request to Jennifer Skyles at vendors@santosfattire.com

We look forward to having you on board!

Motown Downtown @ Citizens Circle
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Relive all those great Motown songs of the 60’s and 70’s.  Concert is free and open to the public.

Grease Sing-A-Long @ The Reilly Arts Center
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The brand new sing-a-long version of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John!

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady, but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where YOU are the stars! Remember – GREASE is the word!

Mar
10
Sat
2018
Santos Fat Tire Festival @ Santos Trailhead
Mar 10 all-day

Come see, feel, and ride* the newest bicycles and gear of 2018 at the Santos Fat Tire Bike Expo.  Located at the Santos Trailhead, 3080 SE 80th Street just off of 441 between Ocala and Belleview, FL, the Expo is free to attend and open to the public.

The Santos Fat Tire Bike Expo is the largest collection of bicycle manufacturers and bike shops in Florida and the southeast.  This year over 50 companies will be represented with mountain and road bikes, accessories, and clothing.  We even have bicycle-related art and jewelry!

Professionally led cycling skills clinics are available by Take Aim Cycling.  Maps are provided of the area trails and are specially marked for one-mile and 3-mile loops during the weekend.

On Sunday there will be a special mountain bike “trials style” show at noon.

Keep you eyes open for specially marked Raffle Baskets at the different booths, each with a value of at least $250.  Tickets are available at the OMBA Pavilion and you do not need to be present to win.  Drawing is 1pm on Sunday.  Fundraising efforts support our Bikes for Kids programs locally during the holidays.

*Please bring ID for bicycle demo rides.  Demos contingent on weather and trail conditions.

Companies attending in 2016 & 2017 were: Ace Metric Cycles, All About Balance Massage Therapy, Atomik Carbon, Brick City Bicycles, Cannondale, Cartecay Bike Shop, David’s World Cycles, DeFeet, Eclectic Alice Jewelry, Florida Bicycle Association, Florida Devo, Florida Forestry Dept., Fox, Giant, Liv/Giant, GB-Clothing, Hammer Nutrition, Handup Gloves, Industry 9, JVC Broadcasting, Kali Protectives, KMC Chains, Leave No Trace, Marin Bikes, MTB Tandems, Mulberry Gap, Niner, Norco, Pedal Milisha, Pivot Cycles, Primal Wear, Pro Gold, Profile Racing, RepurposedMe, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Salsa Cycles, Samson Bicycles, Santos Bike Shop, Scott, Sea Otter, Sea Sucker, Specialized, SRAM, SRSuntour, Stan’s No Tubes, Subrosa/The Shadow Conspiracy, Take Aim Cycling, Trek, Turtle Towels, Vee Tires, and Village Cycles.

Food trucks will be on hand to fuel up riders, including vegetarian Heart and Seoul, LEJ Pretzels, The Big Hot Box, as well as pizza gurus Humble Pie from Gainesville.

Interested in participating in the 2018 Santos Fat Tire Bike Expo?  Please send your request to Jennifer Skyles at vendors@santosfattire.com

We look forward to having you on board!

Master Gardeners’ Spring Festival @ Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Master Gardeners are a group of volunteers who serve under the direction of the Horticulture Extension Agent. They educate residents on how to design, plant and care for their plants and landscapes using Florida-Friendly techniques. As Master Gardeners, our central purpose is to engage in charitable and educational activities dedicated to enhancing the environment and quality of life of the citizens of Marion County.

Ocala Auto Show @ Circle Square Commons
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to check out new vehicle models without the high-pressure sales pitch? The Ocala Auto Show offers just that opportunity!

Walk around the beautiful cars brought to you by local dealerships including DeLuca Toyota, Honda of Ocala, Jenkins Auto Group, Ocala Subaru and Volvo, and Phillips Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram.
In addition to the vehicle displays, exhibitors will include AAA, Jiffy Lube and Sleep Number, to name a few. Register to win chance-drawing prizes while you enjoy the music provided by DJ Lewis Stokes Entertainment and enjoy a tasty bite from one of the food trucks like Papa Pineapples.

Do you want to know the best part? Cash prize drawings every 15 minutes!

The Hands Across the Highway Art Show will feature the work of local artists from On Top of the World, Oak Run, Palm Cay, Stone Creek and other local communities. The art will include watercolors, paintings, sculptures, portrait sketches, metal artwork and more!

Presented by Florida Credit Union

 

 

Wind FM Rocks the Reilly: The U.S. Stones @ Reilly Arts Center
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join WIND-FM as we rewind to the 70’s – 80’s to see the Rolling Stones in their prime, featuring The U.S. Stones! The only Rolling Stones Tribute Band to have a young Mick Jagger clone with all the right moves and signature voice, a Keith Richards that is a “dead on” lookalike, and a Ron Wood who got mobbed for looking like the real deal! This is an 8-piece band with keys, horns, and more-just like the real thing! It’s an amazing full sounding Rolling Stones event that will blow you away, hit after hit.

Mar
11
Sun
2018
Santos Fat Tire Festival @ Santos Trailhead
Mar 11 – Mar 12 all-day

Come see, feel, and ride* the newest bicycles and gear of 2018 at the Santos Fat Tire Bike Expo.  Located at the Santos Trailhead, 3080 SE 80th Street just off of 441 between Ocala and Belleview, FL, the Expo is free to attend and open to the public.

The Santos Fat Tire Bike Expo is the largest collection of bicycle manufacturers and bike shops in Florida and the southeast.  This year over 50 companies will be represented with mountain and road bikes, accessories, and clothing.  We even have bicycle-related art and jewelry!

Professionally led cycling skills clinics are available by Take Aim Cycling.  Maps are provided of the area trails and are specially marked for one-mile and 3-mile loops during the weekend.

On Sunday there will be a special mountain bike “trials style” show at noon.

Keep you eyes open for specially marked Raffle Baskets at the different booths, each with a value of at least $250.  Tickets are available at the OMBA Pavilion and you do not need to be present to win.  Drawing is 1pm on Sunday.  Fundraising efforts support our Bikes for Kids programs locally during the holidays.

*Please bring ID for bicycle demo rides.  Demos contingent on weather and trail conditions.

Companies attending in 2016 & 2017 were: Ace Metric Cycles, All About Balance Massage Therapy, Atomik Carbon, Brick City Bicycles, Cannondale, Cartecay Bike Shop, David’s World Cycles, DeFeet, Eclectic Alice Jewelry, Florida Bicycle Association, Florida Devo, Florida Forestry Dept., Fox, Giant, Liv/Giant, GB-Clothing, Hammer Nutrition, Handup Gloves, Industry 9, JVC Broadcasting, Kali Protectives, KMC Chains, Leave No Trace, Marin Bikes, MTB Tandems, Mulberry Gap, Niner, Norco, Pedal Milisha, Pivot Cycles, Primal Wear, Pro Gold, Profile Racing, RepurposedMe, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Salsa Cycles, Samson Bicycles, Santos Bike Shop, Scott, Sea Otter, Sea Sucker, Specialized, SRAM, SRSuntour, Stan’s No Tubes, Subrosa/The Shadow Conspiracy, Take Aim Cycling, Trek, Turtle Towels, Vee Tires, and Village Cycles.

Food trucks will be on hand to fuel up riders, including vegetarian Heart and Seoul, LEJ Pretzels, The Big Hot Box, as well as pizza gurus Humble Pie from Gainesville.

Interested in participating in the 2018 Santos Fat Tire Bike Expo?  Please send your request to Jennifer Skyles at vendors@santosfattire.com

We look forward to having you on board!

Master Gardeners’ Spring Festival @ Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Master Gardeners are a group of volunteers who serve under the direction of the Horticulture Extension Agent. They educate residents on how to design, plant and care for their plants and landscapes using Florida-Friendly techniques. As Master Gardeners, our central purpose is to engage in charitable and educational activities dedicated to enhancing the environment and quality of life of the citizens of Marion County.

Mar
15
Thu
2018
Jim Breuer: Live at the Reilly Arts Center @ Reilly Arts Center
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jim Breuer is returning to the Reilly! With his career on SNL, hit movies like Half Baked and over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions, and family-friendly stand-up.

Mar
16
Fri
2018
Ocala Spring Carnival @ Florida Horse Park
Mar 16 all-day
Mar
17
Sat
2018
Ocala Spring Carnival @ Florida Horse Park
Mar 17 all-day
Reddick BBQ Festival @ Friendship Baptist Church
Mar 17 @ 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Infinite Turns 4! @ Infinite Ale Works
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Infinite turns 4!
Saturday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) is our 4th Anniversary! We’re celebrating with a huge party! All 36 taps will be taken over with Infinite Ale Works beers! Treatments, specialties and 1 off’s galore!
We will be having an anniversary bottle release as well (TBA)!
Live music, food, games and all the craft beer you could want! Come celebrate with us!

The Ring presented by Dance Alive National Ballet @ The Reilly Arts Center
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The program opens with ‘Rugby’, a rowdy piece featuring DANB’s super athletic male dancers. The work is an impressionistic look at this rough and ready team sport driven by Honegger’s driving rhythms. International pianist Kevin Sharpe’s lyric style sets the mood for ‘Fountains of the Acqua Paola’ a suite of transcendental beauty that features the graceful ladies of the company, and Welson Tremura’s passionate guitar ensemble creates the setting for ‘Guitarra Latina’ a dramatic ballet featuring the artistic strengths of the many Latin dancers in the company.
The grand finale of the evening is ‘The Ring’, a fantasy story of Love, Romance, Greed and Power based on Wagner’s Ring cycle. Many know the story from the popular movie, ‘The Hobbit’, which was loosely based on Wagner’s Ring cycle. With magical projections as a background, the ‘RING’ enchants and mystifies and ultimately teaches a lesson of honor and strength of character.