Love Is In the Air: Valentine's Day in Ocala/Marion County

Celebrate Valentine’s Day all week long in Ocala/Marion County.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in Ocala/Marion County. Whether you're in the mood for a fun adventure or a quiet evening of romance, we've got just what you need.

Winter Equestrian Events at the World Equestrian Center

The World Equestrian Center’s (WEC) Ocala Winter Spectacular runs from January to March and is a great way to see magnificent horses compete in hunter and jumping shows.. You and your loved one can make a whole day or visiting during Ocala Winter Spectacular, watching the show, exploring the grounds and getting a bite to eat at one of the various restaurants on site. Make sure to stop into the candy shop, Miss Tilly's Lollipops, for a something sweet!

Feb. 9-11, 2023, the Grandview World Nights will be taking over WEC, providing an opportunity to experience majestic Clydesdales, Belgians and Percherons. These draft horses are large and powerful, weighing an average of 1,400 to 2,000 lbs! Saturday, Feb 11, dress up for the World of Red Valentine’s Day Party at the World Equestrian Center. Purchase tickets HERE.

Exterior of World Equestrian Center in Ocala/Marion County, Florida


This year is the 42nd year of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. Located in the heart of the Horse Capital of the World®, HITS Post Time Farm includes 450 lush acres, over 100 permanent turn-out paddocks, and 30 permanent barns. Pack a blanket and make a picnic date on the grass under Florida sky while enjoying the magnificent horses compete.

Galentine’s Day at Marion Theatre

Grab your friends for a night full of fun at the Marion Theatre in Downtown Ocala on Thursday, February 16th. The festive event includes a special screening of My Best Friend's Wedding, themed cocktails and souvenirs. The movie starts at 8:00 pm!

Latin Food & Artisan Market - Valentine's Edition

Head to the Ocala Downtown Market also for this family-friendly event on Friday, February 10 from 4-8pm. The valentine's themed event will have bounce houses, DJ, face painting, food trucks and more.

Romantic Dinner

Planning a romantic dinner? Many delicious, local restaurants are offering Valentine’s Day dinners with special menus. Make your reservations early! For a list of the dining options in Ocala/Marion click here.

Couple holding hands at dinner at Restaurant in Ocala FL

For more fun ideas to spend Valentine’s Day weekend, check out these 7 Ways to Have an Unforgettable Romantic Getaway to Ocala/Marion County.

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