Ocala Arts Festival

Discover breathtaking works of art at the Ocala Arts Festival.

A participant on stilts at the Ocala Arts Festival.

The annual Ocala Arts Festival celebrates the stunning pieces of talented artists from around the country, showcasing the creations of more than 150 artists. This event is organized by the Fine Arts for Ocala Organization and will be held in downtown Ocala. The festival features an array of art selections, mouthwatering eats, live performances, and more. Whether you’re looking for exciting things to do or seeking new ways to dive into Ocala’s art scene, this event offers unforgettable fun for all festival goers.

Festival Features:

This pet-friendly festival includes many family-friendly activities and stunning works of art. Make your way to appetizing meals, engaging entertainment, and vivid paintings.


Stroll through downtown Ocala and explore a variety of art booths. Visitors will enjoy taking in Ocala’s sunshine and marveling at the stunning creativity of artists. Celebrating expert craftsmanship and mastery over the visual arts, this event will include hundreds of art pieces and feature five talented newcomers to the American arts scene. Browse through a variety of art mediums, discover the works of new artists, and take in downtown Ocala’s vibrant atmosphere.

An array of vibrant art at a vendor in the Ocala Arts Festival.

Food & Drinks:

Indulge in a wide range of food and beverage vendors throughout the festival. Food trucks will be located throughout the grounds of the event, as well as near the Citizens’ Circle and the Marion Theatre. Event goers will relish trying savory comfort food or decadent sweet treats. The Ocala Arts Festival features a variety of food, ranging from barbecue and Japanese curry to fried oreos and ice cream. Grab a delectable arepa, or take a lunch break with a turkey leg and pair it with fresh lemonade. Discover more places to eat in Ocala before or after the festival.


The Ocala Arts Festival will include kid-friendly entertainment and live performances. Tap your feet to infectious beats and listen to local bands play at the Downtown Gazebo. Watch thrilling dance members at Citizens’ Circle and be immersed in performances by local students. Bring your little ones to a variety of engaging activities, ranging from face painting to an arts and crafts tent.

Colorful paintings at the Ocala Arts Festival.

Event Details:

  • Location: The Ocala Arts Festival will be located at 1 NE 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34470. Visitors can find parking throughout Ocala’s downtown area.
  • Dates & Time: This event will be held from October 28 to 29 and it will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Admission: This event is free and open to the public.

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