Sports Events

A Champion Destination


One of Central Florida’s best locations for producing successful sports events, Ocala/Marion County is the place to choose for your next event. No other destination offers our unique combination of experience with international events, impressive sports facilities and an unmatched natural environment—all located conveniently near I-75, in the heart of Florida’s beautiful horse country. Whether you are looking for a sports complex for a youth baseball tournament or a national dog show, the destination has something for your needs.

You’ll find many venues fit for celebrations once the game is over, along with dozens of eateries catering to teams of all sorts. Reserve a pavilion at one of our many parks to commemorate a win or turn the team into a regatta and kayak through our endless waterways.


The Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau provides funding opportunities based on the size and length of events in Ocala/Marion County, as well as the number of room nights generated. Find more information and apply here.

If you are considering our destination to host your event, the sales team at the Ocala/Marion County VCB is here to help you with any questions. Please feel free to contact us!