Ocala Downtown Market | Downtown Ocala | Saturdays 9 AM – 2 PM

Come out to enjoy a celebration of local produce, crafts, and food trucks! Just around the corner from the square, the open-air market pavilion hosts a wide variety of local and regional vendors offering unique and quality products. The market is open weekly, Saturdays 9am-2pm Rain or Shine

First Friday Art Walk | Downtown Ocala | 6 – 9 PM

The highly anticipated First Friday Art Walk season is back! This FREE community event takes place the first Friday of each month from September through May. Located within Ocala’s historic downtown, event festivities include artist displays, live entertainment, free family art activities and extended shopping hours.  Check the event page for a full lineup of activities. Additional activities and events will be happening simultaneously all throughout downtown at some of the participating businesses.

February 1st

Grandview Invitational Inc | Ocala Horse Park | Feb 1-3

Join us for this incredible event as 21 of the top Draft Horse Hitch Teams from across North America compete. For tickets, click here.

33rd Hoggetowne Medieval Fair | Alachua County Fairgrounds | Feb 1-3

Travel back in time and experience a world of medieval magic at the 33rd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire where battling knights, dancing gypsies, and mystifying magicians will perform on nine stages. Click here for ticket information. 

Artist Alley Presents Stripes | Marion Cultural Alliance |  Feb 1st – 22nd  | Select Times

A group exhibit by Artist  Alley as they explore stripes in their natural and unnatural worlds by artists of decidedly different stripes. Multiple dates and times available. Check the event page for a list of dates and times.

Bee Gees Now, Tribute to The Bee Gees | Reilly Arts Center |  Feb 1st

Put on your dancing shoes & get ready to experience Saturday Night Fever every day of the week! BEE GEES NOW! Presents a dynamic, interactive and entertaining live tribute to the multi-platinum kings of disco. The show takes the audience on a musical journey, mixing in the Bee Gees songbook of beautiful love ballads and dance fever inducing hits that made the Bee Gees a musical sensation..

VIP Reception and Talk: Clyde Butcher | Appleton Museum of Art |  Feb 1st

In the spirit of Clyde Butcher’s photography, wear black, white or gray — or any combination thereof — to this special reception and talk with the artist. Guests must be an Appleton Director’s Circle or Fine Arts For Ocala, Inc. (FAFO) Collector’s Circle member to attend. RSVP is required; talk begins at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Daddy Daughter Date Night | The Mojo Grill & Catering |  Feb 1st

Enjoy this special dining offer exclusively on Daddy & Daughter date night, February 1st and 2nd. Open to everyone! Mojo’s is also a sponsor for the 13th Annual Marion County Father Daughter Dance at the Circle Square Cultural Center, you may purchase tickets for the dance by clicking here

February 2nd

Six Gun Territory Wild West Weekend | Kirby Family Farm | Feb 2-3

The Shadow Riders gang still ain’t learned a thing and they’s is still holdin’ up in the backwoods of the Kirby Family Farm trying to rob all they can from that there train! Them varmints come into town every chance they get to stir up some trouble too. Don’t you worry though cause The Six Gun Original Gunfighters will be there to run them back outta town. Gates open at 10:00 AM and features the original Six Gun Territory gunfights with original Six Gun Territory Gunfighters, train rides, live entertainment, fun carousel rides, and more throughout the day until 4:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. For advance tickets, details and more information, click here. 

Booking Signing and Exhibition Debut – America’s Everglades | Appleton Museum of Art |  Feb 2nd

Meet Clyde Butcher on Saturday, February 2 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a book signing celebrating the debut opening of Clyde’s new exhibit, “America’s Everglades.” The exhibit is the culmination of a quarter century of photographic expeditions in the Everglades. From the deepest cypress strands of the sawgrass prairies, coastal waters, and languid estuaries, to pinpoint still-lifes of rare species, Butcher reveals its ecosystem in magnificent detail. He makes an unquestionable case for why we should care about its future.

Ultimate Def Leppard Tribute | Reilly Arts Center |  Feb 2nd

Ultimate Def Leppard is a part of the “Best Of British” show which features multiple acts paying tribute to Legendary classic rock bands from the UK. But this is also a standalone show performing an entire Def Leppard concert!

Santos 2-Day Adventure Camp | Santos Trailhead |  Feb 2nd

Our 2-day camp gives you a chance to build up and clean up your ‘toolbox’ of mountain bike skills; from the fundamentals to mastering wheels lifts, high-speed cornering, drops, riding technical features and so much more! Join us for a full weekend of skills that will equip you to better handle a variety of terrain with speed and efficiency. Click here to purchase tickets

Midnight Karaoke | Ocala Wine Experience |  Feb 2nd

Get ready for another round of Midnight Karaoke at Ocala Wine Experience – Hosted by Karim! Get your Saturday afternoon nap in and come downtown for the party!

February 3rd

Ranger Program | Silver Springs State Park | Feb 10th

You’re invited to take part in a park ranger program. Topics vary with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment. The Ranger Program is held every Sunday. The program begins at 2 p.m. The program is free with park admission.

February 4th

XC Jump Paint Day | Partners of the Park |  Feb 4th

Calling all volunteers! We need your help finishing up the cross country jumps in anticipation of the Ocala Winter I Horse Trials! Volunteers will receive t-shirts, schooling passes, pizza, and our eternal gratitude!

Jeff Jarrett LIVE at Horse and Hounds | Horse and Hounds |  Feb 4th

Renovations are finished and Jeff Jarrett will be rocking the patio at Horse and Hounds  Monday February 4th, 2019 from 7-10pm

K9 Toss n Fetch Discdog League | Ocala Dog Ranch |  Feb 4th

For 5 weeks we compete not against each other but as a team against other teams across the world. If you are a beginner, you are welcome to join us and we will help you progress. Advanced discdoggers are also welcome. Fee: $25 $15 for second dog.  Click here to sign up.

Read to Hannah the Therapy Dog | Friends of the Freedom Library |  Feb 4th

Come see Hannah as she is all ears and geared up for some great stories read by you. It’s PAWsitive fun and kid-friendly!

February 5th

Ocala Winter Classic | HITS Post Time Farm | February 5 – 10

Week 4 of the 2019 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit featuring Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation classes from Leadline to Grand Prix riders. Sunday admission is $5 for the $50,000 Boehringer Ingelheim Grand Prix. Free parking. Kids 12 and under are free. For a full schedule of events at HITS click here.

Pure Romance Party | Ocala Wine Experience | Feb 5th

Ladies RSVP here for A Pure Romance Party hosted by Tammy Rexford at the Ocala Wine Experience on February 5th from 6pm – 9pm

 

February 7th

Live on Stage: The Musical “She Loves Me” | Ocala Civic Theatre | February 7th – 10th

In 1934 Budapest, love is in the air along with all the sweet scents of Maraczek’s Parfumerie. The perfume shop has a small staff, but it’s full of secret romances. Georg Nowack (Will Winter) is corresponding with a woman he only knows as “Dear Friend” from their anonymous lonely-hearts letters. As it turns out, his secret pen pal is actually new clerk Amalia Balash (Ashlyn Gibbs). By day, these two bickering clerks can’t stand each other – but by night, unbeknownst to each other, they’re falling in love. Select Nights in February.

 

February 8th

Midsummer Night’s Dream by Dance Alive National Ballet  | Reilly Arts Center |  Feb 8th

Presented by Dance Alive National Ballet. Celebrate life! Zing Went the strings! On a dreamy midsummer night’s eve, the worlds of fairies, humans, dukes and donkeys all collide under the magic spell of cupid’s arrow. We see how true love never runs smooth, as the mischievous Puck proclaims, “Look what fools these mortals be!” A bright and beautiful ballet in the classical style set to Shakespeare’s immortal ‘A Midsummer Night’s Eve’ proves that falling in love is the ultimate gift.

Grand Oaks Classic 2019 | Grand Oaks Resort | Feb 8-10

FREE ADMISSION — SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME! Enjoy a competitive three-day equestrian event here on the grounds of Grand Oaks Resort. 

Friday, Feb. 8:  Dressage & Cones Competition @ 8:00 am at Racetrack Arena

Friday, Feb. 8: Super Derby @ 1:00 pm at Covered Arena

Saturday, Feb. 9: Pleasure Driving Competition @ 8:00 am

Sunday, Feb. 10: Pleasure Driving Competition @ 8:00 am

Competitors: Visit www.GrandOaksResort.com and click on the “Horse Show Entries” page

February 9th

All You Need Is Love and Art Party | Marion Cultural Alliance | Feb 9

Attention Cool Cats and Fab Foxes:
Dust off your bell bottoms and your love beads because it’s time to get groovy! You are invited to a Far Out evening at Marion Cultural Alliance’s All You Need is Love… and Art Party! A Fab Four inspired costume party on Saturday, Feb 9th 2019 at 7 pm.Get in the Groove with DJ Big Bert and dance all night. Pig out on your fave 1960’s munchies and drinks and be sure to bring some dough for our silent auction items.

This night will be a blast! Tickets are limited! Don’t flip your wig – and miss this party.

Tickets are $55 per person (60 for non members) Not a member? Join now!

All You Need is Lova and Art Party | Marion Cultural Alliance | Feb 9

Dust off your bell bottoms and your love beads because it’s time to get groovy! You are invited to a Far Out evening at Marion Cultural Alliance’s All You Need is Love… and Art Party! A Fab Four inspired costume party on Saturday, Feb 9th 2019 at 7 pm. The evening starts with our VIP reception at 6 p.m., hosted by our friends at The Corkscrew. Left on Broadway will delight us with some Beatles faves, and we may even learn a dance or two. Then at 7 p.m., we cruise on over to CLUB YELLOW SUBMARINE (The Brick) to Get in the Groove with DJ Big Bert and dance all night. Pig out on your fave 1960’s munchies and drinks and be sure to bring some dough for our silent auction items.

Cracker Village Tour – Silver River Museum | Silver Springs State Park | Feb 9

Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida “piney woods.” The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small “Cracker” settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open for viewing and on most tours the blacksmith’s forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.

The Chocolate Experience | Earth Origins Market | Feb 9

Stop by to sample all things chocolate — dark, milk, sugar-free and vegan options. Plus protein bars, shakes and more!

18th Annual Valentines Day 5K | Silver River State Park | Feb 9th

Come on out on February 9th for the 18th Annual Valentines Day 5k presented by the Roundtable Runners on February 9th, 2019. Registration Opens at 7:00 am, Race Starts at 8:00am.

Education Talking Circle: Connecting the School Community | NAACP Marion County Branch | Feb 9th

Marion County NAACP Education Task Force invites you to participate in an Education Talking Circle. ETC is designed to establish partnerships with various stakeholders within the community to promote improving student learning and strengthening the school district, families and the community collaboratively. What to anticipate (subject to change): Ice Breaker, Top Prioritizes, Student & Parent Engagement, Community Support & assessing the district needs.
Light Refreshments will be served!

February 10th

Trail Horse Retreat Florida | Perfect Partners Equine | Feb 10th – 17th

February 10th-17th, 2019 Riders will enjoying spacious camping with RV Hook ups and large camp sites in beautiful FL. Great trails and peaceful location. During the event riders will participate in trail horse workshops, group activities, dinners and much more. Limited number of spots available. Click here for more details, information and to register. 

Garden Tour | Silver Springs State Park | Feb 10th

Join a park ranger for information about the gardens’ history, learn about the different seasonal flowers and blooms, as well as about pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies. The tour passes through the following gardens: Courtyard Garden, Crossroads Garden, Camellia Garden, Fire & Water Garden, and the tour ends at the Wildflower Garden. After the tour, visitors are free to continue exploring the garden pathways and trails or walk back along the river.

Ranger Program | Silver Springs State Park | Feb 10th

You’re invited to take part in a park ranger program. Topics vary with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment. The Ranger Program is held every Sunday. The program begins at 2 p.m. The program is free with park admission.

Canvas Painting – Yellow Umbrella | Picasso’s Palette | Feb 10th

“Somewhere out there, there’s a yellow umbrella for everyone.” Celebrate love with this simple and elegant homage to How I Met Your Mother. We will walk you through the canvas each step of the way! Everything you need to create your 12 X 12 masterpiece is included.

February 11th

K9 Toss n Fetch Discdog League | Ocala Dog Ranch |  Feb 4th

For 5 weeks we compete not against each other but as a team against other teams across the world. If you are a beginner, you are welcome to join us and we will help you progress. Advanced discdoggers are also welcome. Fee: $25 $15 for second dog.  Click here to sign up.

Read to Hannah the Therapy Dog | Friends of the Freedom Library |  Feb 4th

Come see Hannah as she is all ears and geared up for some great stories read by you. It’s PAWsitive fun and kid-friendly!

February 12th

Ocala Winter Festival | HITS Post Time Farm | February 12 – 17 

Week 5 of the 2019 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit featuring Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation classes from Leadline to Grand Prix riders. Sunday admission is $10 for the $100,000 Ocala Electric Utility Grand Prix. Free Parking. Kids 12 and under are free. For a full schedule of events at HITS click here.

February 13th

Live on Stage: The Musical “She Loves Me” | Ocala Civic Theatre | February 13th – 17th

In 1934 Budapest, love is in the air along with all the sweet scents of Maraczek’s Parfumerie. The perfume shop has a small staff, but it’s full of secret romances. Georg Nowack (Will Winter) is corresponding with a woman he only knows as “Dear Friend” from their anonymous lonely-hearts letters. As it turns out, his secret pen pal is actually new clerk Amalia Balash (Ashlyn Gibbs). By day, these two bickering clerks can’t stand each other – but by night, unbeknownst to each other, they’re falling in love. Select Nights in February.

 

Dip It 2019 with Guest Daryl and Tracy Strawberry | Reilly Arts Center | February 13th 

Pay it Forward Outreach invites you to an inspirational evening with guest speakers Darryl and Tracy Strawberry, authors of “The Imperfect Marriage”. Find new inspiration through the teachings of Darryl and Tracy while enjoying our infamous fondue with loads of chocolate and treats to dip. Meet new people, spend time in fellowship, and most importantly know that your proceeds go directly to helping people in need in our very own community. Pay It Forward Outreach helps provide essentials for people facing hardship to those starting over. Lives are changed every day by your donations.

February 14th

Buddy Holly Tribute: A Valentine’s Day Sock Hop | Reilly Arts Center |  Feb 14th

Bring your sweetheart and friends to step back in time to 1956 when Buddy Holly first performed in Ocala! Come early for classic cocktails, ice cream, and classic fun before enjoying an evening of memorable music! Dress in your best 50s attire and twirl down memory lane to the unforgettable sounds of Buddy, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper…you’ll be taken to a world of legends with hits by Bill Haley, The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, The Beatles and more! The guys (and gals) of “Not Fade Away” will be jumping up on instruments, dancing, soloing behind their heads, jumping through ropes (yee-haw!) all to these powerful NEW renditions of the classic hit songs of the 50’s, 60’s and beyond. Presented by Radiology Associates of Ocala Radiology Associates of Ocala

Ice Cream Social – Valentines Day PAWty | Bruster’s Real Ice Cream |  Feb 14th

Bring out the Dawgs for a free ice cream sundae (with any purchase) Hopefully the weather will be better!

Jeff Jarrett LIVE at Sayulita Taqueria | Sayulita Taqueria |  Feb 14th

Come see Jeff Jarrett at Ocala’s favorite taco spot for Valentines Day!

February 15th

Southeastern Youth Fair | Southeastern Livestock Pavillon | Feb 15 – 23

Since 1941, when the fair began with a steer show, it has involved generations of Marion County residents who have shown steers, heifers, hogs, horses, lambs, goats, rabbits, chickens and dogs. It also features 4-H and FFA members who have created artworks and home art projects, demonstrated their tractor driving ability, and cooked up some delicious barbecue. The fair runs February 15 – 23rd, with different events each day. To see a full schedule, chick here!

Galentines Macrame Workshop | Marley Mae Market and Paperie & Nursery Room | Feb 15

Grab your besties and get ready for Nursery Road’s Galentines Macrame Workshop hosted at Marley Mae Market and Paperie! During this two hour class, you will learn basic macrame knots and techniques and use your new-found skills to create your very own macrame hanging planter. No tools are required for attendance, just bring yourself! Your class fee will cover all of your materials and instruction. There will also be time to shop at Marley Mae! Light snacks and refreshments will also be provided. A living or artificial plant is not included in this class to fill your planter.

February 16th

Silver River Knap-In | Silver River Museum | Feb 16-17

The ninth annual Silver River Knap-in February 16-17 features a prehistoric arts festival and stone tool making. Held at the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center, you can check out bow and arrow making, tomahawk and spear throwing, pottery making, Indian artifact displays and more. There’s something for everyone, and it’s all included with park admission of $5 per person.

Pints and Predators | First Magnitude Brewing Co. | Feb 16

Join Wild Birds Unlimited and First Magnitude Brewing Co. as we host the fifth annual Pints and Predators educational festival and fundraiser for local wildlife rehabilitators featuring live birds of prey and creatures of the night. Suggested donations will be collected at the door. ALL donations benefit Sunrise Wildlife Rehabilitation, Florida Wildlife Care, Lubee Bat Conservancy, Florida Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, and Wing and a Prayer Bird Conservation.

February 17th

Ranger Program | Silver Springs State Park | Feb 17th

You’re invited to take part in a park ranger program. Topics vary with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment. The Ranger Program is held every Sunday. The program begins at 2 p.m. The program is free with park admission.

February 18th

K9 Toss n Fetch Discdog League | Ocala Dog Ranch |  Feb 4th

For 5 weeks we compete not against each other but as a team against other teams across the world. If you are a beginner, you are welcome to join us and we will help you progress. Advanced discdoggers are also welcome. Fee: $25 $15 for second dog.  Click here to sign up.

Read to Hannah the Therapy Dog | Friends of the Freedom Library |  Feb 4th

Come see Hannah as she is all ears and geared up for some great stories read by you. It’s PAWsitive fun and kid-friendly!

February 21st

Elvis the PromiseLand Concert | Silver River Museum | Feb 16-17

The ninth annual Silver River Knap-in February 16-17 features a prehistoric arts festival and stone tool making. Held at the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center, you can check out bow and arrow making, tomahawk and spear throwing, pottery making, Indian artifact displays and more. There’s something for everyone, and it’s all included with park admission of $5 per person.

February 23rd

Cracker Village Tour – Silver River Museum | Silver Springs State Park | Feb 23rd

Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida “piney woods.” The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small “Cracker” settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open for viewing and on most tours the blacksmith’s forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.

February 24th

Ranger Program | Silver Springs State Park | Feb 17th

You’re invited to take part in a park ranger program. Topics vary with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment. The Ranger Program is held every Sunday. The program begins at 2 p.m. The program is free with park admission.

February 25th

K9 Toss n Fetch Discdog League | Ocala Dog Ranch |  Feb 4th

For 5 weeks we compete not against each other but as a team against other teams across the world. If you are a beginner, you are welcome to join us and we will help you progress. Advanced discdoggers are also welcome. Fee: $25 $15 for second dog.  Click here to sign up.

Read to Hannah the Therapy Dog | Friends of the Freedom Library |  Feb 4th

Come see Hannah as she is all ears and geared up for some great stories read by you. It’s PAWsitive fun and kid-friendly!

February 27th

Live on Stage: The Musical “She Loves Me” | Ocala Civic Theatre | February 20th – 24th

In 1934 Budapest, love is in the air along with all the sweet scents of Maraczek’s Parfumerie. The perfume shop has a small staff, but it’s full of secret romances. Georg Nowack (Will Winter) is corresponding with a woman he only knows as “Dear Friend” from their anonymous lonely-hearts letters. As it turns out, his secret pen pal is actually new clerk Amalia Balash (Ashlyn Gibbs). By day, these two bickering clerks can’t stand each other – but by night, unbeknownst to each other, they’re falling in love. Select Nights in February.

 


 

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