Events

The City of Ocala’s ‘Let’s Skate Ocala’ ice rink will open to the public Saturday, Nov. 11 in conjunction with the annual Harvest Fest Music and Food Truck Festival. The skating rink will be located at Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave., and will be open through Sunday, Dec. 31.

OCALA, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2017) – The City of Ocala’s ‘Let’s Skate Ocala’ ice rink will open to the public Saturday, Nov. 11 in conjunction with the annual Harvest Fest Music and Food Truck Festival. The skating rink will be located at Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave., and will be open through Sunday, Dec. 31.

Admission is $5 per person for a two-hour session. The rink will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m., Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. The rink will be closed Mondays and Wednesdays for private rentals and parties. For more information about venue rentals, please contact Bridgett Griffin, Therapeutic Recreation Programs Supervisor, City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department, at bgriffin@ocalafl.org or 352-368-5517. Continue reading

The following is a list of road closures that will be in effect for the Fine Arts For Ocala (FAFO) festival, taking place downtown Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29.

OCALA, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2017) – The following is a list of road closures that will be in effect for the Fine Arts For Ocala (FAFO) festival, taking place downtown Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29.

Road closures effective Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 a.m. to Sunday, Oct. 29 at 11:30 p.m.

  • SE First Avenue, from SE Third Street to E Silver Springs Boulevard
  • E Broadway Street, from SW First Avenue to Osceola Avenue
  • E Fort King Street, from Magnolia Avenue to Osceola Avenue
  • SE Second Street, from Magnolia Avenue to Osceola Avenue
  • SE Magnolia Avenue, from E Fort King Street to Silver Springs Boulevard

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Date:10/28/2017 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Downtown Ocala
100 SE 1st Ave.
Ocala, Florida 34470

The Ocala Art Festival brings artists from across the United States to historic downtown Ocala.  In addition to 155 professional artists’ displays, this event includes live entertainment, food trucks, children’s art activities, student at competition and performances.  For details, please contact FAFO at 352-867-0355.  Have a wonderful time!

Date:10/28/2017 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Location: Fort King National Historic Landmark
3925 East Fort King Street
Ocala, Florida 34470

Bring your scary self out to the haunted trail filled with candy treats, scary tricks and FUN for the whole family.  The trail gets scarier as it gets darker, so bring the little ones early.  Then stay and watch “Beetlejuice” on the huge outdoor screen.  Call Keifer Calkins of Ocala Recreation and Parks at 352-368-5533 for the event itself. Have a spooky time!

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host the second annual Spooktacular Fort and Haunted Trail event Saturday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Fort King National Historic Landmark located at 3925 E Fort King St.

OCALA, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2017) – The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host the second annual Spooktacular Fort and Haunted Trail event Saturday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Fort King National Historic Landmark located at 3925 E Fort King St. Test your wits through this spooky trail. The darker it gets, the scarier it becomes!

This free, family-friendly event is intended for all ages. However, younger children are encouraged to attend earlier in the evening as the trail will become scarier as it gets darker. Those wishing to trick-or-treat should come dressed in costume prepared for candy and other treats. Continue reading

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