City of Ocala Events
The City of Ocala proudly hosts some of this community's finest, family-friendly events each year. Whether you're looking for some good old country fun, or seasonal celebrations, we've got just the event for you. Check out our annual events below, or view the events calendar for current listings of upcoming events that will be held on city property.
LIGHT UP OCALA: THE BRIGHTEST DOWNTOWN
The 33rd annual Light Up Ocala 2016 is Saturday, November 19th from 4 to 9 p.m. Join us for live entertainment, crafts, food, children's activities at "Whoville", the Junior Sunshine Parade and the official downtown lighting ceremony.
SAVE THE DATE: ROTARY DISCOVERY FEST
On February 11th, 2017, celebrate the birth of Ocala as we travel back in time to the pioneer cowboy-cracker days. Join us for the annual Cattle drive through downtown and music, food, a Kids Corral, animals, demonstrations, performances and more in beautiful historic Tuscawilla Park. Stay tuned for more information!