Arts & Entertainment in Ocala, FL

Ocala, Florida has a vibrant arts and entertainment community. Special events, museums, galleries, theatres and performing arts add to the areas rich culture.

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Recurring Arts and Entertainment Events

First Friday Artwalk

Ocala’s First Friday Artwalk features an array of performing and visual artists spanning 15 blocks through the downtown historic district. The event happens every first Friday of the month from 6:00pm – 9:00pm during September – May.

Silver Springs International Film Festival

Independent artists from around the world come to Ocala to experience this four-day annual film festival which includes movie screenings, professional development, networking, special events and more. Sponsored by the Ocala Film Foundation.

After Dark in the Park – 2018 Movie Series

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to a different park each month to watch current movies and classic favorites. Popcorn and drinks available. Information

Ocala Downtown Market

Held every Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm, the Ocala Downtown Market features fresh produce, arts, crafts and more offered by farmers, artists and craftspeople from throughout the region This community event also includes food trucks serving a vast array of specialty cuisine. 310 SE 3rd St. Ocala

Museums & Galleries

Appleton Museum of Art

This leading cultural center is housed in an award-winning classical architecture building featuring Italian travertine marble throughout. The Appleton Museum of Art houses nearly 18,000 pieces of art and artifacts from around the world and hosts numerous traveling exhibitions. Its mission is to “exhibit works of fine art and artifacts for the public and provide educational programming for visitors.” Located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala

Brick City Center for the Arts

Features art exhibitions by local and regional members of the Marion Cultural Alliance. Located at 23 SW Broadway Street, Ocala

Ocala Downtown Market

This 1965 square foot exhibition space hosts traveling exhibits along with a number of its own. Located at the Ocala Campus of the College of Central Florida. 3001 SW College Rd, Ocala

The Carriage and Car Museum

Opening Fall 2018, The Carriage and Car Museum – located at the Grand Oaks Resort 7 Museum – will feature a vast array of collectible carriages and cars. This is a must see for any classic vehicle enthusiast!

Performing Arts

Ocala Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1975, the Ocala Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to, “"create cultural experiences and opportunities for our community through music.” Their Subscription Series includes full orchestra performance as well as collaborations with ballet. Call

Performing Arts Conservatory

Provides professional instruction and a state-of-the-art environment for students to learn their art. Special events and performances are open to the public.

Ocala Civic Theatre

Featuring a series of live theatrical performances, the Ocala Civic Theatre has been entertaining audiences for nearly six decades. Call the box office

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