City of Ocala – December 2017

Fight At The Fort

A Fight for Freedom: Attack on Fort King will take place Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 10am-4pm at the Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E Fort King St. Join us for the second annual re-enactment of Osceola’s attack on Fort King and the demise of Indian Agent Wiley Thompson, an event that led to the start of the Second Seminole War.

It’s Santa!

Santa on the Square returns to downtown Ocala Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm Dec. 5 through 21.

Small Superheros

The Super Kids Save the World exhibit is on display now through Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave. This exhibit is open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays from 9am-5pm and Saturdays from 10am-3pm. This interactive exhibit, based on the book George Saves the World Before Lunchtime, teaches families how to reduce, reuse, repair and recycle.

For a full list of events, visit


Thanks for Giving: Harvest Fest 2017

Feel Downtown LIVE and the City of Ocala would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s Harvest Fest Music and Food Truck Festival. Because of your gracious contributions, we were able to donate more than four tons of food to Project Hope for families in need this holiday season. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Insight Credit Union, Tri Eagle Sales, All the Hits Q 92.9 FM, US 102.3 FM and Legacy Team Sales.

Energy-Saving Tips

It’s time to get your home ready for cooler weather! Apply these tips and tricks around your home to improve your comfort, health and safety this winter. These tips will also potentially reduce maintenance costs and help you save on energy costs.

  • Be sure to change your A/C and heating system filters every 30 days and vacuum the surrounding area.
  • Caulk all windows and exterior cracks to reduce heat loss and save energy.
  • Check and replace all damaged weather-stripping on doors and windows around your home.
  • Change the directions of your ceiling fans and leave it on a low speed.
  • Check the insulation levels in your attic. Contact Ocala Electric Utility for rebate information!

For more conservation tips, visit

Did You Know?

More home fires occur in winter than during any other season. With portable heaters, electric decorations and candles around the home December through February, it’s no wonder the risk for home fires is at a yearly high. However, high risk does not have to mean high occurrence. Here are some ways to ensure your loved ones are safe as you stay cozy and warm this holiday season.

  • Have one working smoke detector in every bedroom and common area in the home.
  • Every second counts. It’s always best to know at least two ways out of every room.
  • Keep anything that burns at least 3 feet from heat sources.

For more tips, visit or call (352) 629-8306.


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