Editor’s Picks | June 2024

A guide to our favorite monthly happenings and can’t-miss events

Majestic Oaks Ocala (Reddick)
June 7 and 8 

This music festival is designed to bring country music back to its roots—the small towns that make up the backbone of America. The all-star lineup includes Kid Rock and Jason Aldean. Camping options will be available and there will be more than 25 food and beverage vendors. Children are allowed but organizers recommend parental discretion as the event allows alcohol consumption. Free for ages 2 and under; tickets start at $129.99 for all others. For details, go to rockthecountry.com/ocala-info

Deanna Carter

Reilly Arts Center
June 7

The country singer will perform an intimate acoustic show. Carter has been a revolutionary figure for women in country music, has her own record label and does advocacy work in a variety of roles. Learn more at bit.ly/deana-carter

Marion Theatre
June 8

Named The Best New Impressionist by the New York Times, Fischer’s comedy has been featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He has been a headlining performer at the NY Comedy Festival and is a frequent guest at the famous Comedy Cellar. For tickets, visit bit.ly/tyler-fischer

World Equestrian Center
June 14

The Passport to the Mediterranean event on the Stirrups’ Terrace at the Equestrian Hotel will feature flavors from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Israel and other locales, all known for their distinct food and drinks. The samplings range from classic to exotic, with a menu of grilled piri piri chicken, avocado tomato salad, falafel, grilled octopus, and other offerings. Tickets are $150 per guest. To register, visit bit.ly/passport-mediterranean

Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place
June 14 

Grown Folks A Night of Elegance, presented by The Sircle Inc., is a black-tie gala that will celebrate the past, present and future of African Americans. The keynote speaker is Rev. Dr. Joy L. Gallmon, with music by DJ Tony and performances by Orlando-based dance troupe Be Heard Through Movement. Three high school seniors will be awarded scholarships of $1,000 each. For details, visit bit.ly/3QyxghS

World Equestrian Center
June 16 

Treat dad to a morning on the Stirrups’ Terrace at the Equestrian Hotel. Steak is on the menu, along with smoked pork belly and Nashville hot fried chicken. Guests 21+ will be able to select from a drink menu of whiskeys and bourbon cocktails for an additional price and dads will be able to take home a hand-rolled cigar as a gift. For more information and reservations, visit worldequestriancenter.com/events/fathers-day-brunch-2

Ocala Civic Theatre
June 29

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Coldplay at Ocala Civic Theatre (The Marion Players, Inc.) under the gentle glow of candlelight. Learn more at feverup.com/m/148180

Red, White and OSO Blue

Reilly Arts Center
June 30

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a patriotic-themed show by the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. A tribute to veterans, the show will feature classic American music and the stylings of John Phillip Sousa, composer of many American military marches. Ticket information can be found at bit.ly/red-white-oso


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