A guide to our favorite monthly happenings and can't miss events.
AdventHealth Grandview Invitational
Florida Horse Park
February 5-7 | 12pm
More than 200 draft horses in 23 teams from across North America deliver a spectacular display of power and excitement—all set to a majestic musical soundtrack. Gates open at 8am; shows begin at noon. For tickets and more information, visit grandviewinvitational.com
The Villages Balloon Festival
The Villages Polo Club
February 5-6 | 3-8pm
Enjoy evening balloon glows and tethered balloon rides plus roaming performers, food vendors and an antique car show. Visit thevillagesballoonfestival.com for more information.
Valentine’s Sip ‘N’ Shop & Bestie Bash
While adults enjoy specialty vendors, drinks and live entertainment, kids can play games and make crafts. Visit paddockmall.com for more information.
Southeastern Youth Fair Ag Dash 5K
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Support the premier event for Marion County 4-H and FFA clubs by participating at the race or virtually. Visit seyfair.com for more information.
Art Outside the Lines
Tuscawilla Art Park
Support public art in Ocala with live music, art activities, artisan vendors, art nonprofits and refreshments for purchase. For more information, visit ocalafl.org/artpark
Ocala Civic Theatre
February 25-March 21
Set in 1944, this play shares the touching romance of two kindred spirits brought together by love letters. Visit ocalacivictheatre.com for tickets and more information.
|February 3||2:00pm||The Mudds||The Club at Candler Hills|
|February 4||5:00pm||Gilly & the Girl||Bank Street Patio Bar|
|February 5||6:00pm||Bayou Band||Charlie Horse|
|February 6||6:00pm||Jezabelle||O'Calahans Pub & Eatery|
|February 6||7:00pm||The Issacs||Orange Blossom Opry|
|February 11||6:00pm||Houston Keen||Charlie Horse|
|February 12||6:30pm||Gilly & the Girl||La Cuisine French Restaurant|
|February 12||7:00pm||The Big Bad||The Crazy Cucumber Eatery & Bar|
|February 12||7:30pm||Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn||Reilly Arts Center|
|February 13||11:00am||Jeff Jarrett||Paddock Mall|
|February 13||3:00 & 7:00pm||Three Tenors Plus One||The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center|
|February 14||3:30 & 7:00pm||Alex Santoriello: Simply Sinatra||Savannah Center|
|February 16||4:00pm||Mardi Gras Festival||Spanish Springs Town Square|
|February 18||7:00pm||Stayin' Alive Bee Gees Tribute||Circle Square Cultural Center|
|February 19||6:00pm||The Mudds||Whispering Oaks Winery|
|February 23||3:00 & 7:00pm||The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra||The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center|
|February 26||4:00pm||Strawberry Festival||Brownwood Paddock Square|
|February 26||5:00pm||Jeff Jarrett||Eaton's Beach Florisiana Cuisine|
|February 26||6:30pm||Palomino Blonde||The Crazy Cucumber Eatery & Bar|
|February 28||7:00pm||Asleep at the Wheel||Orange Blossom Opry|