On the Scene – March 2021

A guide to our favorite monthly happenings and can't miss events.

Talley’s Folley
Ocala Civic Theatre
March 4-21 | 2 & 7:30pm

The tender and touching story of two kindred spirits connected by love letters. Visit ocalacivictheatre.com for showtimes and tickets. 

First Friday Artwalk
Downtown Ocala
March 5 | 6-9pm

Watch artists at work, participate in hands-on art activities and enjoy live music and a classic car display. Visit ocalalfl.org/artwalk for more information. 

Spring Plant Sale
Crones Cradle Conserve Foundation 

Shop a diverse selection of culinary herbs and learn about cover crops, cooking with herbs and pest management. Visit cronescradleconserve.org for more information. 

Strawberry Festival 
Timberline Farm, Belleview 
March 13, 10am-6pm | March 14, noon-6pm

Family fun includes train, pony and hay rides, games, farm animals, crafts and vendors, a country store and a giant haystack slide. Visit timberlinefarm.net for more information.

Southeastern Pro Rodeo 
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
March 19-20 | 7:30pm

Nonstop excitement including roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and the most dangerous 8 seconds in sports – bull riding. Visit ocalarodeo.com for tickets and more information. 

Artist’s Outlook: Christopher Still 

The Appleton Museum of Art hosts Christopher Still, known for his paintings of Florida’s wildlife, people and landscapes, for a free Zoom talk. Visit appletonmuseum.org for more information.

Guns & Hoses
Downtown and Marion County Sheriff’s Office Training Complex

Run a 5K in downtown Ocala alongside first responders, then watch them compete in combat and tactical challenges at the training complex. Kids’ activities include emergency vehicles on display. Visit ocalamainstreet.com for details.

Bourbon in the Barn
World Equestrian Center

The annual event to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Marion County features live music by The Quartermoon Band, dinner, bourbon sampling and a live auction. Visit fb.com/bgcofmarion for more information.


Date Time Event Venue
March 5 6:00pm Retro Sounds Ocala Downtown Square
March 5 6:00pm Jeff Jarrett Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar
March 6 2:30 & 7:00pm Rhonda Vincent Orange Blossom Opry
March 6 6:00pm Dallas Tyler Locos Grill & Pub
March 12 6:30pm Gilly and the Girl La Cuisine French Restaurant
March 12 7:00pm The Big Bad The Crazy Cucumber
March 13 6:00pm Becky Sinn Locos Grill & Pub
March 13 2:30 & 7:00pm Jason D. Williams Orange Blossom Opry
March 14 3:00pm Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band: A Disney Celebration Ocala/Marion County Veterans Memorial Park
March 15 3:00 & 7:00pm The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra Classic Concert The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center
March 18 8:00pm Jam Night with Adam Rountree The Keep Downtown
March 20 6:00pm Chris McNeil Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar
March 20 2:30 & 7:00pm T. Graham Brown Orange Blossom Opry
March 20 7:00pm Completely Unchained Van Halen Tribute Circle Square Cultural Center
March 26 7:00pm Motown in Motion Circle Square Cultural Center
March 27 Noon Cap Smith & the Hogtown Slayers War Horse Harley-Davidson
March 27 2:30 & 7:00pm Ronnie McDowell Orange Blossom Opry
March 27 5:00pm The Mudds La Cuisine French Restaurant
March 27 9:00pm Side Piece Pi on Broadway
March 29 8:00pm Kenny G Reilly Arts Center
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