Welcome to Ocala Online!

The place to go when you need to know about our community - or need our community to know about you!

Appleton Museum of Art in OcalaOcala & Marion County Florida’s only all-inclusive source and mobile app for what’s happening in and around Ocala.

Go to our Community Calendar and find out the when and where of Community Events. Need a reminder, or want to be notified of events that suit your interests? Sign up for our mailing list!

Find out the best places for night time fun, dining, or professional business services with our business spotlight section, where only those businesses with a reputation of quality and integrity will be highlighted. (Not just anybody makes our list)

We love our community, and one of the things we love most about it is that family values run strong here. Parents will love our lists and reviews of places to go for family fun! We offer the areas youth sports organizations, clubs, private and public schools and their ratings.

With more than sixteen natural springs and campgrounds in the county, Ocala is a nature lovers haven. We will tell you the best places to go and what to expect when you arrive.

Looking for something a little more upscale? Our community has plenty of that too and we will not let you miss an opportunity to put on your finest attire and attend an event at the Theatre, Museum, Gala or Fundraiser.

Being known as “The Horse Capital of the World” has its advantages and our community has a heart for our animals. With H.I.T.S, available tours of famous thoroughbred farms, or a 4H dog show, rodeo, or livestock event, there are plenty of activities and clubs to participate in, and you can find them all here.

Bottom line; Ocala has something for everyone. If it’s happening you can always find the details here. From Black Tie to Mudding- We’ve got you covered!

Thanks for visiting our page and helping us grow!

~ The Ocala Online Management Team

Ocala, Florida, businesses, professionals, civic organizations, foundations, and residents, all helped develop and implement innovative programs and initiatives to continually enhance the Ocala FL area. The City of Ocala is also promoted and marketed as an amazing Central Florida city to millions of people as the region’s premier destination to do business, to call home, or to visit for the best in shopping, dining and entertainment. The Ocala Online Business Alliance stands as a staunch advocate for all those who make Ocala, FL, part of their lives; from businesses to workers to residents. Ocala, Fl, is an amazing collision of art, history, fine dining and entertainment, and is your one stop, one-of-a kind destination experience in Central Florida. Ocala’s restaurants, events on the square and night life venues cater to all ages. Collaborative efforts between Ocala community organizations and City of Ocala staff have inspired new traditions like the Ocala Farmer’s Market and the First Friday Art Walk, while preserving some community favorites such as Light Up Ocala and the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Ocala is not just a location; it’s the Heart of Ocala, where you can get lost in the history while experiencing the culture and lifestyle of today’s Ocala.

Ocala Online’s Mission:

To be Ocala’s Online Resource for our community and to help those that advance initiatives which foster economic vitality and improve Ocala life – for a moment or for a lifetime. Either way, the place you find will be the place you don’t want to leave.  We feature only Ocala’s Elite Businesses and Events.  You know, the businesses that constantly produce a great product and treat their customers with the respect and kindness they deserve.

Vision — Our Essential Downtown:

As the foremost advocate for Ocala, in the coming years, you will have no other choice but to shift the perception of Ocala as being simply important, to being essential to the future well-being of our Central Florida region.  We wish to meet the lifestyle requirements of current Ocala residents, including the next generation of residents, students and other people we attract from outside of Central Florida. It is important to continually attract corporate investment to Ocala, in dollars and jobs, from those seeking to be a part of a genuine 24/7 365 Central Florida environment.

Downtown Ocala, FL, is essential to Ocala, as it is the very heart of Florida where many businesses are centrally located and many events are held. Feel Downtown Ocala’s vibe and get into the groove!

Downtown Ocala, FL, is essential to Ocala, as it is the very heart of Florida where many businesses are centrally located and many events are held. Feel Downtown Ocala’s vibe and get into the groove!