Citizens’ Circle is located one block from the historic downtown square on the backside of City Hall and is home to our Feel Downtown LIVE concert series. Citizens’ Circle is a family-friendly, outdoor venue. Guests are encouraged to bring their blankets and chairs to be most comfortable (no coolers please). General admission tickets include first come first serve seating. VIP seats are also available. They too, are not assigned, and will also be first come first serve to VIP ticket holders only. The VIP seating area will never be “oversold.” Once you purchase a VIP ticket you are guaranteed a seat in the VIP section.
Splash Pad Hours – The splash pad and restrooms are open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week, from Mid-March to the end of October. The splash pad is only open during events on Citizens’ Circle if the event coordinator wants it open (otherwise it’s closed during events). UPDATE: The splash pad, located at Citizens’ Circle, will close for the winter effective Friday, Nov. 20. The splash pad may run as a lighted fountain during winter special events held at Citizens’ Circle. It is expected to reopen for recreational use in April 2016.
FEEL DOWNTOWN LIVE: HARVESTFEST 2015
The second annual Feel Downtown LIVE Harvestfest is happening on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Tuscawilla Park! HarvestFest will feature two stages with local and regional artists in genres ranging from rock, soul, country and more. The event concludes with the performance of a national headliner on the main stage. In addition to the musical performance, the event will feature vendors, a beer garden and food truck rally. The first ever large scale music and food truck festival in downtown Ocala.
Infinite Ale Works is a haven to anyone interested in expanding their horizons and knowledge into the wonderful world of craft beer. Infinite’s tasting room features 40 different taps of excellent, adventurous craft beer that will suit any discerning palate. Our current tap list features local breweries as well as some of our favorite non local breweries. Our brewing onsite has commenced, look for an Infinite selection.
Infinite Ale works is Belgian inspired ales infused with a curiosity of what if. Our laid back and friendly atmosphere will strive to make Ocala a ‘beer destination’ for the beer lover. Stop in and become a part of the Infinite family!
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Brick City Bicycles’ goal is to make cycling fun and safe for everyone, for the guy or gal that’s just starting out to the fast guy or gal that’s been riding for years. We have the very best mechanic in central Florida, Thomas Deaner. Years of experience, a knowledgeable and helpful staff and a huge inventory of cycling merchandise.
Brick City Bicycles offers a whole range of services and support for every level of cyclists. Boasting the highest quality in mechanics, lead by Thomas Deaner, we can service any make or model bicycle from cruisers, mountain bikes, tricycles, road bikes and time-trial bikes.
If you desire a different level of training, check out CrossFit Iron Legion in Downtown Ocala. They are not the average gym experience. At Iron Legion you will find a welcoming community made up of everyday people. The difference here is that each of these people hold themselves to a higher standard.
They want more out of life than the standard gym routine. And what’s even better – they want the same for all the members at Iron Legion. They all hold each other accountable and motivate each other to stay the course.
Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille features good food and good times, and is located in the heart of Downtown Ocala, FL, visit Harry’s for lunch, dinner or their legendary happy hour. Louisiana favorites such as; Shrimp and Scallop Orleans, Crawfish Etouffee, Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole and Blackened Red Fish are a few of Harry’s authentic Louisiana dishes. Other favorites like Harry’s Signature Crab Cakes and Bourbon Street Salmon are complemented with grilled steaks, chicken, burgers, po’ boy sandwiches and salads. Their full bar features Harry’s specialty drinks such as the Hurricane or Rajun Cajun Bloody Mary, as well as wines by the glass and a wide selection of imported and domestic beer.
Local Reviews: We love our downtown visitors, and they love Downtown Ocala!
We fully appreciate all of our visitors to Downtown Ocala! Downtown Ocala is your one stop, one-of-a kind destination experience. The downtown restaurants, events on the square and night life venues cater to all ages!
“I absolutely LOVE the Downtown Concerts!”
“So far we have seen Sister Hazel, Tonic, Blue Öyster Cult, Eddie Money and many more concerts this past year and all of them have been off the charts! Citizen’s Circle is easy to get to, easy to navigate and it’s kid-friendly which means my 5-year-old daughter gets to see the singers live after we eat her favorite pizza at Pi On Broadway! We have also had several charity events, such as Craftoberfest with Pi On Broadway, “Love is in the Air” with Fat Cats Artistry and “Glam for Good” with Planet Cosmo, that benefited the Ocala Outreach Foundation, Inc., and all of them were a success! Simply AWESOME!” – Tommy Thomas (Ocala Outreach Foundation, Inc.)
Downtown Ocala acts as a hub for local artists, eclectic boutiques, pop-up markets and festivals, fine cuisine and so much more. Downtown, you can feel the pulse of Ocala and get wrapped up in the energy of small business, live music and the culture of our diverse city. This is an expanding area that provides substance and opportunities for families, couples and small business. It’s where many of my most fond memories were made as a child and where I will now create memories with my family.
I am very impressed by the success the city has had in reinvigorating the downtown square. They have formulated what seems like just the right amount of family and adult entertainment in one place. Whether it be giant water slides and kid zones or major movie pemieres and head lining bands. They have done what most cities fail to do, and listened to the needs and wants of the people, and it has paid off in a big way! Business has never been better and we owe that in part to the great developmental efforts of the city of Ocala! Keep up the great work!
Downtown Ocala has taken on an energy and attitude all its own in the past few years. From such family friendly activities as the splash pad and the farmers market, to cultural events like the Downtown Summer Jams and the First Friday Art Walk, there is always something going on downtown that’s worth checking out.
“The City of Ocala and Feel Downtown are continually bringing fresh ideas to our historic downtown area. As the operator of a business located downtown on Fort King Street for 19 years, I have greatly enjoyed the concert series, special events, family-friendly atmosphere, diverse local businesses and general Feel of our Downtown; especially the continued evolution of the area.”
In the time since we opened our first business Downtown, we have seen a huge redevelopment push from the City of Ocala, Downtown Business Alliance, Feel Down Town, and some other entities that has truly helped us thrive in a tough economy. At our original business, Pi on Broadway, we see a huge impact from the events Downtown. We can easily have a 25% increase in sales for the particular night. Year over year we have seen a steady 15-20% percent growth rate. A large factor behind this is the close knit support group of Downtown businesses and the City of Ocala’s efforts to help Downtown thrive. Thanks to all the supporting crew and cast! Your efforts are not unnoticed!
November 12th, 2015|Comments Off on New art exhibit at the Brick City Center for the Arts!
Head to Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St., to see the latest exhibit “InSights” featuring the works of artists Milly Sheffer and Don Borie. The exhibit continues through Nov. 28, Gallery […]