Art, History, Fine Dining & Entertainment.

Downtown Ocala is your one-stop, one-of-a kind destination experience that caters to all ages.

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Check out the Tuscawilla Park Sculptures and have fun with this scavenger hunt!

Take a stroll at Tuscawilla Park and enjoy the new sculpture exhibit featuring 10 outdoor sculptures throughout the park. This is a perfect family activity. Pick up your map at the Discovery Center or download it here. Complete the scavenger hunt and receive a complimentary family admission to the Appleton Museum.  

Splash Pad Reopens for the Season

The Slash Pad at Citizens' Circle re-opened March 18. The Splash Pad is free to use and will be open daily from sunrise to sunset. Pack a picnic and bring kids for a fun morning or afternoon.  

Big thirst? You need a BIG BEER! Grab a GROWLER!

Growlers, beer flights, and bottles, oh my! Whatever your fancy, Infinite Ale Works has a variety of ways for you to enjoy their craft beers. Try a sampling of ales with an Infinite Ale Work's beer flight, and once you've picked your favorite, take home a growler! Growlers are an air-tight reusable jug perfect for [...]

Downtown Construction Projects
Making Downtown Ocala even more beautiful!

View what’s happening with the new Hotel and Retail Development project or the Downtown Parking Garage or even the new Ocala Farm Market Relocation! Along with the Osceola Trail and the Railroad Rehabilitation and the other Downtown Ocala projects we are makeing Ocala even more beautiful! View all of our construction projects right here at Feel Downtown Ocala!


Featured Downtown Businesses and Downtown Specials

Feel Downtown Live!

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.

Check out Feel Downtown Live!
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, IS NOW OPEN!

Seasonal Harmony
at Pi On Broadway

It’s spring time in Ocala! Embrace the warmer weather at Pi On Broadway with a cool-crafted cocktail like the new “Poor Man’s Mule” made with St. Augustine Distillery Company’s Florida Cane Vodka, ginger beer, and fresh lime. Does the sight of an icy drink in a mason glass thrill you? Try “The Porch Swing”, with Blended Scotch, Disaronno, and peach nectar, shaken and served in a mason jar with a mint sprig! If crafted drinks and artisan foods aren’t enough reason to visit, we have your entertainment needs covered as well; featuring amazing live bands from all over! Music starts at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.


Big thirst, You need a big beer!

Growlers, beer flights, and bottles, oh my! Whatever your fancy, Infinite Ale Works has a variety of ways for you to enjoy their craft beers. Try a sampling of ales with an Infinite Ale Work’s beer flight, and once you’ve picked your favorite, take home a growler! Growlers are an air-tight reusable jug perfect for transporting fresh-from-the-tap beer. Growlers are only $8 with fills starting at $6. Infinite is also now bottling their finest brews. Whatever your beer-tasting pleasure, Infinite has you covered!

Check out Infinite Ale Works at Brick City Beer & Wine Festival on May 7th from 2-9 p.m., featuring beer tastings, music, and food trucks. The event ends with free admission to the Feel Downtown Live Concert.


Ocala’s leader in sales, service, racing, training, trips and rides!
Ask about our paddleboards!

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.

All the flavors of New Orleans!

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!
Brian Purdy, Fat Kats Atristry
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!


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Fourth of July Ghost Tour

June 30th, 2016|Comments Off on Fourth of July Ghost Tour

Ocala Ghost Walks & Historical Tours will be doing a ghost tour Monday July 4th for those who are looking for something different to do than watch fireworks. Must call to reserve as we will [...]

Have a great 4th of July Weekend in Downtown Ocala!

June 29th, 2016|Comments Off on Have a great 4th of July Weekend in Downtown Ocala!

From all of us in Downtown Ocala, please have a great 4th of July weekend! Visit Downtown Ocala this weekend for some great specials, or just a great time, at some of the many downtown [...]

4th Annual Red, White and OSO Blue: A salute to our troops!

June 29th, 2016|Comments Off on 4th Annual Red, White and OSO Blue: A salute to our troops!

This special concert is for one purpose: to celebrate the independence of our great nation! We will have you marching to the beat of Sousa, singing from sea to shiningh sea, and saluting the brave [...]

The Secret Life of Pets Four-Legged Fiesta!

June 29th, 2016|Comments Off on The Secret Life of Pets Four-Legged Fiesta!

Join us for a celebration in the street at the Four-Legged Fiesta in front of the the Marion Theatre at 50 South Magnolia Avenue, Saturday, July 9th from 12 to 2 p.m.  There will be [...]