Whether you’re the traditional trick-or-treat family or looking for spooky style activities, Downtown Ocala has an array of Halloween experiences for everyone this year!
Traditional Trick or Treat
The Haunted Market Trick or Treat Spectacular
Sunday, October 30th at 4pm at the Downtown Market
Enjoy 50+ businesses handing out candy! Food trucks, music, entertainment and more! Best of all it’s free for our community!
Adult Halloween Activities
Hidden House Halloween
Sunday, October 30th from 9pm-2am at LOFT Ocala
SoundLive Ent Presents Hidden House Halloween Oct. 30th
Featuring Stilo Mancia, Grand Prix and DJ Benny G
Costume Contest with a $500 cash prize for Best Costume or Best Zombie
Music: House, Techno and Latin House along with the Spooky Sounds of Halloween
Upgraded Sound and Lighting plus Lasers and Spooky Visuals
Doors Open @ 9pm • FREE BEFORE 10pm
Halloween Brew Bonanza!
Saturday, October 29th from 6pm-11pm at Infinite Ale Works
Gather your favorite ghouls and join us for a fun night of ‘Cereal Killer’ beer treatments, live music, and of course a costume contest with prizes!
Halloween Bash at The Keep
Saturday, October 29th from 8pm-1am at The Keep Downtown
Guys and ghouls – Halloween is near!
Costume contest with prizes – drink specials – Halloween games – spooks and haunts – PLUS Live Music by Adam Rountree at 8 pm. It is going to be a real scream! 21+
LOFT Halloween Party
Saturday, October 29th from 9pm-2am at LOFT Ocala
Wear your costumes!
Music by DJ NYO all night | Costume contest at 12:30am | $10 cover charge after 11pm
Work Off That Candy
Friday, October 28th at 7pm at CrossFit Iron Legion
‘Night of the Living Deadlift’
Join us for Iron Legion does Halloween. Our Samhain Deadlift Fest is filled with deadlifts, pot luck food and BYOB, good music and better friends.
Sign up for the Max Deadlift Lift-Off! Costumes ‘mandatory’.
Non members welcome, only $20 to lift!
Halloween Family Fun Run
Saturday, October 29th from 8am-10am at Citizens’ Circle
Run, walk, skip or push a stroller in our annual Costume Family 5K Fun Run.
The 5k will begin 8:30 am at Citizens’ Circle, go through the historic district and end back at Citizens’ Circle. Race solo or join as a team! All proceeds will go to Ocala Recreation and Parks programs. Cost is $5.00 for everyone 8 and older.
Participants can register online or day of event.
Hocus Pocus Brunch Food Tour
Sunday, October 31st from 11am-2pm in Downtown Ocala
Break out your broomsticks, mops and vacuums! Join us for a Hocus Pocus Brunch Tour! On Sunday, October 30, close out spooky season with a fun filled historic walking food tour followed by a showing of the classic Hocus Pocus at The Marion Theatre. Costumes are welcome and encouraged! Tickets available at brickcityfoodtours.org.
Uncover a vast spectrum of cooking styles in Ocala’s historic downtown. Your guided Brick City Food Tour visits 4 sit down tasting locations in the downtown neighborhood. Between samples, your informative guide will share their experience of local customs, historic stories and specialty shops. This walking tour is ideal for Ocala residents and travelers eager to discover the culinary secrets and traditions that compose the horse capitol of the world. Whether you’re vacationing in Ocala for the first time or a long-time resident, you’re sure to walk away with a greater understanding of the geographic history and culinary techniques of the city.
Hocus Pocus at the Marion Theatre
Friday, October 28th from 8pm-9:30pm
Saturday, October 29th from 2pm-3:30pm
Sunday, October 30th from 2pm-3:30pm
You’re in for a devil of the time when three outlandishly wild witches — Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy — return from 17th-century Salem after they’re accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters. It’s a night full of zany fun and comic chaos once the tricky 300-year old tri set out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth…but first they must get their act together and outwit three kids and a talking cat.
The Addams Family at the Marion Theatre
Friday, October 28th from 5:30pm-7pm
Come join The Addams Family for the most hilarious scarefest of this season or any other! When long-lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) reappears after twenty-five years in the Bermuda Triangle, Gomez (Raul Julia) and Morticia (Anjelica Huston) plan a celebration to wake the dead. But Wednesday (Christina Ricci) barely has time to warm up her electric chair before Thing points out Fester’s uncommonly “normal” behavior. Could this Fester be a fake, part of an evil scheme to raid the Addams fortune?
The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Marion Theatre
Saturday, October 29th from 11:30am-12:45pm
Sunday, October 30th from 4:30pm-5:45pm
Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere.
Arts & Music
This is Halloween
Ocala Symphony Opening Weekend: Spellbinding Beginnings
Saturday, October 29th from 7:30-9:30pm
Sunday, October 30th from 3pm-5pm
To learn about Season Subscriptions visit OcalaSymphony.com.
Individual tickets on sale August 2, 2022.
You won’t want to miss this opening concert of the season featuring the full Ocala Symphony Orchestra and some of the spookiest tone poems ever written! Dip your toe into magic with Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and descend into Dante’s Inferno with Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini – a tale of love, betrayal, and the moaning, swirling souls of the underworld. In the second half of this spooktacular, Mussorgsky asks us to spend a Night on Bald Mountain and we’ll depart into the dark with Dvořák’s The Golden Spinning Wheel, a grotesque story of murder, magic, wolves, forests, and one special spinning wheel.
The Age of the Stars – Teddy Sykes Solo Art Show Opening
Friday, October 28th from 6pm-9pm at the Magnolia Art Xchange
One man art show by Ocala’s own and MAX resident artist, Teddy Sykes.
Local Artist Showcase – Hosted by Taylor Schoenborn
Sunday, October 30th at 7pm at Mutiny Ocala
Featured Musicians: Zach & Kayla Hess, Sclog, Taylor Schoenborn
Featured Artist: The Wicked Craft (Kaylee Bovaird)