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Mary Erickson

Mary Erickson

Broker Associate

Realty Executives Oceanside


Where the Locals Go: Ocala Main Street

(Published on - 7/30/2021 2:54:11 PM)

Ocala Main Street

Ocala Main Street (OMS) is the community program for improving and maintaining the heart of Ocala. OMS is more than a merchant’s or business association – it is a volunteer driven, nonprofit organization working to revitalize downtown Ocala. Officially designated as one of the first five Main Street communities in Florida in 1985, OMS employs the National Main Street 4-Point Approach to downtown revitalization.


Historic Walking Tour

Ocala offers gorgeous natural springs, hiking and mountain biking trails, an elegant horse country and at the center of it all… a beautiful Downtown Ocala with a rich history full of stories. Explore this history  through the self-guided mobile walking tour traveling through the Downtown nestled in North Central Florida. Immerse yourself in more than 100 years of  history while exploring Downtown. The best part, you can grab a bite, sip and shop at many of the historical stops along the way! Check out this Downtown Dining Guide for a list of places to eat and drink.

Follow this MAP to each historical location. At each stop, you will find a place marker with a little information about the Downtown site, a number you can dial for the audio and a QR code. Use the camera on your smart phone to scan each QR code and be directed to the history and old photos of the location. Downtown Ocala is abuzz with new projects, so if you do not see a sign at one of the stops along the way, it is due to new renovation or construction. Pull up this page, scroll below to the list of stops and click on the stop number for the detailed history! You can follow along on your phone as well, click HERE to begin! Once you arrive in Downtown Ocala, you can follow a virtual map of the area and see pins where each nearby stop location is.



Couch Sessions Episode III

August 6, 8-10 PM


Couch Sessions is a fusion of music and art focused on the stories of artistic creation. Artists live paint whilst the musician performs and both artist & musician talk about the process through a series of audience-led questions. It is a truly unique experience for both the artists and the audience, as everyone is completely “in the moment”- to the point you could hear a pin drop. Couch sessions is a true, raw and enrapturing exchange between lovers of art and the ones who create it.
Each of the four shows will take place in an unexpected downtown location that will be completely transformed. Episode III features artist Diane Cahal with musician Chris McNeil. Tickets for this event are $35 and can be purchased by clicking here!


NPD Classic Car Show and Beer Fest

September 25, 11 AM - 3 PM

Ocala Main Street is proud to present the NPD Classic Car Show and Beer Fest on Saturday, September 25th! The festivities will run from 11:00am-3:00pm. Classic cars, craft beer, live music and food trucks will fill the streets of downtown Ocala. Awards will be selected by local VIPs as well as a People’s Choice Award! Bring your family and friends for a beautiful summer day in the heart of our community! Car Show is free for the community! Registration for classic cars available at the link below. Tickets for the Beer Fest available soon! Follow Ocala Main Street & Feel Downtown on Ocala Main Street for all event updates!


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Membership with Ocala Main Street is an investment in the growth and development of Downtown Ocala. Members support OMS’s efforts to promote the image of downtown and the area’s unique characteristics to shoppers, investors, new businesses, and visitors. Those eligible to become members are businesses or organizations located or operating in the Downtown Ocala Area. OMS serves businesses from the S Curve to the Reilly Arts Center. If you are interested in becoming a member or to learn more about Member Benefits, please email or call Ocala Main Street at (352) 421-0047.

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If you're interested in buying or selling in the Ocala area, be sure to contact me, Mary Erickson! 


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