Mount Dora Major Events & Festivals

August 12-13, 2017

Mount Dora Florida Highwaymen Art Show, Sale & Benefit
Scenic renderings of Florida's landscape expressed in the Classic Highwaymen art style. Participating will be original Highwaymen. Admission is FREE!! Donnelly Park Pavilion at 5th and Donnelly. Info: Heron Cay at 352-383-4050

October 5-8, 2017

TREK 43nd Annual Bicycle Festival
A Chamber sponsored event. Attracting over 1,300 cyclists; this is Florida's oldest and largest bicycling event! With rides of varying lengths and skill levels, cyclists of all ages come to see why Lake County is recognized as one of the best places in the world to ride. For more info, call Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at (352) 383-2165
or visit www.MountDoraBicycleFestival.com.

October 28-29, 2017

33rd Annual Craft Fair: 9am - 5pm
This nationally ranked juried event attracts over 200,000 visitors and over 350 of the best crafters in the country.
Info: call (352) 217-8390 or visit www.VisitMountDora.com or email VisitMountDora@gmail.com.

November 4-5 2017

Lakes and Hills Garden Club 14th Annual Garden Tour
Saturday 9:00am to 4:30pm, Sunday 11:00am to 4:30pm. Tour $15 – Tour & Lunch $30. Tour starts at the Country Club of Mount Dora, 1900 Country Club Ave. For ticket requests: e-mail mountdoragardentour@gmail.com.

November 4, 2017

Art of the Deal “Welcome to the Show” - 6pm Mount Dora Center for the Arts invites you to celebrate the arts. Donnelly Building at 5th and Donnelly. Tickets are only $85 in advance! To purchase tickets, contact Mount Dora Center for the Arts. Phone – (352) 383-0880; Nancy@mountdoracenterforthearts.org or www.mountdoracenterforthearts.org. 

November 11-12, 2017

23rd Annual Mount Dora Plant & Garden Fair – 9am - 5pm
Located at Donnelly Park, downtown Mount Dora. Admission is free. Central Florida's top growers bring more than 12,000 plants. The event features orchid growers and native plants, butterfly-attracting perennials, herbs, roses, camellias, and begonias with a complete selection of rare and unusual tropical plants. Garden antiques, festive flags and unusual containers are also a focus. Information: (352) 729-2170.

November 17-18, 2017

5th Annual Scottish Highland Festival. Scottish bands and musicians perform throughout the weekend as well as an afternoon of Highland Games at Gilbert Park.For more information, contact the city's Parks & Recreation Department at (352) 735-7183. Tickets at www.MountDoraEvents.com or (352) 735-2170.

November 17-19, 2017

Renninger's Antique Extravaganza
An antique lover's dream! This event is one of the largest gatherings of antique dealers in the south with over 1500 dealers attending. More info the Twin Markets at (352) 383-8393 or (800) 522-3555 or visit www.Renningers.net.

November 25, 2017

36th Annual Light Up Mount Dora – 4:30pm - 6:30pm
The lighting of Donnelly Park and downtown Mount Dora with over 2 million sparkling lights and a spectacular show with traditional Christmas songs, dancers and more. Free and open to the public. Pre show at 4:30pm; Presentation at 5:30pm; Lighting of Donnelly Park at 6:30pm. More information, contact the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at (352) 383-2165.

December 1, 2017

25th Annual Mount Dora Christmas Walk – 6pm - 9pm
Free admission to a family friendly street party in downtown Mount Dora featuring live music, dancing, shopping and Santa. For more information, contact the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at (352) 383-2165.

December 2, 2017

57th Annual Christmas Parade – 10am
Christmas parade in the streets of Mount Dora at 10:00am. For details contact the Mount Dora Lions Club at (352) 449-8443 or Terry Askins at (352) 551-0133 or email: communications@mtdoralions.org.

December 2, 2017

25th Christmas Lighted Boat Parade – 7pm
Parade begins on Lake Dora, at the Lighthouse on Grantham Point, across from Gilbert Park on Tremain Street and Liberty Avenue, Downtown Mount Dora. Local boat owners compete for best in light show display and originality.

December 2-3, 2017

Christmas Tour of Homes
Tour Mount Dora homes that are beautifully decorated for the holidays. This is a self-driving tour to the various homes. Cost is $20 online. Sat. 11 am - 4 pm and Sun. 11 am - 4 pm. For information and tickets, visit the Women’s Committee of Fine Arts of Mount Dora’s website, www.wcfaMountDora.com, or contact Gina Conway at (352) 729-6394.


December 9, 2017

Children's Christmas in the Park with Snow – 5pm - 9pm
In Donnelly Park, go snow sledding! Free event. For more information contact Mount Dora Parks and Recreation at (352) 735-7183 or visit www.CityofMountDora.com.

January 13-14, 2018

Mount Dora Florida HighwaymenArt Show, Sale & Benefit – 11am - 5pm Donnelly Park Pavilion on  the corner of 5th and Donnelly. Admission is free!! Contact Heron Cay at (352) 383-4050

January 19-21, 2018

Renninger's Antique Extravaganza – 8am
An antique lover's dream! This event is one of the largest gatherings of antique dealers in the south with over 1500 dealers attending. More info the Twin Markets at (352) 383-8393 or (800) 522-3555 or visit www.Renningers.net.

January 25, 2018

East Lake 2018 – 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Through a collaborative effort, The City of Mount Dora, Visit Mount Dora, Lake County Economic Development & Tourism and The Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce present and discuss the partnerships and goals in keeping the area the best place to live, work and play. Tickets www.MountDora.com or (352) 383-2165.

February 3-4, 2018

43rd Annual Arts Festival – 9am - 5pm
A nationally ranked fine arts festival attracting over 285 artists from all over the world, this event attracts thousands of visitors. Call Mount Dora Center for the Arts at (352) 383-0880 or visit www.MountDoraArtsFestival.org.

February 16-17, 2018

21st Annual Mount Dora Music Festival
World-class artists headline the Music Festival.The multi-genre celebration of music includes performers playing a variety of music at various venues in the historic downtown village. Tickets and information: (352) 385-1010 or Nancy Howell (352) 383-2627 or www.MountDoraMusicFest.com.

February 16-18, 2018

Renninger's Antique Extravaganza – 8am
An antique lover's dream! Event is one of the largest gatherings of antique dealers in the south with over 1500 dealers attending. More info Twin Markets at (352) 383-8393 or visit www.Renningers.net.

March 10, 2018

17th Annual Taste in Mount Dora & Casino Night! – 6pm - 11pm
A spectacular evening of dancing, gaming, and culinary delights prepared by Mount Dora's finest restaurants. Sunset Park on 4th Avenue and Alexander Street in beautiful downtown Mount Dora. Bid in the silent auction then be a "High Roller" with Blackjack, Texas Hold 'em, Roulette, Craps, and Poker tables. Tickets $35. Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at (352) 383-2165.

March 17-18, 2018

Mount Dora Spring Festival – 9am - 5pm
Over 200 vendors displaying treasures on the downtown streets of Mount Dora. More Info www.VisitMountDora.com or email: VisitMountDora@gmail.com

April 7-8, 2018

64th Annual Sail Boat Regatta
The oldest in the state will be a fun day for the whole family. More info: call (352) 385-1400 or www.MountDoraRegatta.com

April 12-15, 2018

Florida Storytelling Festival
Storytelling Concerts, Workshops, Swappin' Grounds, Storytelling Competition, Youthful Voices & Family Fun Tent, Story Swaps, Story Cruise on Lake Dora, Story Store. Lakeside Inn, 100 N. Alexander St., Mount Dora. More info: www.FLstory.com.

April 22, 2018

Earth Day Mount Dora – 10am - 4pm
Join us in Donnelly Park for free music, exhibits, raffle & fun. More info: www.MountDoraEnvironment.org

May 18-19, 2018

10th Annual Blues-n-Groove Weekend
A continued tradition of bringing fabulous Blues & other Groovy Music to the Mount Dora Waterfront at gorgeous, lakefront Elizabeth Evans Park. More info: www.BluesandGroove.com.

July 3, 2018

Independence Day Celebration - 5pm
An old-fashion celebration in Elizabeth Evans Park. Festivities begin at 5pm with live music, kids activities & fireworks. Fireworks at dusk. Presented by Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Mount Dora. Contact Chris Carson (352) 735-7183 or e-mail carsonc@ci.mount-dora.fl,us

July 4, 2018

Independence Day Parade – 10am
Parade is in beautiful downtown Mount Dora. Begins at 10:00 am at the corner of Donnelly and Seventh and runs to Charles Avenue. Contact Chris Carson at the City of Mount Dora at 352-735-7183 or e-mail at carsonc@ci.mount-dora.fl.us