Mount Dora Major Events & Festivals

April  22, 2017
  • Earth Day Mount Dora – 10am - 4pm
  • Join us in Donnelly Park for free music, exhibits, raffle & fun. For more event information visit www.MountDoraEnvironment.org

May 20, 2017
  • Blues-n-Groove Weekend
    The 9th Annual Mount Dora Blues-n-Groove Weekend continues the tradition of bringing fabulous Blues & other Groovy Music to the Mount Dora Waterfront at gorgeous, lakefront Elizabeth Evans Park. General info: www.BluesandGroove.com or www.MountDora.com or call (352) 217-5072.

July 3, 2017
  • Independence Day Celebration  4pm
    Join us in Elizabeth Evans Park at 4 pm for an old fashioned celebration of our Independence Day with food, live music, and fireworks at dusk. Sponsored by the City of Mount Dora and the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (352) 383-2165. 

  • July 4, 2017
  • Independence Day Parade  10am
    A patriotic tribute parade celebrating our country's independence! Downtown Mount Dora.The Rotary Club of Lake County Golden Triangle is seeking entries for its 18th annual Independence Day Parade in beautiful downtown Mount Dora. The parade begins at 10:00 am on Monday, July 4 at the corner of Donnelly and Seventh and runs to Charles Avenue. The parade registration form is available at www.LakeCountyRotary.org. Questions should be directed to Janet Westlake at lakecountyrotary@gmail.com

  • August 12-13, 2017
  • Mount Dora Florida Highwaymen Art Show, Sale & Benefit
    Visitors can enjoy the scenic renderings of Florida's landscape expressed in the Classic Highwaymen art style. Participating in this event will be original Highwaymen.

    • October 5-8, 2017
    • 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 continues to attract 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 VisitMountDora@gmail.com.

  • November 2017 TBD
  • Lakes and Hills Garden Club 14th Annual Garden Tour
    Garden enthusiasts will enjoy exploring five distinctive gardens and 2 home tours at the 14th Annual Garden Tour. Lakes & Hills Garden Club members will be on hand to describe each garden and answer questions. Cost and time TBD. Information available at www.MountDoraGardenTour.com. For more info, please contact Gina Conway at (352) 729-6394.

  • November 11-12, 2017
  • 23rd Annual Mount Dora Plant & Garden Fair  9am - 5pm
    Located at DONNELLY PARK (new location) downtown Mount Dora. Admission is free. Central Florida's top growers bring more than 12,000 plants. The event features orchid growers and includes 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 18,  2017
  • 5th Annual Scottish Highland Festival
    Enjoy Scottish bands and musicians performing 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.

  • 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 attendingFor more information please contact the Twin Markets at (352) 383-8393 or (800) 522-3555 or visit www.Renningers.net.
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  • November 25, 2017
  • 36th Annual Light Up Mount Dora  4:30pm - 6:30pm
    Join us for the lighting of Donnelly Park and downtown Mount Dora with over 2 million sparkling lights! Don't miss the spectacular show with traditional Christmas songs, dancers and more. The event is free and open to the public. Pre show at 4:30pm; Presentation at 5:15pm; Lighting of Donnelly Park at 6:30pm. For more information, contact the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at (352) 383-2165.
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    • 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.
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    • 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 communications@mtdoralions.org.

    • December 2, 2017
    • 25th Christmas Lighted Boat Parade  7pm
      Come enjoy the 25th Annual Lighted Christmas Boat Parade on Lake Dora. Parade begins at 7pm at 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. Free event.

    • December 2-3, 2017
    • 40th Christmas Tour of Homes
    • Tour various 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
    • Join us in Donnelly Park for a chance to go snow sledding. Free event! For more information please contact Mount Dora Parks and Recreation at (352) 735-7183 or visit www.CityofMountDora.com.
       
    • January 2018 TBD
    • Mount Dora Florida HighwaymenArt Show, Sale & Benefit  11am - 5pm
    • Visitors can enjoy the scenic renderings of Florida's landscape expressed in the Classic Highwaymen art style. 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. For more information please contact 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 available prior to event at www.MountDora.com or (352) 383-2165.

February 3-4, 2018
  • 43rd Annual Arts Festival – 9am - 5pm
  • This nationally ranked fine arts festival attracts 285 artists from all over the world. The fine arts are displayed throughout the downtown village attracting thousands of visitors. Call Mount Dora Center for the Arts at (352) 383-0880 or visit www.MountDoraArtsFestival.org.

  • February 16-17, 2018
    • 21th Annual Mount Dora Music Festival
    • World-class artists headline the upcoming 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 more information: (352) 385-1010 or call Executive Director, Nancy Howell (352) 383-2627 or visit www.MountDoraMusicFest.com.

  • February 16-18, 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. For more information please contact the Twin Markets at (352) 383-8393 or (800) 522-3555 or visit www.Renningers.net.
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    • March 1-4, 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. For more event information visit www.FLstory.com.
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      • March 10, 2018
    • 17th Annual Taste in Mount Dora & Casino Night!  6pm - 11pm      
    • It will be 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. For more info, call Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at (352) 383-2165.
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      • March 31-April 1, 20178
      • 64th Annual Sail Boat Regatta
      • The oldest in the state will prove to be a fun day for the whole family. For more information call (352) 385-1400 or visit www.MountDoraRegatta.com