Mount Dora Major Events & Festivals

July 3, 2019

Freedom on the Waterfront - 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, 2019

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

August 10 - 11, 2019

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.

TBD, 2019

5th Annual Mount Dora Seafood Festival
The event includes entertainment, food vendors and the Olde Port of Mount Dora Pirate Village. Join in the Landlubber Seafood Tasting Tour. Info: call (352) 217-8390 or or email

October 3 - 6, 2019

45th Annual Bicycle Festival
A Chamber sponsored event. Attracting over 1,000 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

October 26 & 27, 2019

35th 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 or email

November 2, 2019

Art of the Deal - 6pm Mount Dora Center for the Arts invites you to celebrate the arts. Donnelly Building at 5th and Donnelly. “Offering catered cuisine, an open bar with wine and top-shelf liquor, dancing, live and silent auctions, gaming tables, and entertainment!”.  To purchase tickets, contact Mount Dora Center for the Arts. Phone – (352) 383-0880; or

November 9 & 10, 2019

25th 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 15 & 16, 2019

7th Annual Scottish Highland Festival. Scottish bands and musicians perform throughout the weekend as well as an afternoon of Highland Games at Gilbert Park.  Friday night concert "Night for the Tartan" in Sunset Park beginning at 7 PM..For more information, contact the city's Parks & Recreation Department at (352) 735-7183. Tickets at or (352) 735-2170.

November 15 - 17, 2019

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 Renninger's Twin Markets at (352) 383-8393 or (800) 522-3555 or visit

November 30, 2019

38th 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.  
4:30-5:30pm live preshow music / 5:30 - 6:30pm Christmas show in Donnelly Park. Following Christmas show, Main Street Leasing Christmas Tree lighting in Sunset Park. For more information, contact the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at 352-383-2165.

December 6, 2019

27th 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 7, 2019

59th 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:

December 7, 2019

28th 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 7 & 8, 2019

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,, or contact Gina Conway at (352) 729-6394.

December 14, 2019

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 

December 15, 2019

Mount Dora Half Marathon - 7am
This event offers 2 walk/run distances, a single loop half marathon, and a 5k run/walk. The half marathon is a USATF Certified Course.  For more information: or Vickie Blate 352-729-2150.

December 31, 2019

New Year's Eve - 9pm - until midnight
Join us in Sunset Park in Downtown Mount Dora for an evening of celebration dedicated to ringing in the New Year. Enjoy food and drinks in the streets as well as live entertainment and fireworks at midnight over Lake Dora. Sunset Park - 230 West 4th Avenue, Mount Dora.

January TBD, 2020

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 17 - 19, 2020

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 Renninger's Twin Markets at (352) 383-8393 or (800) 522-3555 or visit

January 23 - 28, 2020

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:

January 23, 2020

Mount Dora 2020 – 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Through a collaborative effort, The City of Mount Dora, Elevate Lake, The Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce and surrounding Chambers present and discuss the partnerships and goals in keeping the area the best place to live, work and play. TICKETS ON SALE IN EARLY DECEMBER 2019.

February 1 & 2, 2020

45th 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

February 14 - 17, 2020

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 Renninger's Twin Markets at (352) 383-8393 or visit

March 7, 2020

19th Annual Taste in Mount Dora & Casino Night! – 6pm - 10pm (Tastings 6-8:00pm  Silent Auction 6-9pm  Casino 7-10pm) A spectacular evening of dancing, gaming, and culinary delights prepared by Mount Dora's finest restaurants. Sunset Park  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. 9 WWW.MOUNTDORA.COM  TICKETS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY  Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at (352) 383-2165.

March 21 & 22, 2020

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

March 28 & 29, 2020

Lakes and Hills Garden Club 15th Annual Garden Tour
Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 12pm to 4pm.

March 28 & 29, 2020

67th 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

April 11, 2019

Earth Day Mount Dora – 9am - 3pm
Join us in Donnelly Park for free music, exhibits, raffle & fun. More info: or call 352-988-4022.