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Events in Mount Dora

January 2017 Events

Renninger's Antique Extravaganza

January 20-22, 2017 

  An antique lover's dream! This event held at Renninger's Twin Markets, is one of the largest gatherings of antique dealers in the south with over 1500 dealers attending. Antique Fairs held third weekend of each month. For more information, contact the twin markets at (352) 383-8393 or 800-522-3555. 

Febuary Events

42nd Annual Arts Festival 

February 4-5, 2017  - (1st of weekend in February) A juried fine arts festival, for art lovers, casual festival-goers and families, nothing compares to the Mount Dora Arts Festival. In addition to the endless rows of fine art, including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, clay, sculpture and photography, the festival features local and regional musical entertainment.

20th Annual Mount Dora Music Festival 

February 16-19, 2017 - (3rd weekend in February) "20th Annual Mount Dora Music Festival" Time: 7:30 pm Location: Mount Dora Community Building - 520 N. Baker St - Mount Dora Description: Friday - Feb 17th - The Alter Eagles, The Definitive Eagles Tribute Band - Tickets: $25 and $35. Saturday - Feb 18th - An Evening of Dan Fogelberg Music with The Don Campbell Band - Tickets: $25 and $35.

March 2017 Events

16th Annual Taste of Mount Dora March 11, 2017

 A spectacular evening of culinary delights prepared by Mount Dora's finest restaurants. 6-11 pm at Sunset Park on 4th Avenue and Alexander Street. Sponsored by the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Mount Dora Spring Show 

March 18-19, 2017 

Over 300 vendors displaying treasures on the downtown streets of Mount Dora. Sponsored by VisitMountDora™. For more information visit www.MountDoraSpringShow.com. 

April 2017 Events

64th Annual Sail Boat Regatta

April 1-2, 2017

  The oldest in the state will prove to be a fun day for the whole family. For more information call (352) 383-3188 or visit www.mountdorayachtclub.com. 

3rd Annual Mount Dora Blueberry Festival

 April 29-30, 2017

 The 3rd Annual festival returns to the shores Lake Dora at Elizabeth Evans Park. Over 100 vendors on hand, live entertainment, kids activities and much more! Sponsored by the Festivals of Florida, Inc. For more information, 407-913-4140 or www.festivalsofflorida.com

May 2017 Events

Mount Dora Blues & Groove Weekend May 19-20, 2017 

Mount Dora Blues & Groove Weekend will continue the tradition of bringing fabulous Blues Music to the Mount Dora Waterfront in gorgeous, lakefront Elizabeth Evans Park. For details visit www.bluesandgroove.com.

July 2017 Events

Independence Day Celebrations

July 3, 2017  - Freedom on the Waterfront 

Join us at 5:00 PM for live music and a spectacular fireworks show at sun down at Elizabeth Evans Park. For more information and details, please contact the Parks and Recreation's Events Coordinator, Chris Carson at 352-735-7183.

July 4, 2017  - Traditional Parade 

Celebrate our Independence with a traditional downtown parade. The parade will kick off on Donnelly Street with an interactive patriotic celebration that best salutes our nation's holiday. For more information, contact the Rotary Club of Lake County Golden Triangle at 352-385-1418 or email bill.brooks@fnbmd.com. 

August 2017 Events

August 26-27, 2017 3rd Annual Seafood Festival

The festival returns to Elizabeth Evans Park and Simpson Cove with over 100 vendors offering a variety of seafood, beverages, merchandise, kids area and live entertainment. For more information, 352-217-8390 or email janet.gamache@gmail.com  

October 2017 Events

43rd Annual Bicycle Festival 

October 6-8, 2017 

Attracting over 1,000 cyclists annually, 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 information, please call the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce at (352) 383-2165. 

33rd Annual Craft Fair 

October 28-29, 2017 - (4th weekend in October)

This nationally ranked juried event continues to attract over 250,000 visitors and over 350 of the best crafters in the country. Call (352) 217-8390 or email  janet.gamache@gmail.com.

November 2017 Events

23rd Annual Mount Dora Plant & Garden Fair 

November 11-12, 2017

Join us at Donnelly Park. Admission is free. Central Florida's top growers bring more than 12,000 plants, herbs and garden antiques to this annual event. For more information, please call Christine Cole at (352) 729-2170. 

 5th Annual Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival November 17-18, 2017 

Enjoy Scottish bands and musicians performing throughout the weekend as well as an afternoon of Highland Games. Friday, November 17th: "Night for the Celt" Concert at Elizabeth Evans Park beginning at 7 pm. Featuring Celtic Music and Irish Dancing. Saturday, November 18th: Scottish Highland Festival and Games at Gilbert Park, 10 am - 5 pm. For more information, contact the city's Parks & Recreation department at (352) 735-7183. 

36th Annual Light Up Mount Dora 

November 26, 2017

Join us in lighting Donnelly Park and downtown Mount Dora with close to 2 million sparking lights & of course an appearance by Santa! Call the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce at (352) 383-2165 for more information. 

December 2017 Events

Christmas Walk 

December 1, 2017 

Enjoy this family-friendly holiday street party, complete with live music, Santa and shopping. Contact the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce for more information: (352) 383-2165.

56th Annual Christmas Parade 

December 2, 2017 

This is small town America at its best! Meet us downtown for this annual holiday celebration. Contact the Mount Dora Lions Club at 352-449-8443 or Terry Askins 352-551-1333, communications@mtdoralions.org.

Lighted Boat Parade 

December 2, 2017 

Come enjoy the lighted Christmas Boat Parade on Lake Dora beginning at the Lighthouse across from Gilbert Park on Tremain Street and Liberty Street. Local boat owners compete for best in light show display and originally. For more information, contact the Mount Dora Boating Center and Marina at (352) 383-3150. 

December Events Continued

 40th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes December 2-3, 2017 

This is a self driving tour to see the interior of 10 beautifully decorated homes for the holidays on Deer Island, Tavares. Saturday 2 - 7pm and Sunday 11am - 4pm Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door. Optional $20.00 for lunch at the Deer Island Clubhouse. (includes entrée, soft drink, dessert , tax and tip) Proceeds go to fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in the Arts. For more information and/or ticket purchase go to cfamountdora.com or the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce at 352-383-2165. Any additional questions, please contact Gina Conway 


Snow in the Park 

December 9, 2017 

Join us in Donnelly Park from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM for a chance to go snow sledding in Florida! For more information, please contact the Mount Dora Parks and Recreation department at (352) 735-7183. This annual event is FREE to the public and sleds are provided. 

December Event Continued

Mount Dora Half Marathon & 5K December 17, 2017 

The gentle rolling hills of Mount Dora give this course a uniqueness of its own. From the start to finish, you'’ll remember the Mount Dora Half Marathon as the event you will not want to miss. For more information, please contact the Mount Dora Road Runners at (352) 729-2150 or visit http://www.mountdoramarathon.com.

 New Year's Eve Celebration

December 31, 2017

Ring in the New Year at Sunset Park beginning at 9 PM with live entertainment, food and beverages and fireworks at midnight.  Sponsored by Pisces Rising, Main Street Leasing and City of Mount Dora.  For more information: 352-382-2669 or www.MountDoraFireworks.com