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Note: pets are NOT allowed during events & festivals in which streets are closed.


Renninger's Antique Extravaganza
Dates: January 17-19, 2014
An antique lover's dream! This event held at Renningers 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 January, February 14-16 and November 14-16.
Location: Renninger's Twin Markets 20651 New US Hwy 441
Times: All Day Event
Contact: www.Renningers.Com
Phone: (352) 383-8393 or 800-522-3555

39th Annual Arts Festival
Dates: February 1-2, 2014 (First Weekend in February)
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. For more information please call the Mount Dora Center for the Arts.
Location: Downtown Streets
Times: 10AM-5PM
Contact: Mount Dora Center for the Arts
Phone: 352-383-0880

17th Annual Mount Dora Music Festival
Dates: February 20-23, 2014
Presents outstanding artistic programs in music including jazz, classical and big band. Visit our website at www.mountdoramusicfest.com
Location: Most events held at Community Building
Times: TBA
Contact: www.MountDoraMusicFest.com
Phone: Nancy Howell 352-383-267

Lake Book Fest
Dates: March 10-15, 2014
Writers contests, meet your favorite authors and various literature readings.
Location: W.T. Bland Public Library
Times: Various
Contact: W.T. Bland Public Library
Phone: 352-735-7180

5th Annual Lake Dora Classic
Dates: March 15, 2014
Come to downtown Mount Dora for The Fifth Annual Lake Dora Classic car show which will again feature exotics, muscle, classics and antique vehicles, with our Honor Marque to be DODGE Honoring their 100th anniversary. Awards will be given for "Best of Show", "Long distance", "Mayor's Choice" and "Oldest", to name a few. Live Music during the day. Saturday evening will have a special prepared wine dinner at Pisces Rising restaurant. Proceeds from this Classic Car Show will benefit the Mount Dora Library Association. COME JOIN THE FUN. More info contact www.LakeDoraClassic.com
Location: Downtown Mount Dora
Times: 10-5 PM
Contact: David Berndt, Event Chairman
Phone: 352-406-1328

Mount Dora Annual Spring Antiques, Collectibles & Crafts Show
Dates: March 22-23, 2014
200 booth vendors displaying treasures on the downtown streets of Mount Dora. Contact Stephanie@MtDora.org or visit www.VisitMountDora.com
Location: Downtown Mount Dora
Times: 9-5 PM
Contact: Visit Mount Dora
Phone: 352-217-8390

13th Annual Taste of Mount Dora Presents
Dates: March 28, 2014
A spectacular evening of culinary delights prepared by the Mount Dora area's finest restaurants. 6-11 PM located on the corner of 4th Avenue and Alexander Street in Sunset Park in beautiful downtown Mount Dora. Come be a "High Roller" with Blackjack, Texas Holdem', Roulette, Craps, and Poker Tables. The Mount Dora Jazz Band will be entertaining the attendees. Call Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce 352-383-2165.
Location: Sunset Park in Beautiful Downtown Mount Dora
Times: 6-11 PM
Contact: Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (352) 383-2165

61st Annual Sail Boat Regatta
Dates: April 5-6, 2014
The oldest Regatta in the state will prove to be a fun weekend for the whole family. For more information or registration visit www.mountdorayachtclub.com or call 352-383-3188.
Location: Mount Dora Yacht Club
Times: All Day Event
Contact: WWW.MountDoaYachtClub
Phone: 352-383-3188

Freedom on the Waterfront - A Fireworks Celebration!
Dates: Fireworks July 3, 2014 - Parade July 4, 2014
Join us for a vibrant display of fireworks and special effects on Lake Dora. Enjoy live music, kids' activities and food vendors. The festivities will take place at Elizabeth Evans Park and Simpson Cove beginning at 5:00pm, with fireworks beginning at 9:15pm. Sponsored by the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Mount Dora.
Location: Beautiful Elizageth Evans Park & Simpson's Cove
Times: July 3rd 5-9PM, Parade July 4th 10AM
Contact: Mount Dora Rotary Club
Phone: 352-267-2879

Independance Day PARADE!
Dates: July 4th, 2014
Celebrate our Independence with a traditional downtown parade. The parade will kick off on Donnelly Street, at 7th Avenue with an interactive patriotic celebration that best salutes our nation's holiday. Due to the construction of Donnelly Street, just south of 5th Avenue, the parade will take place along an alternative route to Alexander Street and then followed on 4th Avenue going east to Tremain Street. The parade will begin at 10:00 AM. For more information, call the Rotary Club of Lake County Golden Triangle at (352) 267-2879.
Location: Downtown Mount Dora
Times: 10:00am
Contact: Rotary Club of Lake County Golden Triangle
Phone: (352) 267-2879

40th Annual Bicycle Festival
Dates: October 10-12, 2014
Attracting 1000 cyclists, this is Florida's oldest and largest bicycling event! With rides of varying lengths skill levels, cyclists of all ages come and see why Lake County is recognized as one of the best places in the world to ride! PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION - Please visit our home page and click on the flashing Tickets icon! For more information please contact Tracy Draper at 383-2165 or WWW.MountDoraBicycleFestival.com
Location: Mount Dora
Times: All Day Event
Contact: Tracy Draper, Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 352-455-3545 or 352-383-2165

30th Annual Mount Dora Craft Fair
Dates: October 25-26, 2014
This nationally ranked juried event continues to attract over 200,000 visitors and over 350 of the best crafters in the country. Contact 352-217-8390 or Stephanie@MtDora.org or WWW.VisitMountDora.Com
Location: Downtown Streets of Mount Dora
Times: 9AM-5PM
Contact: Visit Mount Dora
Phone: 352-217-8390

20th Annual Mount Dora Plant & Garden Fair
Dates: November 1-2, 2014 (First weekend in November)
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, begonias with a complete selection of rare and unusual tropical plants. Garden antiques, festive flags and unusual containers are also a focus.
Location: Sunset Park Downtown Mount Dora
Times: All Day Event
Contact: Christine Cole
Phone: 352-729-2170

11th Annual Lake and Hills Garden Club Garden Tour
Dates: November 1-2, 2014
Garden enthusiasts will enjoy exploring five distinctive gardens at the 11th Annual Mount Dora Garden Tour. Lakes & Hills Garden Club members will be on hand to describe each garden and answer questions. Cost is $10 prior to the event and $12 day of event. For more information, please contact 352-357-3712 or email lhgcmountdora@yahoo.com
Location: All tours will begin at The 1st Presbyterian Church, 222 W. Sixth Av., Mount Dora
Times: Nov. 1st 10AM-4PM; Nov. 2rd 1PM 4PM
Contact: www.LHGCMountDora@yahoo.com
Phone: 352-357-3712

Art of the Deal
Dates: November 1, 2014
Come and try your hand at luck and indulge your senses in an explosion of art, casino tables, gourmet food and delicious entertainment. Be tempted as we auction art, trips and more. Contact the Mount Dora Center for the arts at WWW.MountDoraCenterForTheArts.org or call 352-383-0880
Location: Mount Dora Community Building
Times: 7-11 PM
Contact: Mount Dora Center for the Arts
Phone: 352-383-0880

2nd Annual Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival
Dates: Saturday, November 8th, 2014
On Saturday, November 8th Enjoy a day of Scottish Culture with Highland Athletics, Music, Dancing, Clan Tents, Vendors at beautiful Gilbert Park and Simpson Cove. Event is free to the public. Location: Gilbert Park and Simpson Cove Times: 10am to 6pm Contact: www.MountDoraCulturalEvents.com or (352) 735-7183.
Location: Beautiful Gilbert Park and Simpson Cove
Times: 10am - 6pm
Contact: www.MountDoraCulturalEvents.com or (352) 735-7183.

33rd Annual Light Up Mount Dora
Dates: November 29, 2014 (Saturday after Thanksgiving)
Join us for a themed lighting in Donnelly Park and downtown Mount Dora with close to 2 million sparkling lights & Santa! Christmas Musical to proceed the Lighting of the Lights
Location: Donnelly Park
Times: 5-9PM; Light Up at 6:15PM
Contact: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 352-383-2165

Christmas Walk
Dates: December 5, 2013
A holiday street party with music, Santa and shopping. Details: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce, 352-383-2165.
Location: Downtown Streets of Mount Dora
Times: 6pm-9pm
Contact: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 352-383-2165

54th Annual Christmas Parade
Dates: December 6, 2014
Festive Parade featuring all of Mount Dora's Finest ushering the arrival of Santa Clause. For details contact the Mount Dora Lions Club at 352-449-8443 or 352-735-9629
Location: Downtown Streets
Times: To Be announced
Contact: Mount Dora Lions Club
Phone: 352-449-8443

Lighted Boat Parade
Dates: December 6, 2014
For more information on this event please contact the Mount Dora Boating Center at 352-383-3150 or www.MountDoraBoats.com
Location: Lake Dora Waterfront
Times: 7pm
Contact: Mount Dora Marina
Phone: 352-383-3150

Christmas Snow in the Park
Dates: December 13, 2014
Join us in Donnelly Park for children's Christmas in the Park with snow and have a chance to go snow sledding in Mount Dora, Florida.
Location: Donnelly Park Downtown Mount Dora
Times: 5-9 PM
Contact: Parks & Recreation Department
Phone: 352-735-7183

 

 
 

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