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  • Major Events & Festivals

  • *Please note: No pets are allowed at any major event or festival.*

  • December 14, 2019

    Children's Christmas in the Park with Snow

    Snow in Florida! What?! You heard it right...Join us in Donnelly Park for a chance to go snow sledding. Free event, open to the public. 

    WHERE: Donnelly Park, Mount Dora
    TIME: 5:00 - 9:00 PM
    CONTACT: City of Mount Dora Parks and Recreation Department at 352-735-7183
  • December 21 - 22, 2019

    Mount Dora Half Marathon & 5K

    Considered Florida's most beautiful race with views of country back roads and natural wildlife, beginning and ending in the best historic downtown area!

    WHERE: Elizabeth Evans Park, 100 N. Donnelly Street, Mount Dora
    TIME: 7:00 AM start for Half Marathon / 7:15 AM start for 5K
  • December 31, 2019

    Mount Dora New Year's Eve Celebration

    Wave goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020 with us! Live entertainment, stop by our food and beverages vendors and of course...fireworks sponsored by Main Street Leasing.

    WHERE: Sunset Park, Mount Dora
    TIME: 9:00 PM - Fireworks at 12:00 AM
    CONTACT: City of Mount Dora Parks and Recreation Department at 352-735-7183
  • January 17 - 19, 2020

    Renninger's Antique Extravaganza

    An antique lover's dream! One of the largest gatherings of antique dealers in the south with over 800 dealers attending. Three times a year Renninger's hosts this Extravaganza in the show field, antique center and under the on-site pavilions...rain or shine!. 

    WHERE: Renninger's Vintage Antique Center, 20651 US Hwy 441, Mount Dora
    TIME8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    CONTACT: Twin Markets at 352-383-8393 or visit www.renningers.net 
  • January 23 - 26, 2020

    36th Annual Florida Storytelling Festival

    The Florida Storytelling Festival is a premier storytelling event, known nationally for its unique combination of workshops, concerts, youthful voices and sense of community.  People come from across the state of Florida and beyond to explore and savor the art of storytelling. The festival officially kicks-off with a special Thursday afternoon welcome reception followed by an evening storytelling concert. Friday and Saturday offer opportunities to immerse yourself in workshops, storytelling concerts, story swaps, story slams and lots of informal gatherings. Our wonderful Story Store will offer a multitude of storytelling resources.

    WHERE: Lakeside Inn, 100 N. Alexander Street
    TIMETimes vary each day
    CONTACT: Visit flstory.com/festival
  • January 23, 2020

    Mount Dora 2020

    A Chamber Annual Event. Through a collaborative effort, the City of Mount Dora, Visit Mount Dora, Elevate Lake and the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce present and discuss the partnerships and goals for keeping our community the best place to live, work and play. Registration is required. Sponsorships available.

    WHERE: Lake Receptions, 4425 N. Hwy 19A, Mount Dora
    TIME5:00 - 8:00 PM
    CONTACT: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at 352-383-2165
  • February 1 -2, 2020

    45th Annual Arts Festival

    This nationally ranked fine arts festival attracts about 300 artist vendors from all over the world. The fine arts are displayed throughout the downtown streets of Mount Dora, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors. 

    WHERE: Downtown Mount Dora
    TIME9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    CONTACT: Mount Dora Center for the Arts at 352-383-0880 or visit mountdoraartsfestival.org
  • February 21 - 23, 2020

    Renninger's Antique Extravaganza

    An antique lover's dream! One of the largest gatherings of antique dealers in the south with over 800 dealers attending. Three times a year Renninger's hosts this Extravaganza in the show field, antique center and under the on-site pavilions...rain or shine!. 

    WHERE: Renninger's Vintage Antique Center, 20651 US Hwy 441, Mount Dora
    TIME8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    CONTACT: Twin Markets at 352-383-8393 or visit www.renningers.net 
  • March 7, 2020

    19th Annual Taste in Mount Dora & Casino Night

    A Chamber Annual Event. Join us for a spectacular evening of culinary delights prepared by Mount Dora’s finest restaurants. These restaurants feature their entrees and beverages in small sample sizes in booths spread along Alexander Street and 4th Avenue. There will be music, dancing & gaming. Enjoy bidding in the Silent Auction then try your hand at Blackjack, Texas Hold ‘em, Roulette, Craps, and Poker! There's just one catch...you must purchase a ticket to be able to participate in all the fun. Tickets will be available at the beginning of 2020.

    WHERE: Sunset Park, Mount Dora
    TIME6:00 - 10:00 PM
    CONTACT: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at 352-383-2165
  • March 21 - 22, 2020

    Mount Dora Spring Festival

    Over 200 arts and crafts vendors spread out through the streets of downtown to display their "Spring" treasures.

    WHERE: Downtown Mount Dora
    TIME9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    CONTACT: Visit visitmountdora.com 
  • March 28 - 29, 2020

    67th Annual Sail Boat Regatta

    The oldest sail boat regatta in the state will prove to be a fun day for the whole family. Sit on the shore and watch these beautiful pieces of art coast through Lake Dora. 

    WHERE: Lake Dora and connecting waterways
    TIME12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    CONTACT: Call 352-385-1400 or visit mountdoraregatta.com
  • March 28 - 29, 2020

    16th Annual Garden Tour

    Garden enthusiasts will enjoy exploring through this event. Lakes & Hills Garden Club members will be on hand and are happy to describe each garden and answer any questions. Tickets are $15 at the door.

    WHERE: Begins at the Country Club of Mount Dora, 1900 Country Club Blvd.
    TIME10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • April 11, 2020

    Earth Day Mount Dora

    Music, exhibits, raffle and lots of fun. Let's celebrate our beautiful planet and figure out how we can do our part to help our environment!

    WHERE: Donnelly Park, Downtown Mount Dora
    TIME9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    CONTACT: Visit mountdoraenvironment.org or call 352-988-4022
  • April TBD, 2020

    6th Annual Mount Dora Blueberry Festival 

    A celebration of the rapidly growing blueberry agriculture business in Central Florida. We highlight local blueberry farms and celebrate all things blueberry such as: pie, short cake, wine, liquor, beer, fresh berries, scones and much more! Over 100 vendors, live entertainment and kids activities. Free event, open to the public. 

    WHERE: Donnelly Park, Downtown Mount Dora
    TIME9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    CONTACT: Call 407-913-4140 or visit mountdorablueberryfestival.com 
  • July 3, 2020

    Mount Dora Freedom on the Waterfront

    Old fashioned celebration of our Independence Day. Live music, kid's zone, food trucks. This year former Season 14 American Idol contestant Alexis Gomez will be performing live with opening act David Letourneau! Beautiful fireworks display at dusk! Free event. Handicap parking will be located in the lower level Parking Garage on Donnelly Street. 

    WHERE: Elizabeth Evans Park
    TIME: 5:00 PM - Fireworks at Dusk
  • July 4, 2020

    Independence Day Parade

    Join us in downtown Mount Dora for a patriotic tribute parade celebrating our country's independence! The City of Mount Dora is seeking entries for the annual Independence Day Parade in beautiful downtown Mount Dora. The parade begins at the corner of Donnelly and 7th Avenue and runs to Charles Avenue.

    WHERE: Downtown Mount Dora
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
    CONTACT: Chris Carson at the City of Mount Dora Parks and Recreation Department at 352-735-7183 or carsonc@ci.mount-dora.fl.us for application
  • August 8 - 9, 2020

    Annual Florida Highwaymen Art Show, Sale & Benefit

    Visitors can enjoy the scenic renderings of Mary Ann Carroll, James Gibson, Isaac Knight, Robert Lewis and Roy McLendon. Free event.

    WHERE: Donnelly Park Pavilion (corner of 5th Avenue and Donnelly Street)
    TIME: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    CONTACT Heron Cay Bed & Breakfast 352-383-4050
  • September 26 - 27, 2020

    6th Annual Seafood Festival

    Several days of fresh seafood, more than 100 exhibitors on hand with specialty food items and more. his family friendly event includes entertainment, food vendors and the Olde Port of Mount Dora Pirate Village. Experience the Landlubber Seafood Tasting Tour. 

    WHERE: Simpson's Cove and Gilbert Park
    TIME: September 28th from 11 AM - 7 PM and on the 29th from 11 AM - 5 PM
  • October 8 - 11, 2020

    46th Annual Mount Dora Bicycle Festival & Gran Fondo

    Bringing in 1,000 cyclists, this is Florida's oldest and largest bicycling event! With rides of varying lengths and skill levels, cyclist of all ages come to see why Lake County is recognized as one of the best places in the world to ride.

    Visit MountDoraBicycleFestival.com to register!

  • October TBD, 2020

    36th Annual Craft Fair

    This nationally ranked juried event continues to attract over 200,000 visitors and over 350 of the best crafters in the country.

    WHERE: Downtown Mount Dora
    TIME9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    CONTACT: Visit Mount Dora at 352-217-8390 or visitmountdora@gmail.com 
  • November TBD, 2020

    Art of the Deal

    "Welcome to the Show!" Be transformed by an explosion of art, casino table, gourmet food, live and silent auctions, top shelf open bar and revolutionary entertainment! Mount Dora Center for the Arts invites you to celebrate the arts in your best cocktail attire, with the area's premiere cultural event in historic downtown Mount Dora.

    WHERE: Downtown Mount Dora
    TIME6:00 - 9:00 PM
    CONTACT: Mount Dora Center for the Arts at 352-383-0880 or visit mountdoracenterforthearts.org 
  • November 12 - 13, 2020

    26th Annual Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair

    Central Florida's top growers bring more than 12,000 plants. Featuring orchid growers native plants, butterfly attracting perennials, herbs, roses, camellias and begonias with a complete section of rare and unusual tropical plants. Garden antiques, festive flags and unusual containers are also a focus. Free event. 

    WHERE: Donnelly Park Building
    TIME9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
    CONTACT: 352-729-2170
  • November 20 - 21, 2020

    8th Annual Scottish Highland Festival

    Enjoy Scottish Bands and musicians performing throughout the weekend, an afternoon of Highland Games on Saturday. 

    WHERE: Gilbert Park, Mount Dora
    TIME: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    CONTACT: City of Mount Dora Parks and Recreation Department at 352-735-7183 
  • November 20 - 22, 2020

    Renninger's Antique Extravaganza

    An antique lover's dream! One of the largest gatherings of antique dealers in the south with over 800 dealers attending. Three times a year Renninger's hosts this Extravaganza in the show field, antique center and under the on-site pavilions...rain or shine!. 

    WHERE: Renninger's Vintage Antique Center, 20651 US Hwy 441, Mount Dora
    TIME8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    CONTACT: Twin Markets at 352-383-8393 or visit renningers.net 
  • November 28, 2020

    39th Annual Light Up Mount Dora 

    A Chamber Annual Event, always the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Join us for the lighting of Donnelly Park and downtown Mount Dora with over 2 million sparkling lights! Don't miss the spectacular show in Donnelly Park with traditional Christmas songs, dancers and more. Free event, open to the public! 

    WHERE: Donnelly Park and Sunset Park, Mount Dora
    TIME: 4:30 - 5:30 PM Live Pre-Show Music / 5:30 - 6:30 PM Christmas Show / Main Street Leasing Christmas Tree Lighting in Sunset Park
    CONTACT: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at 352-383-2165
  • December 4, 2020

    28th Annual Christmas Walk 

    Chamber Annual Event, always the first Friday of December. Join us for a family friendly street party featuring music, food vendors, toy vendors, shopping (shops open until 9:00 PM), bungee trampoline, Reindeer and free pictures with Santa in Sunset Park in front of the Main Street Leasing Christmas Tree! Free event, open to the public. 

    WHERE: Downtown Mount Dora
    TIME: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
    CONTACT: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at 352-383-2165
  • December 5, 2020

    60th Annual Christmas Parade

    Christmas Parade through the streets of downtown Mount Dora. Join us in getting in the Christmas spirit!

    WHERE: Downtown Mount Dora
    TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    CONTACT: Mount Dora Lions Club at 352-449-8443
  • December TBA, 2020

    Christmas Tour of Homes

    Tour several Mount Dora homes that are beautifully decorated for the holidays. This is a self-driving tour to the various homes. Cost is $20 a person. Tour begins at the Country Club of Mount Dora.

    WHERE: Country Club of Mount Dora, 1900 Country Club Blvd, Mount Dora
    TIME: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    CONTACT: Women's Committee of Fine Arts of Mount Dora at 352-729-6394 or visit WCFAmountdora.com
  • December TBA, 2020

    30th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade

    The boat parade begins at the lighthouse on Grantham Point. Local boat owners must apply to enter the competition of who has the best boat light display and originality! Free event for the public to attend. 

    WHERE: Grantham Point (across from Gilbert Park on Tremain Street and Liberty Avenue) Mount Dora
    TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    CONTACT: Scott Alderman with Rusty Anchor Boat Tours at 352-383-3933