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  • Major Events & Festivals

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

  • November 13 - 14, 2021

    27th 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 19 - 21, 2021

    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 
  • December 3, 2021

    29th Annual Christmas Walk 

    Chamber Annual Event, always the first Friday of December. Join us for a family friendly street party featuring music, & shopping (shops open until 9:00 PM). Don't forget to visit Sunset Park to enjoy the Main Street Leasing Christmas Tree! Free event, open to the public. While you are strolling around, make sure to visit the Mount Dora Boating Center & Marina, their display is always outstanding.

    WHERE: Downtown Mount Dora

    TIME: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
    CONTACT: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at 352-383-2165
  • December 4, 2021

    61th 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 4, 2021

    31th 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
  • December 11, 2021

    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: 4:00 - 9:00 PM
    CONTACT: City of Mount Dora Parks and Recreation Department at 352-735-7183
  • December 18, 2021

    Mount Dora 5K

    Mount Dora 5K! A portion of race proceeds help support Mount Dora High School FFA & Run 4 a Cause Foundation.

    WHERE: Elizabeth Evans Park, 100 N. Donnelly Street, Mount Dora
    TIME: 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
    CONTACTChris Batista at batista@5kracedirector.com or visit mountdorahalfmarathon.com
  • December 19, 2021

    Mount Dora Half Marathon

    Considered Florida's most beautiful race with views of country back roads and natural wildlife, beginning and ending in the best historic downtown area! A single loop half marathon. The half marathon is a USATF Certified Course. The Half Marathon event is limited to 1500 entrants. A portion of race proceeds help support Mount Dora High School FFA & Run 4 a Cause Foundation.

    WHERE: Elizabeth Evans Park, 100 N. Donnelly Street, Mount Dora
    TIME: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    CONTACT: Chris Batista at batista@5kracedirector.com or visit mountdorahalfmarathon.com
  • December 31, 2021

    Mount Dora New Year's Eve Celebration

    Wave goodbye to 2021 and Hello to 2022 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
  • December 31, 2021

    Art of the Deal Fundraising Gala for the Mount Dora Center for the Arts

    Ring in the Roaring Twenties …the 2020’s that is, in GATSBY Style at this year’s annual Mount Dora Center For the Arts fundraising gala. Slip into that flapper dress or get your best dapper attire on and head over to Donnelly park with the backdrop of a million twinkling holiday lights on December 31. Get your secret password with your ticket to get into the speakeasy to experience this year’s fun event. There will be live entertainment, premium cocktails, a gourmet buffet and amazing trips and items to bid on at the silent auction. Afterwards you can walk downtown to the waterfront to watch Fireworks at midnight!

    WHERE: Downtown Mount Dora
    TIME6:30 - 11:00 PM
    CONTACT: Mount Dora Center for the Arts at 352-217-8390 or visit https://mountdoraart.com/
  • January TBD, 2022

    Mount Dora 2022

    A Chamber Annual Event. Through a collaborative effort, the City of 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
  • January TBD, 2022

    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 27 - 30, 2022

     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
  • February 5 - 6, 2022

    47th 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 18 - 20, 2022

    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 
  • February 19 & 20, 2022

    9th 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 
  • March 19 - 20, 2022

    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 TBD, 2022

    69th 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
  • April 17, 2022

    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 23 & 24, 2022

    7th 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 
  • May TBD, 2022

    20th Annual Taste in Mount Dora and Craft Beer Fest 

    A Chamber Annual Event. Join us for a spectacular evening of culinary delights. With samplings of fabulous cuisine from our restaurants, coupled with tents serving superior craft beer, a fabulous evening it will be! Many wonderful art pieces and more, will be displayed at the silent auction. 

    Tickets available at MountDora.com by early April 

    WHERE: Sunset Park, Mount Dora
    TIME6:00 - 10:00 PM
    CONTACT: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at 352-383-2165
  • July 3, 2022

    Mount Dora Freedom on the Waterfront

    Join us in Elizabeth Evans Park for an old-fashion celebration of our Independence Day. Festivities begin at 5 PM with live music, featuring Kid's Zone with lots of fun activities, food trucks, beverages, and plenty of fun for everyone. This year we are proud to announce former Season 14 American Idol contestant Alexis Gomez with opening act David Letourneau will be playing live music on the stage. Th e festivities at Elizabeth Evans Park will end with a spectacular firework over Lake Dora. 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.

    WHERE: Elizabeth Evans Park
    TIME: 5:00 PM - Fireworks at Dusk
  • July 4, 2022

    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: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    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 13 & 14, 2022

    Annual Florida Highwaymen Art Show, Sale & Benefit

    Annual Florida Highwaymen Art Show, Sale & Benefit presented by Heron Cay Bed & Breakfast Inn & Kelvin Hair, Son of Alfred Hair

    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