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  • Major Events & Festivals

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

  • January 14 - 16, 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