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Mt. Dora Event

Saturday March 10, 2018 • 11:00AM till 5:00PM
March 10, 2018
17th Annual Taste in Mount Dora & Casino Night! – 6pm - 11pm
A spectacular evening of dancing, gaming, and culinary delights prepared by Mount Dora's finest restaurants. Sunset Park on 4th Avenue and Alexander Street in beautiful downtown Mount Dora. Bid in the silent auction then be a "High Roller" with Blackjack, Texas Hold 'em, Roulette, Craps, and Poker tables. Tickets $35. Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at (352) 383-2165.

March 17-18, 2018
Mount Dora Spring Festival – 9am - 5pm
Over 200 vendors displaying treasures on the downtown streets of Mount Dora. More Info or email:

March 24-25, 2018
Lakes and Hills Garden Club 14th Annual Garden Tour
Saturday 9:00am to 4:30pm, Sunday 11:00am to 4:30pm. Tour $15 – Tour & Lunch $30. Tour starts at the Country Club of Mount Dora, 1900 Country Club Ave. For ticket requests: e-mail

April 7-8, 2018
64th Annual Sail Boat Regatta
The oldest in the state will be a fun day for the whole family. More info: call (352) 385-1400 or

April 12-15, 2018
Florida Storytelling Festival
Storytelling Concerts, Workshops, Swappin' Grounds, Storytelling Competition, Youthful Voices & Family Fun Tent, Story Swaps, Story Cruise on Lake Dora, Story Store. Lakeside Inn, 100 N. Alexander St., Mount Dora. More info:

April 22, 2018
Earth Day Mount Dora – 10am - 4pm
Join us in Donnelly Park for free music, exhibits, raffle & fun. More info:

May 18-19, 2018
10th Annual Blues-n-Groove Weekend
A continued tradition of bringing fabulous Blues & other Groovy Music to the Mount Dora Waterfront at gorgeous, lakefront Elizabeth Evans Park. More info:

July 3, 2018
Independence Day Celebration - 5pm
An old-fashion celebration in Elizabeth Evans Park. Festivities begin at 5pm with live music, kids activities & fireworks. Fireworks at dusk. 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

July 4, 2018
Independence Day Parade – 10am
Parade is in beautiful downtown Mount Dora. Begins at 10:00 am at the corner of Donnelly and Seventh and runs to Charles Avenue. Contact Chris Carson at the City of Mount Dora at 352-735-7183 or e-mail at

August 11-12, 2018
Mount Dora Florida Highwaymen Art Show, Sale & Benefit
Scenic renderings of Florida's landscape expressed in the Classic Highwaymen art style. Participating will be original Highwaymen. Admission is FREE!! Donnelly Park Pavilion at 5th and Donnelly. Info: Heron Cay at 352-383-4050

August 25-26, 2018
4th Annual Mount Dora Seafood Festival
Sat 11am-0pm, Sun 11am-5pm.  The free event includes entertainment, food vendors and the Olde Port of Mount Dora Pirate Village.  Join the Landlubber Seafood Tasting Tour.

October 4-7, 2018
44th Annual Bicycle Festival
A Chamber sponsored event. Attracting over 1,300 cyclists; 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 info, call Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at (352) 383-2165 or visit

October 27-28, 2018
34rd Annual Craft Fair: 9am - 5pm
This nationally ranked juried event attracts over 200,000 visitors and over 350 of the best crafters in the country.  Info: call (352) 217-8390 or visit or email

November TBD, 2018
Art of the Deal - 6pm Mount Dora Center for the Arts invites you to celebrate the arts. Donnelly Building at 5th and Donnelly. “Offering catered cuisine, an open bar with wine and top-shelf liquor, dancing, live and silent auctions, gaming tables, and entertainment!” Tickets are only $85 in advance! To purchase tickets, contact Mount Dora Center for the Arts. Phone – (352) 383-0880; or 

November TBD, 2018
24th Annual Mount Dora Plant & Garden Fair – 9am - 5pm
Located at Donnelly Park, downtown Mount Dora. Admission is free. Central Florida's top growers bring more than 12,000 plants. The event features orchid growers and native plants, butterfly-attracting perennials, herbs, roses, camellias, and begonias with a complete selection of rare and unusual tropical plants. Garden antiques, festive flags and unusual containers are also a focus. Information: (352) 729-2170.

November TBD, 2018
5th Annual Scottish Highland Festival. Scottish bands and musicians perform throughout the weekend as well as an afternoon of Highland Games at Gilbert Park.For more information, contact the city's Parks & Recreation Department at (352) 735-7183. Tickets at or (352) 735-2170.

November 16-18, 2018
Renninger's Antique Extravaganza
An antique lover's dream! This event is one of the largest gatherings of antique dealers in the south with over 1500 dealers attending. More info the Renninger's Twin Markets at (352) 383-8393 or (800) 522-3555 or visit

November 24, 2018
37th Annual Light Up Mount Dora – 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The lighting of Donnelly Park and downtown Mount Dora with over 2 million sparkling lights and a spectacular show with traditional Christmas songs, dancers and more. Free and open to the public. Presentation at 5:00pm; Lighting of Donnelly Park at 6:30pm. More information, contact the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at (352) 383-2165.

November 30, 2018
26th Annual Mount Dora Christmas Walk – 6pm - 9pm
Free admission to a family friendly street party in downtown Mount Dora featuring live music, dancing, shopping and Santa. For more information, contact the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at (352) 383-2165.

December 1, 2018
58th Annual Christmas Parade – 10am
Christmas parade in the streets of Mount Dora at 10:00am. For details contact the Mount Dora Lions Club at (352) 449-8443 or Terry Askins at (352) 551-0133 or email:

December 1, 2018
28th Christmas Lighted Boat Parade – 7pm
Parade begins on Lake Dora, at the Lighthouse on Grantham Point, across from Gilbert Park on Tremain Street and Liberty Avenue, Downtown Mount Dora. Local boat owners compete for best in light show display and originality.

December 1-2, 2018
Christmas Tour of Homes
Tour Mount Dora homes that are beautifully decorated for the holidays. This is a self-driving tour to the various homes. Cost is $20 online. Sat. 11 am - 4 pm and Sun. 11 am - 4 pm. For information and tickets, visit the Women’s Committee of Fine Arts of Mount Dora’s website,, or contact Gina Conway at (352) 729-6394.

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