Mount Dora is an ideal environment to hold or attend a special event due to inviting weather, abundance of shops and activities, and year-round attractiveness to many visitors and residents. Mount Dora is a dynamic destination with exemplary art, entertainment, and culinary offerings.

The City recognizes special events as an important part of Mount Dora’s quality of life and the contribution they make to a sustainable tourism industry. Special events also provide economic benefits to local businesses and residents, while providing a love of place through unique civic, cultural, educational, recreational, and entertainment experiences.

Browse the documents below to start planning your event, and submit your online special event permit application.


Chris Carson
Cultural & Special Events

(352) 455-3171

Special Event Planning Links

Special Events Guidebook:
New to special events in Mount Dora? Start here with this searchable guidebook.

Special Event Promotional Agreement:
A helpful document clarifying roles and responsibilities related to the promotion of special events. Signature is required as part of the special event permit application online form.

Do you have an event you’d like posted 
on an online calendar? 
Visit our calendar page and choose the
"Submit an Event" button. Your submission will be reviewed shortly. By submitting an event, you agree to abide by our Promotional Agreement.

Supplementary Materials

Overhead Banner Permit Application: A public service provided by the City to assist in the promotion of special events.

Sandwich Board Sign Application: An opportunity for permanent businesses operating within a special event footprint.

Entertainment District: Developed to foster community cooperation, encourage events and entertainment, and build a reputation for being a livable, walkable City.

Special Event Public Input Form: A form used by the Cultural and Special Events Coordinator to gauge the impact of a special event involving street or parking space closures. While event organizers are not required to collect their own input, they may seek additional input using this or another form.