Special Events

Sat., Aug. 14, 5PM 
Plaid in the Park (Sunset Park)

Sat., Sept. 11, 5PM 
Plaid in the Park (Sunset Park)

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 8-10 
Mount Dora Bicycle Festival

Sat.-Sun., Oct. 23-24 
Craft Fair

Sat., Nov. 13, 5PM 
Plaid in the Park (Sunset Park)

Sat.-Sun., Nov. 13-14 
Plant & Garden Fair

Sat., Nov. 27 -

Light Up Mount Dora

Fri., Dec. 3 
Christmas Walk

Sat., Dec. 4 -

Christmas Parade

Sat., Dec. 4 

Lighted Boat Parade

Sat., Dec. 11, 5PM 

Plaid in the Park (Sunset Park)

Sat., Dec. 11 S

Snow in the Park

Sat.-Sun., Dec. 18-19 

Mount Dora 5K Run & Half Marathon

Fri., Dec. 31 

New Year's Eve Celebration

Mount Dora hosts over 30 events throughout the year, 
enriching the lives of residents, bringing tens of thousands 
of visitors to the City, and benefiting local nonprofits, small 
businesses, and vendors. 

Community favorites include:

  • Light Up Mount Dora, where the entire
    City is decked out in holiday decorations
  • Snow in the Park, which allows many local children to
    go sledding in Donnelly Park in the heart of downtown 
  • Freedom on the Waterfront, which showcases an
    incredible fireworks show on Lake Dora. 
  • Back to School Rally and African American History Festival
    bring the community together for family-friendly activities.

Mount Dora also hosts several large festivals, such as the Arts Festival sponsored by Mount Dora Center
for the Arts, and the Craft Fair sponsored by Visit Mount Dora.

From 5Ks and bicycle festivals to wine walks and pet-friendly activities, we offer something for everyone.
Special events play a large role in making Mount Dora "Someplace Special."

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