Something new is happening in Mount Dora during the month of July. Every Friday night the City of Mount Dora is hosting a free Summer Concert Series in downtown’s Sunset Park from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Each concert will features performances by two different artists or bands. The Central Florida performers spam various genres including rock, pop, metal, folk and soul. Here is the schedule of performers:
JULY 6 Featuring Central Florida’s Claire Van Diver who delivers a mix of electric soul and pop and the duo Esh 'n' Sheif.
JULY 13 Featuring the acoustic folk sounds of Josh We Know and one of Orlando’s best rock bands, Tears of a Tyrant.
JULY 20 Featuring the soulful and sultry sounds of solo artist Brooke Klonel of Longwood and Central Florida's high-energy LUVU variety band performing fast-paced pop dance mixes.
JULY 27 Featuring rock artist Clarissa Kelley, as well as the 5-piece rock band Leaving Haven. Both are from Orlando.
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Good news! This year folks get to enjoy fireworks across Lake County skies on three separate nights. Here’s the 411 on local celebrations and firework displays:
JULY 1: The City of Eustis will hold their patriotic party on the lakefront at Ferran Park. The festivities will include a concert by Eli Mosley, arts and crafts, a kids zone, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. and more. Get more details
JULY 3: Mount Dora will host its annual Freedom on the Waterfront at Elizabeth Evans Park. It will feature live music, a kids zone and fireworks after sundown. Get more details
JULY 4: Independence Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. along Donnelly Street in Mount Dora.
JULY 4: Tavares will throw an Old-Fashioned Fourth of July party downtown with a dance party, live music, plenty of activities for kids and fireworks at 9 p.m. Get more details
JULY 4: Tavares Independence Day Parade starts at 5 p.m. on Main Street in downtown.
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There’s nothing more appropriate in this neck of the woods than an old-fashioned 4th of July celebration. That’s exactly what one Lake County city is promising. Tavares will host its annual patriotic bash in downtown beginning at 3 p.m. A parade will begin along Main Street at 5 p.m. with small American flags passed out to the first 1000 guests.
After the parade, Tavares Square will host games, live music, a rock-climbing wall, and a percussion petting zoo which allows kids a fun, hands-on way to experience different types of percussion instruments. Wooton Park will be the location for a dance party with Blonde Ambition, an Orlando dance band. Kids can enjoy crafts and storytelling and bounce inflatables. Fireworks and flag-raising will be at 9 p.m. The Van Cam, a tricked-out VW bus that is also a photo booth, will also be on the scene. For more events in Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis, click here. Find more news in Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis by getting a free subscription to the monthly issues of Mount Dora Buzz hereand follow Mount Dora Buzz on Facebook.
Mount Dora will celebrate the nation’s independence on July 3 on the downtown lakefront. Freedom on the Waterfront is a free, family-friendly event featuring live music by the 13th Army Band, a Kids Zone and fireworks.
Opening ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 5:40 performance by Spayed Koolie and a 7:30 performance by the 13th Army Band. Fireworks over Lake Dora will light up the sky at 9:15 p.m. Public parking will be available with van shuttles available at the First Baptist Church of Mount Dora at 1000 East 1st Avenue. Handicap parking will be located in the lower level of the parking garage on Donnelly Street near the train tracks. Glass, pets, fireworks and alcohol are not permitted.
Road closures will be Tremain St, between Charles and Liberty, Edgerton Court, Charles St, between Donnelly St and Tremain St, Liberty St, between Tremain and Grandview. Public Restrooms are at Gilbert Park and portalets will be at Elizabeth Evans Park and Simpson Cove.
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The City of Eustis will host its annual Independence Hometown Celebration on Sunday, July 1 in Ferran Park. The free, family-friendly event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and includes live music from recording artist Eli Mosley, craft vendors, food, a kids’ zone, community pool, and a spectacular fireworks finale over Lake Eustis at 9:30 p.m.
The kids’ zone will feature bounce houses, water slides, a face painter, balloon animals, and arts and crafts with the Eustis Historical Museum and the Lake Eustis Museum of Art. The Eustis Aquatic Center will be open at no charge for open-swim and splash pad use from 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Nashville-based country music artist Eli Mosley will perform at the the historic Alice McClelland Memorial Bandshell at 5 p.m.. The night will be capped off at 9:30 p.m. with a fireworks display over Lake Eustis.
As part of the PB&J Challenge to benefit local underprivileged children, the city will be accepting donations of unopened jars of peanut butter and jelly at their tent in the park. Everyone donating a combination of peanut butter & jelly jars (min.16 oz or larger) will receive a free Eustis t-shirt while supplies last.
Feran Park is located at 250 Ferran Park Drive on the waterfront in downtown Eustis. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Pets are permitted, but must remain on a leash.
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Mount Dora will join other communities across the country by hosting a Juneteenth Festival Saturday, June 23.
The family-friendly festival will be held on historic Grandview Street between Grant and Florida Avenues from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
There will be vendors, food, beer and wine, a kids zone and live music including gospel, rap music, ETurn and a Motown show. FREE admission for all. Food, beer and wine available for purchase. Visitors can escape the heat under the big tent while you watch the show.
Juneteenth, the oldest celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., has been a tradition since the late 19th century and is now recognized in 43 states. This is Mount Dora’s second event.
June 19, known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Emancipation Day, is the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865. Although Abraham Lincoln freed all slaves with the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, Texas was geographically remote and its slave owners ignored the new law. Only Texas slaves that escaped could enjoy freedom in the North.
June 19 marks the date Union General Gordon Granger arrived on Galveston Island with 2,000 troops to establish a federal presence in Texas and officially free its slaves.
Today, community Juneteenth festivals celebrate African American freedom and achievement, encourage respect for all cultures, and strive to create new bonds of friendship and understanding. Celebrations often include public BBQs, live music, readings of the Emancipation Proclamation and singing of traditional spirituals.
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