It's just a small spot on the globe. A tiny spot with an abundance of natural beauty and diverse wildlife. No doubt, Mount Dora has plenty to celebrate on Earth Day.
This year's celebration will kick off at Donnelly Park on April 16th. Beginning at 10 a.m. the festivities will include live music, eco-friendly exhibits, yoga, plants and a fundraising raffle. The Central Florida Zoo and the Florida Bat Conservancy will feature educational animal exhibits, alongside organic food vendors, natural bath & body products, handmade accessories, and more.
Live music throughout the day will include steel drums, tropical country, jazz, David Oliver Willis, Dave Pettengil 360 band, as well as Triangle Elementary School's choir and Mount Dora Middle School's Jazz Band.
The Donnelly Park celebration is from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and admission is free. At 5 p.m. the celebration continues with a benefit blues concert at Evans Park on the downtown lakefront. The distinctive blue band Mac Arnold and Plates Full O' Blueswill headline with its renowned blend of soulful blues and funk. Local musician T. Scott Walker will also be performing. Admission is $10 and the proceeds are designated for planting trees in Mount Dora
For over twenty years, volunteers of Mount Dora Friends of the Environment, have hosted an Earth Day celebration in the city. The non-profit organization was founded in 1994 to preserve, protect and promote the area's natural resources through education, community outreach, and local projects including a tree planting program.
Volunteers are needed to help with the event. Anyone with an hour or two to spare can email firstname.lastname@example.org