Mount Dora will celebrate the country’s independence on July 3 with its annual “Freedom on the Waterfront” party. The free festivities start at 5 p.m. at Elizabeth Evans Park on the lakefront and end with a spectacular fireworks show over Lake Dora at 9:20 p.m. Live music on the park’s stage will be headlined by former Season 14 American Idol contestant Alexis Gomez. Performer David Letourneau will be the opening live music act.
Food trucks will be available for snacks and dinner and there will be a KidsZone with fun activities just for youngsters. Handicap parking will be located in the lower level parking garage near the park. Van shuttles sponsored by Mullinax Ford will be available at the First Baptist Church Mount Dora at 1000 East First Avenue.