Dust off your kilt! A festive new fall event will have its inaugural night in downtown Mount Dora on October 9. Plaid in the Park is a free monthly event featuring Celtic and Scottish style music, including the City of Mount Dora Pipes and Drums band, plus street vendors set up along 4th Avenue selling food and drinks. Event organizers plan to offer varying entertainment each of the three months the free event will be held in Sunset Park. Plaid in the Park was organized by Mount Dora Sister Cities Association (MDSCA) along with the City of Mount Dora, and Mount Dora Pipes and Drums Band to celebrate the culture and traditions of Scotland and to provide the public an opportunity to learn about Forres, Scotland, Mount Dora’s Sister City. Scottish Clans, kinship groups among the Scottish people that are identified by their own tartan plaid patterns, can socialize at a Gathering of the Clans Booth. Among the various raffles at the nearby MDSCA booth will be a putting green with golf green fees as prizes.
Julie Campbell, Vice President of MDSCA described the Plaid in the Park as “a night for everyone to be Scottish, no matter where you’re from. Most people don’t need a reason to wear a kilt, but this is definitely a good one.”
Masks are strongly recommended at the family friendly event, said Campbell. Social distancing and mask reminders will be placed throughout the outdoor venue and a hand sanitizer station will be available. Vendor booths will be spaced apart to aid in the social distancing.