Bring on the kilts. Mount Dora’s Scottish Highland Festival comes to downtown’s Donnelly Park and Evans Park this weekend. The two-day festival celebrates Scottish culture with a big line-up of events including performances by the Mount Dora Pipes and Drums Corps. (view event video)
The festival’s family-friendly events begin at 10:00 a.m. on both days and admission is $10 and $5 for children and seniors. Throughout the day there will be traditional dancing and performances on the stage, plus a reenactment camp, bagpipers, and vendors selling Scottish food, merchandise and, of course, tartan kilts.
The Parade of Tartans, featuring numerous Scottish clans and bagpipers, starts at noon and will go from City Hall, across Baker Street to Donnelly Park. The challenging Scottish athletic games will take place on Saturday only at Elizabeth Evans Park and feature grueling events like the keg toss, firetruck pull, caber toss, stone carry, and sheaf toss. The festival ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.