Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival

Scottish bands, musicians, and games will be the attraction at the fifth annual Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival, a two-day event Nov. 17-18. A “Night for the Celt” concert featuring Celtic music and Irish dancing will be staged at 7pm Nov. 17 at Elizabeth Evans Park.

“We’re going to have a ceilidh, and that’s another way of saying a ‘Scottish party,’ and there will be dancing, live music, and ceremonial introductions of all the societies that are participating,” says Chris Carson, cultural and special events coordinator for Mount Dora. Chris noted the Highland Games are a big attraction in several countries around the globe. “We are beginning the season for these games in November, so we have a lot of professional athletes who come to participate,” he says. “It’s really cool.”