Leesburg Bikefest

Countdown to 21st Annual Leesburg Bikefest

Guest Post by: Mandy Wettstein, APR, CPRC The 21st Annual Leesburg Bikefest roars to life on April 28-30, 2017 and this year offers its usual full slate of enthusiasm, experiences, incredible course destinations and much more. The City of Leesburg, just north of Orlando, has become known as one of America’s premier biker destinations. Leesburg […]... Read More
Keep Me Under Your Wings, by Cleavy Davis, will be the cover photo of the 2017 Wings & Wildflowers Festival Calendar.

Wings & Wildflowers Festival calendars now available

TAVARES — Lake County Tourism is thrilled to announce the winners of the Wings & Wildflowers Festival Calendar Photo Contest.  “Keep Me Under Your Wings” a photo by Cleavy Davis depicting a sandhill crane chick, was selected as the top photo and will be featured on the cover of the 2017 festival calendar. Davis will receive […]... Read More
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Wings & Wildflowers Festival Announces keynote speakers and event

LEESBURG—The 5th Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival, to be held Oct. 14-16 at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, is bringing some the nation’s top nature experts to the area. The three-day festival, hosted by Lake County and the city of Leesburg, will feature keynote speakers Eric Draper, executive Director of Audubon Florida, and naturalist Janisse Ray. […]... Read More
Scott Canterbury

Fishing League Worldwide to film on the Harris Chain of Lakes

Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced that one of its six broadcast tournaments will be filmed on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Leesburg March 9-12, 2017. The 2017 Walmart FLW Tour, on NBC Sports Network, the Pursuit Channel and the World Fishing Network, will showcase the best bass anglers in the world competing in the […]... Read More
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Nature lovers invited to participate in Wings & Wildflowers Festival photo contest

Lake County Tourism is inviting nature lovers with a photographic eye to enter the Wings & Wildflowers Festival inaugural photo contest. With Lake County’s growing reputation as Florida’s premier birding destination, the goal of the festival is to enhance awareness and appreciation of the area’s natural resources and quality of life. The contest seeks to […]... Read More
Major League Fishing

Lake County featured on the world’s most watched fishing show

Jack Link’s Major League Fishing, the most-watched fishing show on television, recently filmed its Shell Rotella Challenge Cup on the Harris Chain of Lakes. The Challenge Cup, which is the 13th Major League Fishing production, will showcase 30 of the world’s top competitive anglers as they tackle the water bodies of Lake County. The seven […]... Read More
Leesburg Bikefest

LakeXpress offers 160 special bus stops to Leesburg Bikefest

LakeXpress, Lake County’s fixed route public transit service, is offering 160 special stops throughout Leesburg, Fruitland Park, The Villages, Mount Dora, Eustis, and Tavares during the 20th Annual Leesburg Bikefest, to be held in downtown Leesburg April 22 – 24. The Lake County Public Transit Division, which operates LakeXpress, is encouraging Bikefest revelers to safely […]... Read More

Save the date for the 5th Annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival, Oct. 14-16

Offering field trips to birding hotspots and wildflower sanctuaries, and bringing some the nation’s top nature experts to the area, Lake County is proud to announce the 5th Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival, being held Oct. 14-16. As in previous years, Lake County is partnering with the city of Leesburg in hosting the event again […]... Read More
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PEAR Park’s Wildlife Watch Post is the area’s newest ecotourism destination

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners’ Parks & Trails Division announced the Wildlife Watch Post at the Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve (PEAR) Park – Wildlife Conservation Area as Lake County’s newest destination for birders, native plant enthusiasts and nature photographers.To help further promote ecotourism in the area, the county proudly opened the Wildlife […]... Read More
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Wings & Wildflowers festival wins social media award

TAVARES — Lake County’s Wings & Wildflowers Festival won first place in social media during the Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) Convention & Tradeshow in Orlando on Aug. 6. The Lake County Economic Development and Tourism Division and Lake County Communications Department accepted the “SUNsational” award for their work on the festival’s Facebook and Twitter […]... Read More