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
Chad Crawford

‘how to Do florida’ spotlights South Lake attractions

The hit show “how to Do florida,” which highlights local destinations and outdoor activities across Florida, is returning to Lake County for a third episode, this time focusing on South Lake-area adventures and attractions. “Central Florida is not all theme parks and crowds,” said “how to Do florida” host Chad Crawford. “Not far from all […]... Read More
Lake Apopka Loop Trail

Lake Apopka Loop Trail is your link to nature

  Situated on the northern shore of Lake Apopka, the Lake Apopka Loop Trail began with 6.3-miles of recreation trail allowing visitors to traverse a unique landscape of levees, canals and wetlands. With the completion of the newest extension in 2016, the loop trail encompasses 18 miles of pristine, natural terrain. Lake County partnered with […]... 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
Arts & Culture

Lake County Arts & Cultural Alliance to be part of national economic impact study

The Lake County Arts & Cultural Alliance (LCACA) has announced its participation in the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, a national study measuring the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences.”Many people don’t think of nonprofit arts organizations as businesses,” said Robert Chandler, Director of Lake County’s  Economic Growth Department, “but […]... Read More
Farm Tour

Farm Tour to explore agritourism businesses in northeast Lake County

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting the 6th Annual Lake County Farm Tour from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20. Participants will meet at the Lake County Extension Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. “Our annual Farm Tour is […]... Read More
Melinda Myers

Wings & Wildflowers Festival announces keynote dinner at Lakeside Inn with James Currie and Melinda Myers

MOUNT DORA — The 4th Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival presents a special keynote dinner with gardening columnist Melinda Myers and birding TV host James Currie on Friday, Oct. 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lakeside Inn, located at 100 N. Alexander St. in Mount Dora. Myers, a gardening expert and author, has 30 years of […]... Read More
Chad Crawford

Lake County featured in backpacking episode of ‘how to Do florida’

The popular television series “how to Do florida,” which highlights local destinations and outdoor activities, is once again featuring Lake County, this time in an upcoming backpacking episode. “My passion is spending time with my family in natural Florida and with Lake County’s trails, springs, and lakes,  it’s the perfect place to do just that,” […]... Read More
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how to Do florida returns to Lake County in backpacking episode

Chad Crawford, of how to Do florida, returns to Lake County during season 6, taking his daughter on a backpacking adventure through Alexander Springs and the Ocala National Forest. Saving the best for last, the Lake County episode is scheduled to air Saturday, August 22 at 1:30 p.m. Stay tuned for details, photos and clips! Orlando […]... Read More
Leesburg Center for the Arts' Beast Feast 2010

It’s a Beast of a Feast

The Leesburg Center for the Arts hosts their annual Beast Feast under the oaks at the historic Mote Morris house in downtown Leesburg, 1195 W. Magnolia St., in October. The event features all-you-can-eat wild game and exotic meats, sides and beverages along with live entertainment. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.leesburgcenter4arts.com, in person at […]... Read More