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What are your weekend plans in Lake County, Florida?

Do you have any plans for the weekend? Here's what's coming up this weekend in Lake County Florida!

Lake County Florida things to do this weekend

Friday, January 31, 2020:

  • If you're into art, The Leesburg Center for the Arts is hosting Art Create Friday (formerly called Open Studio) from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. Join with fellow artists for a combination of a project based "open studio" concept and a "come as you are and create what you want" space. Share tips and techniques and have fun at this free event for members and their guests. Afterwards, stick around for Coffee & Convos in the Gallery from 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm to discuss how yarn is made with textile artist Mary Scott, owner and operator of Serendipity Farm's Studio, a teaching studio and retail business for spinners and weavers.

  • Tonight is the 6th Annual Lights and Ladders Clermont from 5 pm - 9 pm. This is a night of free fun including free 30 minute jump sessions, outdoor bounce houses, slides, obstacle courses, and more. There will be free food samples from over a dozen local restaurants, a DJ, plus police and fire displays. All guests are requested to bring a donation of either a canned good, non-perishable food item, or at least $1. All net proceeds will benefit the Wounded Officers Initiative.

  • This evening at 7:30 pm, the Clermont Performing Arts Center hosts Stars of the 60's which includes Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, The Vogues, and The Happenings' with Bobby Miranda. You'll enjoy songs like I'm Into Something Good, I'm Henry VIII, Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter, A Kind of Hush, Can't You Hear My Heartbeat, You're the One, 5 O'Clock World, Turn Around Look At Me, My Special Angel, See You in September, Go Away Little Girl, and I Got Rhythm during this one-night reunion of original recording artists. Tickets are available on their website and they range from $48.93 - $64.36. The front center stage tickets are already sold out at $75.38, so if you plan on attending, order your tickets in advance.

Lake County Florida weekend events

Friday, January 31, 2020 - Sunday, February 2, 2020:

  • For the second weekend, The Melon Patch Theatre in Leesburg presents Baskerville on Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm and on Sunday at 2:00 pm. The show continues through February 9. This is a transformation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure, and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. Watch as investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors portray more than forty characters. Tickets are $10 with student ID or $20 for adults and can be purchased on their website.

  • The Moonlight Players Theatre in Clermont presents The Drowsy Chaperone on Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm and on Sunday at 2:30 pm (this is the second weekend of the show which continues through February 16). When Mrs. Tottenham hosts the wedding of the year, she gets a lot more than a write-up in the society pages: Janet Van de Graaff, glittering starlet of Feldzieg's Follies, is leaving the stage for love. Hijinks ensue." Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students, or $10 for children and can be purchased on their website.

  • The Bay Street Players in Eustis present The Fantasticks on Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm and on Sunday at 2:30 pm (also the second weekend of the show which continues through February 16). Here's a description from their website: "A whimsical, poignant, and romantic production is an allegorical story that focuses on two young lovers, their meddling fathers, and the journey we all must take through adolescent thrills: the growing pains of hurt and betrayal, the highs of passion, the challenges of distance, and the agonies of heartbreak to discover how to truly love." Tickets are $11 with student ID or $21 for adults and can be purchased on their website.

Lake County Florida calendar of events

Saturday, February 1, 2020:

  • The Leesburg Center for the Arts is hosting its First Saturday Gathering - An Acoustic Jam & Drum Circle, today from 10 am - 3 pm (acoustic music 10 am - 1 pm, drum circle 1 pm - 3 pm). This event is free and open to the public. Bring your favorite instrument to the acoustic jam or plan on just listening and enjoying the music, plus bring a snack to share. At the drum circle, you'll meet members of the RiverWind Flute Circle, Ukulele & Guitar Club, and Leesburg Drummers along with drum circle lovers and acoustic musicians.

Lake County Florida things to do Mount Dora Arts Festival

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - Sunday, February 2, 2020:

  • This weekend, you'll be able to take in the 45th Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival from 9 am - 5 pm. This continues to be the main fundraising event for the Mount Dora Center for the Arts and it continually ranks within the top 20 art festivals in the country. You'll see the work of over 300 of the top artists in America who will fill the streets with their colorful array of fine art. Their website lists various park & ride locations plus provides a festival map, information on places to stay, where to eat, shopping spots, and local attractions.

Not what you're hoping for? Here are some other ideas for how to have fun in Lake County, Florida:

I hope you'll visit again and see what's happening in Lake County, Florida at Have fun this weekend!

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