Events

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Clermont Signature Events

Welcome to City of Clermont's Signature Events page! Whether you are planning to attend or host an event, or wish to be a sponsor, you'll find the information you need on this page. We know how important events are to the quality of life we enjoy here in Clermont and are eager to answer any questions you may have or support you in making your own event a success. 

Light Up Clermont

The holiday season is always full of enchantment and fun here in Clermont! There are so many fun activities to take part in. Light Up Clermont always has something for all ages to enjoy at the events. See below a list of events, and how to participate! 

Nov. 19 - Jan. 8  The Enchanted Tree Forest

Victory Pointe

 The Enchanting tree forest is open on Nov. 19 and runs though Jan. 8 for viewing. There are 50 trees decorated by local organizations and businesses setup to view at Victory Pointe. you can walk on the trail to view, or park at the Clermont Boat House and walk over to Victory Pointe. check out the trees in the day and nighttime to get the full effect! 

ALL TREES SOLD OUT for 2022

Nov. 19 - Dec. 19 Letters to Santa

Victory Pointe

Stop by Santa's mailbox at the Enchanted Tree Forest! Mail off your letter to Santa and Santa will write you back. Make sure you include your return mailing address. No stamps necessary - The North Pole doesn't require stamps. Don't worry if you didn't bring a letter in advance there is stationary available next to the mailbox you are welcome to write a letter onsite to send! 

Dec. 2 - Annual Tree Lighting

Downtown Clermont 5:30 - 9 p.m. 

Join us downtown for our annual tree lighting at City Hall Park and Downtown Clermont! There will be live music, food trucks, DJ, music, carolers, photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. Claus (provided by Kiwanis Club of South Lake) and more! This is one of Clermont's most popular traditions! We can't wait to see everyone again to watch Downtown Clermont to be lit up by countdown! 

Light Up Vendor - All Spaces are Full for 2022

Light Up Food Truck Vendors - All spaces are full for 2022


Dec. 3 Hometown parade

Downtown Clermont 10 a.m. 

Just as the title describes, the Clermont Hometown Parade is a parade that will go through Downtown Clermont! It starts at 10 a.m. from Waterfront Park and winds it way through downtown Clermont making a loop. Stay tuned on our social media for the parade route and parking options closer to the event! There will be a slight route adjustment for 2022 due to construction. Even if the route is different the fun hasn't changed! There will still be floats, bands, and many local groups attending the Hometown Parade. 

Light Up Hometown Parade is sold out for 2022

Dec. 9 Cookies and Cocoa

Downtown Clermont 6 - 9 p.m. 

Cookies and Cocoa provided at participating local downtown businesses. Stop by the stores for treats and visit some of the great locations Clermont has to offer. There will also be Community Acts performing at City Hall Park. 


 

The Great Clermont Campout 

Waterfront Park- Feb. 4-5

What could be more than a family campout? If you're looking for an activity to share with your family and friends, this event is a great opportunity to sleep under the stars in the safety of Clermont's Waterfront Park. So, roll out your sleeping bags and pop up your tents and join us at the Great Clermont Campout! 

Registration for this event always goes quickly so keep an eye out for registration! 

movie under the stars

Waterfront Park March 3, April 28, and May 19, 2023

The Clermont Parks and Recreation Department is bringing you great movies and awesome family fun. Join us for this event rain or shine at Waterfront Park for movies on a large projector under the Highlander pavilion. 

Clermont Earth day and lake cleanup 

Lake Hiawatha Park - April 23, 2023

Join us for this free way to celebrate Earth Day as a community. Featuring a Lake Clean up with Environmental education, kids zone, DJ, and more! 

PUps in the Park

Lake Hiawatha Park - March 18, 2023

The City of Clermont presents Pups in the Park, a celebration for dogs of all sorts. Bring your pup to this free event starting at 8:30 a.m. Sat., June 11 at Lake Hiawatha Preserve, 450 12th St. This pawmazing event will feature a dog swimsuit parade and competition, Puppuccino with a Cop, an Obstacle Course and lots of other activities for pooches and their owners.

Juneteenth Celebration 

Waterfront Park - June 17, 2023

Don't miss our second Juneteenth event, a cultural and educational celebration of freedom. Come join us for an evening of art, music, and authentic cuisine. 

Red, white, and boom!

Waterfront Park - July 4, 2023

4th of July celebration at Waterfront Park filled with traditional Americana-type activities for all ages and ending with fireworks over Lake Minneola.

Clermont Sips and salsa festival 

Waterfront Park - Sept. 23, 2023

This much-anticipated event will offer the community all things SALSA! A display of cultural cuisine will be available in a variety of exquisite dishes, accompanied by live salsa music and dancing. Lots of activities for the whole family including Chihuahua races, a domino tournament, kids zone, and much more!

National night out 

Waterfront Park - Oct. 4, 2022

The Clermont Police Department joins other law-enforcement agencies throughout the nation in this annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safe places to be.

ongoing events

First Friday food trucks

The First Friday Food Trucks are paired with Music on Montrose offer a great family friendly evening of live music, diverse food trucks and local shops to explore brought to you by the Downtown Clermont Partnership. Takes place on the first Friday of each month. For information contact 352-617-8788. 

Farmer's Market

The Farmers Market located in Downtown Clermont occurs every Sunday starting at 9 a.m. and offers fresh fruits and vegetables along with local vendors and shops to explore. For information please contact 352-617-8788.