Leesburg is Lake County’s oldest city and at one time was the county seat while a part of Sumter County. The city claimed 1857 as its birthday when Leesburg celebrated its centennial in 1957, recognizing the year that the city’s namesake, Evander Lee, and his family came to the area.

Saturdays. Leesburg Morning Market. Experience a multitude of vendors selling produce, plants, and flowers, cooked and prepared foods and so much more. Free admission. 8 a.m.  = 1 p.m. Downtown Leesburg, 510 West Main St, Leesburg, 34748. Please call (352) 365-0053.

11 Hawaiian Dance. 7 p.m. Beginners – Intermediate, 7:30 – 10 p.m. General Dancing all ballroom styles. $8 for members and $10 for non-members. 7 – 10 p.m. Leesburg Community Center, 109 E. Dixie Ave., Venetian Gardens, Leesburg, 34748. (352) 383-5627.

11 Movies at the Library. Come watch a recently released blockbuster movie. Free popcorn and soda! All movies are PG 13 and courtesy of the Friends of Cooper Memorial Library Community Room 108B, 2525 Oakley Seaver Dr., Clermont, 34711. For specific movie listings, contact Beth Reichardt at or call the library at (352) 536 – 2275.

13 Ocala Plein Air Painters at the Main Entrance. The Ocala Plein Air Painters meet to capture the beauty of Silver Springs State Park. Come out and watch a canvas come to life. Some pieces are available for purchase in the art gallery and gift shop. Silver Springs State Park. 1425 NE 58th Ave., Ocala, 34470. Free with regular park admission. ($8 per vehicle) 9 – 11:30 a.m. Call (352) 236-7148 (Ext.2).

13 & 14. August Harvest Grape Stomp. Enjoy prize winning grape stomping competitions while listening to live music. Wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available as well as complimentary Winery tours and tastings. $2 donation admission. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lakeridge Winery and Vineyard, 19239 US 27 North, Clermont, 34717. For more information, call (352) 394 – 8627. Register for this event, and special offers at

14 Lake County Musician’s Swap Meet. Enjoy an afternoon of fun with a little business on the side where everyone can buy, sell or trade musical instruments and equipment and play a little music. $2 at the gate. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Renningers Market and Antique Center, 20651 US 441, Mount Dora, 32757. For more information, call (352) 735 – 0025.

19 Friday Night Thunder. Cars and Trucks from all decades assemble in Courthouse Square so come spend an evening in downtown Inverness with live music, car cruise-in hosted by Citrus MOPARS and dining and shopping specials. Free. 5 – 7:30 p.m. 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, 34450. Please call (352) 726 – 2611.

25 Themed Tour: The Art of Labor. This tour will highlight the manner in which artists at the Appleton have uniquely portrayed these individuals as they toil at their respective crafts. See old favorites, discover something new and gain fresh insight into some of our most popular works of art. Free for museum members; included with the cost of admission for non members. The tour meets in the museum lobby at 2 – 3p.m. Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, 34470. For admission price call (352) 291- 4455 or visit

27 Eustis Classic Car Cruise-in. Enjoy this great monthly event where the historic downtown is packed with over 150 classic antique and custom vehicles. Enjoy shops, restaurants, great music and cool cars, entertainment, etc. Want to show your car? Registration is free with cash prize giveaways. Cruise-in 5 – 9 p.m.  Eustis St. at Magnolia Ave., Eustis, 32726. Visit or call (352) 360-3712.


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