The Clermont Downtown Partnership continues to host exciting new Downtown Clermont food, entertainment and events. Many of the downtown shops and restaurants will remain open late. Hundreds of visitors regularly pack the streets with masks and safe social distancing for CDP events. There is always something delicious and fun for everyone!

March 5 First Friday Event: There will be plenty of food trucks and vendors available from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with many of the Downtown Clermont stores open late that night. Some of the most popular food trucks will be back including Rubios Baja Grill, Laughing Crab, Brazilian BBQ, Apps, Ritters Ice Cream, London Fish & Chippy, Oh My Dogs, El Cubanito, VooDoo, Cactus Azul, Jour d Crepes, Monsta Lobsta, Bowls for Tu, Up in Smoke and Churros & Cream. Popular Otis Velt & The Old School Band will be there on West Montrose Street to provide exciting music playing a selection of timeless music from decades past, channeling such groups as the Temptations, the O’Jays and the Jackson 5. Velt’s soulful sound backed by a four-piece music ensemble will surely keep the audience on its dancing feet throughout the night. Otis & Old School Band will be playing on the Downtown Clermont City Hall lawn. Bring your lawn chairs and join in as we will all jump and “SHOUT” with Otis!

Weekly Sunday Clermont Farmer’s Markets are back in action for spring and growing bigger each week with dozens of safely spaced-out food, craft and specialty vendors each Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farm fresh organic produce, seafood, Florida raised local beef, sweets, plants, coffees. teas, soaps, pastas, cheese, breads, crafts, artwork, seasonal gifts make this a fun weekly event.

Explore The New Advantages Of Downtown Clermont! The CDP is a not-for-profit association of small-business owners in and around the downtown Clermont area. The Clermont Downtown Partnership creates a positive community spirit with extra special events and business opportunities to celebrate Clermont. As a not-for-profit, the CDP and their members offer you the Sunday Farmer’s Markets, the March 5 First Friday Food Trucks, Mega Food Truck Events, Wine Walks, Beer Crawls, the Fall Harvest Festival, Candy Cane Lane Arts & Crafts Show and much more. The special free CDP community events bring thousands of local area residents and tourists to enjoy downtown Clermont each year. The money received from vendors and sponsors for Clermont Downtown Partnership events is also used to promote additional activities and marketing to help promote Downtown Clermont.

Join Your Clermont Downtown Partnership! Now is the perfect time to take advantage of this great opportunity to network with other business owners, promote your business and to help our community by becoming an active member. It’s time to get involved with their Marketing, Membership and Special Events Committees. CDP member meetings are normally held the third Wednesday of each month from 8 to 9:30 a.m. For membership and sponsorship information, visit and contact Sandy Farnsworth 352-617-8788 and Or, email CDP President, Kimberly Grogan at

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