The South Lake Chamber of Commerce and The City of Clermont are delighted to announce the resounding success of the 5th Annual Sips & Salsa Festival, held on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023, at Clermont’s Waterfront Park. This year’s festival attracted an astounding 10,000+ attendees, marking a significant milestone in its history.

The event, a true celebration of the vibrant Hispanic culture in South Lake County, featured a diverse display of attractions that left attendees of all ages delighted. With over 80 food, business, and craft vendors offering an irresistible variety of flavors and products, the festival truly had something for everyone.

One of the festival’s highlights was the Fido’s Fiesta Costume Contest, proudly sponsored by Pat the Dog Pet Resorts. Canine companions strutted their stuff in colorful costumes, adding fun and excitement to the festivities.

The Sips & Salsa Festival also catered to families with children, as the event grounds boasted lively bounce houses and an abundance of activities to keep the little ones entertained throughout the day.

Entertainment was provided by a lineup of exceptionally talented individuals, including the mesmerizing performances of Tatiana Liary, the electrifying beats of Edwin Lebron, and the Latin melodies of Josean Rivera. Their performances added a dynamic and captivating dimension to the event.

David Colby, President & CEO of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “The Chamber is pleased to present this event to our community in partnership with the City of Clermont and to highlight the Hispanic culture in South Lake. The Sips & Salsa Festival continues to grow each year, and we’re grateful to see the tremendous support from our community.”

This extraordinary event would not have been possible without the generous support of our dedicated sponsors. Their commitment to the community and the success of the Sips & Salsa Festival is greatly appreciated:

  1. APC Roofing
  2. Duke Energy
  3. Orlando Health South Lake Hospital
  4. McDonald’s
  5. Florida Sports Injury & Orthopedic Institute
  6. Insight Credit Union
  7. Headquarter Automotive
  8. Don Mealey Chevrolet
  9. Pat The Dog Pet Resorts

The South Lake Chamber of Commerce and The City of Clermont look forward to continuing this annual tradition, bringing the community together, and celebrating the rich cultures that make South Lake County a unique and vibrant place to live.

For more information about the Sips & Salsa Festival or to get involved as a sponsor or vendor in next year’s event, please visit or contact us at


For media inquiries, please contact:

Nate Edmund

Marketing & Programs Director

South Lake Chamber of Commerce 

Phone: (352) 394-4191


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