Community Events

Several events are scheduled throughout the year which use the Lakeshore Center and Withers-Maguire House. Check the calendar of events to plan on coming out and enjoys them.

Founders' Day Festival

The City of Ocoee‟s Annual Founders' Day Festival is a free two day event that will take place at Bill Breeze Park, 125 North Lakeshore Drive. Whether you're young or young at heart, a history buff, a music lover, or like to browse through a maze of arts and crafts vendors, there is something for everyone planned for this year's festival.

Activities & Events

Visit downtown Ocoee during our Annual Ocoee Founders' Day Festival. Stroll or drive through the area with its turn of the century (19th and 20th centuries) homes bordering brick streets and relive early days. This area stretches from State Road 50 on the south to Silver Star Road on the north, west to Maguire Road and east to Starke Lake. Families can enjoy a wide variety of fun activities including carnival rides, a spectacular fireworks show, games, food vendors, arts and crafts at the Marketplace, family fishing tournament, classic car show and the Chick-fil-A 5k and Kids Fun Run which benefits the Smile for a Lifetime  West Orange Chapter.

Annual Founders' Day Festival

Founders Day logo

Car Show

The Classic Car Show in downtown Ocoee on Bluford Avenue. All special interest cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome.


The City of Ocoee and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be team up to host a family fishing event which is open to everyone. Awards, ribbons, and other prizes are awarded.

Poker Run

The Ocoee Police Department, in conjunction with the Ocoee Founders’ Day Festival Committee, will host the annual Founders’ Day Festival Poker Run. This run will feature motorcyclists, classic cars and hot rods driving to five stations to collect playing cards, and the driver with the best poker hand wins.

Founders' Day Car Show

Car Show

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event

The Parks and Recreation Department holds an annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the Withers-Maguire House and Lakeshore Center every year.

Guests are able to come get pictures with Santa and enjoy other fun holiday activities such as horse and carriage rides, pony rides, a train ride, a fire pit for S'more making, choir performances, food trucks, silent wreath auction and face painting all while listening to seasonal music. 

Visitors are welcome to take a free tour of the Withers-Maguire House during the event and there are many accessible areas to allow family photos inside the house while enjoying the tour.

Annual Tree Lighting Event

Tree Lighting

Food Truck Fridays

Bill Breeze Park is the location for Food Truck Fridays along beautiful Starke Lake. It's a delightful evening with fine dining and a movie under the stars! Movies are selected months in advance and posted on the Cities calendar and Facebook page. The movie usually starts around sunset on a large outdoor screen set up in Bill Breeze Park. Come join us for a fun evening. Come early to make sure you get a good spot and leave happy after a fun night!

Food Truck