• Bok Tower Carillon

    Christmas Day Carillon Concerts

    1pm & 3pm. Included in general admission.

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! On Stage

    Lakeland, FL – Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang uncover the true meaning of Christmas in A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! On Stage at the RP Funding Center on December 21 at 7 p.m. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! On Stage is a fresh take on the timeless […]

  • Santa’s Workshop & Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen

    Call 863-687-3869 for information.

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    Carillon & Chorale Concert

    Enjoy an hour-long carillon concert with a live choir from Harrison School for the Arts. Included in general admission.

  • Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

    Florida Dance Theatre Presents: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

    Lakeland’s own professional dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre, brings its celebrated annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium. Performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers of FSC’s company-in-residence, this breathtaking production features colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. As a special treat, community children join the […]

  • Music of the Seasons Concert

    Celebrate the holidays with the musical ensembles of Harrison School of the Arts. Adults $15 Students/Seniors $10

  • Winter Wonderettes

    TheatreWorks Florida proudly presents the second show of its inaugural 2017-18 Season, “Winter Wonderettes“, at the Davenport Community Campus – TheatreWorks Florida Theatre. WINTER WONDERETTES Presented by Wayne T. Fellows. Inc. The Wonderettes are back in a scrumptious musical confection of holiday hits! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware […]

  • Art-i-facts Holiday (Nov-Dec) 2017

    Enjoy the on-screen edition of the November-December (Holiday) 2017 Art-i-facts magazine by clicking on the “Click to Read” text below.

Upcoming Events

Fri 15

Winter Wonderettes

December 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 16

Press Releases

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Report (AEP5)

The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Study was conducted by Americans for the Arts in collaboration and partnership with the Polk Arts Alliance and the Cultural Arts Council of Polk County in 2016. Click the link to view/download the 2-page summary (pdf): 2-page infographic View/download the complete report (pdf) by clicking the link: FL_PolkCounty_AEP5_CustomizedReport. View a 2-page summary […]

Winter Wonderettes – On Sale Now! (Dec 1-17)

WINTER WONDERETTES Presented by Wayne T. Fellows. Inc. The Wonderettes are back in a scrumptious musical confection of holiday hits! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Happening but when Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring […]

SmArt Biz Symposium Oct 25

Sm(ART) Business Symposium – Economic Impact of the Arts

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 3-5pm. Polk State Corporate College, Clear Springs Campus in Bartow Don’t miss the Polk Arts Alliance Sm(ART) Business Symposium Economic Impact of the Arts! This is the rescheduled abbreviated [post-Irma] edition of the original Symposium that was scheduled to take place on September 18. Please join us on October 25th. […]

Bok Tower Gardens Announces Amended Operating Schedule Due to Hurricane Irma

The Gardens will be closed on Saturday, September 9, Sunday, September 10 and Monday, September 11. Pending no storm damage, the Gardens will reopen on Tuesday, September 12. The public will not be allowed to enter the Gardens until a safety assessment has been conducted and the all clear is given. Informational signage will be […]

Postponed due to Hurricane Irma – 4th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium

This event will be rescheduled. INVITATION to ATTEND MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 / 8AM-11:30AM Doors Open 7:30am The focus of the 4th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium, “Educating an Innovative Workforce,” is connecting the dots by infusing arts into education to drive outcomes. This year’s Symposium features: Drumbeat Musical Futures (Rock N Roll Academy) STEM – […]

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