• Daniel O’Donnell: Back Home Again Tour

    Lakeland, FL ― One of Ireland’s best loved artists, Daniel O’Donnell has announced that he will be returning to tour in the USA and play the RP Funding Center on February 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Daniel burst into superstardom in the USA back in 2002 with his first ever PBS special – The Daniel […]

  • Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific

    Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan Directed by James Beck; Musical direction by Christianne Roll With a Pulitzer Prize and ten Tony awards, this Rogers and Hammerstein classic is considered to be one of the greatest musicals of the twentieth century! Set in an […]

  • Art-i-facts Winter (Jan-Feb) 2018

    Pick up a print copy of Art-i-facts at the Central Florida Visitor’s Center on Hwy 27 in Davenport, or at Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Lake Wales Arts Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Public Libraries and Chambers of Commerce around Polk County. 1. Enjoy the on-screen edition of the January-February (Winter) 2018 Art-i-facts magazine by […]

  • Broadway Prism – Fort Meade Arts & Crafts Festival

    The Cultural Arts Legacy Committee presents BROADWAY PRISM, 2018 Inaugural Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, February 17, 9am-5pm. There are 75+ arts and crafts exhibitors, live music and entertainment, as well as awards, prizes and raffles during the event. The Festival takes place on Broadway Street in downtown Fort Meade, Florida. Admission is free. […]

  • Full Bloom Ahead! Peak Bloom Celebration

    Bok Tower Gardens rings in the spring blooming season with an all-new festival dedicated to highlighting the cultural and horticultural arts. Peak Bloom celebrates the majesty of Mother Nature, a full calendar of events and beautiful floral displays in each room of Pinewood Estate from February 1 through March 31. During this annual rite of […]

  • Senior Visual Art Exhibit Reception

    Reception on February 9th celebrates the best of visual arts from the Class of 2017. The senior showcase is on exhibit at Polk Museum of Art through March 11.

  • Lakeland Concert Band

    Lakeland Concert Band Concert

    Doors open at 1:15, pre-show at 1:45 and the band concert begins at 2:30. The concert (and parking!) are free, and no tickets are needed. The concert will feature romantic songs for Valentine’s Day, including songs from The Beatles and an old fashioned love song featuring vocalist Ken Brady. It’s time for the Olympics, so […]

  • Spiritus Piano Trio

    Southeastern University’s faculty trio showcases their impressive talents. Adults $5, Students $3

  • The Viennese School with Jennifer Stahl

    Late 18th century Vienna was home to great composers like Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. This performance features the ISO’s principal oboe, Jennifer Stahl, performing Mozart’s Concert for Oboe in C Major. Repertoire: Overture to The Magic Flute, Mozart Concert for Oboe in C Major, Mozart Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral,” Beethoven Single Tickets on sale at […]

  • Platform Kids!

    We showcase talent from elementary, middle, and high school students from throughout Polk County every year! Featuring visual, digital and performance piece. This year, we’ll also be displaying High School students work that submitted to our Linemen Sculpture Project! W H O Platform Kids and My Lakeland Electric W H E N Sunday, 2/11/2018 from 5-7:30pm […]

Press Releases

May 9: Mayfaire Saturday Night

Admission: FREE Mayfaire Saturday Night moves the Mayfaire fun to the Lake Mirror Promenade for a free street dance party and fireworks display. Music will be provided by MPiRE. In addition, about 1,200 athletes are expected to participate in the 35thAnnual Mayfaire Classic 5K Road Race & Walk, sponsored by the Lakeland Runners Club. The […]

Mayfaire by-the-Lake

May 9-10: MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Polk Museum of Art proudly presents the 44th Annual MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, on the shores of Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland. Admission is free. Begun as a crafts fair on the lawn of the Lakeland Public Library, MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake has grown […]

Apr 26: Cookie Concert

This free annual performance offers a relaxed, interactive experience for elementary aged children and their families—one where dancing in the aisle is encouraged! Children are invited to participate in an interactive pre-concert demonstration of instruments with ISO musicians and are then treated to a 45 minute concert full of fun moments with the orchestra. 2:00PM […]

April 24-26: Florida Dance Theatre presents Celebrate Dance

The Lakeland based Florida Dance Theatre is hosting its 3rd Annual Celebrate Dance Festival April 24th through 26th 2015. The festival includes 3 days of master dance classes in a variety of dance techniques taught by professionals from around the country, a Gala concert performance at Florida Southern’s Branscomb Auditorium, and a free performance at […]

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