“Building An Icon: The Way We Worked on the Singing Tower”

Bok Tower Gardens celebrates the city’s centennial anniversary, in partnership with the Lake Wales Museum and Cultural Center, Florida’s Natural Grove House and the Lake Wales Public Library. The exhibit includes never before seen educational and historical materials about the craftsmanship and construction of Florida’s original attraction and iconic Singing Tower Carillon. The exhibit opens July 14, 2017 and […]





National Public Lands Day/Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

Admission is FREE with coupon. Get your coupon on the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! website.





Live at the Gardens: Brian Sutherland Band

SOLD OUT!!! The final performance in this summer’s 15th annual Live at the Gardens series features an encore appearance from the Brian Sutherland Band. This year, they bring a unique combination of jazz and pop featuring cello, guitar, bass, violin, drums, and three vocalists. The entire summer music series brings an eclectic mix of folk, […]





Pinewood Chamber Music Concert

A Sunday afternoon concert presented by Lake Wales Arts Council and Bok Tower Gardens. Led by Music Department Chair Professor Charles Hulin, the Southeastern University faculty trio, Spiritus, will perform Brahms B Major Trio along with selected student performances on strings.  





HoliDAYS

Tuesdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22. 1930s HoliDAYS. 10am-2pm. See vintage Model A cars outside Pinewood Estate, meet historical characters from the 1930s, and catch a few surprise personalities from the past. Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales. Included with Gardens admission. Learn more at www.boktowergardens.org/christmas.





Carillon & Chorale Concert plus Holiday Home Tour Open Late

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Dec. 20th Only: Enjoy an hour-long carillon concert with a live choir, and visit Pinewood Estate for a special nighttime tour with hot chocolate & cookies. Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales. Tickets available at the gate.  Concert Only: $5/person; Concert & Home Tour: $13/person.





HoliDAYS

Tuesdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22. 1930s HoliDAYS. 10am-2pm. See vintage Model A cars outside Pinewood Estate, meet historical characters from the 1930s, and catch a few surprise personalities from the past. Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales. Included with Gardens admission. Learn more at www.boktowergardens.org/christmas.





Holiday Home Workshop

Design beautiful holiday décor using palm fronds to create “boondoggles.” $15/person. Supplies included. Reservations are required. Call 863.734.1222 for more information. Learn more!





Holiday Happy Hour

Take an early evening tour of Pinewood Estate and toast the season with a complimentary drink, light fare and holiday tunes. $15/person. Open to ages 21 and older.





Sunset & Symphony

Bok Concert Panoramic

Enjoy the sounds of the season with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Singing Tower carillon as they perform together on Saturday, December 5 during one of Central Florida’s favorite holiday concerts—Sunset & Symphony! Families and friends are encouraged to prepare themed picnics and experience a magical December evening as the sun sets atop Iron […]





Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494