Nov 29-Jan 5: Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens ‘Celebrates Traditions’ at 19th Holiday Home Tour

Pinewood Estate Front

LAKE WALES, Fla. – Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens is a celebration for the whole family with the traditional Pinewood Estate tour, decorating workshops, poinsettia displays, member events, holiday carillon concerts, winter walking tours and more. Daily festivities take place from Nov. 29 to Jan. 5. Always the highlight of this seasonal event is the Holiday Home Tour at […]


The Ridge Woodcarving Club meets in the MacArthur Wellness Center at Florida Presbyterian Homes, Lakeland. Carving instruction is available and all ages are welcome.

Annual Decorative Art Show and Quilt Exhibit Reception

Ridge Woodcarvers Club Spring Show

America's Bullfighter by Jerry Heinicke

Marvin Bruha is this year’s featured artist. He has been a chip carver for 20 years with over 135 carving shows and over 600 ribbons. He is a five time first place winner at international Woodcarver Congress, Gold medal winner at Vesterheim Norwegian Festival and the first chip carver featured on both front and back […]

Sixth Annual Boktoberfest Plant Sale

Bok Tower Gardens Oct. 18 A FREE Community Event Celebrating the Start of Florida’s Gardening Season LAKE WALES, Fla. – The Sixth Annual Boktoberfest celebration takes place Saturday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bok Tower Gardens and marks the start of Florida’s gardening season. Admission is free. Members of the Gardens […]

Holiday Village Exhibit Opens

Explorations V

In addition, as part of Polk County Family Day, donations are being accepted of personal hygeine items to benefit the homeless. Please call 863-687-3869 to find out what items can be donated for free admission with each person donation.

Holidays at the History Center

Festival of Wreaths

Celebrate the holidays in Neo-classic style and elegance at the Polk County History Center. The 1908 Courthouse has been the heart of Polk County for more than 100 years and remains a symbol of the rich cultural heritage of the community. The courthouse is resplendent this season, with holiday programs and activities all offered free […]

Platform Kids

This Platform Art event features art, music, fashion, and performances by kids grades K-12.

Artisan Market

Ridge Artisan Market

It’s the fourth annual summer Artisan Market at Ridge Art Association Gallery. Local artists featured showing their fabulous works of art. July 10 through August 15, 2015

Festival of Wreaths Opening Night

The Festival of Wreaths Opening Night coincides with Bartow’s Lights on Main celebration. The halls of the History Center will be decked out with more than fifty colorful wreaths in celebration of the Festival of Wreaths. An appearance in the rotunda from Santa and Mrs. Claus is scheduled between 7 and 9 p.m. The couple will be […]

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 (863) 804-0494