The Christmas Orange Luncheon

A new and unique holiday event which includes lunch, entertainment and a special theatrical performance by their own cast of “Ramon Players.” Bring back memories of the days when a Florid orange (perhaps from Frostproof) in your stocking was a special treat. Features live “old-fashioned” entertainment and an original historical holiday skit with Frostproof at its […]





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 […]





Make It Magical

“Make It Magical” transforms downtown Lake Wales into a winter wonderland with its theme, “Let It Snow.” This free Lake Wales Arts Council holiday event is chaired by Barbara Connor with Kelly Nelson as co-chair is from 5-8pm on Friday, December 4. Arabella Decker’s Caspian horses will enchant children as they enjoy free carriage rides […]





One Day Fred Reads

Local children’s author and illustrator Fred Koehler will read “One Day, The End” at Explorations V Children’s Museum on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 10:30am during the Museum’s regularly scheduled story time program. “One Day, The End”, written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Koehler, was published last month. The story takes readers along-side […]





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 […]





Free Day at Explorations V

The Museum, having provided 24 years of hands-on, fun-filled adventures in learning, proudly joins Polk County Family Week to urge all families to unite, honor, and celebrate together. As an organizer of Polk County Family Week (November 14-20), the Museum opens its doors on Thursday, November 19 for HEALTHY FAMILIES Enjoy Their Community. Admission is […]





Lakeland Concert Band Patriotic Concert

Lakeland Concert Band

The Lakeland Concert Band, directed by Vic Larsen kicks off its season with a Patriotic concert on Sunday, November 15th at 2:30pm in the Youkey Theatre at the Lakeland Center. The band will honor Veterans with the ” Armed Forces Salute.” Also included on program are “Rise and Shine,” “The Trail West,” Echoes of the Battlefield,” […]





California Toe Jam Rocks

‘50s-’80s Rock & Roll. 7pm. A pre-season event live at the Ramon Theater in downtown Frostproof. $25 per person in advance; $30 same day. Get tickets online here! Learn more about California Toe Jam.  





Art Crawl

This annual juried outdoor art show features emerging Central Florida artists selling affordable artwork in the Polk Museum of Art parking lot. Live music and demonstrations.





Polk Arts Alliance

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