Florida Dance Theatre 20th Anniversary Gala is April 26

Join Florida Dance Theatre and international guest artists for an exciting evening of dance, featuring the professional company of Florida Dance Theatre and guest artists Clifton Brown, former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; Israel Rodriguez and Katia Garza, Ballet de Monterey, Orlando Ballet; Allison Jay, Ballet Met, Smuin Ballet, original member of FDT; and other […]





Easter Sunrise Service

Easter Sunrise Service, Scott Banks, 2010

Full choir, brass ensemble, live carillon performances and Easter message. Service is from 7-8am. Admission is free from 6-8am. A buffet breakfast will be served in the Blue Palmetto Café following, for an additional fee.





88th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Bok Tower Gardens April 20

Easter Sunrise Service, Scott Banks, 2010

A longstanding tradition, Bok Tower Gardens will present its 88th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 20 at 7 a.m. with free admission from 6 to 8 a.m. More than 2,000 visitors are expected to attend the service as the early morning mist clears and the sun rises atop Iron Mountain. Handicapped parking, shuttle […]





Moonlight Carillon Concert

Bok Tower Sunset w-moon

Enjoy an hour-long carillon concert by Geert D’hollander. Visitors are encouraged to stroll through the torch-lit pathways and explore the Gardens under the light of the full moon. The Blue Palmetto Café will remain open until the concert begins. Admission begins at 5 p.m.





Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival (Nights)

Jewell of the Ridge Jazz Fest

April is Jazz Appreciation month, and the inaugural Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival will make for an experience unlike any other in Polk County. It’s going to feel like visiting a jazz club on the West coast or in New York. The Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival evening events at the Polk State […]





Author/Illustrator Event with Fred Koehler

How to Cheer Up Dad. Book launch with author/illustrator Fred Koehler.

The 10:30am class is full. An additional class will be offered at 9:30am. Space is limited and reservation is required. To register, email MBelcher@PolkMuseumofArt.org or call 863-688-5423. Join author/illustrator Fred Koehler for a morning of creative fun. Kids ages 6 to 99 will enjoy Fred’s hands-on morning workshop of how to create a picture book, […]





Flicks in the Garden: Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in this 1993 romantic comedy. The final film in the Spring Flicks series at Bok Tower Gardens.





Mystery Dinner Theatre: “Curse of the Comet”

Curse of the Comet

Solve the mystery of the untimely demise of famed archaeologist Myron Mason. It is September 17, 1945. “The world is free from war for the first time in over a decade…” Doors open at 5:30pm. Includes dinner and the Ramon Theater’s own special cast of characters.





Carillon Classic 5k Run/Walk

Presented in partnership with the Dick Pope Polk County Chapter of the FPRA at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. Register for the event HERE.





Flicks in the Garden: “The Wizard of Oz”







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