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 […]





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

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 […]





Celebrate Dance Community Concert

April 26: Celebrate Dance Festival Community Dance Concert A free performance at the Lake Mirror Amphitheatre on the Frances Langford Promenade. 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 […]





Celebrate Dance Gala

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 […]





Celebrate Dance Masterclasses

April 24-26: Master Classes. See the master class schedule by clicking here. $20 per class, $125 for entire weekend of classes. 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 […]





Moonlight & Music

Moonlight & Music

The Fort Meade Community and Bob Elliott’s Greenwood Chevrolet, Fort Meade present Moonlight & Music Friday, April 17 at 5:30pm at Patterson Park in Fort Meade, Florida This inaugural event is sure to pull at your heartstrings, highlighting arts and culture. Hosted by the Fort Meade Chamber of Commerce, the City of Fort Meade, the Women’s […]





Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival: Various Artists

Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival

Polk State College’s Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival, an event just two years old but well on its way to becoming a Polk County favorite. The final performances of this year’s Festival take place Saturday, April 11 at Lake Wailes Park on the shores of Lake Wailes. 3:00pm – PSC Jazz Ensemble 4:00pm – Harrison School […]





H2O Spring Splash

Explorations V Children’s Museum hosts H2O Spring Splash on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10am to 3pm. The water-themed festival will feature special presentations by award winning author, Janeen Mason, author of Ocean Commotion: Caught in the Currents, Animal Ambassadors from the Florida Aquarium and the WaterVentures Mobile Learning Lab. A bounce house and creation stations will be […]





Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival: Randy Corinthian and Omar Sosa’s Quarteto Afro Cuban Latin Jazz Band

Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival

Features Omar Sosa, a Cuban-born composer, pianist and bandleader whose career includes performances around the world, multiple Grammy nominations and the 2003 Smithsonian Associates Lifetime Achievement Award; along with his Quarteto Afro Cuban Latin Jazz Band.   Randy Corinthian is a saxophonist who has shared the stage with jazz greats such as Ellis Marsalis; and The New Orleans […]





Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival: Larry Coryell (solo)

Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival

Polk State College’s Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival, an event just two years old but well on its way to becoming a Polk County favorite, will return April 8-11. Scheduled performers include Omar Sosa, a Cuban-born composer, pianist and bandleader whose career includes performances around the world, multiple Grammy nominations and the 2003 Smithsonian […]





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