All-County Orchestra Festival

Polk County students participate in an orchestra festival.





Fall for Art: Art+Music

Art+Music

6:30-9:30pm, Friday, November 14 at Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland. Art+Music kicks off our Art+ series of events that will offer new ways to experience the Museum. Enjoy live ’50s music (rockabilly) by The Midnight Bowlers League from Tampa and The WildTones from Orlando as we celebrate the exhibition Future Retro. Light hors d’oeuvres, […]





Fall for Art Festival 2014

Fall for Art Festival

Polk Museum of Art proudly presents the second annual Fall for Art Festival, a series of events that highlights the work of emerging artists from Central Florida and encourages art collecting. The schedule includes: Thursday, November 13 Art to Wear: Artisans Market Time: Noon-8 p.m. Admission: Free Your favorite jewelers and artists are back to […]





Pints for Paws Lakeland Beer Fest

Enjoy a few pints and help some paws as The Lakeland Center, Ovations Food Service, Bernie Little Distributors and The Humane Society of Polk County team up for Central Florida biggest beer fest. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Humane Society and attendees will enjoy sampling from over 90 different […]





MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Mayfaire by-the-Lake

One of Florida’s premier outdoor art festivals. Held on Mother’s Day weekend each year, Mayfaire is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland, Florida. Mayfaire is one of the largest and oldest outdoor art festivals in Central Florida and is on Sunshine Artist magazine’s prestigious “Best 200 Art Shows” list. Come […]





12th Annual Marilyn Newell Youth Music Festival, Award Ceremony & Concert

Classical music competition for students ages 11 through 18 and an awards ceremony and winners concert. Free Admission.





12th Annual Marilyn Newell Youth Music Festival

Classical music competition for students ages 11 through 18 and an awards ceremony and winners concert. Free Admission.





Children’s Festival: Chagall for Children & Hand ‘n Hand Exhibits Premiere

Explorations V Children’s Museum hosts its annual Children’s Festival Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10am until 3pm. The festival includes art, science, music, woodworking, bounce house, entertainment and many other hands-on activities throughout nearby Munn Park. A bicycle give-away, nature show and “big wheel” vehicles are also scheduled. A ribbon cutting will be held at […]





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 […]





Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival

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. April 9 – Noon to 1:00 p.m. – Polk State JD Alexander Center […]





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