Mountain Lake: A Look Inside Building a Legacy

December 4, 2018 – February 16, 2019 The Lake Wales Museum presents a historical exhibit about the story of Mountain Lake Estates, one of the oldest private golf and estate communities in the country, located in Lake Wales, Florida. This exhibit will feature stories, photographs, original illustrations, maps, and memorabilia about how the community of […]

Tai Chi in the Gardens

Learn the ancient art of Tai Chi surrounded by the serenity of the Gardens. Individuals of all ages and physical conditions can use the fluid movements to help release tension, increase balance and relax. This seasonal activity runs on Saturdays from 8:30-9:30am from October 6-April 6, with the exceptions of November 24 and December 22. $10 members, $17 […]

Featuring Alligators in Florida Culture

Join the Lake Wales Museum November 15, 2018 @ 6 PM for the Florida Humanities Council Speaker Series: Featuring Alligators in Florida Culture by Jeff Klinkenberg. Few states have a relationship with an animal in the way that Florida does with the alligator. Whether it’s a school mascot, being wrestled at a tourist attraction, or sunbathing on […]

39-Mile Yard Sale

11th Annual 39-Mile Yard Sale November 3, 8am-3pm Road trip through history as you find backroad treasures at roadside yard sales from Haines City to Frostproof. Bring cash your cash to make purchases at one of the seven official locations, including the Lake Wales Museum. Free to the public.

Pioneer Days Festival

Join us for the Lake Wales Museum’s signature heritage event – a family-friendly, free community festival with live entertainment, food vendors, heritage & hand crafts, farmers market, petting zoo & animal rides, reenactments, historic architecture tours, Native American dances, antique cars, tractors and more! Pioneer of the Year Celebration is October 27 at 10 AM, […]

Beers with Pioneers

Join us for a cracker-style evening of fun with 25 specialty & craft beers, live music, complimentary tasting glass and drawing prize tickets, vintage photo station, along with domestic favorites, wine, and food from festival vendors available for purchase. Advanced Tickets are $25/person, and $30 on the day of the event. Tickets now on sale […]

A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

James Suggs Sextet: Tribute to Louis Armstrong 6:00 PM – Meet-and-Greet (Members and Season Ticket Holders) 6:30 PM – House Opens 7:00 PM – Concert Begins Members: $30 Non-members: $35

Cooking With Beer

Learn to make delicious beer-inspired recipes Chef Matthew Fulwood of Blue Palmetto Café. Class includes hearty samples and craft beer. $45 member/$52 non-member.

Bok After Dark “A British Invasion”

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Live music on the Terrace with Rich Mistretta from 5-7pm followed by a 7:30pm carillon concert with Geert D’hollander. Enjoy dinner and shopping specials. Included in general admission, members free.

Fine Arts College Fair

The Lake Wales Arts Council is proud to announce our 1st Annual Fine Arts College Fair! We look forward to hosting students and colleges on September 27th, 2018 from 6 PM – 8 PM. Colleges attending include: ♦ Florida State University ♦ Full Sail University ♦ University of Central Florida ♦ University of South Florida […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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