Lake Wales Centennial Party

The City of Lake Wales celebrates its 100th Anniversary May 28th on the shores of Lake Wailes.  





LAG May Plein Air

Open to anyone interested in on location painting in the wonderous outdoors. The May location is on Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland. Meet at the entrance to the Discovery Center. For more information contact waynechunat@gmail.com.  





Southern Homes Broadway by the Lake

ISO’s annual pops concert. Special guests from Lakeland Community Theatre join ISO musicians for favorites from Broadway including Mama  Mia, Hair and more!  





National Public Lands Day/Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

Admission is FREE with coupon. Get your coupon on the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! website.





Dog Day of Summer

Benefits the Humane Society of Polk County. Regular admission for humans, $5 for dogs. Dogs must be on a leash. Learn more about this event.





Anton Brees’ Birthday Carillon Concert

The Carillon concert takes place at 1pm and 3pm. Serving from 1928 until 1967, Mr. Anton Brees was as the first carillonneur at Bok Tower Gardens.





Grandparents Day Admission Special

Free admission to Bok Tower Gardens on Sept 11 with grandchild.





Expansion Celebration at Bok Tower Gardens

Hammock Hollow Children's Garden at Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens Celebrates the Future on Saturday, September 10 with the Grand Opening of the Largest Expansion in 87 Years of History. After months of construction and the successful conclusion of the Preserve the Legacy, Steward the Future capital campaign, Bok Tower Gardens comes into full bloom with the opening of several highly anticipated […]





Downtown Concert Series: Trul3gacy Band

Polk State College will host Orlando-based R&B group TRU L3GACY for performances in Lake Wales and Lakeland. Vocalists B. Rhodes, KG, Raphael B, Antquan Smith, Nick Melvin and Mike Sonata have been singing together since 2011. According to trul3gacy.com, their “rare blend of soul, funk, and R&B” has landed them performances for Walt Disney World, the […]





Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Mayfaire photo by Gregory Mills, Polk Museum of Art.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 — Sunday, May 8, 2016 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  FREE Admission! MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by the lake from Polk Museum of Art on Vimeo. Begun as a crafts fair on the lawn of the Lakeland Public Library, MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake has grown into one of Florida’s premier outdoor art festivals. Held […]





Polk Arts Alliance

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