Antique Car Showcase

Pinewood Antique Cars

It’s automotive yesteryear with Model A’s on display at Pinewood Estate. Presented by the Florida Flywheelers.

Discovery Saturdays: Happy Hives

Beehive

Discover the world of bee hives with beekeepers Jack and Judy Stokes.

Edward Bok Memorial Carillon Concerts

Bok Tower Carillon

Carillon Concerts at 1 & 3pm. Commemorate the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and humanitarian Edward W. Bok who died on January 9, 1930, less than a year after his beloved Singing Tower was dedicated.

Moonlight Carillon Concert

BokTower_032913_152(by Chad Baumer)

Enjoy a carillon concert under the light of the full moon. It’s a unique opportunity to visit the Gardens after-hours and have a light dinner at the Blue Palmetto Café.

Winter Dog Day

Bok Tower Gardens is going to the dogs for a good cause for one day only this winter! Leashed and friendly dogs will be invited to visit to help support the Humane Society of Polk County, which will receive 50 percent of the event proceeds. Tips on health, safety, dog grooming and adoption, as well […]

Feb 1 & 2: Bok Tower Gardens Celebrates Founder’s Day Weekend

February 1 & 2 – Founder’s Day Weekend 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Join Bok Tower Gardens in celebrating our 85th anniversary with a weekend of up-close and-personal experiences at the Gardens. The Gardens is open free of charge on Saturday, February 1 in honor of this special occasion, with a variety of activities taking […]

Dedication Day Celebration

Bok Tower Carillon

Japanese drums, followed by a ceremony, guest speakers and a major announcement. Refreshments follow.  Free admission on Saturday in honor of Dedication Day.

Crossing the Moat

Bok Tower Door

Rare opportunity to pass through the historic gates and see the Great Brass Door up close. The moat will close during the carillon concerts at 1 & 3pm.

Carillon Concerts

Geert de Hollander

Live carillon concerts arranged and performed by Bok Tower Carilloneur Geert d’Hollander to celebrate the 85th Anniversary of the Gardens.  30-minute live recitals are presented at 1pm and 3pm on both days during Founder’s Day Weekend.

Moonlight Carillon Concert

BokTower_032913_152(by Chad Baumer)

Enjoy a carillon concert under the light of the full moon. It’s a unique opportunity to visit the Gardens after-hours and have a light dinner at the Blue Palmetto Café. $5 per person. Free for members. Enjoy an hour-long carillon concert by Geert D’hollander. Visitors are encouraged to stroll through the torch-lit pathways and explore […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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