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 […]

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 […]

Bok Tower Gardens Celebrates 85th Anniversary February 1

Bok Tower Door

Bok Tower Gardens commemorates its 85th anniversary with free admission and a special Dedication Day ceremony on Saturday, February 1 with former U.S. Senator Bob Graham. “Your Story Is Our Story” is the theme of the day’s event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The National Historic Landmark was dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge on February 1, […]

Moonlight Carillon Concert

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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.

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.

Discovery Saturdays: Happy Hives


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

Antique Car Showcase

Pinewood Antique Cars

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

Polk Arts Alliance

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