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 […]

Mother’s Day Concerts & Plant Sale

Bok Mother's Day

The gates of Bok Tower Gardens will be open for free to all mothers with a day featuring special 30-minute carillon concerts (1pm and 3pm), a plant sale in the Tower & Garden Gift Shop (9am-5pm), and a special lunch in the Blue Palmetto Café.

88th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Bok Tower Gardens April 20

Easter Sunrise Service, Scott Banks, 2010

A longstanding tradition, Bok Tower Gardens will present its 88th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 20 at 7 a.m. with free admission from 6 to 8 a.m. More than 2,000 visitors are expected to attend the service as the early morning mist clears and the sun rises atop Iron Mountain. Handicapped parking, shuttle […]

Central Park Stroll Posponed to June 12

The Central Park Stroll and Main Street Winter Haven Art Walk that had been scheduled for May 1 was postponed to June 12. Strong storms were possible Thursday afternoon, and organizers said that posed possible safety issues for artists and guests. The time for the stroll on June 12 will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Source: […]

Sixth Annual Boktoberfest Plant Sale

Bok Tower Gardens Oct. 18 A FREE Community Event Celebrating the Start of Florida’s Gardening Season LAKE WALES, Fla. – The Sixth Annual Boktoberfest celebration takes place Saturday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bok Tower Gardens and marks the start of Florida’s gardening season. Admission is free. Members of the Gardens […]

Oct 18: Boktoberfest Plant Sale at Bok Tower Gardens

A FREE Community Event Celebrating the Start of Florida’s Gardening Season LAKE WALES, Fla. – The Sixth Annual Boktoberfest celebration takes place Saturday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bok Tower Gardens and marks the start of Florida’s gardening season. Admission is free. Members of the Gardens get a sneak peek and […]

Downtown Concert Series: Cambalache

Cambalache

Cambalache, a Chicano-Jarocho group based in East Los Angeles, performs on on the Downtown Concert Series on November 6 from 5:30-6:45pm. The concert takes place in front of the Polk State JD Alexander Center in Lake Wales. Cambalache, meaning exchange, is a Chicano-Jarocho group based in East Los Angeles. Founded in 2007 and led by César Castro (sonero, […]

Artful Bowl

Artful Bowl

The Artful Bowl is Platformʼs most important annual fund raiser. See the latest news: He’s at it again! Our favorite anchorman, Shawn McDonough, delivers his report on the 2014 Edition of the annual Artful Bowl. CLICK HERE! Learn more about the Artful Bowl and find out how to get your tickets by CLICKING HERE!!!

Edward Bok Memorial Carillon Concerts

Commemorates the life of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author who died Jan, 9, 1930, less than a year after his Singing Tower was dedicated. 1pm and 3pm.

Jewels from the Brees Library

Bok Tower Sunset w-moon

Enjoy a carillon concert under the light of the full moon, a unique opportunity to visit the Gardens after hours. Opt to have a light dinner at the Blue Palmetto Cafe for an additional fee before the concert. Hear musical selections from the Brees Library.

Polk Arts Alliance

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