St Patrick’s Day Carillon Concerts

Bok Tower Carillon

Stroll the blooming gardens as Irish favorites play on the carillon. Performance times are 1:00-1:30pm and 3:00-3:30pm.

Presidents’ Day Carillon Concert

Bok Tower Carillon

Celebrate Presidents’ Day by enjoying carillon music while strolling the gardens.

Valentine’s Day Carillon Concert

Photo of Geert de Hollander playing the Bok Tower Carillon taken by Mike Potthast.

Enjoy carillon music while strolling the gardens. Performances at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

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.

Founder’s Day Weekend

Bok Tower Door

Visitors are offered a rare opportunity to pass through the historic iron Yellin gates, cross the moat, and take a closer look at the Tower’s Great Brass Door. Carillonneur Geert D’hollander performs special concerts at 1pm and 3pm, during which time the moat will close.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Carillon Concerts

Bok Tower Carillon

Celebrate the life of humanitarian and civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. who championed the cause of unity among all people. Included with general Gardens admission. 30-minute concerts at 1pm & 3pm.

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.

UF/IFAS and Bok Tower Gardens partner to teach a new generation about plants, gardening and the environment

Center for Education and Conservation

LAKE WALES, Fla. – Among the music of carillon bells, beneath a lush oak canopy, a new partnership is emerging between the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and historic Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL. The partnership between the state’s preeminent land-grant university and this historic garden will provide […]

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!!!

Downtown Concert Series: 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, […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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