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 […]





Fourth of July Bike Parade

Children’s crafts, bicycle decorating, parade. Cost: $1 per parade entry. Location: Along the shores of Lake Wailes. Phone: 863-676-8426.





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.





Mayfaire Saturday Night

Mayfaire Saturday Night

A FREE community event celebrating the arts and athletes and is held after the art show closes around the Frances Langford Promenade on Lake Mirror. There will be live music by the Orlando band MPiRE, as well as food and drinks available for purchase. The artist and race award results are announced at approximately 8 p.m. A […]





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 […]





Pops by the Lake

Imperial Symphony Orchestra “pops” concert at the Lake Mirror Amphitheatre on the Frances Langford Promenade.





Harmonious Fare: Cinco de Mayo

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Enjoy a Mexican fiesta as Latin-themed music plays on the Singing Tower carillon.





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: […]





Concert Under the Stars

Bok Concert Panoramic

The Gardens’ premier outdoor live music event! Concert Under the Stars features annually-changing blue-jazz, pop-grass performances for all ages in a unique festival atmosphere. This year’s concert includes progressive American folk rock and “newgrass” band, The Greencards. Advance: $20 adults. $8 children ages 5-12. Children under 5 admitted free. Day of: $25 per person. $10 […]





Polk Arts Alliance

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