Moonlight Concert and Holiday Home Tour

Bok Tower at Night by Chad Baumer

Enjoy a nighttime carillon concert and tour Pinewood Estate complete with hot chocolate and cookies until 10pm. Free for members. Concert & Tour: $13 per person; $7 for members.

Christmas Day at Bok Tower Gardens

Christmas at Pinewood

Free tours of Pinewood Estate.  Explore the Gardens and enjoy the sounds of the season with carillon concerts at 1 and 3pm.  Included with admission.

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.

Lunch & Learn Guided Tour & Concert

Bok Tower Door

Bring a picnic lunch and attend a guided tour of the Singing Tower exterior highlighting its history, artistry, architecture and construction, followed by a carillon concert and historical artifacts display. Included with admission. March 10 through 14 – Lunch & Learn Guided Tour & Concert noon–1:30 p.m. During the 22nd Annual Carillon Festival.

Wildflower Walk

In partnership with South Florida State College’s Pygmy Fringe Tree Wildflower Festival, Bok Tower Gardens will host a 2-mile Wildflower Walk with Greg Kramer, Director of Horticulture, along the Gardens new Preserve Trail. Sponsored by the Florida Wildflower Foundation & the Florida State Wildflower license plate. Included with admission.

Co-Author Discusses the book, Bok Tower Gardens: America’s Taj Mahal, and His Connection to Frank Lloyd Wright

Kenneth Treister, co-author of the recently released Bok Tower Gardens: America’s Taj Mahal, will discuss the book and his connection to Frank Lloyd Wright during a brunch in the President’s Dining Room at Lakeland’s Florida Southern College on March 23 at 10 a.m. Treister is an architect, author and artist. He has produced four documentaries and has […]

Curator Tour of “Site Specifics”

A lunch time tour  with curator, Adam Justice of the “Site Specifics” exhibition of Dan Gunderson (“Kaleidoscopic”) and Barbara Sorenson (“Echoes”).

Lakeland Art Guild Road Trip

Lakeland Art Guild

AGAINST ALL ODDS: THE ART OF THE HIGHWAYMEN. A roadtrip to the Tampa Bay History Center. Lunch in the Columbia Café. For information contact Pat Shaer at phone 863-646-8264, 407-234-7942 or email

Historic Oak Hill Cemetery Tour

Bartow Oak Hill Cemetery

A walking tour of the historic Oak Hill Cemetery starts at the History Center in Bartow on the first Saturday of each month at 11am.  Many pioneer families are buried in this cemetery, including Civil War veterans Jacob Summerlin and Gen. Evander M. Law.

Old County Courthouse Architectural Tour

Polk County History Center

August 7 at 11 a.m. Explore the courthouse and learn more about Neo-Classical architecture with our new architectural tour. The Old Polk County Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 7, 1989. In honor of our 25th anniversary, we will be offering a family version of our new architectural tour as […]

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 (863) 804-0494