December at a Glance

Learn more or find details about Polk County’s arts and cultural events by using the search functions in our Calendar.  Click “Calendar” on the top navigation bar of the homepage to see the calendar with multiple search options.  View events by month, week, day, list, photo, map.  Or, use the search bar above the calendar […]

January Happenings at the History Center

 Journey through Polk history this month at the Polk County History Center. Family FunDay is 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 11. Families celebrate Polk County’s citrus heritage with a citrus-themed craft. The History Center is also hosting a special Family FunDay at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 in celebration of the dedication of […]

Order by January 10 to Get Ramon Theater Music Series at a Discount

Ramon Theater

Ramon Theater 2014 Music Memories Series “Live At The Ramon” Music Memories Series Tickets – $18 if purchased prior to date of performance $22 if purchased at the door – by check or cash only Tickets available for purchase now!   Jan 11 – Live Bait Band – A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett & Summertime Fun – […]

Jim Stafford Evening of Comedy & Song, and this one is on him.

Jim Stafford

Come enjoy an evening of comedy and song with hometown boy, JIM STAFFORD, this one’s on him.  Jim will perform LIVE at The Ritz Theatre Saturday, January 11 at 7pm.  This is Jim’s way to say THANK YOU for your support throughout his career. Tickets are free donations will be graciously accepted to support installation […]

Harrison Winter Dance Concerts Postponed Due Stage Repairs

Dance

Dance performances scheduled for January 31 and February 1, 2014 have been pushed back to March 19 and 20, 2014. Learn more from article by Miles Parks in THE LEDGER published on Saturday, January 11, 2014.

Jan 31, 2014: Application Deadline for Central Park Art Festival

Carol Napoli Booth 2012

The TD Bank Central Park Art Festival takes place in Winter Haven’s Central Park from 10am – 5pm on Saturday, March 15 and from 10am – 4pm on Sunday, March 16, 2014.  The artist application deadline is January 31. 2014. Download the prospectus/application: Central Park Art Festival 2014. Featured image is the booth of artist Carol Napoli, […]

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 […]

[Grown-up] “NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM”

Grown-up Night at the Museum

Explorations V Children’s Museum, located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown Lakeland, hosts its annual “Night at the Museum” Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 7-10pm. Tickets for the evening are $50 each or ten for $450. The special adult event features food, live music by the Sofa Kings, dancing, a silent auction and local […]

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 […]

Florida Dance Theatre 20th Anniversary Gala is April 26

Join Florida Dance Theatre and international guest artists for an exciting evening of dance, featuring the professional company of Florida Dance Theatre and guest artists Clifton Brown, former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; Israel Rodriguez and Katia Garza, Ballet de Monterey, Orlando Ballet; Allison Jay, Ballet Met, Smuin Ballet, original member of FDT; and other […]

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