Oak Hill Cemetery Tour

On the first Saturday of each month from November through April, join Polk County History Center for a tour of Oak Hill Cemetery in Bartow. Learn about the pioneer families and war veterans interred at the cemetery.  The cemetery ground is uneven and visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear. Meet at the History Center […]

Survival Gardening

10:30am-Noon on October 12 at Bok Tower Gardens.

Garden Cocktail Party

Members $10/ Nonmembers $25. Join 3x Food Network champion MacKenzie Smith – creator of Grilled Cheese Social and Florida native food expert. Also meet Yaupon Brothers American Tea founder Bryon White for a charismatic cocktail hour at Bok Tower Gardens. Enjoy recipes inspired by foraging Florida plants and the subtropical essence of the Sunshine State.

Road Trip to the Gardens with the Rusty Wright Trio

Enjoy music with your lunch purchased in the Blue Palmetto Cafe or bring your own lunch. Included with admission.

Bok After Dark: The ’60s

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Open 5-8pm, Oct 4 at Bok Tower Gardens. Geert d’Hollander performs music from the 1960s on the Singing Carillon. Perfect time to have dinner at the Blue Palmetto Cafe or to bring a picnic basket to enjoy before or during the concert. Included w/admission.

Tai Chi in the Gardens

Learn the ancient art of Tai Chi surrounded by the serenity of the Gardens. Individuals of all ages and physical conditions can use the fluid movements to help release tension, increase balance and relax. This seasonal activity runs on Saturdays from 8:30-9:30am from October 6-April 6, with the exceptions of November 24 and December 22. $10 members, $17 […]

Fairies, Tea & Tales at the Tower

Kids can join the Hammock Hollow Fairies for an enchanted tea party and a special interactive story time. Children are encouraged to wear costume attire. Price includes admission for one child ages 4-12 and one adult companion. $15 member child/ $20 non-member child. Additional member adult $5. Additional non-member adult $15.

Fall into the Gardens Music on the Terrace with Polkweed Muzique

Enjoy live music by Polkweed Musique on the Terrace while enjoying lunch at the Blue Palmetto Café. Included with general admission or membership.

Pioneer Days Festival

Join us for the Lake Wales Museum’s signature heritage event – a family-friendly, free community festival with live entertainment, food vendors, heritage & hand crafts, farmers market, petting zoo & animal rides, reenactments, historic architecture tours, Native American dances, antique cars, tractors and more! Pioneer of the Year Celebration is October 27 at 10 AM, […]

FallFest

Polk State College’s 2018 FallFest takes place Saturday, Oct. 20, continuing the community tradition that is more than 30 years strong. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Winter Haven Campus at 999 Ave. H N.E. transforms into the highly anticipated craft fair featuring a variety of activities and crafters selling items from artwork, to […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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