Plant-Based Pizz Pie & Antipasto Dinner

Bok Food

Jan 31 from 6-8pm at Bok Tower Gardens. A part of Veggie Fest. Master turning nuts into vegan cheese and watch how we make vegan pizza in an outdoor pizza oven AND on the grill. Enjoy a bountiful plant-based antipasto meal and sip a vegan wine. Registration required. $55 members/$65 nonmembers.

Cracker Culture: Florida Pioneer Dinner & Swamp Cabbage

Bok Food

Jan 30, 6-8pm. Learn about Florida history and enjoy a traditional “cracker” meal. Florida pioneer Clayton Woodard demonstrates how to harvest and prepare a uniquely native Florida dish made from our state tree: Swamp Cabbage. Chef Fulwood creates a traditional meal featuring swamp cabbage and dishes from our delicious past. Meal served with iced water, […]

Dark Sky Party

Bok Harmony Dark Sky Party

Jan 25, 4-10pm. Learn about the night sky with astronomers, meet animals who survive in the dark, and enjoy a special astronomy inspired carillon concert. Included with general admission, free for members. See schedule of events on Bok Tower Gardens website.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Carillon Concert

Bok Tower Carillon

Carillon concerts on Jan 20 at 1pm & 3pm in celebration of the life of Dr. King. Included with general admission or membership.

Florida Carillon Festival Performance

Bok Tower Carillon

Jan 17, 3pm. A special recital on the Bok Tower Singing Carillon. Included with general admission or membership. Carillon Performer Gijsbert Kok (The Hague, The Netherlands) Gijsbert Kok studied organ, church music, improvisation, and music theory at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague and at the Codarts Conservatoire in Rotterdam. He studied the carillon at the […]

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 […]

Bok After Dark: The ’60s

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Open 5-8pm, Oct 25 at Bok Tower Gardens (date change from Oct 4). 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.

Rootstock Plant and Garden Festival

Oct 19 at Bok Tower Gardens. Admission is Free. Parking $10 per car. Members park free.

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. […]

Survival Gardening

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

Polk Arts Alliance

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