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Valentines Day Lakeland

Family Friendly Valentine’s Themed Events & Kids Activities

Valentine’s Day is all about LOVE and what better way to show your kiddos the love than with some quality time together! We've got a list of events including a Family Dance, Daddy/Daughter Dances, Downtown Date Night, plus ideas for activities around town.
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Polk Sheriff Self Defense Class (1)

Polk County Sheriff’s FREE Women’s Self Defense & Personal Safety Class

In 2020, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will have even MORE opportunities for women ages 13 & up to learn how to defend themselves through the FREE Women’s Basic Self Defense and Personal Safety Class offered twice each month.
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Teen Driver Challenge Polk Sheriff's Office

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Offering FREE Teen Driver Challenge Program

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Polk County School Board, are working to prepare our teens for safe driving. The Teen Driver Challenge is a FREE program offered to Polk County’s teens - find out how to register.
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Top 10 Things to Do in January in Lakeland & Polk County

Top 10 Things to Do in January in Lakeland & Polk County

January kicks off the spring season with many of our favorite annual events! We've got a list of the best things to do this month so you can be sure the “can’t miss” events are on your calendar. Check out our January Top 10 for Lakeland and Polk County.
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Lakeland Best Spring Events

Lakeland’s Favorite Spring Events

Here in Lakeland and across Polk County we have fantastic annual events that happen every spring! Get out your calendar and mark down the dates for these local favorites including art festivals, SUN 'n FUN, Swan Derby, Mayfaire, & more.
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Polk County School Calendar Public Private Charter

Polk County School Calendars for 2020 – 2021 {includes Private & Charter Schools}

Polk County School Calendars for the 2020-21 school year including Public, Private & Charter Schools. Get dates for school holidays, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Spring Break, and more.
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upick strawberries lakeland

U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Lakeland, Plant City, & Across Central Florida

Check out these U-Pick Strawberry farms within an hour’s drive of Lakeland & Polk County. Strawberry picking is a great family activity since the berries grow in raised beds on the ground and are easy for kids to reach.
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BBQ Festivals Barbecue Competitions Polk County Lakeland

It’s BBQ Festival Season in Polk County

BBQ Festivals are fun, family friendly events with good eats, live entertainment, kids activities, and more. Get details on upcoming barbecue competitions including Lakeland PigFest, Smoke on the Water in Winter Haven, and Ribs on the Ridge in Haines City.
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LEGOLAND Florida preschooler pass free admission

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Preschooler Pass – FREE Admission for ages 4 & Under in 2020

In 2020, kids 4 and younger get into LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park & Water Park for FREE! Find out how to get your FREE Preschooler Pass and have some theme park fun.
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