ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA?
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If you’re looking for things to do in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Plant City, Polk County, or Central Florida, you’ll find it all right here.
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Are you looking for a fun storytime adventure to enjoy with your preschooler or toddler? Check out this calendar of upcoming story time events at local libraries, museums, and community organizations.
Huge fans of Harry Potter know that July 31 is a date to be celebrated – it is Harry Potter’s Birthday! Check out these Harry Potter events happening in Lakeland and Polk County in July 2022.
Florida Families Receive $450 Checks as part of the “Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity” Initiative
On July 19, 2022, Florida parents began receiving checks of $450 per child and a letter from Governor Ron DeSantis in the mail. Information is limited but the checks are intended for foster and adoptive families and single parents in Florida.
Find all the info you need to kick off a new school year! Back to school events, places to get free school supplies, the 2022-23 school calendar, details on tax free shopping, our favorite school gear, Stuff the Bus donation locations, and more.
In need of free school supplies? Or just looking to celebrate the new school year with a back to school bash? We’ve got a full list of back to school events and places to get free school supplies.
Trying to think of something to do or somewhere to go but feeling overwhelmed by all the options? We put together a minimal list of things to do with kids – no details, no addresses – just a list of fun ideas to get you started when you need some inspiration.
Spend the day at one of Florida’s springs for a real Florida adventure. Most springs are 72 degrees year-round, providing a refreshing day of swimming, tubing, and outdoor fun.
Interested in being part of Lakeland’s brand new place to play? Bonnet Springs Park is opening in October 2022 and will be a place to escape, engage, and explore. Learn more about this exciting new park and find out how you can become a Friend of Bonnet Springs Park.
A brand new children’s museum is opening in Polk County! Learn more about the Florida Children’s Museum coming to Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland in Fall 2022.
Take a day trip to Kennedy Space Center, less than 2 hours from Lakeland. As one of Florida’s most iconic visitor destinations, Kennedy Space Center is filled with fascinating exhibits and experiences, hands-on activities, rockets, spacecraft, and a space shuttle.
Race on over to Lakeland’s new car-themed playground at John McGee Park. Your kids will love pretending to drive a car or truck, climbing on tires, and running the gas pump.
Nothing says SUMMER like 4th of July festivities and FIREWORKS! We’ve got a list of all the places to find Independence Day Celebrations and fireworks in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Haines City, and across Polk County.