Featured Events

Family-Friendly Events in Lakeland + Polk County

Lakeland Mom has the most comprehensive list of events for kids and families in Lakeland, Florida and Polk County, Florida! Our calendar includes free events and inexpensive activities, as well as special seasonal events. Prefer to see activities for a specific holiday? Check out our Fall + Halloween Guide or our Christmas + Holiday Guide for a huge list of seasonal activities.

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Joggin’ for the Noggin! 5K & 1-Mile Walkin’ While Talkin’

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Now celebrating its ninth year, this year’s Joggin' for the Noggin event offers a new twist to our Halloween-themed race – run or walk in support of Polk State at a day/time of your choosing, October 1 – 31! Participants can run, jog, or walk this 3.1 race or complete a shorter distance with the one-mile Walkin’ While Talkin.

$30 – $38

POWer in Pink – 26.2 Virtual Marathon Challenge

Online

The Breast Cancer Foundation of Central Florida is challenging YOU to join the POWer in Pink – 26.2 Virtual Month-Long Marathon Challenge presented by the Watson Clinic Foundation! Together we can help breast cancer patients pack a POWerful PUNCH to situational poverty, stemming from a breast cancer diagnosis! Run/walk, bike, swim, or even skate/rollerblade! You choose HOW and WHERE you want to do the miles and make sure to complete them between October 1-31, 2020!

$30

Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market

Downtown Lakeland 100 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland

At the Downtown Farmers Curb Market you'll find local produce, local plants & flowers, herbs, loose organic tea, foods, honey, hot sauce, local artisans, local vendors, and much more! Saturday mornings from 8am-1pm in Downtown Lakeland.

Free

Hidden Gem’s Fall Fest

Hidden Gem Consignment Lakeland 3139 North Galloway Road, Lakeland

Vendors, games, snacks, and live music. 

CANCELED – MIDFLORIDA Auto Show & Lake Mirror Concours

Lake Mirror Promenade 121 S Lake Ave, Lakeland

This event has been canceled for 2020. The Lakeland Auto Show & Lake Mirror Concours is a wonderful display of more than 600 show vehicles surrounding the restored, 1920’s art deco-inspired Lake Mirror Promenade in Downtown Lakeland. 

Free

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida Resort One LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven

On weekends in October you can celebrate Haloween and the spookiest time of the year at LEGOLAND Florida with trick-or-treating, exclusive character meet and greets and spooktacular treats. October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 & 24-25.

Jack-o-Lantern Jamboree – Polk County Parks & Rec

Winter Haven - Simmers-Young Park 339 American Spirit Rd, Jan Phyl Village

Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree is a fun day time Halloween event for the whole family. This event will feature: music, pumpkin patch, games, trick or treat village, obstacle course, photo stops, and much more. Advance Ticket Purchase Required.

$3

Tall Tales of Old Florida

Florida State Fairgrounds 4800 US-301, Tampa

Explore Tampa’s 19th century living history museum by night. Along the way, meet storytellers who will spin wild yarns about a few of Florida’s unexplained oddities! A little scary, a little funny and always family friendly, the Tall Tales tour is a Florida history adventure by lantern light.

$10. – $14

Lakeland Mom’s Local Event Calendar is a compilation of all of the family-friendly events the Lakeland area has to offer! Are you hosting an event for kids or families that isn’t listed on our calendar? Are you interested in having your event featured on this page and promoted by Lakeland Mom? Get more info below.

CALENDAR DISCLAIMER
The LakelandMom.com Event Calendar is provided as a community service to local citizens and organizations. While we work hard to keep our calendar updated, we encourage you to check directly with original sources via the links provided. Events are occasionally canceled, edited, rescheduled, or postponed for a variety of reasons, and we are not always made aware of these changes. We cannot guarantee the accuracy, timeliness or quality of the content of every source listed here. The inclusion of an event does not reflect compliance with current safety precautions, please check directly with event organizers for current mask requirements and safety protocols.