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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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Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches + Fall Festivals


Looking to explore a corn maze, working farm, or just get outside for a fall afternoon? Interested in a fall festival or pumpkin farm? We’ve got a list of the best corn mazes and pumpkin festivals happening in Lakeland, Winter Haven, and across Central Florida. Most are only open on weekends.


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


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


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!


Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market

Downtown Lakeland 100 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland

Join us for some Farmers Market Fun on N. Kentucky Ave. from 8am to 2pm. Shop for Fall treats from over 70 fabulous vendors. Stop by the Market Info tent at 117 N. Kentucky Ave. for free pumpkin juice for the first 200 Market Customers. Vote for your favorite participating vendor in the Vendor Pumpkin Decorating Contest (and help them win a prize valued at $80).


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.


Family Halloween Party at Family Fun Center

Family Fun Center Lakeland 4825 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland

Join us for spooky safe family fun on Saturday, October 31st from 11am to 1pm. Admission is just $12.99 per person and includes Funtasia or Mini Golf, a $5 Arcade Card, Trick-or-Treating around the park, and a coloring activity sheet! {Family Fun Center will still be open to the public during this time.}

Enchanted Trick or Treat Trail at Enchanted Fairytale Hollow

Enchanted Fairytale Hollow Lakeland 214 Trader's Alley, Lakeland

Come join 5-10 of your favorite characters for some ENCHANTING Halloween fun! Guests will get to participate in a Trick or Treat trail with candy handed out by your favorite princesses, heroes and fairies, a Halloween parade, a Costume Contest with a Magical Grand Prize, and show off their moves at a ghoulishly delightful dance party!


Trunk or Treat at the Plant City YMCA

Plant City - YMCA 1507 YMCA Pl, Plant City

Celebrate Halloween with your fellow community members in a safe and fun environment. Trick or
treaters are invited to dress up and drive through the YMCA parking lot to visit our decorated trunks. We will be handing out candy and other goodies.


Trick or Treat Shop-to-Shop in Downtown Lakeland

Downtown Lakeland 100 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland

Enjoy our 2nd Annual Trick or Treat Shop-to-Shop event from 3pm-5pm. Bring your costumed kiddos to Downtown Lakeland to gather candy and other treats. Want a list of participating merchants? Text the keyword TREAT to short code 41400 for a link on the day of the event!


Boo Bash Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt around Lakeland

Explorations V Children's Museum 109 N. Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland

Explorations V Children’s Museum is bringing Boo Bash to you! Everyone is invited to the trick-or-treat scavenger hunt. Local businesses signed up as a trick-or-treat spot. All participating businesses are on the map and distributed electronically to families by Explorations V Children’s Museum and event partners.


Drive-Thru Trunk or Treats in Frostproof

Frostproof, Florida Frostproof

Saturday, October 31st is the official Trick or Treating and Trunk or Treating night for the City of Frostproof, FL. Several churches will be offering trunk or treat (either walk thru or drive-thru) and trick or treating will take place in our neighborhoods. Mark your calendars now for this fun night!


Harvest Fest at Heart of the Father Ministry

Heart of the Father Ministry Lakeland 2025 Bartow Road, Lakeland

Join us at Heart of the Father Ministry in Lakeland for our annual Harvest Fest! There will be free food, games, music, bounce houses, face painting, a photo booth, and of course lots of candy! Everything is completely free, and all families are welcome to attend. We can't wait to see you there!


Trunk or Treat Fall Festival at Bethel Baptist Church

Bethel Baptist Church - Lakeland 3125 W Socrum Loop Rd, Lakeland

Our annual Trunk or Treat Fall Festival is coming Saturday, October 31, from 5-7 p.m. The event is great for families who want a fun, safe environment to take their children to for Halloween. The event takes place on our softball field with the safety and security of a chain-link fence surrounding it. There will be food, games and more this year as well as safety measures in place to better protect and serve families in our community.


Just Cares Annual Fall Festival in Downtown Lakeland

Downtown Lakeland 100 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland

Just Cares' Fall Festival has become the biggest family-friendly alternative to Halloween event in downtown Lakeland. Come join us for a night of fun for the whole family. There will be lots of games, activities, music, dancing and a ton of candy.


Trunk or Treat at Graceway Church Plant City

Plant City - GraceWay Church 3106 S. Wiggins Road, Plant City

Bring your family and join us on Saturday, October 31st from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at GraceWay Church for a great time of food, fun, candy, door prizes, music, and more! Be sure to let this be one of your stops on your trick or treating route! Come and enjoy a safe and protected event for you and your family. We look forward to meeting your family!


Buckingham Terror Haunted House (Camp Fire)

Camp Fire Sunshine Central Florida 2600 Buckingham Avenue, Lakeland

Buckingham Terror presents “Twisted Forest: Beware the Witches’ Vengeance.” These cursed woods are a legend among locals. Nearby residents whisper tales of the curious who have entered the forest only to never be seen again. And those who do reemerge share tales of unimaginable horrors and encounters with disfigured, humanoid beasts. Come to Lakeland's best Haunted House and discover what becomes of those who are lost in the Twisted Forest.

$8 – $10

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.

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.