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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, Spring Guide, Summer Guide, or our Christmas + Holiday Guide for a huge list of seasonal activities.

DISCLAIMER: While we work hard to keep our calendar updated, we encourage you to check directly with original sources for any last-minute changes or cancellations. All events include a link to the event organizer. 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.

TIP: There are two ways to view our calendar. Use the MONTH view to see events on a specific date. Use the LIST view to scroll through all upcoming events.

Featured Events

Color the Trail 5K: The Revenge of Sasquatch

Bone Valley ATV Park 10427 County Rd 630 W, Mulberry

Color the Trail is an outdoor race that now features a 10k, 5k and 1 mile fun run! The courses will wind through the trails of Bone Valley ATV Park and consist of uneven terrain, small hills and possible Sasquatch sightings! Fun for all ages!

$15 – $60

Holloway Half & 5K

Holloway Park Cross Country Course 2402 Holloway Park Dr, Lakeland

Holloway Park, a beautiful private 360 acre urban park full of natural habitat, oak trees and rolling grass meadows is conveniently located in Central Florida. The park is host to a multitude of elementary up to college age races throughout the fall.

Mobile Food Pantry – Auburndale Central Assembly of God

Auburndale - Central Assembly of God 601 Lemon Street, Auburndale

If you are in need of food, come to a United Way / Feeding Tampa Bay Mobile Pantry event to pick up a pre-packaged box of groceries, free of charge. They do not require ID, papers, or pre-screening to obtain food at a Mobile Pantry. To honor social distancing regulations, mobile pantries are utilizing a drive-thru model to eliminate crowds and minimize contact. Please note, due to rapidly changing circumstances during this time, mobile pantries can be canceled without much notice.

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team Show

Winter Haven - MLK Park on Lake Silver 199 East Lake Silver Drive Northeast, Winter Haven

The Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team was started by former waterskiers from Cypress Gardens Theme Park who want to pass on their show skiing legacy to the next generation. The team performs free water ski shows at Martin Luther King Park on Lake Silver.

Free

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.