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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.

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Featured Events

Lakeland Water Ski Club FREE Ski Show

Lake Hollingsworth 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland

Enjoy a FREE Water Ski Show each month with the Lakeland Water Ski Club. We have been show skiing for the Lakeland community since 1949 on beautiful Lake Hollingsworth. We are the oldest, continuously operating water ski club in the United States.

Free

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical at LCT

Lake Mirror Center 121 South Lake Ave., Lakeland

LCT’s 15th anniversary of producing this modern Broadway classic and international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the beloved Academy Award-winning animated feature. Rated G

Lakeland Magic Game (on TV)

Virtual Event

The 2021 NBA G League Season will be played at a single-site location at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. While we can't watch our hometown Lakeland Magic play in person, the Lakeland Magic will play 15 games over the course of four weeks including three nationally televised games on ESPN2 and NBA TV.

Free

Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)

Family Fundamentals - Success By 6 Resource Center 109 N. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland

Join Family Fundamentals for FREE, FUN interactive classes for your little one and you! Weekly programs available for babies through age 5. Classes are FREE to attend, no preregistration required. Class size currently limited to the first 10 children, and masks are required for adults.

Free

FAM Church Food Distribution – Mulberry

Mulberry - FAM Church 1400 E Canal St, Mulberry

Everyone needs a little extra help sometimes.  If you are in need of some food then be sure to come out to FAM Church weekly on Monday at 4pm.  You will not even need to get out of your car.  We will do everything for you!! Click here to see a full calendar of upcoming Mobile Food Pantry stops.

Free

Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)

Family Fundamentals - Success By 6 Resource Center 109 N. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland

Join Family Fundamentals for FREE, FUN interactive classes for your little one and you! Weekly programs available for babies through age 5. Classes are FREE to attend, no preregistration required. Class size currently limited to the first 10 children, and masks are required for adults.

Free

Family Fundamentals – Great Beginnings (under 12 months)

Family Fundamentals - Success By 6 Resource Center 109 N. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland

Join Family Fundamentals for FREE, FUN interactive classes for your little one and you! Weekly programs available for babies through age 5. Classes are FREE to attend, no preregistration required. Class size currently limited to the first 10 children, and masks are required for adults.

Free

Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)

Family Fundamentals - Success By 6 Resource Center 109 N. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland

Join Family Fundamentals for FREE, FUN interactive classes for your little one and you! Weekly programs available for babies through age 5. Classes are FREE to attend, no preregistration required. Class size currently limited to the first 10 children, and masks are required for adults.

Free

Family Fundamentals – Once Upon a Time (Age 1)

Family Fundamentals - Success By 6 Resource Center 109 N. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland

Join Family Fundamentals for FREE, FUN interactive classes for your little one and you! Weekly programs available for babies through age 5. Classes are FREE to attend, no preregistration required. Class size currently limited to the first 10 children, and masks are required for adults.

Free

Family Fundamentals – Twogether Time (Age 2)

Family Fundamentals - Success By 6 Resource Center 109 N. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland

Join Family Fundamentals for FREE, FUN interactive classes for your little one and you! Weekly programs available for babies through age 5. Classes are FREE to attend, no preregistration required. Class size currently limited to the first 10 children, and masks are required for adults.

Free

Mobile Food Pantry – Crystal Lake Elementary Lakeland

Crystal Lake Elementary School 700 Galvin Dr, Lakeland

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.

Free

Florida Strawberry Festival

Florida Strawberry Festival 303 N Lemon St, Plant City

Rides, food, entertainment, vendors and SO MUCH FUN at the annual Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City!

Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)

Family Fundamentals - Success By 6 Resource Center 109 N. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland

Join Family Fundamentals for FREE, FUN interactive classes for your little one and you! Weekly programs available for babies through age 5. Classes are FREE to attend, no preregistration required. Class size currently limited to the first 10 children, and masks are required for adults.

Free

Mobile Food Pantry – Salvation Army Lakeland

Salvation Army Community Worship Center 2620 Kathleen Rd, Lakeland

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.

Free

Mobile Food Pantry – Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Ministries Lake Wales

Lake Wales - Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Ministries 511 Jackson St., Lake Wales

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.

Free

Friday Fish Fry

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Find a Friday fish fry in Lakeland, Winter Haven, or Polk County. We’ve got a list of churches hosting local fish fry events during Lent, AND a list of local restaurants to find delicious seafood and all you can eat fish fry dinners year-round.

Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)

Family Fundamentals - Success By 6 Resource Center 109 N. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland

Join Family Fundamentals for FREE, FUN interactive classes for your little one and you! Weekly programs available for babies through age 5. Classes are FREE to attend, no preregistration required. Class size currently limited to the first 10 children, and masks are required for adults.

Free

Family Fundamentals – Let’s Move Twogether (Age 2)

Family Fundamentals - Success By 6 Resource Center 109 N. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland

Join Family Fundamentals for FREE, FUN interactive classes for your little one and you! Weekly programs available for babies through age 5. Classes are FREE to attend, no preregistration required. Class size currently limited to the first 10 children, and masks are required for adults.

Free

Lakeland Magic Game (on TV)

Virtual Event

The 2021 NBA G League Season will be played at a single-site location at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. While we can't watch our hometown Lakeland Magic play in person, the Lakeland Magic will play 15 games over the course of four weeks including three nationally televised games on ESPN2 and NBA TV.

Free

Canceled CANCELED – March First Friday

Downtown Lakeland 100 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland

First Friday in February and March 2021 have been canceled. For more information visit downtownlkld.com.

Free

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical at LCT

Lake Mirror Center 121 South Lake Ave., Lakeland

LCT’s 15th anniversary of producing this modern Broadway classic and international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the beloved Academy Award-winning animated feature. Rated G

Viking Invasion 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run

Lakeland Christian School 1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland

The 4th annual Viking Invasion 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021! The 5K will begin at 7:30 AM at Viking Stadium, with the Kids' Fun Run following at 8:45 AM. All proceeds will benefit the LCS Viking Fund.

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

Bloomin’ Arts Festival

Bartow - Main Street / Downtown 165 E. Main Street, Bartow

The Bloomin' Arts Festival is a juried Fine Arts festival and is Bartow's premier event of the year.  It is held on the first full weekend each March.  It has evolved into one of the top festivals in Central Florida and features artists from all across the country.

Free

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical at LCT

Lake Mirror Center 121 South Lake Ave., Lakeland

LCT’s 15th anniversary of producing this modern Broadway classic and international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the beloved Academy Award-winning animated feature. Rated G

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

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical at LCT

Lake Mirror Center 121 South Lake Ave., Lakeland

LCT’s 15th anniversary of producing this modern Broadway classic and international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the beloved Academy Award-winning animated feature. Rated G

Bloomin’ Arts Festival

Bartow - Main Street / Downtown 165 E. Main Street, Bartow

The Bloomin' Arts Festival is a juried Fine Arts festival and is Bartow's premier event of the year.  It is held on the first full weekend each March.  It has evolved into one of the top festivals in Central Florida and features artists from all across the country.

Free

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical at LCT

Lake Mirror Center 121 South Lake Ave., Lakeland

LCT’s 15th anniversary of producing this modern Broadway classic and international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the beloved Academy Award-winning animated feature. Rated G

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.