4th of July Lakeland Winter Haven Haines City Polk County

4th of July Events & Fireworks in Lakeland and Polk County

Nothing says SUMMER like 4th of July festivities and FIREWORKS! We've got a list of all the places to find Independence Day Celebrations in Lakeland & Polk County.
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March Top 10 Lakeland Polk County

Top 10 Things to Do in March in Lakeland & Polk County

Spring is in the air which means an abundance of events on the calendar. This is one of our favorite months to get out of the house and enjoy community activities and make family memories. Check out our list of things to do in March in Lakeland and across Polk County.
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St. Patrick's Day Lakeland

St. Patrick’s Day Themed Events & Activities – Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, & more

St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon (March 17) and we've got a list of activities to celebrate the Irish and get into the St. Patty’s Day spirit. Find events in Lakeland, Winter Haven, & Polk County area. All events are family-friendly unless otherwise noted in the title or event description.
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Up Up Away Florida Article

Lakeland to host Up Up & Away Florida Hot Air Balloon Festival

Make plans to attend Lakeland’s newest event - Up Up & Away Florida - a hot air balloon festival at the SUN ‘n FUN campus from February 28 – March 1, 2020. Colorful balloon glows, balloon launches, tethered balloon rides, live music, food and beverage options, helicopter rides, kids zone, and more.
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Community Carnival at Resurrection Catholic Church & School - Feb. 20-23

Community Carnival at Resurrection Catholic Church & School – Feb. 20-23

/ Family Friendly Events, Giveaways
Join Resurrection Catholic Church & School for their Annual Community Carnival happening February 20 – 23. Professional rides, all of your favorite carnival food, traditional midway games, kids activities, and MORE! Family-friendly and open to the public.
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Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run

Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run – Limited Time Discount Codes

The Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run celebrates its 6th Anniversary this year, and we've got two exclusive discount codes for Lakeland Mom readers.
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5K Near Me Kids Fun Run Lakeland

Family Friendly 5K Races and Kids Fun Runs in the Lakeland area

With year-round sunshine here in Central Florida, you can find an abundance of 5k races, 10k races, and Fun Runs throughout the year! Check our list of upcoming family-friendly races and kids fun runs in Lakeland, Winter Haven & across Polk County.
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Valentines Day Lakeland

Family Friendly Valentine’s Themed Events & Kids Activities

Valentine’s Day is all about LOVE and what better way to show your kiddos the love than with some quality time together! We've got a list of events including a Family Dance, Daddy/Daughter Dances, Downtown Date Night, plus ideas for activities around town.
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Lakeland Best Spring Events

Lakeland’s Favorite Spring Events

Here in Lakeland and across Polk County we have fantastic annual events that happen every spring! Get out your calendar and mark down the dates for these local favorites including art festivals, SUN 'n FUN, Swan Derby, Mayfaire, & more.
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BBQ Festivals Barbecue Competitions Polk County Lakeland

It’s BBQ Festival Season in Polk County

BBQ Festivals are fun, family friendly events with good eats, live entertainment, kids activities, and more. Get details on upcoming barbecue competitions including Lakeland PigFest, Smoke on the Water in Winter Haven, and Ribs on the Ridge in Haines City.
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New Year's Eve Lakeland Kids Family Friendly

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Lakeland, Tampa & Orlando

Wondering where you can ring in 2020 with the kids? We've rounded up a list of family-friendly New Year’s Eve (and NOON Year's Eve) events in Lakeland and across Central Florida. Whether you celebrate at 12pm or 12am, send 2019 out with a bang!
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Thanksgiving Break Lakeland

Thanksgiving Break Activities & Volunteer Opportunities in Lakeland

/ Family Friendly Events, November
If you're staying in Lakeland for Thanksgiving Break, we've got a list of events and activities for your family to enjoy including kid-friendly volunteer opportunities.
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Santa photos in Lakeland

Santa Pictures and Breakfast with Santa Events in Lakeland & Polk County

Whether you’re looking for a great Santa photo in Lakeland, or your kids prefer to admire Santa from afar, we’ve got photo locations, Breakfast with Santa, and other events where he can be found!
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Lakeland Christmas Parade

Lakeland Christmas Parade & Holiday Parades Across Polk County

There’s nothing like a festive Christmas Parade to make you feel like a kid again! Head out to the Lakeland Christmas Parade or another Polk County Parade for a night of family fun with floats, bands, entertainment, and SANTA.
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Single Day Holiday & Christmas Events Lakeland Winter Haven Bartow

Single Day Holiday & Christmas Events in Lakeland & Polk County

We’ve sorted through the MANY events happening in Lakeland and Polk County during the holidays and put all of the kid-friendly activities and family events into one list for you. Instead of spending your time tracking down events, we want you to have time for holiday fun and Christmas cheer.
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Neighborhood Christmas Lights Lakeland

The Best Neighborhood Christmas Lights and Holiday Displays in Lakeland

Find the best neighborhood Christmas Light displays and community lights around Lakeland, Bartow, Mulberry, and Plant City. Includes a map you can use for your own Christmas lights driving tour!
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Florida Tropics Soccer Season Kicks off Saturday, December 14

Florida Tropics Soccer Season Kicks off Saturday, December 14

Bring your family to a Florida Tropics indoor soccer game on a Saturday or Sunday this season. Action-packed soccer, family-friendly fun, plus kids activities and opportunities to meet & greet players for autographs and photos after every game.
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Lakeland Magic

Lakeland Magic Kick Off 2019-20 Basketball Season

/ Family Friendly Events, Sports
The Lakeland Magic – our very own NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic – play at the RP Funding Center from November through March. Kid-friendly fun for a family night out!
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Veterans Day Lakeland

2019 Veterans Day Events and Parades in Lakeland & Across Polk County

/ Family Friendly Events
Whether you have a Veteran in the family to celebrate, or would simply like to show your support for our local Veterans, check out the Veterans Day Events in Lakeland and across Polk County.
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Trick or Treat Hours Times Lakeland FL

Lakeland & Polk County Trick or Treat Hours

Find out the Trick or Treat hours in Lakeland, Winter Haven & nearby communities.
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Fall & Halloween Single Day Events Activities Lakeland

Trunk or Treat Activities, Fall Festivals, & Single Day Halloween Events

Trunk or Treating, Carnivals, Hayrides, Halloween Movies, Fall Festivals & more – with over 60 Fall and Halloween events happening this month, there is something for everyone on our calendar in October!
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Lakeland Fall Halloween Pumpkins Corn Maze Trick or Treat

Fall & Halloween Activities: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Events & More

We've got a full list of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, family-friendly fall events, haunted houses, Halloween activities & more in Lakeland, Winter Haven, & Polk County.
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Fall & Halloween Corn Maze Farm Lakeland

Corn Mazes, Farms, & Pumpkin Festivals in Lakeland and Central Florida

Looking to explore a corn maze, working farm, or just get outside for a fall afternoon? We've got a list of corn mazes and pumpkin festivals happening in Lakeland and nearby areas.
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Get FREE TICKETS to visit Explorations V Children's Museum OR Bok Tower Gardens on Sept. 21

Get FREE TICKETS to visit Explorations V Children’s Museum OR Bok Tower Gardens on Sept. 21

Visit Explorations V Children's Museum in Lakeland, Cracker Country in Tampa, or Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales for FREE on Saturday, September 21 as part of Museum Day Live hosted by Smithsonian magazine.
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Bok Tower Gardens

FREE Admission to Bok Tower Gardens on May 18 for National Public Gardens Day

On Saturday, May 18, 2019 your whole family can visit Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL for FREE as part of National Public Gardens Day. Click here to claim your free voucher to this Polk County landmark.
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Mayfaire by the Lake Lakeland 2019

Polk Museum of Art presents Mayfaire by-the-Lake – a Family-Friendly Lakeland Tradition

Citizens Bank & Trust Mayfaire by-the-Lake presented by the Polk Museum of Art is an annual outdoor art festival in Lakeland, FL that has something for everyone! Family-friendly event with a children's art tent, performances, amazing artwork, and more. Read tips for taking kids. May 8 - 9, 2021.
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World of Reading Festival

Junior League World Of Reading Festival – FREE Community Event on August 22

The Junior League will host the annual World Of Reading Festival in Barnett Park Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm. This is a FREE event open to families and kids of all ages. Crafts, balloon artists, face painters, Jack Hartmann, kids activities, free books, snacks and drinks, and a chance to meet a Featured Author.
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SUN n FUN Blue Angels 2019

SUN ‘n FUN is Kid-Friendly FUN – Tips for taking kids to Lakeland’s Annual Fly-In

The SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, held in Lakeland from April 2 - 7 , 2019, is the perfect way to introduce children to the world of aviation. Read our tips for attending with kids! Ages 6 & under are FREE every day at SUN 'n FUN, plus Florida Resident Deals on Saturday and Sunday.
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Lakeland Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Egg Hunts & Bunny Photos in Lakeland & Polk County

Find out where you can hunt for Easter Eggs or have Brunch with the Easter Bunny in Lakeland & across Polk County. Most events on our list are FREE!
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Brick or Treat Legoland Florida Halloween

Fall Family Fun: Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is a Halloween Party built for kids! Festivities include live shows, a trick-or-treat trail, character meet & greets, LEGO® builds, fireworks, and more. ALL of the activities are included in a regular LEGOLAND® Florida admission ticket.
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Lakeland Tropics Outdoor Soccer

Lakeland Tropics Outdoor Soccer – Summer Fun for the whole family

Bring your family to a Lakeland Tropics outdoor soccer game this May, June or July. Action packed soccer, family friendly fun, plus kids activities & opportunities for autographs and photos after every game. Make the Tropics part of your summer schedule!
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total solar eclipse florida

Why Everyone is Talking About the Total Solar Eclipse

Get details on the Total Solar Eclipse happening Monday, August 21. Find out how to watch safely and what local schools are doing to keep kids indoors.
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