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.
Here in Lakeland and across Polk County we have fantastic festivals and community events that happen every spring! Get out your calendar and pencil in the dates for these local favorites including art shows, BBQ Festivals SUN ‘n FUN, Swan Derby, Mayfaire, & more.
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.
January kicks off the spring season with many of our favorite annual events! We’ve got a list of the best things to do this month so you can be sure the “can’t miss” events are on your calendar. Check out our January Top 10 for Lakeland and Polk County.
Visit the Aerospace Center for Excellence and Florida Air Museum for family friendly fun! Fly a drone, see historic planes, learn about space, build a rocket, learn how to fly on a flight simulator, see science on a sphere, and so much more.
Wondering where you can ring in 2023 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 2022 out with a bang!
Find the best neighborhood Christmas Light displays and community lights around Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Mulberry, Plant City, and more. Includes a map you can use for your own Christmas lights driving tour!