May includes Mother’s Day, Up Up and Away Florida hot air balloon festival, Mayfaire by-the-Lake, Teacher Appreciation, blueberry picking, peach picking, Sunflower fields, outdoor fun, and a calendar full of community events. Check out our list of things to do in May in Lakeland and across Polk County.
Easter + Spring
Make plans to attend one of the most unique events in Lakeland – Up Up & Away Florida – a hot air balloon festival at the SUN ‘n FUN campus from May 6 – 8, 2022. Colorful balloon glows, balloon launches, tethered balloon rides, live music, food and beverage options, helicopter rides, kids zone, and more.
The Junior League will host the annual World Of Reading Festival in Barnett Park Saturday, April 9 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.