Here in Lakeland and across Polk County we have fantastic annual 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.
Check out these U-Pick Strawberry farms in Plant City or within an hour’s drive of Lakeland & Polk County. Strawberry picking is a great family activity since the berries grow in raised beds on the ground and are easy for kids to reach.
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.
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 our tips for taking kids. May 8 – 9, 2021.
The SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, held in Lakeland from April 13-18, 2021, 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.
Blueberry picking has become an annual tradition in our house – check out this extensive list of local U-Pick blueberry farms, plus helpful tips for blueberry picking. Some U-Pick Blueberry farms are open now, and others are offering pre-picked blueberries for curbside pick up.
If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with kids, picking peaches is a great way to get outdoors AND teach them about where our food comes from. Find local U-Pick Peach Farms open April – June in Lakeland, Polk County & Central Florida.