Across Central Florida – from Tampa to Orlando and right here in Polk County – we have some fantastic history museums, art museums, science centers, and children’s museums. Find out how you can visit local museums for free.
The Lakeland Downtown Farmers Market is a treat for the eyes, ears, and tastebuds with 50+ vendors each week. The Market is a great way to get out with your family and experience the heartbeat of our wonderful community.
Formerly Cobb Free Summer Movies, and now called CMX Summer Kids Festival, you’ll find the same great movie program for kids and families every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the Summer for only $1.50 per person. Includes CMX Cinemas in Lakeland!
Have you been to the Lake Eva Water Park in Haines City? It is a great place to cool off during the summer! The aquatic center has a splash pad, water slide, activity pool and water play area your kids will love, all for only $5 per person.
At Safari Wilderness in Lakeland, you can get up close and personal with llamas, zebras, watsui cattle, water buffalo, and more. For a limited time they are offering a guided drive-thru safari tour where you can see and feed exotic animals from the comfort of your own vehicle.
Free Online Summer Camps are a great resource if you’re looking for DIY projects to keep kids engaged and learning all summer long. Check out these free websites that provide guided instructions for hands-on activities, coding, art projects, maker projects, and more.
Nothing says SUMMER like 4th of July festivities and FIREWORKS! We’ve got a list of all the places to find Independence Day Celebrations and fireworks in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Haines City, and across Polk County.