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The Lakeland Swan Derby

2024Fri26Apr5:30 pmFri9:30 pmThe Lakeland Swan Derby5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Lakeland - Lake Mirror Promenade, 121 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801CATEGORY:Annual Events + Festivals,Family Fun – Community EventsPRICE RANGE:Free

The Lakeland Swan Derby


Swan Derby is an annual “Derby Style” event, traditionally staged on beautiful Lake Mirror in downtown Lakeland. With the entertaining flair of the event and the competitive spirit of the race, the Derby always promises to be a memorable occasion for all.

Swan Derby captures the thrill of a race and the purity of sports entertainment in a hometown setting. The true essence of the Derby is the reward of knowing the proceeds will support Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine. The Derby features ten beautifully hand-crafted swan paddle boats in a thrilling race to the finish line.

The event also features 2 additional races, the Maiden Handicap and Derby Dash. Find out more about these races and how you can get involved on the Swan Derby FAQ page.

While enjoying the races, you will be entertained by a live band, able to grab some great eats, snacks and drinks from local, food truck vendors, accompany the kids to the Swan Land activity/play area and DON’T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR BEST DERBY HAT AND ENTER THE DERBY HAT CONTEST!

To cap off the night, a fantastic fireworks display will take place at 9PM.

The Swan Derby outdoor, community event is for all ages to enjoy and is free to attend.

Please bring a chair or picnic blanket and pick your spot on the promenade.

There will be a variety of food trucks to satisfy your picnic needs or please feel free to bring your picnic basket, with all your favorites with you.

Visit for a full list of FAQ’s.

WEATHER UPDATES – Check the LVIM Facebook page for any event updates.


(Friday) 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Lakeland - Lake Mirror Promenade

121 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801



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