Here in Lakeland and across Polk County we have fantastic annual events that happen every spring!  Art festivals, plant sales, events in Munn Park, Pigfest, SUN ‘n FUN Fly In, Mayfaire-by-the-Lake, the Swan Derby, outdoor concerts, and much more. Get out your calendar and mark the dates for these local favorites. See a full list of upcoming events on our Calendar.

The events below feed from our calendar and only upcoming annual events are shown. We will continue to add events into May. Click here to add your free Spring event to our calendar. 

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January 2019

Saturday 19: Children’s Gasparilla Parade and Extravaganza @ Bayshore Blvd in Tampa
Friday 25: Lakeland Pigfest @ SUN ‘n FUN Campus
Saturday 26: Lakeland Pigfest @ SUN ‘n FUN Campus

February 2019

Friday 1: February First Friday: Get Healthy, Lakeland! @ Downtown Lakeland
Friday 8: Rotary 5k Twilight Run for Common Ground Park @ Lake Hollingsworth
Saturday 9: Lakeland Pancake Festival – Flipping for Charities @ Tigertown at Joker Marchant Stadium
Saturday 16: SyFy Bartow @ Bartow – Main Street / Downtown
Thursday 21: Resurrection Catholic Church Mardi Gras Carnival @ Resurrection Catholic Church & School
Friday 22: Ribs on the Ridge in Haines City @ Haines City – Lake Eva Park
Friday 22: Resurrection Catholic Church Mardi Gras Carnival @ Resurrection Catholic Church & School
Saturday 23: Lake Wales Arts Festival @ Lake Wales – Lake Wailes Park
Saturday 23: Ribs on the Ridge in Haines City @ Haines City – Lake Eva Park
Saturday 23: Resurrection Catholic Church Mardi Gras Carnival @ Resurrection Catholic Church & School
Sunday 24: Lake Wales Arts Festival @ Lake Wales – Lake Wailes Park
Sunday 24: Resurrection Catholic Church Mardi Gras Carnival @ Resurrection Catholic Church & School

March 2019

Friday 1: Lake Wales Mardi Gras @ Lake Wales – Downtown
Saturday 2: Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run @ Lake Mirror Promenade
Saturday 2: Bloomin’ Arts Festival @ Bartow – Main Street / Downtown
Saturday 2: Lake Wales Mardi Gras @ Lake Wales – Downtown
Sunday 3: Bloomin’ Arts Festival @ Bartow – Main Street / Downtown
Saturday 9: Spring Obsession @ Downtown Lakeland
Saturday 9: CommunityFest Winter Haven @ Winter Haven – Central Park Downtown
Saturday 16: Central Park Art Festival in Winter Haven @ Winter Haven – Central Park Downtown
Sunday 17: Central Park Art Festival in Winter Haven @ Winter Haven – Central Park Downtown
Saturday 23: La Francophonie Day Celebration – Polk Museum of Art @ Polk Museum of Art

April 2019

Tuesday 2: SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo @ SUN ‘n FUN Campus
Wednesday 3: SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo @ SUN ‘n FUN Campus
Thursday 4: SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo @ SUN ‘n FUN Campus
Friday 5: SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo @ SUN ‘n FUN Campus
Saturday 6: SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo @ SUN ‘n FUN Campus
Saturday 6: Dixieland Spring Art Festival @ Dixieland Village
Sunday 7: SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo @ SUN ‘n FUN Campus
Sunday 7: FREE – Wild Wild West Cookie Concert for Kids @ Florida Southern College – Branscomb Auditorium
Saturday 13: IRONKIDS Florida Kids Fun Run and Dip N Dash @ Haines City – Lake Eva Park
Saturday 13: World of Reading Festival hosted by Junior League @ Barnett Family Park / Sunflower Playground / Splash Pad
Friday 26: The Lakeland Swan Derby @ Lake Mirror Promenade

May 2019

Saturday 11: Mayfaire by-the-Lake @ Lake Morton
Saturday 11: Mayfaire Saturday Night @ Lake Mirror Promenade
Sunday 12: Mayfaire by-the-Lake @ Lake Morton

The Florida State Fair is February 7 – 18, 2019 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
The Strawberry Festival is February 28 – March 10, 2019 at the Strawberry Festival Grounds in Plant City.


Visit our Calendar for a full list of upcoming events.

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About the Author: April Mucci

April is the owner of LakelandMom.com. She has lived in Lakeland since age 2 and is passionate about our community and connecting people with local resources. She is a mom to 2 boys and a mini goldendoodle, wife to Matt. You can often find April at the baseball field where she cheers on her baseball loving 10 year old, or home building Legos with her 8 year old. She loves reading, saltwater fishing, and working on Lakeland Mom!