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 2020

Saturday 18: Children’s Gasparilla Parade and Extravaganza @ Bayshore Blvd in Tampa
Friday 24: Lakeland Pigfest @ SUN ‘n FUN Campus
Saturday 25: Lakeland Pigfest @ SUN ‘n FUN Campus

February 2020

Thursday 6: Florida State Fair @ Florida State Fairgrounds
Friday 7: February First Friday: Mardi Gras in Munn Park @ Downtown Lakeland
Friday 7: Rotary 5k Twilight Run for Common Ground Park @ Lake Hollingsworth
Saturday 8: Lakeland Pancake Festival – Flipping for Charities @ Tigertown at Joker Marchant Stadium
Saturday 15: SyFy Bartow @ Bartow – Main Street / Downtown
Thursday 20: Resurrection Catholic Church Mardi Gras Carnival @ Resurrection Catholic Church & School
Friday 21: Ribs on the Ridge in Haines City @ Haines City – Lake Eva Park
Friday 21: Resurrection Catholic Church Mardi Gras Carnival @ Resurrection Catholic Church & School
Friday 21: Lake Wales Mardi Gras @ Lake Wales – Downtown
Saturday 22: Lake Wales Mardi Gras @ Lake Wales – Downtown
Saturday 22: Ribs on the Ridge in Haines City @ Haines City – Lake Eva Park
Saturday 22: Resurrection Catholic Church Mardi Gras Carnival @ Resurrection Catholic Church & School
Sunday 23: Resurrection Catholic Church Mardi Gras Carnival @ Resurrection Catholic Church & School
Thursday 27: Florida Strawberry Festival @ Florida Strawberry Festival
Saturday 29: Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run @ Lake Mirror Promenade
Saturday 29: Lake Wales Arts Festival @ Lake Wales – Lake Wailes Park

March 2020

Sunday 1: Lake Wales Arts Festival @ Lake Wales – Lake Wailes Park
Saturday 7: Bloomin’ Arts Festival @ Bartow – Main Street / Downtown
Saturday 7: CommunityFest Winter Haven @ Winter Haven – Central Park Downtown
Sunday 8: Bloomin’ Arts Festival @ Bartow – Main Street / Downtown
Saturday 14: CANCELED – Spring Obsession @ Downtown Lakeland
Saturday 21: POSTPONED – Central Park Art Festival in Winter Haven @ Winter Haven – Central Park Downtown
Sunday 22: POSTPONED – Central Park Art Festival in Winter Haven @ Winter Haven – Central Park Downtown

The Florida State Fair is February 6 – 17, 2020 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
The Strawberry Festival is February 27 – March 8, 2020 at the Strawberry Festival Grounds in Plant City.


Visit our Calendar for a full list of upcoming events.

Lakeland Summer Activities for Kids

Be sure to check out our Spring Activity Guide for Spring Break Camps, Spring Break activities, tips for attending Sun ‘n Fun & Mayfaire, details on Lakeland’s favorite annual Spring events, and more.

April Mucci Lakeland Mom
April Mucci Lakeland Mom

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 families 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 11 year old, or home building Legos with her 9 year old. She loves reading, saltwater fishing, concerts and live performances, and working on Lakeland Mom!