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Spring Fun Guide: Things to Do in Lakeland + Polk County

Spring Things to Do in Lakeland FL

Looking for details on Spring Break and favorite local activities planned for January, February, March, April & May? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve got lots of great ideas for things to do in Spring, and you’ll find it all listed here as it gets posted!

We share info on Spring Break Camps, Easter Egg Hunts, Spring Break activities, tips for attending Sun ‘n Fun & Mayfaire, Mother’s Day events, details on Lakeland’s favorite annual events that happen in Spring, and so much more!

Note that some posts below have not been updated for 2024. Check the published date and stay tuned for updates!

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✦ Put all of our favorite Annual Spring Events on your calendar.

✦ Eat hand-picked fruit from a U-Pick Strawberry Farm in Plant City or Central Florida (December – April).

✦ Sign up for swim lessons.

✦ Enjoy delicious eats at a local BBQ Competition.

✦ Sign up for a Spring Break Camp.

✦ Have a fantastic Spring Break Staycation with our list of things to do during Spring Break in Lakeland.

✦ Get FREE admission for ages 5 & under to a local theme park and water park – Busch Gardens + Adventure Island or Sea World + Aquatica.

✦ Visit a Blueberry Farm and pick blueberries right here in Lakeland and Polk County (March – May).

✦ Learn about Florida Peaches {and take some home} at a U-Pick Peach Farm (April – June).

✦ Visit a Sunflower field for colorful photos and maybe even pick some to take home.

✦ Find a local event to celebrate Valentine’s Day or St. Patrick’s Day.

✦ Take the kids to a local Easter Egg Hunt.

✦ Enjoy a Friday Fish Fry at a local church or restaurant.

✦ Check out SUN ‘n FUN – it is kid-friendly fun!

✦ Explore the artwork at Mayfaire-by-the-Lake – a family-friendly spring favorite.

✦ Celebrate mom with a Mother’s Day brunch or other things to do on Mother’s Day.


Don’t miss our huge list of things to do outdoors in Lakeland + Polk County. Some of our favorite things to do in Spring include:

Hike or walk in one of our amazing outdoor spaces.

✦ Go on a family bike ride.

✦ Visit a local playground.

✦ Go canoeing or kayaking {winter and early spring are the time to see the manatees on the west coast!}.

✦ Find all of the amazing outdoor murals in Lakeland.

✦ Visit Bok Tower Gardens and Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden {It is beautiful year round but especially in spring when the azaleas bloom}.

✦ Eat brunch, lunch, or dinner at a restaurant with outdoor seating {now is the time – not too hot!}

Get ice cream! {Let’s be honest… this is a year round activity here in Florida}


We’ve also got a huge list of fun things to do indoors in Lakeland + Polk County. It includes:

  • Indoor Playgrounds
  • Bowling
  • Movies
  • Laser Tag
  • Arcades
  • Museums
  • Archery
  • Trampoline Parks
  • and MUCH MORE!


Many of the seasonal activities and events listed above are free, but we’ve also got the scoop on year-round free things to do in Lakeland with kids.


Things to Do in April in Lakeland

Top 10 Things to Do in Lakeland + Polk County in April

April includes Easter, SUN ‘n FUN, U-Pick blueberries, Sunflower fields, beautiful weather for outdoor fun, and a calendar full of community events. Check out our list of things to do in April in Lakeland and across Polk County.

World of Reading Festival

Junior League World Of Reading Festival – FREE Community Event on April 6

The Junior League will host the annual World Of Reading Festival in Barnett Park Saturday, April 6. This is a FREE event open to families and kids of all ages. Crafts, balloon artists, face painters, music, kids activities, free books, snacks and drinks, and a chance to meet a Featured Author.

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100+ Things to Do with Kids

Check out our Ultimate List of Things to Do with Kids in Lakeland + Polk County to find indoor fun, outdoor fun, free things to do, seasonal activities, and more.