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

Spring in Lakeland

Looking for details on Spring Break and favorite local activities planned for 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’ll have info on Spring Break Camps, Easter Egg Hunts, Spring Break activities, tips for attending Sun ‘n Fun & Mayfaire, 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 2021. Check the published date and stay tuned for updates! Please keep in mind that many events and activities are still subject to last-minute changes until we return to normal. Links are provided to each and every source, check directly with organizers for the most up to date information and any updates we may have missed.

See something we missed? Contact Us or Submit your Event. We’ll be adding events and activities daily, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!

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Please check directly with event organizers or local businesses for safety protocols, mask requirements, advance registration, and any last-minute changes. All information on our website is for informational purposes only – we are not qualified to provide health or safety recommendations. Be informed, wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, have fun, and make good choices!

FAVORITE SPRING EVENTS + ACTIVITIES

SPRING EVENTS CALENDAR

BBQ FESTIVALS + COMPETITIONS

SUNFLOWER FIELDS

U-PICK STRAWBERRIES

U-PICK BLUEBERRIES

U-PICK PEACHES

VALENTINE’S DAY

ST. PATRICK’S DAY

EASTER EGG HUNTS + BUNNY PHOTOS

SPRING BREAK CAMPS

SPRING BREAK FUN

SWIM LESSONS

2021 THEME PARK PRESCHOOL PASSES

LEGOLAND FLORIDA + WATERPARK

SEAWORLD + AQUATICA

BUSCH GARDENS + ADVENTURE ISLAND

SEASONAL THINGS TO DO IN LAKELAND + POLK COUNTY IN SPRING

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.

Get FREE admission for ages 4 & under to local favorite LEGOLAND Florida.

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.

OUTDOOR THINGS TO DO IN SPRING

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}

INDOOR SPRING ACTIVITIES

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!

FREE THINGS TO DO IN SPRING

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.

RECENT SPRING ARTICLES

U-Pick Blueberry Farms in Lakeland and Polk County

Blueberry picking has become an annual tradition in our house – check out this extensive list of local U-Pick blueberry farms, plus helpful tips for blueberry picking. Some U-Pick Blueberry farms are open now, and others are offering pre-picked blueberries for curbside pick up.

U-Pick Peach Farms in Lakeland, Polk County, and Central Florida

If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with kids, picking peaches is a great way to get outdoors AND teach them about where our food comes from. Find local U-Pick Peach Farms open April – June in Lakeland, Polk County & Central Florida.

Swimming Lessons in Lakeland + Polk County

Find swimming lessons for kids of all ages in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, Lake Wales & across Polk County. Group and private lessons for 6 months and up, infant survival swimming, parent/child lessons, and adult swim lessons.

St. Patrick’s Day Events & Activities in Lakeland + Polk County

St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon (March 17) and we’ve got a list of activities to celebrate the Irish and get into the St. Patty’s Day spirit.
Find events in Lakeland, Winter Haven, & Polk County area. All events are family-friendly unless otherwise noted in the title or event description.

U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Plant City & Central Florida

Check out these U-Pick Strawberry farms in Plant City or within an hour’s drive of Lakeland & Polk County. Strawberry picking is a great family activity since the berries grow in raised beds on the ground and are easy for kids to reach.

Be sure to check out our Summer, Fall & Halloween & Christmas Holiday event guides.