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 content planned for Spring 2020, 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 2020. Check the published date and stay tuned for updates!

Spring Posts

Mothers Day

Celebrating Moms – Ideas for Mother’s Day in Lakeland

Find out what mom really wants for Mother's Day! Ideas for celebrating moms in Lakeland and Polk County. Meal deals, activities, gift ideas, local discounts, and more.
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Shop Local Lakeland Mother's Day (2)

Where to Shop Local for Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is less than 2 weeks away, and it has never been more important to support our local businesses when buying gifts! We’ve got a list of local products and services for your mom, wife, grandma, or other special mother you're celebrating this year.
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Easter Books online

Easter Stories for Kids – Read Aloud Videos

Spend some time this weekend reading Easter stories! We've assembled a page filled with read-aloud videos of kid-friendly Easter books your children will enjoy.
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Easter

Easter in Lakeland – Ideas to Celebrate Easter at Home

So many of the traditional things we do to celebrate the Easter season – church services, family meals, community Easter Egg Hunts, visits to the Easter Bunny – can't happen this year. However, with a little bit of creativity and a different perspective, you can still celebrate at home and have a memorable and fun Easter weekend with your family.
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Easter Church Services in Lakeland

Easter in the Lakeland area – Live Stream Easter Church Services

Local churches will be streaming Easter church services this year. Get a list of churches and links to connect to their Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday services.
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U Pick Peaches

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

If you're looking for a fun activity to do with kids, picking your own fruit 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. Some U-Pick Peach farms are open now, and others are offering pre-picked peaches for curbside pick up.
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UPick Blueberries Lakeland

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 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.
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Lakeland & Polk County Swim Lessons

Lakeland & Polk County Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons for kids of all ages in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, Lake Wales & across Polk County. Find group lessons, private lessons, and survival swim.
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March Top 10 Lakeland Polk County

Top 10 Things to Do in March in Lakeland & Polk County

Spring is in the air which means an abundance of events on the calendar. This is one of our favorite months to get out of the house and enjoy community activities and make family memories. Check out our list of things to do in March in Lakeland and across Polk County.
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St. Patrick's Day Lakeland

St. Patrick’s Day Themed Events & Activities – Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, & more

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.
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Local Friday Fish Fry Guide

Friday Fish Fry Guide for Lakeland & Winter Haven

Wondering where to find a fish fry in Lakeland? We've got details on local fish fry events during Lent AND a list of local restaurants to find delicious seafood and all you can eat fish fry dinners year-round.
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Up Up Away Florida Article

Lakeland to host Up Up & Away Florida Hot Air Balloon Festival

Make plans to attend Lakeland’s newest event - Up Up & Away Florida - a hot air balloon festival at the SUN ‘n FUN campus from February 28 – March 1, 2020. Colorful balloon glows, balloon launches, tethered balloon rides, live music, food and beverage options, helicopter rides, kids zone, and more.
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Spring Break Camp Guide

2020 Spring Break Camp Guide for Lakeland Area Kids

Whether you are looking for a full-day/all-week camp for your kids to attend, or an activity to get the kids out of the house for a few hours each day, Lakeland Mom's Spring Break Camp Guide has you covered. Find camps for art, gymnastics, sports, scuba, cooking, day camp & more on our list!
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Top 10 Things to Do in February in Lakeland & Polk County

Top 10 Things to Do in February in Lakeland & Polk County

We've got a list of the best things to do this month so you can be sure the “can’t miss” events are on your calendar. Check out our February Top 10 for Lakeland and Polk County.
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5K Near Me Kids Fun Run Lakeland

Family Friendly 5K Races and Kids Fun Runs in the Lakeland area

With year-round sunshine here in Central Florida, you can find an abundance of 5k races, 10k races, and Fun Runs throughout the year! Check our list of upcoming family-friendly races and kids fun runs in Lakeland, Winter Haven & across Polk County.
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Valentines Day Lakeland

Family Friendly Valentine’s Themed Events & Kids Activities

Valentine’s Day is all about LOVE and what better way to show your kiddos the love than with some quality time together! We've got a list of events including a Family Dance, Daddy/Daughter Dances, Downtown Date Night, plus ideas for activities around town.
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Lakeland Best Spring Events

Lakeland’s Favorite Spring Events

Here in Lakeland and across Polk County we have fantastic annual events that happen every spring! Get out your calendar and mark down the dates for these local favorites including art festivals, SUN 'n FUN, Swan Derby, Mayfaire, & more.
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upick strawberries lakeland

U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Lakeland, Plant City, & Across Central Florida

Check out these U-Pick Strawberry farms 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.
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BBQ Festivals Barbecue Competitions Polk County Lakeland

It’s BBQ Festival Season in Polk County

BBQ Festivals are fun, family friendly events with good eats, live entertainment, kids activities, and more. Get details on upcoming barbecue competitions including Lakeland PigFest, Smoke on the Water in Winter Haven, and Ribs on the Ridge in Haines City.
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Spring Break Lakeland

100+ FREE {or cheap} Things To Do During Spring Break in Lakeland

Staying local for Spring Break? We guarantee you'll find plenty of kid friendly fun on our list of over 100 events & activities in Lakeland and Polk County.
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Lakeland Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Egg Hunts & Bunny Photos in Lakeland & Polk County

Find out where you can hunt for Easter Eggs or have Brunch with the Easter Bunny in Lakeland & across Polk County. Most events on our list are FREE!
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SUN n FUN Blue Angels 2019

SUN ‘n FUN is Kid-Friendly FUN – Tips for taking kids to Lakeland’s Annual Fly-In

The SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, held in Lakeland from April 2 - 7 , 2019, is the perfect way to introduce children to the world of aviation. Read our tips for attending with kids! Ages 6 & under are FREE every day at SUN 'n FUN, plus Florida Resident Deals on Saturday and Sunday.
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World of Reading Festival

Junior League World Of Reading Festival – FREE Community Event on August 22

The Junior League will host the annual World Of Reading Festival in Barnett Park Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm. This is a FREE event open to families and kids of all ages. Crafts, balloon artists, face painters, Jack Hartmann, kids activities, free books, snacks and drinks, and a chance to meet a Featured Author.
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Mayfaire by the Lake Lakeland 2019

Polk Museum of Art presents Mayfaire by-the-Lake – a Family-Friendly Lakeland Tradition

Citizens Bank & Trust Mayfaire by-the-Lake presented by the Polk Museum of Art is an annual outdoor art festival in Lakeland, FL that has something for everyone! Family-friendly event with a children's art tent, performances, amazing artwork, and more. Read tips for taking kids. May 8 - 9, 2021.
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Be sure to check out our Summer, Fall & Halloween & Christmas Holiday event guides.