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Spring in Lakeland

Lakeland Mom’s Spring Activity Guide

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 2021, 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!

Click here to sign up for our email “fun-letter” to get new ideas for activities in Lakeland each week!

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!

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

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.

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 (2021 TBD).

Take the kids to a local Easter Egg Hunt (2021 TBD).

Enjoy a Friday Fish Fry at a local church or restaurant (2021 TBD).

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 is 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}.

Pick an activity from our Outdoor Activity Guide.

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}

RECENT SPRING ARTICLES

2021 Spring Break Camp Guide for Lakeland + Polk County 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!

Spring Events Calendar for Lakeland + Polk County

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

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.

BBQ Festivals and Competitions in Lakeland + 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.

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.

U-Pick Peach Farms in Lakeland, Polk County, and 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…

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.

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