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Family-Friendly Events in Lakeland + Polk County

Lakeland Mom has the most comprehensive list of events for kids and families in Lakeland, Florida and Polk County, Florida! Our calendar includes free events and inexpensive activities, as well as special seasonal events. Prefer to see activities for a specific holiday? Check out our Fall + Halloween Guide, Spring Guide, Summer Guide, or our Christmas + Holiday Guide for a huge list of seasonal activities.

DISCLAIMER: While we work hard to keep our calendar updated, we encourage you to check directly with original sources for any last-minute changes or cancellations. All events include a link to the event organizer. The inclusion of an event does not reflect compliance with current safety precautions, please check directly with event organizers for current mask requirements and safety protocols.

TIP: There are two ways to view our calendar. Use the MONTH view to see events on a specific date. Use the LIST view to scroll through all upcoming events.

Featured Events

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Florida Dance Theatre presents The Golden Ticket, Tales of The Chocolate Factory

Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Golden Ticket, Tales of The Chocolate Factory." Combining elements of ballet, jazz, contemporary. Featuring all original music by the Grammy Award winning group, Brasstracks. April 17 at 2pm and 7:30pm.

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Pigfest Lakeland

Lakeland Pigfest (Canceled for 2021)

Join the Lakeland Pigfest Board of Directors and the over 150 competition barbecue teams for a weekend of good eatin’, good friends, and good tunes to benefit Lakeland-area charities for the Annual Lakeland Pigfest! (Postponed to January 2022)

Pigfest Lakeland

Lakeland Pigfest (Canceled for 2021)

Join the Lakeland Pigfest Board of Directors and the over 150 competition barbecue teams for a weekend of good eatin’, good friends, and good tunes to benefit Lakeland-area charities for the Annual Lakeland Pigfest! (Postponed to January 2022)

Children’s Fest in Downtown Lakeland

Children’s Fest is a 40-year tradition of connecting families with the best educators in Central Florida for fun learning activities. After having to cancel last year, the planning team has put special precautions in place to make this year’s event SAFE + KIND. Join educators in Munn Park for fun, COVID SAFE activities.

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SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo

Whether you are a pilot, aviation enthusiast, or just looking for a fun family-friendly event, SUN ‘n FUN has something for everyone.

Cookie Concert ISO 2021

ISO Cookie Concert for Kids

Dance along with the ISO’s brass and percussion sections at this year’s Cookie Concert presented by Publix Super Markets Charities! At the City of Lakeland’s Lake Crago Recreation Complex there’s lots of outdoor space for your family to select a picturesque (and physically-distant) spot for your chairs or blanket to enjoy the concert. And of course, Publix cookies will be available in individually-wrapped packaging direct from the bakery. (FREE but reservations required)

World of Reading Festival hosted by Junior League of Greater Lakeland

Join us for the annual Junior League of Greater Lakeland World of Reading Festival on Saturday, April 10, 2021! This year’s event has been modified as a drive-through and in a new location – First United Methodist Church on Lake Morton. Come by anytime 10am until 12:30pm to receive books, crafts, snacks, and more!

Central Park Art Festival in Winter Haven

Great Fine Art and Fine Crafts. Live Entertainment, Polk State College, Kids at College, Children’s Hands On Art, Publix Charities Artists of Tomorrow Exhibition and Food Trucks galore!!

Central Park Art Festival in Winter Haven

Great Fine Art and Fine Crafts. Live Entertainment, Polk State College, Kids at College, Children’s Hands On Art, Publix Charities Artists of Tomorrow Exhibition and Food Trucks galore!!

Spring Obsession

Spring Obsession

A celebration of garden, art and music featuring local and regional nurseries, garden exhibitors and art for and about the garden. A perfect way to spend a Saturday in the spring.

Lakeland Mom’s Local Event Calendar is a compilation of all of the family-friendly events the Lakeland area has to offer! Are you hosting an event for kids or families that isn’t listed on our calendar? Are you interested in having your event featured on this page and promoted by Lakeland Mom? Get more info below.

CALENDAR DISCLAIMER
The LakelandMom.com Event Calendar is provided as a community service to local citizens and organizations. While we work hard to keep our calendar updated, we encourage you to check directly with original sources via the links provided. Events are occasionally canceled, edited, rescheduled, or postponed for a variety of reasons, and we are not always made aware of these changes. We cannot guarantee the accuracy, timeliness or quality of the content of every source listed here. The inclusion of an event does not reflect compliance with current safety precautions, please check directly with event organizers for current mask requirements and safety protocols.