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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.

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Spring Favorite

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 Gasparilla Parade and Extravaganza

Children’s Gasparilla in Tampa runs from 11am – 7pm. Parade kicks off at 3:30pm along Bayshore Blvd. Vendors and children’s activities open along Bayshore Blvd., from Bay to Bay to Edison Avenue at 11AM.

Ribs on the Ridge in Haines City

Enjoy live entertainment throughout the event as well as food and crafts vendors. Ribs on the Ridge also draws barbecue teams from across Florida and the nation. Professional and amateur teams compete for cash prizes, trophies, and bragging rights.

CommunityFest Winter Haven

CommunityFest is a family-friendly event that encourages the community to come together and enjoy games, entertainment, food and more. This free festival allows businesses to give back to the community while families enjoy fun-filled activities and entertainment in the park. 

Mayfaire By the Lake

Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Held on Mother’s Day weekend each year, Mayfaire is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland, Florida. Mayfaire is one of the largest and oldest outdoor art festivals in Central Florida.

Mayfaire 5k Road Race & Walk

Embody the incredible spirit of our community with the 2021 edition of the Mayfaire 5k shirt and medal. Celebrate 42 years of the Mayfaire 5k with a run or walk from downtown Lakeland through the historic Lake Morton district. 

Mayfaire by the Lake Art Show Lakeland

Mayfaire Saturday Night

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for a free party on the shores of Lake Mirror, just two blocks north of Lake Morton. This event includes fireworks and the MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire 5K Race. Food and beverage vendors will be available on site.

Mayfaire By the Lake

Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Held on Mother’s Day weekend each year, Mayfaire is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland, Florida. Mayfaire is one of the largest and oldest outdoor art festivals in Central Florida.

Swan Derby Lakeland

The Lakeland Swan Derby

The Lakeland Derby is an annual “Derby Style” event staged on beautiful Lake Mirror in downtown Lakeland. With the entertaining flair of the event and the competitive spirit of the race, the Derby always promises to be a memorable occasion for all.

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.