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Blueberry U-Pick Season
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Picking blueberries at a local farm is way more fun than picking up a small plastic container of blueberries in…

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Murals in Winter Haven
woman’s face mural in Winter Haven on 3rd St SW IG meganjwells
We’ve put together a list of popular murals in Winter Haven and hope you can visit at least a few…

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Waterfront Dining in Central Florida
Harborside Restaurant is a great option for waterfront dining in Central Florida, located on Winter Haven’s Lake Shipp
If you’re looking for waterfront dining in Central Florida, consider visiting Winter Haven. This “Chain of Lakes” city, has lakes…

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Concert Under the Stars Series
crowd gathered for moonlight concert at Bok Tower Gardens. Carillon tower in background.
Enjoy a fantastic concert under the stars as this fan-favorite event returns to an all-new Bok Tower Gardens venue –…

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Valentine’s Day in Central Florida
Couple at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, photographed by Maddness Photography LLC
With the day of love quickly approaching, it is that time to book appointments, make reservations, and solidify your plans…

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SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo
Events in Central Florida
SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is BACK in 2021 and we are excited about this highly anticipated spring event, April…

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Family-Friendly Central Florida Spring Break Ideas
4 kids shooting arrows at Westgate River Ranch Resort near Lake Wales, FL
We’ve put together a Top 10 Family-Friendly Central Florida Spring Break Ideas for 2021. We hope to see you and…

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1 Day 2 Park Promo at LEGOLAND Florida
2 kids dressed as pirates at LEGOLAND Florida Water Park
Get more out of your family vacation with a 1 Day 2 Park Promo at LEGOLAND Florida this January –…

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Cycling in Central Florida
cyclist riding Niner bike at Loyce Harpe Park mountain bike trail system in Mulberry, FL
If you are looking for cycling adventures during your next visit to Central Florida, we have many bike trails for…

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Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant

Miss Florida scholarship competition winner 2023

Young women from around the state will compete for glory, glamour and the right to wear the coveted...

Fourth of July Events in Central...

LEGO fireworks over lake at during Holidays at LEGOLAND

Get ready for plenty of family-friendly, Fourth of July fireworks fun in Polk County! Join us in...

Ideas for Dad in Central Florida...

fishing at camp mack

Looking for a great gift or activity that your father will enjoy this year? Check out our list of...

Guide to Local Breweries in Cent...

Grove Roots Brewing Company a local brewery in central florida-Winter Haven

What’s better than a cold beer on a hot Central Florida day? In our opinion, nothing! There...

The Perfect Mother’s Day W...

mother and her 2 sons sitting on a bench at bok tower gardens in lake wales, fl

There are so many things to treat your Mom to over Mother’s Day Weekend in Lakeland, whether...

From Citrus Groves to Craft Brew...

People sitting outside Nutwood in Winter Haven

When it comes to experiencing the heart of Central Florida, there’s more to discover than...

Blueberry U-Pick Season

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Picking blueberries at a local farm is way more fun than picking up a small plastic container of...

SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo

Events in Central Florida

SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is celebrating its 50th year in 2024 and we are excited about this...

Top Things To Do in Lakeland Whi...

SUN 'n FUN

If you find yourself in Lakeland visiting for the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, get ready for an...

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