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Whether it’s an electrifying live concert or a breathtaking walk through a scenic garden, a variety of sensational events are happening year-round in Florida’s Sweetest spot. Browse all of our amazing events below and make plans for a year filled with fun.

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A Central Florida vacation gives visitors a chance to unpack once and see it all in Florida’s Sweetest Spot. Here you’ll find things to do in Central Florida, including major theme parks, citrus grove and farm tours, historic landmarks, and ways to cruise Winter Haven’s Chain of Lakes. Central Florida features a variety of unique towns and cities for you to explore, each with their own collection of adventures to choose from. Exhilarating attractions, delicious restaurants and breathtaking outdoor experiences are just the start of the excitement that awaits you in Florida’s Sweetest Spot.

Visit Central Florida to experience family-friendly attractions such as LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, Bok Tower Gardens, Safari Wilderness, pick oranges, peaches and blueberries, see performances at our award winning theatres, or enjoy our wonderful weather while hiking, cycling or during an airboat ride.

Whether you are visiting Central Florida’s Polk County or have lived here for more than a decade, discover the more than 50 places and activities that we think everyone should experience in Central Florida!

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May

21

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Show

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team hosts a free, monthly show-ski event at Lake Silver in…

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May

21

Polk Museum of Art

Docent-Led Tour at Polk Museum of Art

Visit Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College each on the 3rd Saturday of each month to…

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May

21

LEGO NINJAGO Days

LEGO NINJAGO Days

Kids join their favorite heroes and "become a ninja" during LEGO NINJAGO Days at LEGOLAND…

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May

21

cowboy on a bull during Saturday Night Rodeo at Westgate River Ranch Resort

Saturday Night Rodeo

Yee-haw! 8 seconds may not seem like a long time, but when you're watching a…

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Jun

03

First Friday

Lakeland First Friday

First Friday in Lakeland on June 3rd will feature Visit Central Florida and the amazing…

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Oct

21

IWWF World Water Ski Show Tournament

IWWF World Water Ski Show Tournament

Serving as the capstone event for the 100th Anniversary of Water Ski, the 2022 IWWF…

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vendor at Camp Mack's Chili Cook Off

Aug 13

Fairs & Festivals

Fire on the Lake Chili Cook-Off

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Guests in a gallery viewing works from the Highwaymen Exhibition

Feb 12 — May 22

Arts & Culture

The Art of the Highwaymen Exhibition

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LEGO NINJAGO Days->->2022-05-22

May 22

Family Fun

LEGO NINJAGO Days

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exterior of Polk County's Welcome Center in Davenport, FL. Visit Central Florida logo on front of building. This location is our main Visitor Services location.

May 27

Family Fun

Free Friday at the Welcome Center

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People and vendor tents along Kentucky Ave. in downtown Lakeland during Downtown Farmers Curb Market on Saturday morning.

May 28

Fairs & Festivals

Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market

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cowboy on a bull during Saturday Night Rodeo at Westgate River Ranch Resort

May 28

Family Fun

Saturday Night Rodeo

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Ritz Theatre

May 28

Entertainment

Out of the Box Improv

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Mermaid Emily under water, who will attend Balmoral Family Foam Party

May 29

Family Fun

Balmoral Water Park Family Foam Party

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