Events in Central Florida

Events

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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Jul

19

Detroit Tigers Spring Training

Lakeland Flying Tigers

Catch a Lakeland Flying Tigers game in Lakeland. They are the single-A affiliate of the…

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Jul

19

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Polk County Burger Week

Polk County Burger Week will feature specials on classic cheeseburgers & inventive gourmet creations at…

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Jul

20

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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Jul

25

Save at Bok Tower Gardens

Wawa Summer Fun Day at Bok Tower

Enjoy FREE admission to Bok Tower Gardens on this day. Guests must pre-register to attend!

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Aug

02

First Friday

Lakeland First Friday

Downtown shops and restaurants will be open late. Don’t miss the Makers Market, featuring local…

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Crenshaw canopy walk at Bonnet Springs Park

Jul 17

Summer Naturalist at Bonnet Springs Park

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Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy

Jul 18 — Jul 20

Edgar Allan Poe Cocktail Experience

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Detroit Tigers Spring Training

Jul 19 — Sep 08

Lakeland Flying Tigers

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3 burgers stacked on each other with burger week flag

Jul 19 — Jul 28

Polk County Burger Week

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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.

Jul 19

Friday Flicks at the Welcome Center

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Just another beautiful day at the Polk County History Center.????️????: Polk County History Center in Bartow, FL????: @pangpond_ntk

Jul 20

Polk County History Center Architectural Tour

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

Jul 20

Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market

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Easter egg radishes at Winter Haven Farmers Market

Jul 20

Winter Haven Farmers Market

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

Jul 20

Saturday Night Rodeo

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Crenshaw canopy walk at Bonnet Springs Park

Jul 20

Summer Naturalist at Bonnet Springs Park

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