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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Jan

27

Lakeland PigFest

Lakeland Pigfest

Annual 2-day BBQ festival at SUN 'n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland.

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Jan

28

Family taking selfie at the lagoon during LEGOLAND Piratefest Weekend

PirateFest Weekends at LEGOLAND Florida

See LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s Brickbeard’s Watersports Stunt Show during PirateFest Weekends.

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Jan

28

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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Jan

28

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Caturday Kitten Cuddle & Adoption Event

$5 donation for 5 minutes of kitten cuddling at Central Florida’s Welcome Center.

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Feb

11

Spring Training Lead-Off event

Spring Training Day Lead-Off

Central Florida's Welcome Center celebrates Spring Training with prize giveaways, attraction ticket specials and more.

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Feb

16

Lady being poured wine at Taste of Winter Haven event

Taste of Winter Haven

Taste of Winter Haven is an evening event focused on giving the community an opportunity…

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Feb

22

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Tiger BBQ

Join us in welcoming back our Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium with…

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Feb

25

Publix Field view

Detroit Tigers Spring Training

Catch at Detroit Tigers Spring Training game in Lakeland this March.

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Mar

28

The skies over Central Florida will be pretty busy this weekend!⁠.⁠This Friday and Saturday, make plans to enjoy aircraft displays, a car show, and so much more, during the @SunnFun_FlyIn Holiday Flying Festival.⁠.⁠What to expect:⁠🛬 - Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) Competition⁠🏃‍♂️ - 5K Airport Run (Saturday)⁠🎈 - Hot Air Balloon Glow (Friday Evening) and Launch (Saturday Morning)⁠🎅 - Santa will arrive in a Stearman (Noon on Saturday)⁠🛍️ - More than 50 exhibitors⁠🥨 - Food Vendors⁠🛩️ - Airplane Displays⁠🚗 - Car Show⁠🛫 - Friday Evening and Saturday Airshows, featuring the F35 Lightening II & F-16 Viper demo teams⁠.⁠Times:⁠Friday, December 4th, Gate Opens at 8a⁠Saturday, December 5th, Gate Opens at 7a⁠.⁠Click the link in our bio to learn more.⁠.⁠.⁠.⁠#SunnFun #AirShow #STOL #STOLCompetition #HotAirBalloon #BalloonGlow #SunnFunHolidayFlyingFestival #Aircraft #CarShow #Aviation #avgeek #flying #airplane #SNF #SNF20 #ramplife #LoveFL #VisitCentralFL

SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo

SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is one of the world's largest annual aviation events. This…

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Museum Exterior

Dec 17 — Mar 31

Arts & Culture

Edward Hopper and Guy Pene du Bois Exhibit

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Jan 26

Fairs & Festivals

The Market at the Welcome Center

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Lakeland PigFest

Jan 27 — Jan 28

Exhibit

Lakeland Pigfest

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Family taking selfie at the lagoon during LEGOLAND Piratefest Weekend

Jan 28

Family Fun

PirateFest Weekends at LEGOLAND Florida

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

Jan 28

Family Fun

Saturday Night Rodeo

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Easter egg radishes at Winter Haven Farmers Market

Jan 28

Fairs & Festivals

Winter Haven Farmers Market

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

Jan 28

Fairs & Festivals

Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market

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Kittens looking at Laptop

Jan 28

Fairs & Festivals

Caturday Kitten Cuddle & Adoption Event

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