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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Lina Greco's weekend getaway with a stop to Bok Tower Gardens

Spring Bloom at Bok Tower Gardens

Spring Bloom is the most colorful time of the year at Bok Tower Gardens as…

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Feb

24

Publix Field view

Detroit Tigers Spring Training

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

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Mar

01

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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Mar

02

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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Mar

02

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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Lina Greco's weekend getaway with a stop to Bok Tower Gardens

Feb 01 — Apr 30

Spring Bloom at Bok Tower Gardens

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Publix Field view

Feb 24 — Mar 24

Detroit Tigers Spring Training

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couple shopping for produce at Visitor Services flea and farmers market in Davenport, FL

Feb 29

The Market at the Welcome Center

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First Friday

Mar 01

Lakeland First Friday

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Downtown Winter Haven street

Mar 01

Winter Haven First Friday

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cyclists in downtown Bartow, FL during Bloomin Bike Ride

Mar 02

Bloomin’ Bike Ride

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Girl having her face painted in Downtown Winter Haven

Mar 02

Winter Haven Community Fest

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Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team

Mar 02

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Show

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

Mar 02

Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market

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Easter egg radishes at Winter Haven Farmers Market

Mar 02

Winter Haven Farmers Market

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