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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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TOP EVENTS

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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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Holidays at LEGOLAND celebration with Santa

Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida

Weekends, through December 31, Celebrate your holidays the LEGOLAND® way.

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Exterior of 3-story Wonder House in Bartow, FL

Wonder House Christmas Tours

Weekend Christmas tours offered at The Wonder House, a 5,700-sqr. ft. historic home in Bartow.…

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Lakeland Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble wearing masks during performance in photo for Kingdom of Sweets

Carol Symphony at Polk Theatre

Hely-Hutchinson's classic Carol Symphony, with evening and matinee performances

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Dec

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Carillon Tower at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales

Ring the Holidays Concert

Ring in the holidays at Bok Tower Gardens with an evening jazz concert with the…

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pints of beer at Grove Roots Brewing Co. in Winter Haven, FL

Winter Haven Happy Hour Tour

Get ready to enjoy tasty drinks and appetizers from various Winter Haven restaurants and bars…

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The Sugar Plum Fairy

The Nutcracker at Polk Theatre

The Russian Ballet Orlando and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra present this seasonal favorite at Polk…

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Dec

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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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BROWSE EVENTS

The New Normal Painting

Aug 21 — Dec 26

Arts & Culture

Hindsight 2020: A Year Later

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Polk County History Center Festival of Wreaths

Nov 12 — Dec 16

Arts & Culture

Festival of Wreaths at Polk County History Center

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Startlight Nights logo Main Street Winter Haven

Nov 24 — Jan 06

Family Fun

Starlight Nights Downtown

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12 Days of Christmas Social Media Meme

Dec 01 — Dec 12

Family Fun

12 Days of Christmas with Daily Giveaways

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2019 Orange Blossom Revue, Photo by: Greenprint Photography

Dec 03 — Dec 04

Arts & Culture

Orange Blossom Revue

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Christmas Lights outside a House in Central Florida

Dec 03 — Dec 04

Family Fun

Night of Lights Drive-Thru Event

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People looking at cars during Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show at SUN 'n FUN in Lakeland, FL

Dec 03 — Dec 04

Aviation

Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show

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Dec 03 — Dec 05

Arts & Culture

Small But Mighty Musicals Series

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