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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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Jun

25

The Three Faunesses at the Rodin Exhibition at Polk Museum of art

Rodin Exhibition at Polk Museum of Art

Running from June through September, the Rodin exhibition at Polk Museum of Art brings one…

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Aug

20

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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Aug

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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Sep

01

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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Sep

03

mom and daughter at firefighter activity during Heroes Weekend at LEGOLAND Resort in Winter Haven, FL

Heroes Weekend at LEGOLAND Florida

During Heroes Weekend, families can meet LEGO® Doctor Max and LEGO Policeman, see firefighter stilt…

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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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The Three Faunesses at the Rodin Exhibition at Polk Museum of art

Jun 25 — Oct 30

Arts & Culture

Rodin Exhibition at Polk Museum of Art

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Aug 18

Arts & Culture

Lake Wales 3rd Thursday Market

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Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team

Aug 20

Family Fun

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Show

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

Aug 20

Family Fun

Saturday Night Rodeo

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Bartow Public Library exterior

Aug 25

Music

Bartow Summer Music Series

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

Aug 27

Family Fun

Saturday Night Rodeo

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Save at Bok Tower Gardens

Sep 01

Family Fun

Wawa Summer Fun Day at Bok Tower

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First Friday

Sep 02

Fairs & Festivals

Lakeland First Friday

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