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October Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Upcoming

EXHIBITIONS Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of the American Automobile Through December 6 This exhibition showcases the beauty and ingenuity of American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling, through more than 100 drawings from the collection of Frederick A. Sharf. An eclectic mix of […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Event, Nature, Shopping, Sports, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 29-Octber 7, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. National Parks of America Tour-Trip Preview Date: Tuesday, September 30 Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales – Join Bok Tower Gardens in the Visitor Center’s Magnolia Room on Tuesday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. to hear […]

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ZombieFest Creeps into Downtown Lakeland

Posted on September 26th, 2014 by

Categories: Event, Upcoming

ZombieFest: Unearthed 2014 is in its third year, and promises enough fun to awaken the dead…and the undead. Egyptians, step aside. It’s time to walk like a zombie. ZombieFest: Unearthed 2014 creeps into Downtown Lakeland on October 11, and promises a frighteningly good time for people of all ages. This year’s headlining sponsor is Monochrome […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Alligator Cove Nature Airboat Tours

Posted on September 25th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Nature

Do you know what spatterdock is or what makes an Anhinga bird different than others? Needless to say, I didn’t know the answers until I took a seat on an Alligator Cove airboat tour at Camp Mack in Lake Wales. Captain Andy Denton was not only exceptionally knowledgeable about the wildlife, plant life and history […]

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New Hours at Polk County Visitor Center

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Upcoming

Polk County’s official visitor information center, Polk Outpost 27, will change its hours of operation on October 1, when the center begins opening at 8 am and closing at 5 pm, one hour earlier in both the morning and evening.  Currently the center is open from 9 am to 6 pm. Polk Outpost 27 has […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Event, Nature, Shopping, Sports, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 22-30, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Historic Lake Mirror Tour Date: Tuesday, September 23 Venue: Downtown Lakeland – Join this walking tour the fourth Tuesday monthly to learn about the history of Downtown Lakeland. Celebrate Take a Child Outside Week Date: Wednesday, September 24 – […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Drica’s Favorites Specialty Coffee Boutique

Posted on September 18th, 2014 by

Categories: Dining

If you’ve been around Lakeland recently, you have probably spotted the yellow Drica’s Favorites food truck parked at different locations throughout the city. We had the opportunity to chat with Drica’s Favorites Specialty Coffee Boutique owner Adriana Mellas. For those who don’t know, Drica’s Favorites offers freshly roasted coffee, handcrafted espresso beverages and homemade delicacies. […]

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Celebrate Halloween at LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s Brick-or-Treat

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Upcoming

Guests will invade LEGOLAND® Florida Resort during its kid-friendly Halloween celebration of Brick-or-Treat presented by Wells Fargo this Fall.  This spooky event takes place weekends in October, and features trick-or-treating along the brick-or-treat trail, super brick build activities, the largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern in the world, Halloween entertainment and an all-kids costume contest with brick-tastic prizes! […]

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Polk Outpost 27 Surpasses $1 Million in Attraction Ticket Sales

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Uncategorized

Polk Outpost 27 (Polk County’s Official Visitor Information Center) has sold more than $1 million in Attraction Tickets through early August, eclipsing the stellar sales numbers of last fiscal year, 2012-13. Nearly a quarter of the tickets sold were for LEGOLAND Florida. Visitation numbers at the center in August were greater than anticipated. Polk Outpost […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Event, Nature, Shopping, Sports, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 15-23, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. AFI Annual Community Recognition Dinner & Silent Auction Date: Tuesday, September 16 Venue: The Lakeland Center – On Tuesday, September 16th, Alliance For Independence will celebrate 60 years of serving adults with developmental disabilities in Polk County with […]

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