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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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Get Ready for Great Events This Fall in Central Florida

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by

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

If your head is spinning in disbelief over how fast summer has slipped away, you’re not alone. Crossing Labor Day off the calendar signals the return of popular fall festivals and events across Polk County. But before autumn rolls in, those who hunger for fall’s cooler temperatures can feed their stomachs instead at Food Truck […]

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AirVenture Provides Opportunity to Distribute SUN ‘n FUN Brochure

Posted on September 9th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Uncategorized

Joni Allen worked with the local accommodations industry to create the 2015 SUN ‘n FUN Friendly Accommodations brochure. Thirty-one Polk County hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and vacation rental home / condo property management companies participated in the new brochure and are offering special rates for the next SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In and Expo (April […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 8th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 8-16, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club at Polk County History Center Date: Tuesday, September 9 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The book club at the Polk County History Center meets on the first and second Tuesdays monthly. – The next book […]

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Dog Day at Bok Tower Gardens Benefits Polk Humane Society

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Nature, Upcoming

Bok Tower Gardens is once again going to the dogs for a good cause on Saturday, September 6 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with special activities 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Gardens’ Dog Day of Summer event.  The event is sponsored in part by Veterinary Healthcare Associates of Winter Haven and the […]

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LEGOLAND® FLORIDA Resort Introduces New Experience

Posted on September 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions

LEGOLAND Florida Resort unveils ‘cool’ way for guests to meet their favorite characters in unique one-on-one experience LEGOLAND ® Florida Resort has introduced a new unique and interactive way for guests to meet and mingle with their favorite LEGO ® characters, titled Buddy’s Character Corner! Based in the historic Magnolia Mansion inside the Fun Town […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 1st, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 1-9, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club at Polk County History Center Date: Tuesday, September 2 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The book club at the Polk County History Center meets on the first and second Tuesdays monthly. – The […]

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Free Travel Marketing Presentation in Auburndale September 9th

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by

Categories: Event, Upcoming

Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) will host a travel marketing presentation and luncheon at 11:30 am on Tuesday, September 9, featuring guest speakers Rodney Levy and Rosemarie Young of Reserve Direct. Mr. Levy, the Director of Business Development for Reserve Direct, and Ms. Young, a Market Manager, have more than 25 years combined […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Lavender N’ Lace Tearoom

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General

Whoever believes tea parties are only for children has not been to Lavender N’ Lace Tearoom in Lake Alfred, Florida. This enchanting tearoom offers both the young and the young at heart a true tea party experience. Step into the refreshing cottage through the picturesque outdoor patio, and delve into delightful options of soups, salads, […]

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