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“Pig Out” During Central Florida’s Barbeque Festival Season

Posted on January 13th, 2015 by

Categories: Dining, Event, Upcoming

A new year signals the return of barbeque festivals to Central Florida’s Polk County. You’ll find several opportunities to experience mouthwatering barbeque at popular annual competitions such as the Lakeland PigFest, Smoke on the Water and Ribs on the Ridge; which are coming up in January and February. Bring your appetite, as many of the […]

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Tourism Office to Host Social Media Marketing Presentation on January 15

Posted on January 8th, 2015 by

Categories: Event, Upcoming

Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) will hold its next Tourist Development Council (TDC) Marketing Committee Meeting on Thursday, January 15, featuring a presentation on social media marketing. Kevin McNulty, President and CEO of NetWeave Social Networking, specializes in social media marketing and will speak about upcoming trends in that field for 2015. Mr. […]

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2015 Detroit Tigers Spring Training Home Tickets Available Saturday

Posted on January 7th, 2015 by

Categories: Event, Sports, Upcoming

79th Season at TigerTown in Lakeland Highlighted by Visits from Yankees, Rays, Orioles and Blue Jays Individual tickets for Detroit Tigers Spring Training home games will go on sale Saturday, January 10th at 10:00 a.m. at the Joker Marchant Stadium box office.  The box office is located at 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd.  Tickets may also […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on January 5th, 2015 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JANUARY 5-13, 2015 Find a complete listing January and February events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club Date: Tuesday, January 6 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The book club meets on the first and second Tuesdays of each month for book discussion. – The upcoming Book Club discussion will […]

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30 Central Florida Events to Attend in 2015

Posted on December 30th, 2014 by

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

The new year is upon us, and it’s the time of the year when we are all making our new year resolutions. Make a resolution to get out and explore some of the great events that Central Florida has to offer, whether you are a resident or are planning a visit in 2015. Here are 30 […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on December 29th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA DECEMBER 29, 2014-January 6, 2015 Find a complete listing December and January events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Guys and Dolls Date: Monday, December 29 Venue: The Lakeland Center – This oddball romantic comedy, considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to […]

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January Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on December 23rd, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Upcoming

EXHIBITIONS Revival: Paintings by Gabrielle Wu Lee December 13-March 14 The late Chinese-American artist Gabrielle Wu Lee described her paintings as works of “dynamic expressionism.” Her works beautifully meld Eastern traditions and modern Western aesthetics into emotionally charged renderings of the power of nature in transition. To Lee, seasonal change, dusk, dawn, and the rise […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA DECEMBER 22-30, 2014 Find a complete listing December and January events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Historic Lake Mirror Tour Date: Tuesday, December 23 Venue: Downtown Lakeland – Join the monthly walking tour to learn about the history of Downtown Lakeland and how the Loggia came about. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Florida Flywheelers’ Christmas in the Village

Posted on December 18th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General

This season, I embarked upon a holiday event that was a new experience for me. Out in the remote backwoods of Polk County, between Frostproof and Fort Meade, is the home of the Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club. This non-profit club began in 1972 and is made up of members who share the combined interest […]

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2015 Golfweek List: Streamsong Red and Blue Among Top Resort Courses

Posted on December 16th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Sports

Streamsong’s critically-acclaimed courses rank near the top for 2nd consecutive year. For the second consecutive year, Streamsong Resort’s two courses, Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue, have been named to Golfweek’s list of Best Resort Courses for 2015, adding to the resort’s growing list of accolades. In only its second year of operation, Streamsong Red was ranked […]

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