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Fourth of July Events in Central Florida

Posted on June 23rd, 2015 by

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Get ready for plenty of family-friendly fun in Polk County this July 4th! Join us in the celebration and remembrance of those who risked their lives for our freedom. Beginning Friday, July 3 and lasting through the night of Saturday, July 4, you will find Independence Day celebrations for everyone going on throughout the county. […]

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We’re Celebrating BIG – Polk’s Monthly Tourism Tax Collections Surpass $1 Million Mark for the First Time in History!

Posted on June 17th, 2015 by

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Following on the heels of a record setting fiscal year in 2014, Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) is proud to share a new milestone. For the first time, tourism tax collections in Polk County eclipsed the $1 million mark in a single month, with PCTSM recording $1,152,195 in tourism taxes from sales in […]

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Celebrate the Game of Golf at Streamsong Resort this Summer

Posted on June 16th, 2015 by

Categories: Accommodations, General, Sports

Experience 36-Holes of Critically-Acclaimed Golf and More With Exclusive Package Honoring the U.S. Open This year’s U.S. Open (June 15-21) will be hosted by Chambers Bay, ranked the “#1 Public Golf Course in Washington state.” In honor of this storied event, Streamsong Resort — home to the “Best Public Golf Courses in Florida” — will […]

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Bok Tower Gardens is Hosting their 3rd Annual Pink Day this Weekend

Posted on June 16th, 2015 by

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Bok Tower Gardens 3rd Annual Pink Day June 20 Celebrates Survivors, Raises Money for Breast Cancer Research Bok Tower Gardens once again celebrates survivors, raises money for breast cancer research, and shares the love of gardening during its 3rd annual Pink Day event on Saturday, June 20 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Fifty percent […]

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Soaking up the Local Culture

Posted on June 15th, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Event, General, Sports, Uncategorized, Upcoming

  THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA June 15 – June 24 Find a complete listing for June and July events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. This Week’s Events TUESDAY, JUNE 16 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Learn Lecture Series at Polk County History Center · Bartow -The museum invites guests to […]

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Plan to Horse Around Heartlake City at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Later this Month

Posted on June 8th, 2015 by

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In honor of National Best Friends Day on June 8, kids share what it means to be a friend and get the chance to be among the first to experience Mia’s Riding Adventure at Heartlake City. LEGOLAND® Florida Resort will open its newest land, Heartlake City, on June 26. The theme park’s newest expansion is […]

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River Ranch Celebrates International Glamping Weekend in June

Posted on May 21st, 2015 by

Categories: Accommodations, General

In honor of International Glamping Weekend, June 6-7, Westgate River Ranch is offering a special glamping vacation package through June to encourage people try glamping. International Glamping Weekend is a weekend designated to celebrate glamping’s exciting blend of traditional outdoor camping with the glamour of hotel amenities. To join in on the celebration, Westgate River […]

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Polk County Tourism Tax Collections Hit Record Mark

Posted on May 18th, 2015 by

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March Numbers Surpass $1 Million for the First Time in History For the first time, tourism tax collections in Polk County have eclipsed the $1 million mark in a single month, with Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing recording $1,152,195 in tourism taxes collected in March. The March 2015 tourism tax collections reflect a 17.8% […]

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Soaking up the Local Culture

Posted on April 6th, 2015 by

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA APRIL 6 – 15 Find a complete listing for April and May events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. This Week’s Events TUESDAY, APRIL 7 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Book Club at Polk County History Center · Bartow – The Polk County History Center hosts a book club […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on March 30th, 2015 by

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA MARCH 30 – APRIL 8 Find a complete listing for April and May events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. MONDAY, MARCH 30 1:05 PM – 3:00 PM Detroit Tigers Spring Training · Lakeland – The 2015 spring season marks the Tigers 79th season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, extending the […]

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