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Posted on January 19th, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Event, General, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JANUARY 19-28, 2015 Find a complete listing January and February events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org.   TUESDAY, JANUARY 20 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Learn Lecture Series at Polk County History Center * Bartow – The museum invites guests to bring lunch and listen to a guest speaker on […]

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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Sets Opening for LEGOLAND® Hotel and Announces New Land

Posted on January 16th, 2015 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Upcoming

LEGOLAND® Hotel at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is officially opening May 15, 2015! The announcement came today from General Manager of LEGOLAND Hotel, Kevin Carr, during a press event at the Hotel site, located just steps away from the theme park entrance. LEGOLAND Florida Resort General Manager Adrian Jones also announced Heartlake City, the newest land […]

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Local Visitor Center Provides Convenience and Savings when Purchasing Attraction Tickets

Posted on January 14th, 2015 by

Categories: Attractions, General

Polk County’s official visitor information center in Davenport is one of the best places in Polk County to purchase Central Florida attraction tickets for both discounts and convenience.

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Arts, Culture & Heritage Event Sponsorship Applications Now Being Accepted

Posted on January 14th, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, General

Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) announced today that the application process for fiscal year 2015-2016 arts, cultural and heritage event sponsorship is now open (covering events taking place October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016). The sponsorship application period closes on Thursday, April 30, 2015, and all completed applications must be received at […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on January 12th, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Event, General

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JANUARY 12-20, 2015 Find a complete listing January and February events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org.   Book Club Date: Tuesday, January 13 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 […]

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Record Year for Polk County Tourism Tax Collections

Posted on January 8th, 2015 by

Categories: General

First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 Numbers Reflect a Continuance of the Record Pace Fiscal year 2013-14 tourism tax collections increased 12% over 2012-13 collections, setting a new record of tourism taxes collected in a year. Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing’s 2014 fiscal year tourism tax collections totaled more than $7.7 million, continuing a […]

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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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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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Local Favorites Highlights the 20th Anniversary Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General

The holidays have arrived, and what better way to celebrate than at Bok Tower Gardens and their 20th Anniversary Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate? This annual experience is a tradition to many and can be found in Central Florida’s own Lake Wales. The historic Pinewood Estate found on the grounds of Bok Tower Gardens […]

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