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Tourism Website Sees Huge Increase in Traffic, Sparked by July 4 Fireworks & Events

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by

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PCTSM’s tourism website, www.VisitCentralFlorida.org, saw a tremendous increase in traffic on July 3 and 4, by visitors to the site searching for information on July 4th celebrations and events. Traffic for the two days increased 235% over the average daily traffic in July. This record volume was the result of a great deal of work […]

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Polk Museum of Art Announces 2014-15 Major Exhibitions and Events

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, General, Upcoming

Polk Museum of Art has announced its calendar of major exhibitions and events for the upcoming year. Information on all may be found at www.PolkMuseumofArt.org. MAJOR EXHIBITIONS Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast Through September 13 On loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La., this exhibition is a photographic […]

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Reserve a Room at LEGOLAND® Florida’s New Resort

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Upcoming

LEGOLAND® FLORIDA RESORT is offering guests a chance to book their spot in history! Reservations now being accepted for the new LEGOLAND® Hotel, opening Summer 2015 It’s less than one year before LEGOLAND® Florida Resort opens the doors to its new LEGOLAND® Hotel, and the window is now officially open for guests to book their […]

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Polk County Visitor Center will Host a Seasonal Farmers Market on Thursdays

Posted on August 12th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General, Nature, Shopping, Upcoming

Polk County’s official visitor information center, Polk Outpost 27, will host a weekly Farmers Market on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., beginning September 4 and running through May 28, 2015. The Farmers Market will be a new activity for Polk Outpost 27, and will offer local vendors the opportunity to share their produce […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Saigon Bistro

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General

Looking for something new? Located at the center of Lakeland’s Lakeside Village is Saigon Bistro, a casual Vietnamese restaurant that introduces patrons to an unfamiliar cuisine. Owners Kim and Hung Huynh have overcome numerous obstacles, to open a restaurant that highlights the enticing flavors of their homeland. Inside, the walls are decorated with black and […]

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Lake Wales Little Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season

Posted on August 6th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Event, General, Upcoming

Take a look at the Lake Wales Little Theatre’s 37th season below. 2014-2015 Season Princess Whatsername (Children’s Theatre) September 19 – 28, 2014 The story begins in the Misty Forest, where a girl is sleeping all alone.  But when she wakes, nothing looks familiar to her.  She can’t remember anything – not where she’s from, […]

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Top 15 Things To Do In Lake Alfred

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General, Nature, Shopping

Our Things To Do List’s continue with Lake Alfred. The city’s small-town feel makes it a great day-trip destination. Whether you’re looking to shop, eat, fish or hike, Lake Alfred has unique offerings for everyone. Decide to redecorate your living room and head over to Tela’s Fabrics, a high-end fabric shop carrying materials for window […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JULY 21-29, 2014 Find a complete listing of July and August events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Historic Lake Mirror Tour Date: Tuesday, July 22 Venue: Downtown Lakeland – Learn about the horse and buggy of Downtown Lakeland in this free monthly walking tour. Moonlight with Moths at Circle B Date: Wednesday, July […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Fat Maggie’s

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Categories: Dining, General

Looking for an authentic dining experience? Discover a hidden gem nestled inside Lakeland’s historic Dixieland community at Fat Maggie’s located on Dixieland Mall Lane.   Dustin Olson, along with wife Heather Olson and long-time pal Kevin Berry fulfilled their dream when they opened Fat Maggie’s in December of 2012. A decade of drawing inspiration from […]

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Running Shoes and Brews (or Coffee)

Posted on July 16th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Sports

In June, FitNiche and Red Door Wine Market were recognized on runnersworld.com as one of the 11 Great Beer Running Groups in the United States. Since we’ve been in the mood to make lists, here’s a list of weekly pub, wine bar, and coffee house runs throughout Polk County. Tuesday Night Location: Red Door Wine […]

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