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Bok Tower Gardens Breaks Ground October 24 with Largest Expansion in 85-Year History

Posted on October 21st, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Nature, Upcoming

The Board of Directors and executive staff of Bok Tower Gardens is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, October 24 at 11:00 a.m., representing the start of the largest garden expansion in the 85-year history of the National Historic Landmark. In February of this year, the Gardens announced the public phase of a $12 million […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on October 20th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA OCTBER 20-28, 2014 Find a complete listing of October and November events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Lunch & Learn Lecture Series Date: Tuesday, October 21 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The museum invites guests to bring lunch and listen to a guest speaker on the third Tuesday every month. – October’s […]

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New Farmers Market at Polk Outpost 27 Visitor Center Boosts Daily Visitation

Posted on October 14th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General, Nature, Shopping

The new Farmers Market being held on Thursday’s at Polk Outpost 27 (Polk County’s Official Visitor Information Center) in Davenport has resulted in heightened visitation for the center. The seasonal farmers market began on Thursday, September 4 and will continue there every Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., through May 2015. Visitor attendance at […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on October 13th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA OCTBER 13-21, 2014 Find a complete listing of October and November events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Quilts and Tea Festival Preview Date: Monday, October 13 – Saturday, October 18 Venue: Polk Outpost 27, Davenport – Polk Outpost 27 will host a preview of Davenport’s 12th Quilts and Tea Festival and Vintage Marketplace. Book […]

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Halloween Events and Autumn Festivals in Polk County This October

Posted on October 7th, 2014 by

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

Halloween events are popping up across the county this month. We’ve compiled a list of these seasonal events, so you won’t miss out on the festive fun! Find each event arranged below by date in one of two categories: Halloween Fun or Fall Festival Delight. Halloween Fun Brick or Treat Weekends When? Saturdays & Sundays through […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on October 6th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA OCTBER 6-14, 2014 Find a complete listing of October and November events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club Date: Tuesday, October 7 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – This monthly book club meets on the first and second Tuesdays of each month for a book discussion. – […]

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Lake Mirror Park Designated as One of 10 Great Public Spaces in US

Posted on October 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: General, Nature

Lake Mirror Park in Lakeland, Florida Designated as One of 10 Great Public Spaces in America by the American Planning Association APA Recognizes 30 Great Places in America The American Planning Association (APA) announced that Lake Mirror Park in Lakeland, Florida has earned the designation as one of the 10 Great Public Spaces for 2014. Each […]

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Top 20 Things To Do In Lake Wales

Posted on October 1st, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Nature, Shopping

Our Things To Do List’s continue with Lake Wales. Known as the “Crown Jewel of the Ridge,” Lake Wales is a wonderful little town bursting with pride, and for good reason. Explore Bok Tower Gardens, a national historic landmark, and enjoy lunch at the Blue Palmetto Café as well as an afternoon carillon concert. Go […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 29-Octber 7, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. National Parks of America Tour-Trip Preview Date: Tuesday, September 30 Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales – Join Bok Tower Gardens in the Visitor Center’s Magnolia Room on Tuesday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. to hear […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Alligator Cove Nature Airboat Tours

Posted on September 25th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Nature

Do you know what spatterdock is or what makes an Anhinga bird different than others? Needless to say, I didn’t know the answers until I took a seat on an Alligator Cove airboat tour at Camp Mack in Lake Wales. Captain Andy Denton was not only exceptionally knowledgeable about the wildlife, plant life and history […]

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