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Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA AUGUST 18-26, 2014 Find a complete listing of August and September events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Lunch & Learn Lecture Series Date: Tuesday, August 19 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – Rick Kilby will present, “Finding the Fountain of Youth: Discovering Florida’s Magical Waters.” – Learn about the legacy of Ponce de […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA AUGUST 4-12, 2014 Find a complete listing of August and September events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club at Polk County History Center Date: Tuesday, August 5 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The book club at the Polk County History Center meets on the first and […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JULY 28-August 5, 2014 Find a complete listing of July and August events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Extension Centennial Lunch and Learns Date: Wednesday, July 30 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – UF/IFAS Extension Polk County will host its next open lunch-and-learn at the Bartow History Center and will discuss “Getting […]

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PCTSM Director Featured on Panel at the Florida Attractions Association Conference

Posted on July 15th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Uncategorized

PCTSM Executive Director Mark Jackson was selected to participate as a session panelist during the 2014 Florida Attractions Association (FAA) Annual Conference held earlier this month in St. Augustine. In a panel moderated by Robert Skrob, Executive Director of the Florida Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (FADMO), Jackson joined industry peers for an engaging discussion […]

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Sponsorship Applications for Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding Now Being Accepted

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Uncategorized

A supplemental application process for fiscal year 2014-2015 arts, cultural and heritage event sponsorships is now open (covering events taking place October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015). In addition to the original sponsorship application period, which was held in January, the Tourist Development Council (TDC) has opened up a supplemental application period for new […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JULY 7-15, 2014 Find a complete listing of July and August events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club at Polk County History Center Date: Tuesday, July 8 Venue:  Polk County History Center, Bartow – Join the Polk County History Center on the first and second Tuesday monthly for […]

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Iconic Chalet Suzanne To Close August 4

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General, Uncategorized

August 4 will be a sad day for tourism in Polk County, with the announcement that an iconic property like Chalet Suzanne will close its doors. With a long and storied history, Chalet Suzanne has been part of Polk County’s tourism fabric for more than 80 years, being owned and operated by four generations of […]

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Westgate River Ranch Offers All-Inclusive Glamping Experience Sweepstakes

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Florida guest ranch blends Florida cowboy history with upscale camping accommodations for unique vacation experience The first resort to introduce the concept of glamping (glamorous camping) to Florida, Westgate River Ranch is now offering a sweepstakes for an all-inclusive glamping vacation. Sweepstakes winners will satisfy a craving for the outdoors in the comfort of a […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on June 30th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JUNE 30- JULY 8, 2014 Find a complete listing of June and July events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Red, White & Kaboom Date: Thursday, July 3 Venue:  Lake Mirror, Lakeland – Celebrate the fourth of July downtown at Lakeland’s annual “Red, White &  Kaboom” event where you’ll find live music from D.A. Smith & […]

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Photography of the Gulf Coast at PMoA

Posted on June 18th, 2014 by

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Polk Museum of Art proudly welcomes an exhibition of black-and-white photography by nationally recognized photographer and author Richard Sexton. The exhibition, “Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast,” is on loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La. The photographs will be on view from June 21 through September 13. Latin […]

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