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Lakeland will Host Florida Military Order of the Purple Heart State Convention in 2016

Posted on July 10th, 2015 by

Categories: General

Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) has successfully recruited the Florida Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) State Convention to Polk County in 2016. The convention will be held at Lakeland’s Hilton Garden Inn from June 1 – 5, 2016. PCTSM, the Lakeland Chamber’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Polk County’s Veteran […]

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Talented Cast of Locals Star in Murder Mystery Dinner at The Ritz on Central

Posted on July 7th, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Event

Sometime between an office encounter with an aspiring actress and scene two, fictional TV station owner Norman Sneer meets an untimely death. Of course, none of it’s real. It’s all staged and part of the fun of a murder mystery dinner theater production set for Sunday, July 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the historic Ritz […]

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Soaking up the Local Culture

Posted on July 6th, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Event, Music, Shopping, Sports, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA June 6 – July 15 Find a complete listing for July and August events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. This Week’s Events TUESDAY, JULY 7 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Timeout Tuesday · Auburndale -The City of Auburndale Parks and Recreation Department wants you to take a time […]

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Celebrate the British Open at Streamsong Resort in July

Posted on July 1st, 2015 by

Categories: Accommodations, Sports

This year’s British Open (July 13-19) will return to the Old Course at St. Andrews Links, the oldest and most iconic links golf course in the world. Across the pond, Streamsong Resort is marking this legendary event with the Celebrate the Game of Golf – Scotland package, which will give guests a chance to enjoy […]

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Soaking up the Local Culture

Posted on June 29th, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Event, Music, Sports, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA June 29 – July 8 Find a complete listing for July and August events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. This Week’s Events MONDAY, JUNE 29 – TUESDAY, JUNE 30 Lakeland Flying Tigers · Lakeland – Lakeland Flying Tigers is celebrating their 50th season of baseball. Join them for […]

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Ring Around the Ponies: LEGOLAND Florida Resort Just Got a Bit Cuter

Posted on June 25th, 2015 by

Categories: Attractions, Upcoming

A day ahead of its official opening, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort offered media an exclusive preview of its newest land, LEGO® Friends Heartlake City. The theme park’s newest expansion is based on the popular LEGO® Friends product line and is closely modeled after the five LEGO Friends characters: Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea. Heartlake City […]

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July Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on June 25th, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Event

EXHIBITIONS Destinations in Painting: The Kasten Collection July 7-December 6 Alex and Barbara Kasten have been collecting art for decades. This exhibition celebrates one of their most cherished collecting focuses: 19th-century academic painting. These 33 works of art, dating from the 1860s to the 1920s, represent the breadth of the Kasten Collection and offer audiences […]

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Fourth of July Events in Central Florida

Posted on June 23rd, 2015 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General, Upcoming

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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Soaking up the Local Culture

Posted on June 22nd, 2015 by

Categories: Event, Music, Shopping, Sports, Uncategorized, Upcoming

  THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA June 22 – July 1 Find a complete listing for July and August events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. This Week’s Events MONDAY, JUNE 22 – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 Lakeland Flying Tigers · Lakeland – Lakeland Flying Tigers is celebrating their 50th season of baseball. Join them […]

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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

Categories: General

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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