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Polk County’s Tourism Office to Host Events to Celebrate National Tourism Week, May 5 – 9, 2014

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) will celebrate National Tourism Week with a number of activities the week of May 5 – 9, 2014. The first full week of May is recognized annually as National Travel and Tourism Week. Plans are still in progress so PCTSM wants tourism officials and residents to make note […]

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Submit Your Polk Heritage Photographs into the ‘Picture Polk History’ Contest

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, General, Uncategorized

Share your favorite heritage site in Polk County in the Picture Polk History photo contest. Explore Polk County’s “sense of place” by capturing distinctive images of our unique historic buildings, places, and events. Photographs must feature a museum, monument, historic building, cemetery or a local festival that is listed on the Polk County Heritage Trail. Interested participants can […]

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Lake Mirror Green Celebration to Honor Earth Day

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

Categories: Event, Nature, Uncategorized, Upcoming

LAKE MIRROR EVENT WILL FEATURE LIVE MUSIC & GREEN LIVING DISPLAYS On Friday, April 18th there will be a free Green Celebration in honor of Earth Day with a concert & showcase at the Lake Mirror Promenade from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. There will be live music from the Sofa Kings along with a variety of […]

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Polk’s Tourism Mobile Website Recognized Among the Best in the South

Posted on April 11th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized

The mobile website for Visit Central Florida, Polk County’s official destination sales and marketing organization, has been named one of the “South’s Best” by ConventionSouth Magazine. Polk County’s mobile site was honored as one of the best in the “second-tier destinations” category, which included destinations like Birmingham, AL; Knoxville, TN and Virginia Beach, VA. Categories […]

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Explorations V Children’s Museum to Host Annual Children’s Festival

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Upcoming

Explorations V Children’s Museum, located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown Lakeland, will host its annual Children’s Festival Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10am until 3pm. The festival will include art, science, music, woodworking, bounce house, entertainment and many other hands-on activities throughout nearby MunnPark. A bicycle give-away, nature show and “big wheel” vehicles […]

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Lorraine Potocki is April’s Featured Artist at The Loft Art Gallery

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Upcoming

Lorraine Potocki gets her inspiration from Florida’s winding rivers and quiet lakes lined with tall pines and overgrown palms and ferns. Her pastel, acrylic and oil paintings in styles from realistic to abstract will grace the walls of The Loft Art Gallery through the end of April. The show debuts during downtown Lakeland’s First Friday […]

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April Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on April 1st, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Upcoming

EXHIBITIONS Site Specifics: Works by Dan Gunderson & Barbara Sorensen March 22-June 8 This exhibition will include installations by two Central Florida artists, Dan Gunderson of Deland and Barbara Sorensen of Winter Park. Working collaboratively, these two artists will transform the Museum with their site-specific installations that will provide visitors an opportunity to experience art […]

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Choose the Winner of Visit Central Florida’s Tigers Spring Training Photo Contest

Posted on March 28th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Sports, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Tigers fans, Our Tigers Spring Training photo contest kicked off with the start of Spring Training in Lakeland and has winded down like the spring season. The next, and final, phase of the contest will begin on March 31 and continue through April 7. This next phase is the People’s Choice Award, which means we […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Britt’s Cafe

Posted on March 27th, 2014 by

Categories: Dining, General

Begin your morning with a quaint breakfast, kick of your afternoon with a delightful lunch or partake in a Friday Night Fish Fry at Britt’s Café located on Harden Boulevard in Lakeland. Don’t pass by this cozy corner restaurant without stepping in to order their delicious classic American cuisine with a bit of a bistro […]

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LEGOLAND ® Water Park Opening For 2014 Season on Saturday, April 12

Posted on March 27th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Upcoming

LEGOLAND Water Park gearing up for third year of family fun LEGOLAND ® Water Park at LEGOLAND Florida is gearing up for a third year of family fun as the park opens for the season on Saturday, April 12. Specifically designed for families with children ages two to 12, LEGOLAND Water Park features more than […]

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