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History Center Accepts ‘Picture Polk History’ Photo Entries Through May 3

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, General, Uncategorized

Share your favorite Polk County heritage site when you submit your photographs into the “Picture Polk History” photo contest now through Saturday, May 3. “Picture Polk History” features the History and Heritage sites on the Polk County Heritage Trail. Explore Polk County’s “sense of place” by capturing distinctive images of our unique historic buildings, places, […]

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LEGOLAND Florida becomes first theme park in U.S. to run completely on renewable energy on Earth Day

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General

Today, LEGOLAND ® Florida and Tampa Electric will kick off a groundbreaking partnership by making the 150-acre theme park run completely on renewable energy for the day in celebration of Earth Day – the first theme park to do so in the United States. The celebration is part of existing and new conservation initiatives, including […]

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Runners Can Experience Florida Cowboy Country at Westgate River Ranch

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Nature, Sports, Upcoming

“Run the Ranch 5K” features natural beauty, cowboy-themed activities and accommodations Runners can take in the natural beauty of Florida’s old cowboy country at the first-ever “Run the Ranch 5K” May 17 at Westgate River Ranch. The course will take runners through a portion of the ranch’s 1,700 lush acres alongside grazing buffalo and long-horn […]

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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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