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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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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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Fourth of July Events in Central Florida

Posted on June 26th, 2014 by

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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 Thursday, July 3 and lasting through the night of Friday, 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 May 19th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA MAY 19-27, 2014 Find a complete listing of May and June events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Lunch & Learn Lecture Series Date: Tuesday, May 20 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow - The museum invites guests to bring lunch and listen to a guest speaker on the third Tuesday monthly. – May’s speaker is: Lucy […]

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Central Florida’s Polk County Offers Wonderful Ways to Celebrate with Your Mom

Posted on April 29th, 2014 by

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There are few relationships more special than that between a mother and her child. Children around the world have been honoring their mothers for centuries but the modern holiday of Mother’s Day in the United States didn’t become an official U.S. holiday until 1914. The second Sunday in May is traditionally reserved to honor Mothers […]

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Runners Can Experience Florida Cowboy Country at Westgate River Ranch

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by

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“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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Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Event

Internationally known jazz artists will perform free concerts during the first annual Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival on April 9-12, 2014. Presented by Polk State College and the Lake Wales Arts Council, the Festival will feature John Abercrombie, Randy Corinthian, T FOXX and Orquesta Aragon, along with Lake Wales jazz artists Charlie “Topp” Hines […]

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Special Presentations Planned for Bok Tower Gardens

Posted on March 20th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Upcoming

Kenneth Treister at Florida Southern College March 23, Bok Tower Gardens: America’s Taj Mahal Dr. Jorge Santiago-Blay at Bok Tower Gardens March 24, The Gooey Stuff that Plants Ooze The public is invited to attend two very different presentations about Bok Tower Gardens, scheduled to take place March 23 and 24. Kenneth Treister, co-author of […]

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Spring Ushers in High-Flying Adventure to Polk County!

Posted on March 18th, 2014 by

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Polk County’s largest event of the year, the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo Presented by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, returns to Lakeland April 1-6, 2014 for its 40th year. SUN ‘n FUN is Florida’s largest convention and the second largest air show in the United States – turning the Lakeland Linder […]

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Guest Carillonneurs to perform during 22nd International Carillon Festival

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Nature, Upcoming

Bok Tower Gardens welcomes four emerging guest carillonneurs who will debut world premiere performances on the Singing Tower carillon during the 22nd International Carillon Festival (ICF) March 8-16, 2014. The event is sponsored in part by Visit Central Florida, WEDU, WUSF, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the […]

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