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Free Travel Marketing Presentation in Auburndale September 9th

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by

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Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) will host a travel marketing presentation and luncheon at 11:30 am on Tuesday, September 9, featuring guest speakers Rodney Levy and Rosemarie Young of Reserve Direct. Mr. Levy, the Director of Business Development for Reserve Direct, and Ms. Young, a Market Manager, have more than 25 years combined […]

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View the Innovative Works of Frank Lloyd Wright at Florida Southern College

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions

Did you know that the largest one-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture is located in Lakeland, Florida? Frank Lloyd Wright was most known as an American architect who designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 532 in his lifetime. Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as ‘the greatest American architect of […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA AUGUST 25-September 2, 2014 Find a complete listing of August and September events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Historic Lake Mirror Tours Date: Tuesday, August 26 Venue: Downtown Lakeland – The story starts during the horse and buggy days when people hitched their horses up at Munn Park to visit downtown. Learn how the […]

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Tourism Website Sees Huge Increase in Traffic, Sparked by July 4 Fireworks & Events

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized

PCTSM’s tourism website, www.VisitCentralFlorida.org, saw a tremendous increase in traffic on July 3 and 4, by visitors to the site searching for information on July 4th celebrations and events. Traffic for the two days increased 235% over the average daily traffic in July. This record volume was the result of a great deal of work […]

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Polk Museum of Art Announces 2014-15 Major Exhibitions and Events

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, General, Upcoming

Polk Museum of Art has announced its calendar of major exhibitions and events for the upcoming year. Information on all may be found at www.PolkMuseumofArt.org. MAJOR EXHIBITIONS Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast Through September 13 On loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La., this exhibition is a photographic […]

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Polk County Visitor Center will Host a Seasonal Farmers Market on Thursdays

Posted on August 12th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General, Nature, Shopping, Upcoming

Polk County’s official visitor information center, Polk Outpost 27, will host a weekly Farmers Market on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., beginning September 4 and running through May 28, 2015. The Farmers Market will be a new activity for Polk Outpost 27, and will offer local vendors the opportunity to share their produce […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Saigon Bistro

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General

Looking for something new? Located at the center of Lakeland’s Lakeside Village is Saigon Bistro, a casual Vietnamese restaurant that introduces patrons to an unfamiliar cuisine. Owners Kim and Hung Huynh have overcome numerous obstacles, to open a restaurant that highlights the enticing flavors of their homeland. Inside, the walls are decorated with black and […]

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August Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on August 5th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Upcoming

EXHIBITIONS Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast Through September 13 On loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La., this exhibition is a photographic project of 15 years’ duration (1991-2006) by nationally recognized photographer and author Richard Sexton. Latin for “unknown land,” “Terra Incognita” consists of 57 black-and-white photographs of […]

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Polk Theatre Celebrates 40th and 50th Anniversary Films with Classic Film Sundays

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Upcoming

Join the Polk Theatre for classic films on Sunday afternoons throughout August and September. August In August, Polk Theatre will show films celebrating each film’s 50th Anniversary. They are as follows: August 3 – My Fair Lady August 10 – Goldfinger August 17 – A Hard Day’s Night August 24 – Mary Poppins August 31 – Fail Safe September In […]

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Westgate River Ranch Celebrates National Day of the Cowboy with Limited-Time Cowboy Vacation Offer

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Upcoming

In honor of the tenth-annual National Day of the Cowboy, July 26, Westgate River Ranch is encouraging guests to unleash their inner cowboy with a free night deal for a cowboy vacation. Westgate River Ranch guests who book a room between July 25-28 will receive a free cowboy hat and an additional free night when […]

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