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Polk County Hosts Wildly Successful IPSC World Shoot Championship

Posted on October 24th, 2014 by

Categories: Event, General, Sports

The closing ceremony has been held and preliminary figures are in. PCTSM, along with Universal Shooting Academy and numerous other partners and volunteers, hosted the most successful IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) World Shoot in the organization’s history. More than 1,400 of the most elite handgun athletes in the sport came to Polk County October 3-19 […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Vintage Warehouse

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 by

Categories: General, Shopping

Vintage is in! For all you thrifty lovers, you’ve probably already discovered the treasures that lie within, but for those that haven’t, Vintage Warehouse located off of Wallace Road in Lakeland is a utopia for people like you and me who like to find a new purpose in the old. This vintage hotspot offers a […]

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Bok Tower Gardens Breaks Ground October 24 with Largest Expansion in 85-Year History

Posted on October 21st, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Nature, Upcoming

The Board of Directors and executive staff of Bok Tower Gardens is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, October 24 at 11:00 a.m., representing the start of the largest garden expansion in the 85-year history of the National Historic Landmark. In February of this year, the Gardens announced the public phase of a $12 million […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on October 20th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA OCTBER 20-28, 2014 Find a complete listing of October and November events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Lunch & Learn Lecture Series Date: Tuesday, October 21 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The museum invites guests to bring lunch and listen to a guest speaker on the third Tuesday every month. – October’s […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on October 13th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA OCTBER 13-21, 2014 Find a complete listing of October and November events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Quilts and Tea Festival Preview Date: Monday, October 13 – Saturday, October 18 Venue: Polk Outpost 27, Davenport – Polk Outpost 27 will host a preview of Davenport’s 12th Quilts and Tea Festival and Vintage Marketplace. Book […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Dixieland

Posted on October 9th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General, Shopping

Have you explored Dixieland? This historic part of Lakeland, located on South Florida Avenue, is a tight-knit community of shops, restaurants and art galleries. With its own unique vibe, this district, with origins dating back to 1907, offers something different from other areas in the county. Fresh, funky, vintage, thrifty, artistic, eclectic and majestic are […]

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Halloween Events and Autumn Festivals in Polk County This October

Posted on October 7th, 2014 by

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

Halloween events are popping up across the county this month. We’ve compiled a list of these seasonal events, so you won’t miss out on the festive fun! Find each event arranged below by date in one of two categories: Halloween Fun or Fall Festival Delight. Halloween Fun Brick or Treat Weekends When? Saturdays & Sundays through […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on October 6th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA OCTBER 6-14, 2014 Find a complete listing of October and November events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club Date: Tuesday, October 7 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – This monthly book club meets on the first and second Tuesdays of each month for a book discussion. – […]

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Local Favorites Highlights The Port Steak and Seafood Restaurant

Posted on October 2nd, 2014 by

Categories: Dining

I recently dropped by The Port Steak and Seafood Restaurant on Lake Hatchineha in Haines City. This was a Polk restaurant I did not know about, so I was eager to dine there after hearing about it. I discovered that the restaurant might be tricky to find at first, but once you pull up to […]

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October Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Upcoming

EXHIBITIONS Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of the American Automobile Through December 6 This exhibition showcases the beauty and ingenuity of American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling, through more than 100 drawings from the collection of Frederick A. Sharf. An eclectic mix of […]

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