Wawa and Bok Tower Gardens are offering Wawa Summer Fun Days featuring complimentary admission on May 5-6, June 2-3, July 7-8, Aug. 4-5, and Sept. 1-2.
The Chain O' Lakes Big Band is playing Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m., at the Polk State College Theater. Tickets are $10 and are available online and at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Polk State College Foundation, which provides scholarships and support for students in the Arts. Box offi…
The 48th annual Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo is flying into Lakeland until April 10 at Lakeland Linder International Airport and is the second largest airshow in the world. Headliners include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team and there will be a pac…
Winter Haven’s Sentimental Journeymen barbershop chorus celebrates its return to the stage by presenting its twelfth barbershop harmony show, “Back in Business.”
A man who robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store on Thursday, March 24, has been arrested.
The Bartow Rotary Club’s Wild Game Dinner will be Saturday, April 2, at 6 p.m. at Leland Young’s Barn in Alturas. The fundraising event is held each year to support community programs and event sponsored by the club, which includes scholarships, dictionary distribution, scholastic awards and…
The Polk Museum of Art welcomes Mayfaire by-the-Lake back to the shores of Lake Morton on May 8 and 9.
There are two great opportunities to get outside and have some socially-distanced fun in downtown Winter Haven this weekend.
Rain dampened morning activities at the 50th Annual Bartow Bloomin' Arts Festival on Saturday, March 6 — but the rain didn't last long, and the weather was perfect on Sunday, March 7.
BARTOW — The 50th Annual Bartow Bloomin' Arts Festival presented by the Frost Law Firm takes place this Saturday and Sunday in downtown Bartow.
LAKE WALES – Geert D’hollander, the carillonneur at Bok Tower Gardens, was one of four musicians selected out of 347 entrants recently to receive The King’s Singers inaugural New Music Prize.
Theatre Winter Haven Producing Director Dan Chesnicka gave the Winter Haven City Commission an update on how things are going on Feb. 17.
Legoland Florida Resort staff began their 10-year anniversary celebration Feb. 12, featuring an all-new Brickbeard's Watersports Stunt Show and world-famous tightrope walker Nik Wallenda performing five stories above the main entrance.
The Fourth Annual Chain of Lakes Eggfest hosted by Mannix Pools and Grills is Feb. 20 at the Citrus Center Boys and Girls Club on Havendale Boulevard.
Forget the plane ticket — grab your food passport and explore Winter Haven!
For those planning on attending the 50th Annual Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival this weekend, they may also enjoy stopping by the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and C Street in Lake Wales to check out artist EJ Nieves, an artist from Ocala, as he paints a new mural.
For artist Victoria Ross, her first step is to hear from the Lord — she says she doesn’t pick up a brush, choose a color or plan a painting until she feels it in her spirit.
In October, I went on a mission to find the best dessert in Polk County. The article was so well-received that I decided to keep it rolling. All November long, I tried the best voted tacos in the county.
The GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team, the leading vintage airshow performance squadron, will be performing at the Sun N’ Fun Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show on Friday and Saturday, December 4-5, at Lakeland Linder International Airport (900 Don Emerson Drive in Lakeland).
Herald the arrival of the holiday season at the Polk County History Center with the 10th Annual Festival of Wreaths and Silent Auction.
A progressive dinner — or “safari supper” as they call it in the United Kingdom — is a meal in which you go to different locations for each course.
LAKELAND — Situated just steps from the Polk Museum of Art is a house-turned-gastropub that serves up a culinary experience of excellence in an inviting atmosphere you’ll be tempted to unwind in.
WINTER HAVEN – The show must go on.
No matter how you slice it, Winter Haven’s newest pizza joint isn’t new to serving the community.
Hi again friends, I’m Bailey!
WINTER HAVEN – While the Lakeland Magic basketball team has already moved into its space within the new $25 million AdventHealth Fieldhouse, the older portion of the complex — including most of the original building — is still under construction.
I’m not going to lie — the 5K I mention in this week’s edition of Weekend Best Bets is one of my top-three favorite races in all of Central Florida. I’m not much of a morning person, but getting up early and participating in this event is so gratifying! Read on to hear which race I’m talking about.
WINTER HAVEN — Maureen Bradford has told the story time and again — and it's been met with a variety of reactions.
Event staff say new features and patron events look to make the 49th Annual CB&T Lake Wales Arts Festival the best one to date.
LAKE WALES — The Lake Ashton Recreational Vehicle Community Benefit Association (CBA) will hold its 16th Annual Casino Night and Silent Auction on Saturday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m.
If you’re wanting to make some memories this weekend, I’ve got the ideal night for you. Lakeland’s Nineteen61 is hosting a five-course meal, prepared by Chef Chem, and a special dessert, prepared by Pastry Chef Lily. After finishing, head upstairs for a salsa lesson paired with bubbly on the…
WINTER HAVEN – More than 80 BBQ teams from around the country and some fantastic music headlined the 16th Annual Smoke on the Water fundraising event this past weekend. Proceeds benefited the Boys and Girls Clubs of Polk County.
Winter Haven’s Sentimental Journeymen chorus presents its eleventh annual barbershop harmony show, “Wonderful World of Harmony,” in grand style this year. In addition to featuring the chorus, the show is headlined by International Barbershop Quartet Champion “Main Street,” and also spotlight…
Frostproof’s Historic Train Depot was built in 1912 and is now the home base for Mister Chris’ Coffee Gallery. Recently, the depot was renamed Mister Chris’ Magical & Musical Coffee Depot by the new owner, Chris Drake. Drake says he is on a mission to create a place that is magical, musi…
Are you plant-based, intrigued by the idea of eating less meat or simply just interested in learning how to make some fresh, healthy meals for the new year? This weekend, Bok Tower Gardens is putting on Veggie Fest! On Friday through Sunday, tickets will be sold for cooking classes where you…
LAKE WALES – Four of the best carillon artists in the world will tour their way through performances at bell towers in Florida, part of a spring series of recitals associated with the Florida Carillon Festival — with each making a stop in Polk County at Bok Tower Gardens.
This Friday marks the beginning of an exciting special event at Walt Disney World’s Epcot. The 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts is included in the cost of admission into the park and features a world of entertainment — take a seat in one of the interactive workshops or sing-a-lo…
Are you looking for an event that’s free to the public and ideal for the whole family to enjoy? Over in Osceola County, an outdoor movie series continues this Friday with “Toy Story 4.” Head over to Kissimmee Lakefront Park with your blankets and lawn chairs.
The Hallmark Channel presents “Holidays at Legoland” this weekend. Those who attend can expect glistening lights, yummy treats, upbeat Christmas tunes and more. Besides the rides, there are also plenty of festive Lego sights to see as you walk around the park.
Haus 820 is one of my favorite venues in Central Florida and, this Friday, the historic industrial building will be packed with holiday shopping, cocktails, music, crafts and food. The market is dog-friendly — so bring along your furry family members for photos with Santa!
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- Obituaries for Jan. 27
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