Find a complete listing of January and February events taking place in Polk County at

Moonlight Carillon Concert
Date: Monday, January 13
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
- Enjoy a carillon concert under the light of the full moon for a unique opportunity to visit the Gardens after-hours and have a light dinner at the Blue Palmetto Café.

Twist and Shout
Date: Tuesday, January 14
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- This multimedia show coming to The Lakeland Center features band members who both look and sound like the original artists themselves as well as being superb musicians in their own right.

Rock of Ages
Date: Wednesday, January 15
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- The worldwide party musical, Rock of Ages, features a mix of 28 rockin’ 80’s tunes and will be at The Lakeland Center on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

27th Annual Antique Engine and Tractor Swamp Meet
Wednesday, January 15 – Saturday, January 18
Venue: Fort Meade
- The 27th Annual Antique Engine and Tractor Swamp Meet presented by the Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club will feature antique tractors and cars, hit and miss engines, food, a flea market, parades, and the antique village.

Jerry Lewis
Date: Thursday, January 16
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- Jerry Lewis, American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director, will be at The Lakeland Center on Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Famous Tate Pro Rodeo Classic
Date: Friday, January 17 – Saturday, January 18
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- Experience Polk County’s largest wild-west extravaganza as the Famous Tate Pro Rodeo Classic rides into Lakeland for another amazing weekend.

Spirit of the Buffalo Pow Wow
Friday, January 17 – Sunday, January 19
Venue: International Market World, Auburndale
- Enjoy Native American dancers and drumming, demonstrations, food, crafts and more as International Market World in Auburndale hosts the annual Spirit of the Buffalo Pow Wow.

Greater Tuna
Date: Friday, January 17 – Sunday, January 26
Venue: Lakeland Community Theatre
- Greater Tuna is the first in a series of four comedic plays, each set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, showing at the Lakeland Community Theatre.

Family Fun Day
Saturday, January 18
Venue: Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland
- The Polk County History Center will host a special Family Fun Day at Circle B Bar Reserve to celebrate the dedication of Circle B’s new Citrus Heritage Exhibit.
- Family Day activities include tours, booths, orange juicing and more.

Susan G. Komen Polk Race for the Cure
Saturday, January 18
Venue: Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland
- Join the excitement in 2014 as Polk County welcomes back Komen Florida Suncoast Polk Race for the Cure®.

Winter Dog Day
Date: Saturday, January 18
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
- Leashed and friendly dogs are invited to visit the Gardens for one special day featuring a contest, tips, safety, and adoption information, a doggie gift bag and more.
- Fifty percent of the proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Polk County.

Ritz Film Festival
Date: Saturday, January 18 – Sunday, January 19
Venue: Ritz Theatre, Winter Haven
- Polk County’s first film festival showcasing a variety of film types takes place at the Ritz Theatre.

Live at the Gardens! Music at Pinewood Series
Date: Sunday, January 19
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
- The Live at the Gardens! Music at Pinewood Series takes place inside the Pinewood Estate and features a monthly concert.

Tuesday, January 21
Venue: The Lakeland Center
-  Enjoy one of the most enduring shows of all time as it comes to Lakeland in a brand new, intimately staged, one-of-a-kind production.

Lunch & Learn Lecture Series
Tuesday, January 21
Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow
- The museum invites guests to bring lunch and listen to a guest speaker on the third Tuesday monthly.

Everything is Rosie, a Tribute to Rosemary Clooney
Tuesday, January 21 – Wednesday, January 22
Venue: Theatre Winter Haven
- This one-woman show starring Wendy Jones pays tribute to the life and musical contributions of one of America’s favorite girl singers, Rosemary Clooney.



Don’t Dress for Dinner ­– Through January 26 (Theatre Winter Haven)

Taylor D. Robenalt Exhibit – Through January 31 (The Loft Art Gallery, Lakeland)

Stephen Knapp: New Light – Through March 8 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

Haines City Farmers Market – Wednesdays weekly

Winter Haven Farmers Market – Thursdays weekly

Bartow Farmers Market – Saturdays weekly

Downtown Lakeland Farmers Curb Market – Saturdays weekly

Lake Wales Farmers Market – Second and fourth Saturdays monthly

Highland City Community Market – Third Saturday monthly

Mulberry Farmers Market – Third Saturday monthly

Saturday Night Rodeo – Saturdays weekly (Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch)

Children’s Programming: – Monday through Friday weekly (Explorations V Children’s Museum, Lakeland)

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