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

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.

Get Outdoors with Extension
Date: Wednesday, January 22
Venue: Colt Creek State Park, Lakeland
- Get outdoors with UF/IFAS Extension Polk County and their Natural Resources program that combines education with recreation for a fun-filled event outside.

Moe Bandy Live in Concert
Date: Wednesday,  January 22
Venue: Ritz Theatre, Winter Haven
- America’s Rodeo Cowboy, Moe Bandy, joins the Ritz Theatre for one night only.

The Marty Stuart Show
Date: Thursday, January 23
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- The Marty Stuart Show, which features traditional country music in the vein of The Porter Wagoner Show, Flatt & Scruggs, will be at The Lakeland Center on Thursday, January 23, 2014.

43rd Annual Alafia River Rendezvous
Friday, January 24 – Saturday, January25
Venue: Homeland
- The event provides ample opportunities for members and visitors to learn about the pioneer spirit of our ancestors, how they lived and the skills they used to survive.

Lakeland PigFest
Date: Friday, January 24 – Saturday, January25
Venue: Tigertown, Lakeland
- Join the Lakeland Pig Fest Board of Directors and the over 150 competition barbecue teams for a weekend of good eatin’, good friends, and good tunes to benefit Lakeland-area charities as we kick off the 18th Annual Lakeland Pig Fest.

32nd Annual Camellia Show & Plant Sale
Date: Saturday, January 25
Venue: North Lakeland Presbyterian Church
- There will be many different varieties of camellia plants on sale to help people get started or just add to their collections of camellias.

Beginning Watercolors
Date: Saturday, January 25
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
- Learn basic watercolor techniques and paint en plein air in the garden with instructor Cathy Futral.

Dirt Day
Date: Saturday, January 25
Venue: Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland
- Learn about owls, bird migration, food chains, and the native plants that birds love at Dirt Day for Grades K-5.

Discovery Saturday
Saturday, January 25
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
- Children ages 6-12 will discover nature’s joy in the Gardens while playing outside and making new friends, and parents are invited to join their children as they participate in each program.
- January 25th topic is Healthy Soil by Dr. Cindy Klemmer.

Dream Lovers, A Tribute to Bobby Darin & Connie Francis
Saturday, January 25
Venue: Ramon Theater, Frostproof
- Jimmy Mazz & Marcy Downey will bring you the best songs of these two legends such as: Splish Splash, Beyond The Sea, Mack the Knife and more.
- Marcy sings Lipstick on Your Collar, Who’s Sorry Now, Where the Boys Are and others.

River Ranch Rod Run
Saturday, January 25
Venue: Westgate River Ranch
- The River Ranch Rod Run car show, considered one of the largest single-day car shows, returns to Westgate River Ranch to celebrate its Silver Anniversary.

Community Days
Sunday, January 26
Venue: Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland
- Circle B Bar Reserve’s Community Days take place monthly from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and are FREE.
- January’s theme is Fine Feathered Friends.

Snowbird Extravaganza
Date: Tuesday, January 28 – Wednesday, Janaury29
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- This fun-filled event includes hundreds of exhibits, keynote speakers, interactive feature areas, and world-class entertainment.


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

Greater Tuna – Through January 26 (Lakeland Community Theatre)

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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