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

Downtown Lakeland Food Truck Rally
Thursday, January 9
Venue: Munn Park, Lakeland
- Enjoy a variety of Florida food trucks and their delicious cuisine every second Thursday monthly in Downtown Lakeland.

Don’t Dress for Dinner
Date: Thursday, January 9 – Saturday, January 11
Venue: Theatre Winter Haven
- Theatre Winter Haven brings Don’t Dress For Dinner, a story of illicit bliss and hilarious complications nominated for two Tony Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards, to its stage.

Drew Carey
Date: Friday, January 10
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- Celebrated producer, writer, actor and comedian, Drew Carey returns to the stage and his stand-up roots at The Lakeland Center for one night only.

Spirit of the Buffalo Pow Wow
Friday, January 10 – Sunday, January 12
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.

Discovery Saturdays
Date: Saturday, January 11
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.

Family Fun Day
Date: Saturday, January 11
Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow
- The history center invites families to enjoy a day of arts and crafts on the second Saturday of each month at the Polk County History Center in Bartow.

Jim Stafford Free Concert
Date: Saturday, January 11
Venue: Ritz Theatre, Winter Haven
- Enjoy live music, wit, and an evening of entertainment provided by Winter Haven’s own, Jim Stafford.

Live Bait Band – A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett & Summertime Fun
Saturday, January 11
Venue: Ramon Theater, Frostproof
- Part of the Ramon Theater 2014 Music Series, the Live Bait Band will perform hits by Jimmy Buffett such as Cheeseburger in Paradise, Come Monday, Hot-Hot-Hot, and Margaritaville as well as other hits by Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Bob Marley and KC & The Sunshine Band.

Raging Races Resolution Run
Date: Saturday, January 11
Venue: Lake Parker Park, Lakeland
- Participants will run through the beautiful scenery of Lake Parker Park in Lakeland and will conquer several challenging obstacles along the way.

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.


Public Ice Skating – Through January 6 (The Lakeland Center)

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)

For this week’s sporting events, check out “What’s Happening in Central Florida Sports” on

Tickets for 2014 Detroit Tigers Spring Training home games On Sale Saturday.

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