Major League Scramble
Date: Monday, February 24
Venue: Grasslands Golf and Country Club, Lakeland
- The 2013 American League Central Division Champion Detroit Tigers are ready to tee it up at this 19th annual golf scramble before the Spring Training season begins.

Celtic Woman
Tuesday, February 25
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- Celtic Woman, an all-female Irish musical ensemble, will perform at The Lakeland Center on Tuesday, February 25 as part of the 2014 tour.

Detroit Tigers Spring Training
Tuesday, February 25 – Friday, March 28
Venue: Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland
- The 2014 spring season marks the Tigers 78th season at TigerTown in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city.
- The 2014 spring season also marks the club’s 49th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.

Lake Wales Student Art Show
Date: Wednesday, February 26 – Tuesday, March 18
Venue: Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center
- This annual display features the best artwork from students in Polk County schools.
- An ice cream reception and awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 1.

Church Basement Ladies
Thursday, February 27
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- The fourth installment of the Church Basement ladies series of Musical Comedies, A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement, comes to The Lakeland Center.

Spinney Brothers in Concert
Thursday, February 27
Venue: Lake Ashton, Lake Wales
- Originating from the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, the Spinney Brothers emphasize the sound of traditional Southern-flavored Bluegrass music, and Lake Ashton is pleased to welcome them.

Orange Cup Regatta
Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 2
Venue: Lake Hollingsworth, Lakeland
- The Open Invitational American Power Boat Association and The Central Florida Racing Club #208 Region 5, have partnered with the City of Lakeland and Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing to host this annual boat racing event on the “Lake of Records”.

A Night of Romance and Dance with the Flamingos
Friday, February 28
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- The Flamingos group will celebrate its diamond anniversary with cleverly arranged music from the past and present at The Lakeland Center.

Last Friday
Friday, February 28
Venue: Dixieland, Lakeland
- More than 15 participating businesses will feature one-of-a-kind art, shopping specials, entertainment and/or special drawings in the creative, eclectic and vibrant community of Dixieland in Lakeland.

Sister Cities, Visual Arts Exhibit and Reception
Friday, February 28
Venue: Harrison School for the Arts, Lakeland
- This visual art exhibit will feature student work from around the county and world at Harrison School for the Arts.

Date: Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 2
Harrison School for the Arts, Lakeland
- Enjoy this fantastic show performed, produced and designed by the musical theatre students at Harrison School for the Arts.

City to City 5K
Date: Saturday, March 1
Venue: Auburndale/Lake Alfred
- Run through the beautiful Water Ridge community on Adams Barn Road between Auburndale and Lake Alfred in the City to City 5K where all proceeds benefit the Polk Training Center for Handicapped Citizens, Inc.

CrossFit Lake Mirror Open House
Date: Saturday, March 1
Venue: CrossFit Lake Mirror, Lakeland
- Stop by this free open house event featuring a potluck lunch, raffles, and two free workouts spread apart with informative lectures on diet & nutrition, Olympic lifting, as well as what CrossFit is about.

Dr. Seuss Celebration
Date: Saturday, March 1
Venue: Explorations V Children’s Museum, Lakeland
- The celebration will feature hands-on activities based on popular Dr. Seuss books.
- Museum visitors will be able to view Chagall for Children, an introduction to art through the works of Marc Chagall, prior to its grand opening on April 12, 2014.

Lake Wales Mardi Gras
Saturday, March 1
Venue: Downtown Lake Wales
- The Lake Wales Mardi Gras experience will include exotic floats, outrageous costumes, masked crowds, and so much more.

Lotela Gold 50’s & 60’s Show Band
Date: Saturday, March 1
Venue: Colt Creek State Park, Lakeland
- Mike, better known as Mike T, has achieved the impossible, capturing Orbison’s voice, style and aura and will perform as part of the Ramon Theater’s 2014 Music Series.

Mardi Gras Breakfast at Chalet Suzanne
Saturday, March 1
Venue: Chalet Suzanne, Lake Wales
- Come to Chalet Suzanne for a three course New Orleans-style breakfast in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Lake Wales Mardi Gras.

Bloomin’ Arts Festival
Saturday, March 1 – Sunday, March 2
Venue: Downtown Bartow
- Bartow’s Bloomin’ Arts Festival, now in its 43rd year,  will feature art vendors, a car show, flower show, quilt show, as well as food vendors and live music.

Home and Garden Show
Saturday, March 1 – Sunday, March 2
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- See the newest in home improvement products and services, furnishings, accessories, decorating and remodeling ideas, as well as the latest from floor to roof, patio to pool, and deck to dock.
- Jim Parks, host of HGTV’s “New Spaces”, will present “Update My Kitchen, Bathroom and Closet” and “Change My Living Space” on both days of the show.

Rebel Spring Games
Date: Monday, March 3 – Tuesday, March 18
Venue: Auburndale Softball Complex; DiamondPlex, Winter Haven
- More than 110 NAIA, Junior College, Division I, II and III colleges and university softball teams are expected to participate in the 2014 Rebel Spring Games tournament, with more than 500 games being held during March.


Eluster Richardson at The Loft Art Gallery – Through February 28 (The Loft Art Gallery, Lakeland)

South Pacific – Through March 2 (Lakeland Community Theatre)

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

Polk Senior Games – Through March 10 (Bartow)

Les Misérables – Through March 16 (Theatre Winter Haven)

La Florida: 500 Years In the Place of Flowers – Through April 10 (Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales)

RussMatt Central Florida Baseball Invitational – Through April 1 (Polk County)

Haines City Farmers Market – Wednesdays weekly

Winter Haven Farmers Market – Thursdays weekly

Downtown Lakeland Farmers Curb Market – Saturdays weekly

Lake Wales Farmers Market – Second and fourth Saturdays monthly

3rd Saturday Market Bartow – Third Saturday monthly

Highland City Community Market – Third Saturday monthly

Mulberry Farmers Market – Third Saturday monthly

4th Saturday Market Winter Haven – Fourth 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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