TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch & Learn Lecture Series at Polk County History Center · Bartow
-The museum invites guests to bring lunch and listen to a guest speaker on the third Tuesday every month.
-October 20 – “The Way We Worked,” presented by Chelsea Young.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
ISO Masterworks Series · Lakeland
-The Imperial Symphony Orchestra, a community orchestra, is comprised of 80 volunteer musicians, who have made it their mission to entertain, educate and inspire audiences through enlightening performances of symphonic music.
-October 20: “TCHAIKOVSKY’S SYMPHONY NO. 4.”
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
A Tribute to Count Basie and Frank Sinatra · Lakeland
-The Harrison School for the Arts Jazz Orchestra will be presenting “A Tribute to Count Basie and Frank Sinatra.”
-The concert will include band arrangements by the great Billy Byers.
-Located at Harrison School for the Arts in the main theatre.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
Joggin’ for the Noggin! 5k · Lakeland
-The 4th Annual Joggin’ for the Noggin! 5k presented by Regal Lakeland in Partnership with Florida Blue benefits Polk State College students and promises to be a fun and SCARY, Halloween themed race at the Polk State College Lakeland Campus.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
Aerospace Discovery Weekend · Lakeland
-3-day aviation adventure, on the SUN ‘n FUN Convention campus, introducing a child to a “Brighter Future through Aviation.”
-Aerospace activities include designing and launching a rocket, experiencing the cockpit at a simulator, campers ages 8-17 can experience a first flight in a general aviation aircraft, aviation-based STEM learning stations, the science of sports and aviation, tour Florida’s official aviation museum, geocaching, craft and athletic areas, solar and stellar exploration, rock wall, martial arts demonstrations and more.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort · Winter Haven
-Brick-or-Treat offers safe and family-friendly Halloween festivities in October.
-This spooky, kooky event features trick-or-treating along the Brick-or-Treat Trail, LEGO build activities, the largest LEGO jack-o-lantern in the world, a haunted scavenger hunt in Miniland U.S.A., Halloween-themed entertainment and an all-kids costume contest with “bricktastic” prizes!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend · The Lakeland Center
-The Sunny Seats package features premium show seating and a Meet & Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends, including Elmo!
-Don’t forget your camera – you’ll want to capture every funny, furry moment!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Munn Park Garden Extravaganza · Lakeland
-Enjoy a free family day of activities while exploring the many flowers and plants for sale, attend garden presentations and browse garden crafts.
-The Extravaganza has some NEW exciting vendors with over 50 vendors in all participating in the event.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Lakeland Hispanic Festival · Lakeland
-Join us for an afternoon of music, food, and fun are Lake Mirror.
-Over 40,000 Hispanics will gather to celebrate our culture and heritage.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Lake Wales Car Show · Lake Wales
-Stroll and admire the cool antique, custom and classic cars of yesteryear while enjoying music, enchanting shops, and the unique restaurants of charming downtown Lake Wales.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Pints for Paws Lakeland Beer Fest · Lakeland
-Enjoy a few pints and help some paws as The Lakeland Center, Ovations Food Service, Bernie Little Distributors and The Humane Society of Polk County team up for Central Florida biggest beer fest.
-A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Humane Society and attendees will enjoy sampling from over 90 different brands of beer along with a free souvenir pilsner sample glass and soft pretzel.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM
Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team Show · Winter Haven
-The Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team was started by former water-skiers from Cypress Gardens Theme Park who want to pass on their show skiing legacy to the next generation.
-This is a special Halloween show!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
Pioneer Days Festival · Lake Wales
-Activities include crafters, demonstrators, re-enactors, an Antique Car Parade, a free architectural carriage tour, entertainment and much more.
-The Pioneer Days Festival will be held on the shores of Lake Wales, and at the Depot Museum and the CSX Historic Corridor.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fall Festival at Lake Eva · Haines City
-NorthRidge Church is returning to Lake Eva Park for their annual Fall Festival.
-Enjoy all of the following free activities: Sheriff Dept. Demonstrations, Helicopter, Several Games, Jump Houses, Blow Ups, Face Painting, Balloon Art, Popcorn and CANDY.