Find a complete listing of April and May events taking place in Polk County at

Spring Guitar Concert
Date: Tuesday, April 22
Venue: Harrison School for the Arts, Lakeland
- The Harrison School for the Arts’ large ensemble will perform a movement from J.S. Bach’s Suite no. 2 (originally for flute and strings) as well as other works.

Lakeland Derby
Friday, April 25
Venue: Lake Mirror, Lakeland
- The Lakeland Derby is an annual “Derby Style” event staged on beautiful Lake Mirror in downtown Lakeland and will benefit Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine.

Last Friday
Date: Friday, April 25
Venue: Dixieland, Lakeland
- The retail shops and restaurants in the Dixieland CRA kick off their monthly Last Friday event on the final Friday of each month with more than 15 participating businesses featuring one-of-a-kind art, shopping specials, entertainment and/or special drawings.

Pink in the Park
Date: Friday, April 25
Venue: Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland
- Pink in the Park is an annual event held in Lakeland at Joker Marchant Stadium, home of the Lakeland Flying Tigers, and proceeds from the event will benefit the Mary Kay Foundation.

MPA Film Festival
Friday, April 25 – Saturday, April 26
Venue: Harrison School for the Arts, Lakeland
- Harrison School for the Arts’ Motion Picture Arts Department is proud to present the MPA Film Festival which will take place on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, 2014 in the Film Theatre at Harrison.

Celebrate Dance Festival
Friday, April 25 – Sunday, April 27
Venue: Florida Dance Theatre, Lakeland
-  The Celebrate Dance Festival returns to Lakeland, and includes an extended weekend of dance events such as master classes, a Gala Performance, and a Celebrate Dance free performance at Lake Mirror.

Race for the Kids 2014 US Title Series Boat Races
Friday, April 25 – Sunday, April 27
Venue: Lake Cannon/Boys and Girls Club of Winter Haven
-  Presented by the Race for the Kids Foundation, over 80 teams from the U.S. will compete in these hydroplane boat races; multiple classes running.
- This race benefits the Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs (Winter Haven, Lake Wales & Haines City).

All Decked Out
Saturday, April 26
Venue: Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland
- Polk Museum of Art proudly presents a selection of contemporary artworks associated with skateboarding in the new exhibition, “All Decked Out,” which will be on display in the Perkins Gallery from April 26 through July 20.
- The public is invited to meet some of the featured artists and look at the artwork on Saturday, April 26.

Concert Under the Stars
Saturday, April 26
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
- The Gardens’ premier outdoor live music event! Concert Under the Stars features annually-changing blue-jazz, pop-grass performances for all ages in a unique festival atmosphere.

Lake Wales Car Show
Saturday, April 26
Venue: Downtown Lake Wales
- Admire the antique, custom and classic cars of yesteryear while enjoying music, enchanting shops, and the unique restaurants of charming downtown Lake Wales.

Over 55 Show Band
Sunday, April 27
Venue: Polk State College, Winter Haven
- The Over 55 Show Band is composed of musicians ranging in age from 40 to 80, and it has been performing in the area for more than 20 years.


The Dixie Swim Club – Through April 27 (Theatre Winter Haven)

Lorraine Potocki at The Loft Art Gallery – Through April 30 (The Loft Art Gallery, Lakeland)

Installations by Dan Gunderson & Barbara Sorensen – Through June 14 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

Chagall for Children – Through July 12 (Explorations V Children’s Museum, Lakeland)

All Decked Out – Through July 20 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

Lakeland Flying Tigers – Through August 31 (Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland)

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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