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

Lunch & Learn Lecture Series
Date: Tuesday, May 20
Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow
- The museum invites guests to bring lunch and listen to a guest speaker on the third Tuesday monthly.
- May’s speaker is: Lucy Nichols who is a member of the 23rd Infantry.

Spring Jazz Concert
Thursday, May 22
Venue: Harrison School for the Arts, Lakeland
- Harrison School for the Arts will host the “Spring Jazz Orchestra Concert” with special guest Bill Prince in the Harrison Main Theater.

Taste of Summer Craft Beer Fest
Thursday, May 22
Venue: Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland
- The Taste of Summer Craft Beer Fest will feature beer tasting and live music at the Flying Tigers take on the Charlotte Stone Crabs at Joker Marchant Stadium.
- Proceeds from advance ticket sales will benefit the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County.

Florida State Square and Round Dance Convention
Friday, May 23 – Sunday, May 25
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- Florida Federation of Square Dancers presents the 60th Annual Florida Square & Round Dance Convention, a square-dancing convention that is expected to bring more than 600 attendees to Polk County.

May Day Festival of Central Florida
Friday, May 23 – Sunday, May 25
Venue: Winter Haven
- Come out to the May Day Festival of Central Florida presented by the Historic Pughsville Association of Winter Haven to meet the Buffalo Soldier’ 9th and 10th Cavalry Unit and enjoy a free fish fry, celebration and more.

Celebrate Summer
Saturday, May 24
Venue: Polk Outpost 27, Davenport
- Visitors and residents are invited to come and explore all that Central Florida has to offer in family fun and activities for the upcoming summer at this free, family-friendly event. 

Lake Wales Car Show
Saturday, May 24
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

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team Memorial Day Show
Monday, May 26
Venue: Lake Silver, Winter Haven
- This will be a patriotic-themed show with a color guard and plenty of patriotic music.
- A pre-show performance, featuring young skiers from 2 to 15 years-old will begin before the main show.


Tram Nature Tour –May 20, May 21, May 23, May 25, May 27, May 28, May 30 (Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland)

Aaron Corbitt at The Loft Art Gallery – Through May 31 (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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