July 1 @ 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
First Friday/Downtown Munn Park
Lakeland Harley-Davidson will have a motorcycle show, raffles, and entertainment by the South of the Blues band in Munn Park.
Downtown shops and restaurants will be open late. Don’t miss the Makers Market, featuring local artists and creators, on North Kentucky Avenue, and the Classy Car Show on Main St. Streets are closed to vehicles, so come prepared to walk about!
July 2nd @ 8a.m. - 10 a.m.
Cars & Coffee
Lakeland Linder International Airport
July 2nd @ 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lakeland Harley Davidson
Spitfire band, swap meet & sidewalk shopping, free cookout & beer.
JULY 4th FIREWORKS in Polk County & Beyond
July 3rd @ 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Red, White & Kaboom
Lake Mirror at the Promenade
Live Music with fireworks at 9 p.m.
Sponsored by T. Mims Corp.
Please bring at least one non-perishable food item. This food will be given to VISTE (Volunteers in Service to the Elderly)
July 4th @ 5 p.m. - 9p.m.
Lakeland Flying Tigers
Tickets $7 - $10
The Flying Tigers' annual Independence Day fireworks extravaganza returns for 2022. Game time 5:00 PM. Following the game, the Sofa Kings will entertain with live music (time permitting), followed by the best fireworks display in town.
July 2 @ 5 p.m.
Lake Silver/Dr. Martin Luther King Park
Live music from the Bay Kings Band, food trucks, a ski show honoring the 100th anniversary of water skiing, and a fireworks show will make for a fun family event!
July 2,3,& 4
The only fireworks display that magically transforms into bursts of LEGO® bricks before your eyes!
July 4 @ 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Live Music starts at noon
July 4 @ 2:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
enjoy a full lineup of live music, food vendors, games, fireworks, and much more. The Bartow Adult Concert Band will also perform a Patriotic Concert at 2:30 p.m. at the Bartow Civic Center.
July 4 @ 3 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Lewis Mathews Sports Complex
Live Bands, Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, family activities, and a huge fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.
Dundee Community Center (603 Lake Marie Blvd)
July 3 @ 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
July 4 @ 8:30
Independence Day with fireworks on the shores of beautiful Lake Clinch! Food, fun, and musical entertainment will round out the event.
July 4 @ 3 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Lake Eva Park
The event features entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, a beer garden, food concessions, and children’s activities. The evening will wrap up with a HUGE Fireworks display.
July 4 @ 3 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Lake Wailes Park
The event will feature family-fun activities, local food vendors, and a fireworks show.
Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
July 4 @ 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Plant City Stadium
a community, family-friendly, alcohol-free event! Free admission- $5 per car for parking (cash only). Concession stand open, Food vendors on-site, Stage entertainment throughout the afternoon, and Fun activities on the stadium field.
a full day of family-friendly fun and fireworks over the beautiful Zephyr Lake. This is a family-friendly event with a kids zone, bouncers, waterslides, cooling activities & family games, local food trucks & restaurants, cold treats, lemonade, and carnival food, with a Live DJ Emcee & Live Music Performances on stage all day, and a 30-minute Fireworks show over the lake.
Go all the way to the bottom of the site, you will find Fireworks in
**Ann Maria Island
A few beaches you may like to check out this summer.
Within an hour or an hour or half. Of course, we all know that Florida's traffic could be longer. Parking can be a little of a bear too. But, once you get there it is always a great time.
(I'm sure I missed some) if you have a favorite spot, please share will add it to next week's Friday email.
Fort Desoto, Indiana Rocks, Treasure Island, Siesta Key, Pass A Grille, Madeira, Sabastian Inlet, John's Pass, Longboat Key, Coquina Beach, Anna Maria Island, and Cypress Point.
Cocoa Beach, Vero Beach, Daytona Beach
Lakeland Ice Arena Summer schedule
Mon, Wed. & Friday:
10:15 a.m. - 12
Monday - Friday
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Top 10 Adrenaline - Rush Activities in Central Florida!
Skydiving, Cable Skiing, Off-Roading, Experience Aerotow Hang Gliding, Wakeboarding, Defy Gravity in Lakeland, Power Over the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes, Air Boat Ride, Endurance Mountain Bike Ride, Ironman 70.3 Triathalon,
SUMMER IS UPON US!
Brought to you from your local Lakeland MOM Group
$1.00 - $1.50 Movies, with special deals on popcorn and drinks.
Movies every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. - August 3.
Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Plant City
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse program
POP UP Picnic in the Park Couple Date Night
Enjoy a fun pop-up picnic sunset date for couples at the recommended park listed here or another location of your choice! Since our date nights are self-guided you can go any time on any day. Each date night consists of a series of activities that you are guided to complete. All you need is your own mobile device and an Internet connection to access your Digital Date Nite Box. At DNB we pride ourselves on covering all 5 love languages on every date night so all the following is included in your digital date night box when we send it over with registration, to create a night to remember!!
Check out a few things I may have missed going on in The City of Lakeland. Check out events, classes, and performances happening right here in our sweet Lakeland though out the year!
Every Friday till December 30th 2022 @ 5 p.m - 9p.m.
Lakeland Cruisers Friday Cruise Night.
Old Sears Town Parking Lot
(997 E. Memorial Blvd.)
Modern cars are welcome, no loud music, and family-oriented. Respect others and their property. There is a Checkers nearby for dining. The lot should be well lit.
Lakeland Community Theatre
The Sponge Bob Musical
July 8, 9, 10, 15,16, 17, 22, 23 & 24
Lakeland Community Theatre
Check out June and July performances
Silver Moon Drive-In
Great family time, bring your chairs, blankets, and food, and enjoy a movie under the stars.
Ages 10 up $7/ 4-9 $3 and under 4 FREE
Don't forget bug spray, it is Florida
THINGS TO DO IN THE FOLLOWING TOWNS:
**Lakeland, Auburndale, Babson Park, Bartow, Davenport/Disney, Dundee, Fort Meade Frostproof, Haines City, Homeland, Lake Alfred, Lake Wales, Mulberry, Polk City, and Winter Haven
July 6 @ 2 p.m - 4 p.m.
Mulberry Civic Center
Oceans of Possibilities
July 14th - 31
Winter Haven Theatre
Starting June 18th to July 30th
Saturday Night Rodeo
The largest dude ranch east of the Mississippi River features luxe teepees, glamping, cabins, hotel rooms, and duplexes. Westgate River Ranch is an all-inclusive resort near Lake Wales offering airboat tours, golf, archery, and more.
July 22 - 24
Get your tickets early
Fairgrounds - Expo Hall
Best times may sell out, get our tickets early
July - August
Star Wars: A New Hope, Godfather, The Wizard of Oz, Blazing Saddles, and more!
Tampa Bay City Pass
Here are a few places offered: Historic Ybor Food and Drink Walking Tour, Haunted Tampa Ghost, Pub Walking Tour, 2-hour Guided Tampa Tour in a Deluxe Street Legal Golf Cart, plus more!
Check out what is happening at MOSI
Dinosaurs Around the World
Passport to Pangea
Imagine Glass Museum
Check out the beautiful art made from glass
Salvador Dali Museum
Heading down to St. Pete this weekend or summer?
What a great museum to visit!
25 things to do in Orlando for $25 or less!
Crayola Experience, Dezerland Park, Orlando Auto Museum, Jump Start Trampolin, The Pinball Palace, Museum of Illusions, Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, The Wheel At Icon Park, Plus more!
Visit Orlando The Official Website
From Theme Parks, Places to Stay, Attractions, Things to know before you go, and much more.
Drive-Thru Safari park
Airboat Ride and more
Something fun for the Holidays
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyard
Weekends At The Winery, Sat. & Sun.
Check days, times, and artist performing lineup
****Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beautiful music, along with the beautiful vineyard and surrounding hills.
It's a place that's short on traffic lights and long on relaxation. Cedar Key's houses and stores perch above the Gulf of Mexico on stilts, with the water lapping at their bellies.
It's easy to find a tasty clam chowder and a cold brew in Cedar Key.
The people here smile and wave, and the police drive spiffed-up golf carts.
Doesn't that sound like it might be your cup of sunshine?
Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo
It's a great getaway only a short drive.
Check out all that is offered
Kayaking throughout Florida
Titusville, Weeki Wachee, Silver Springs, Naples, Florida Keys, Fort Pierce, Shell Key Preserve, Winter Park, Rock Springs, Rainbow Springs, Crystal River, Vero Beach, Tarpon Springs, Bioluminescent, and more.
Central Florida places of interest
FLORIDA Back Road trips
Off the beaten path, culture, and history
STATE OF FLORIDA
THE FLORIDA HIDDEN BEACHES
Visitor Guide information about Central Florida and things to do.
VISIT CENTRAL FLORIDA
Beaches, places to go, things to do, deals, and more!