WH 1280 x 1552

WH 1280 x 1552

WALKING FOOD TOUR 

Eat, drink and discover the best of downtown Winter Haven and its charming restaurants that celebrate brunch, drinks, and history. Several tours offered and will be mostly outdoors. Tours will be limited to 10 attendees, masks will be required, hand sanitizer will be available, and guides will practice social distancing. Private tours are available. More info about Winter Haven Food Tours at winterhavenfoodtours.com


carillon classic.jpg

carillon classic.jpg

CARILLON CLASSIC 5K

May 1, 7:30am at Bok Tower Gardens. Runners experience elevation changes and various running surfaces, including paved roads plus grass, gravel, and mulch trails. One of the race’s most unique aspects is the Singing Tower’s musical encouragement as the bells ring out during the race. A kid’s fun run will occur post-race. Register in advance.  863-676-1408 boktowergardens.org


sours and flowers.jpg

sours and flowers.jpg

SOURS & FLOWERS

May 2, noon-5pm at Grove Roots Brewery in Winter Haven.  Welcome in Springtime while you  sip and shop your way through 8 fruited sour releases and a variety of flowers for sale as the brewery lawn transforms into a plant nursery!  Food truck on-site, enjoy local beers, more info on FB @groverootsbrewing


Mayfaire2021Image.jpeg

Mayfaire2021Image.jpeg

MAYFAIRE BY-THE-LAKE

May 8 & 9 from 9am-4pm at Lake Morton in Lakeland.  One of Florida’s premier outdoor art festivals. Held on Mother’s Day weekend each year, Mayfaire is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Morton. Mayfaire features more than 150 artist booths and is one of the oldest outdoor art festivals in Central Florida, ranked number 36 among Sunshine Artist Magazine’s “200 Best Art Shows” in 2019. Mayfairebythelake.org


art after dark.png

art after dark.png

ART AFTER DARK

May 8, 6-8pm at the Lake Wales Arts Council. Enjoy free craft beer from Grove Roots, lofi beats from Deek Beats, and a retrospective of art from the past year. Food will be available for purchase. Ages 21 and up only. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Book your tickets today, space for this event is limited.  centralfloridatix.com


flowers for mothers day.jpg

flowers for mothers day.jpg

FLOWERS FOR MOTHER’S DAY 

May 9, 2-5pm at Swan Brewing in Lakeland.  Take your momma (or some other favorite person) to Swan for Mothers’ Day. They will have a food truck and live music for your enjoyment. Shop from a genuine, full-on florist cart to get the freshest flower bouquet for your special someone - or yourself! More info on FB @swanbrewingco


the kid who ran for pres.jpg

the kid who ran for pres.jpg

THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT

May 14-16 at Theatre Winter Haven performed by the kids at the Performing Arts Academy.  This musical is about Judson Moon, an average 12 years old who just happens to be running for president! Fun entertainment for the entire family.  863-294-7469 Purchase tickets in advance at theatrewinterhaven.com


top chef.jpg

top chef.jpg

TOP CHEF OF POLK COUNTY

May 17, 6-9pm at various restaurants around Polk. A night of delicious food and fellowship while raising much-needed funds for children with special needs at the Achievement Academy. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal accompanied by a wine or libation that complements the dish’s flavors. Register at achievementacademy.com


rock for paws.png

rock for paws.png

ROCK FOR PAWS

May 22, 7-10pm at the Polk Theatre in Lakeland, a fundraiser for SPCA Florida. Smokepoint will perform classic and modern pop/rock hits. Enjoy multiple dance floors, great food selections, concession snacks, beverages, spirits, and an amazing raffle where you can win a drum set, a guitar package, or an electric piano/keyboard. Purchase ticket at spcaflorida.org/rock-for-paws


bark in the park.png

bark in the park.png

BARK IN THE PARK

May 28, 5:30-8:30pm. A free event featuring pet vendors, cold beverages, and enjoying time with your favorite four-legged friends. This year’s event will be held in Central and South Central Park Downtown Winter Haven – with favorites like the police K9 demonstration and the Annual Weiner Dog Race! mainstreetwh.com

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.