Celebrate America’s 243rd Birthday with festivities & fireworks in Winter Haven, Haines City, Davenport, Lake Wales, Auburndale or Lakeland! Dates and times listed in the calendar section of this magazine. Be safe & Happy 4th of July!
SUMMER FUN DAYS
Saturdays in July from 9am - 5pm at the Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center. Guest speakers, hands-on demonstrations, artifact discovery, tours with the curator, art projects, storytelling, fun snacks, dress up activities for the whole family are offered throughout the summer with different themes. Free.
(863) 676-1759 www.lakewalesfl.gov
LWAC SUMMER ARTS CAMP SESSION 2
July 08, 9am-4pm at the Lake Wales Arts Center. Students from age 7 - 13 attend a full two weeks of fine arts education. Classes include painting, drawing, pottery, music, graphic design, photography, and videography. Student reception held on the last Friday of camp from 5-7pm. More info at lakewalesartscouncil.org.
SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
July 10, 7 p.m. at Grove Roots Brewing Co. Price of admission: buy a beer! Free popcorn! The first 40 people receive one free hot dog, too! Doors open at 6:30, seating is first come, first serve. All minors must be accompanied and actively supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Groveroots.com
LAKELAND BOAT SHOW
July 12 - 14 at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. Tickets: $5 for adults. children 12 & under free. Parking is free. Friday and Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm. www.lakelandboatshow.com
JULY COMEDY NIGHT: EDDIE BRILL & GUESTS
July 13, 8pm at the Ritz Theatre in Winter Haven. For 17 years, Eddie Brill entertained and energized audiences as the warm-up talent on the Late Show with David Letterman, also worked as the show’s Stand Up Comedy Talent Coordinator for eleven of those years. Tickets starting at $15. Centralfloridatix.com
FOOTLOOSE (THE MUSICAL)
July 18 - August 04 at Theatre Winter Haven. Ren brings dance back to the heart of a town held back by the memory of a tragedy. Footloose explodes onto the stage with classic 80’s anthems including Holding Out For A Hero, Let’s Hear It For The Boy, and of course the title track, Footloose! Show times vary by day. (863) 294-7469 www.theatrewinterhaven.com
GUEST BARTENDER BASH
July 18, 5:30-8pm at Venue 650. Your favorite local bars and restaurants are teaming up with celebrity bartenders to offer innovative cocktails, exciting raffle items and delicious food pairings. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Polk County. www.bgcpolk.org
TREASURE HUNT DOWNTOWN
July 20, 11am in Downtown Winter Haven. Participating downtown businesses will hide a LEGO® Minifigure inside their business, after you find them all, turn in your map to be entered to win one of several prizes. You must reserve one map per child in advance to participate. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times (863) 295-9422 www.mainstreetwh.com
“THE OFFICE” TRIVIA
July 19, 5-7pm at Bok Tower Gardens. Trivia with Triviosity featuring questions from “The Office.” Free admission 5pm-7pm. Trivia begins at 6pm.
(863) 676-1408. boktowergardens.org