LEGO® NINJAGO DAYS
Get ready to unlock your “inner ninja” by showcasing your skills during LEGO® NINJAGO Days in May with exclusive in-park activities plus meet-and-greets where you can “become the ninja.” Saturdays and Sundays from May 1 - 22, 10 am - 6 pm at LEGOLAND Florida. Make it a complete staycation and book a room and visit the water park! legoland.com/florida
ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN
May 4, 7 pm at the RP Funding Center. ‘Gary Mullen and the Works’ have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The band have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park. “One Night of Queen” is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of Queen. rpfundingcenter.com
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
Every Friday at 6 pm in Munn Park. The City of Lakeland and the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority have teamed up to bring you a live music series every Friday evening. May 6 – Harrison School of the Arts – Strings; May 13 - Big Chill; May 20 - Peruba; May 27 - LeRon Hearst. Downtownlkld.com
May 7 & 8 from 9 am - 4 pm. Mayfaire by-the-Lake has grown into 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 in downtown Lakeland. Mayfaire is one of the largest and oldest outdoor art festivals in Central Florida. Mayfairebythelake.org
May 7, noon - 5 pm at the historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Winter Haven. Bandit Market is an alternative market where the cool kids shop local, handmade, and vintage artisans from all over Central Florida. Find fresh and unique products that you’ll actually want to gift your mom! There will be live music and entertainment, cocktails by BeSpoke Cocktails, and food prepared fresh by Pinoy Cravings. More info on IG and
MOTHER’S DAY AT SWAN BREWING
May 8, For something completely different, take your mom to Swan Brewing in downtown Lakeland. They will have Botany Cats coming with plants for sale along with adoptable cats and cat accessories! Live music will be provided by Jim Thomas at 2, and they will have the delicious Gin Khao food truck there so you can buy your mom lunch!
May 12, noon at the Lake Mirror Auditorium. Mitch Albom is the international bestselling author of “Finding Chika” and “Tuesdays with Morrie.” Tickets include a catered lunch and a signed copy of “The Stranger in the Lifeboat!” Event is hosted by the Hospice Women of Giving and open to the public. Proceeds benefit the charity hospice services and grief programs of Good Shepherd Hospice. Purchase tickets in advance. chaptershealth.org/foundation
ROCK FOR PAWS
May 14, 7 - 10 pm at Nora Mayo Hall in Winter Haven . All ticket sales, t-shirt sales, and raffle ticket sales will go to Lakeland-based SPCA Florida’s Emergency Response Team for Animals; FL SARC! Please join SPCA Florida, the rock band Smokepoint and the 98.3FM BIG MAX Morning Team Eric and Mike for a fun evening of live music, great food, cash bar, dancing, awesome raffles, concert T-Shirts.
May 20 - 22 at the Lakeland Community Theatre. The hilarious Off Broadway hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you thought you knew – these original storybook heroines have come to life to set the record straight. Rated MA. Purchase tickets in advance. lakelandcommunitytheatre.com
May 29, 1:30 - 4:30 pm at Balmoral Water Park. This is a family foam party full of music, food and fun with Florida Foam Factory. Stop by and meet Mermaid Emily, swim, take photos and play pool games. Also, don’t forget to try the “Foamtastic” Drink. Prices include pool & water park passes. Purchase tickets at centralfloridatix.com.