April 3 & 4, Ritz Theatre, Winter Haven. A platform for sharing knowledge, stories, ideas, and projects with a focus on strengthening cities of all sizes. Attendees will represent communities from across the state of Florida. (X)po is about connectivity between people, places and the projects that inspire them. Cityworksxpofl.com
LAKELAND FLYING TIGERS OPENING NIGHT
April 4, 6:30pm at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. Flying Tigers will play the Tampa Tarpons for the first game of the season. www.milb.com
ROCKIN’ ON THE RIVER
April 5 & 6 at the FFA Training Center along the shores of Lake Pierce. A fundraising event of live music, great food, and entertainment for the kids benefiting Noah’s Landing, Victory Ridge Academy, Sidestreet Art Beat Inc. & Circle of Friends. Pay to park, free to enter. autismrockinontheriver.com
DIXIELAND SPRING ART FESTIVAL
April 6, 9am - 4pm in the historic Dixieland area. Fine Arts, Photography, Painting, Jewelry, Wood, Textiles, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Plants along with food vendors, kids activities, music and more. dixielandna.com
Only 2 games left in the season, April 6 & 13 at the RP Funding Center. A member of the Major Arena Soccer League, it’s a fun night for the entire family. fltropics.com
TAMPA BAY BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL
April 6-14 at Keel & Curley Winery. Family-friendly with U-Pick blueberries, live music, wine tastings, kid’s area, local vendors and more.
(813) 752-9100 keelandcurleywinery.com
GIRLS NIGHT OUT
April 12, 5-8:30pm in downtown Lakeland. Live music, photo booth, giveaways & fun shopping with your friends to support local businesses. Go to DowntownLKLD.com and learn how to pick up your map of participating businesses.
RECORD STORE DAY
April 13 at participating record stores. Visit Jesse Carl Vinyl in downtown Lakeland for exclusive pressings and great deals on pre-loved vinyl.
TIGER TROT 5K RUN & WALK
April 20, 5pm at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. This USATF Certified course will start in the stadium parking lot, weave its way through beautiful Lake Parker Park and end on the warning track near third base. Register at fitniche.com/event/tiger-trot-5k-run-walk/
THE LAKELAND DERBY
April 26, 5:30-9:30pm at the Lake Mirror Promenade. Free, family friendly community event, featuring our famous swan boat races, live music presented by Bully for You, local food vendors, youth activities and games, Derby hat contests and fireworks to cap off the evening. Hosted by Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine. www.lvim.net