It’s Spring Training time! Watch the Grapefruit League play at the Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland. Schedule of games and more info at mlb.com/tigers/schedule/2020-02
FLORIDA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
A community event celebrating all things strawberry at the fairgrounds in Plant City. Visitors will enjoy the festival’s headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, rides, exhibits of commerce and strawberry shortcake. Through March 8th, schedule of events online. flstrawberryfestival.com
MUSIC & DANCE IN PAINTING OF THE DUTCH GOLDEN AGE
Through May 31 at the Polk Museum of Art. This exhibition, custom-curated by the Hoogsteder Museum Foundation of The Netherlands, showcases 27 Dutch and Flemish paintings from the 17th century, selected and organized around the unifying visual theme of music and dance. polkmuseumofart.org
JACK WILKINS: SOUL STATION LIVE
March 7, 6pm at the Lake Wales Arts Center. GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist Jack Wilkins will take center stage for his tribute to the life and music of Jazz legend Hank Mobley. Mr. Wilkins will be performing the landmark recording “Soul Station” in its entirety. lakewalesartscouncil.org
March 11 & 12 at The Ritz Theatre in Winter Haven. Cityworks provides 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. The conference continues with networking opportunities at night. Mainstreetwh.com
WINE FESTIVAL OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
March 13, 6:30-10pm at Lake Mirror Promenade. Enjoy tastings from a large variety of wine and spirits from local chefs and restaurants, tastings of craft beer, and live entertainment by the Sofa Kings. Proceeds benefit Alliance for Independence. winefestivalofcentralflorida.com
March 14, 8am-5pm in Munn Park. An annual celebration of garden, art, and music. You can buy plants or art, listen to jazz, have a tasty snack, and enjoy beautiful downtown Lakeland. A perfect way to spend a Saturday in the spring. springobsession.org
TRIVIA WEDNESDAYS: PARKS & REC
March 25, 6:30pm at Swan Brewing. Hosted by Hold On I Know This. Test your Parks and Rec Knowledge. Compete for Swan Brewing Gift Cards and other prizes. Bring your friends, grab a beer and test your knowledge of our favorite government employee, Leslie Knope.
FIRE FILM FESTIVAL
March 27 & 28 at the Buena Vida West Auditorium Southeastern University. A 2-day event showcasing films from around the country. Highlighting this year’s festival is a cinematography workshop with Keith Slade, a producing workshop with Tom Bhramayan, and an opening night screening of the film, “Tinker.” cam.seu.edu
LAKELAND PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET: VOLUME TRES!
March 29, noon-6pm at Swan Brewing. Kid-friendly and pet-friendly punk rock market, extra food trucks, punk rock bands and all of your punk rock friends! More info on FB @LakelandPunkFlea Shop, hang out and be punk rock!