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Polk Top Ten - April 2024



FIRST FRIDAY

April 5, 5 – 9 pm in Downtown Winter Haven. Guests will enjoy food and drink specials from bars and restaurants, shop businesses open late for the event, and catch live musicians and other entertainment at multiple venues. Find all the details at winterhavenfirstfriday.com.


STEMAPALOOZA

April 6, 10 am – 2 pm at Florida Polytechnic University. All girls welcome. Explore STEM careers, chat with leading women in the STEM field, and take part in dozens of fun, hands-on activities. Tickets are $5. Pre-register at gswcf.org/ stemapalooza, walk-ups welcome.


SUN ‘N FUN AEROSPACE EXPO

April 9 – 14 at SUN ‘n FUN. Don’t miss the daily airshow, two evening airshows, fireworks, kids’ activities, entertainment, airplanes, educational workshops & forums, and over 500 exhibitors showcasing the latest in the aviation industry. flysnf.org


FLYING TIGERS ARE BACK!

Watch your hometown Single A-Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers play the Bradenton Marauders April 9 – 14, times vary. They play the Clearwater Threshers on April 30 at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. Purchase tickets at milb.com/lakeland.


JOHN JORGENSON

April 12, 7 pm at Gram Parsons Derry Down. A night of authentically gypsy jazz & specialty gin cocktails. Music virtuoso John Jorgenson, known for his exquisite guitar licks and world-class musicianship, has collaborated with the likes of Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan. gpderrydown.com


FROM BROADWAY TO OBSCURITY

April 18 – 21 at Theatre Winter Haven. A musical about one man’s struggle to get to the top of his game, and then the struggle to find his place when the game has ended. At the peak of his career, Eric made the decision to return to his hometown of Detroit so that he could raise his two daughters. theatrewinterhaven.com


RECORD STORE DAY

April 20 at participating record store locations including Jesse Carl Vinyl. Get there early, exclusive releases plus lots of fresh restocks. All Record Store Day releases are limited and first come, first served. More info on FB @JesseCarlVinyl.


SLOW ROLL & SKI SHOW

April 20, 4:30 pm at The Bike Shop of Winter Haven. Bring your bikes and leisurely roll through downtown Winter Haven to Lake Silver to watch the Cypress Gardens Ski Team show. Then, roll back to Grove Roots. Bike rentals are available from the Bike Shop (863) 299-9907. Sign up on FB @slowrollskishow.


CASINO ROYALE

April 20, 6:30 pm at The Ritz in Winter Haven. A glamorous evening fundraiser for the Historic Ritz Theatre. The evening will feature an elegant ambiance, butler service, a craft cocktail bar, a martini bar, a mocktail bar, and thrilling casino games. centralfloridatix.com


THE LAKELAND BOOK CRAWL

April 22 – 27. Head to lakelandbookcrawl.com for more information and to plan your itinerary. Monday - The Unbound Bookery & Bookends Used Books. Tuesday - Inklings Book Shoppe. Wednesday - Pressed Books & Coffee. Thursday - Crash Bookshop. Friday - Little Bus Books.

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