What’s Happening in Polk County This Week
Take a look at the June 26 – July 5 events throughout Polk County, and feel free to share this list with other residents or visitors of the Central Florida area.
This Week’s Events
NOW – June 27
Louisville Slugger Classic · Chain O' Lakes Complex, Lake Bonny Park, Henley Field
-Florida Scout Ball Association will host their Louisville Slugger Classic where more than 80 teams (ages 14U, 16U, and 18U) will be traveling to Polk County to compete in three different age divisions.
NOW – July 24
12th Annual Central Florida Junior Golf Tour · Various golf courses throughout Polk County
-The 12th Annual Central Florida Junior Golf Tour is a golf tournament that will be taking place throughout the months of May through July this summer.
NOW – August 4
Destination Aviation Summer Camp · Lakeland
-Aerospace Center for Excellence hosts Destination Aviation Camps that include a flight opportunity for all participants.
NOW – September 3
Lakeland Flying Tigers · Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium
-The Lakeland Flying Tigers play in the Florida State League and has been the Class A Advanced affiliate of the Tigers since 1967.
June 26 - June 30
Discovery Days: Team Building & Beyond at Bok Tower Gardens · Lake Wales
-Bok Tower Gardens hosts Discovery Days Summer Camps. Kids will learn about art, science, cooking, gardening and more.
June 26 - July 1
Miss Florida Pageant · Lakeland
-Miss Florida Pageant preliminaries and finals, both open to the public, will be held at the RP Funding Center in 2017.
June 26 - July 21
STEMtastic Summer Day Camp · Lakeland
-Aerospace Center for Excellence hosts day and residential summer camps that include STEM workshops for kids ages 7-18.
June 27 – July 1
Florida Pride Wrestling Camp · Webber International University
-Pride Wrestling Camps Inc. presents the 2017 Florida Pride Wrestling Camp, an instructional program which hosts high school age wrestlers from all over the state of Florida as well as the nation.
Dead 27s and The Trongone Band at Gram Parson's Derry Down · Winter Haven
-Two rock-and-roll bands, both rapidly gaining momentum, will perform at Gram Parson's Derry Down in Winter Haven.
June 30 – July 2
Lake Region Firecracker Baseball Tournament · Lake Myrtle Sports Park
-This tournament is one of the finest 16-u and 18-u high school baseball tournament of the summer!
July 1 – August 12
The Way We Worked at Polk County History Center · Bartow
-Smithsonian exhibit, The Way We Worked, explores and interprets the history of labor in the US and in Polk County.
July 2 – July 3
Florida ISA 8 & Under States · Bartow Park/CR 555 Recreation Complex
-Florida Independent Sports Association (ISA) presents the 8 & Under States in Bartow, a youth softball qualifying tournament that expects to bring over 500 participants and spectators to Polk County.
Red, White and Kaboom · Lakeland
-Red, White & Kaboom at Lake Mirror will have a variety of food trucks, live music, and a dramatic display of fireworks.
Rock N' Freedom Fest · Winter Haven
-Winter Haven's 4th of July fest features live music, inflatables, a Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team show and fireworks.
LEGOLAND® Knight Lights · Winter Haven
-Enjoy a spectacular, brick-tacular fireworks show in the sky each night during LEGOLAND® Night Lights.
4th of July Celebration in Bartow · Bartow
-Enjoy live music, food vendors, games, fireworks and more during Bartow's 4th of July Celebration at Mosaic Park.
Thunder on the Ridge · Haines City
-Thunder on the Ridge features Polk County's largest fireworks display! Celebration includes art, food and beer vendors.
Main Street Bartow Farmers Market – Wednesdays weekly
Haines City Marketplace – Wednesdays weekly
Downtown Lakeland Farmers Curb Market – Saturdays weekly
Lake Wales Farmers Market – Second and fourth Saturday, monthly
2nd and 4th Saturday Market Winter Haven – Second and Fourth Saturday, monthly
Saturday Night Rodeo – Saturdays weekly (Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch)
Children’s Programming – Exploring the Arts & Sciences - Monday through Friday, weekly (Explorations V Children's