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Mardi Gras 2023 Brightens the Streets of Lake Wales

Thousands of residents and visitors from across the state and nation gathered in downtown Lake Wales Saturday for the highlight of the local Mardi Gras celebrations, enjoying a zany... — Updated 2/23/2023


Mardi Gras Lights Up the Night in Lake Wales

The Lake Wales Mardi Gras celebrations have reached their climactic day as crowds are preparing for the annual parade, continuing a local tradition now in its fifth decade. The big... — Updated 2/21/2023

 By News Staff Reports    Fun

Lake Wales Annual Mardi Gras to Feature Multiple Events

It's that zany time of year for thousands of celebrants who will participate in the annual Lake Wales Mardi Gras, with festivities running from February 11 through 21. Between two b... — Updated 2/18/2023


Wild Shiners Kick Off Mardi Gras Celebrations in Lake Wales

A night of colorful costumes and celebrations has officially initiated the 2023 Carnival season in Lake Wales. The Krewe of Wild Shiners hosted their traditional "Black Light Ball"... — Updated 2/12/2023


Reida Hansford Keen, 1952-2023

Reida Hansford Keen of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at her residence. She was born August 22, 1952 in Lakeland to the late Henry and Eleanor Hansford. Reida... — Updated 1/26/2023


Rotary On The Ridge Doubles Membership, Wins Award

The concept of "community service" is alive and well in Lake Wales, as evidenced by an award presented to one of three local Rotary Clubs this week. Rotary on the Ridge received a... — Updated 6/23/2022

 By Tom Paulson    Fun

Big Mardi Gras Weekend is Here

A zany parade featuring colorful floats, marchers and faux royalty will fill the streets of downtown Lake Wales with thousands of revelers this weekend as the traditional Lake... — Updated 3/7/2022


Norma Jean Rattey, 1931-2022

Norma Jean Rattey of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Norma was born in Lyons, NY on October 17, 1931, to the late George and Mabel Hall. Norma was the proud... — Updated 2/3/2022

 By News Staff    Fun

Lake Wales Mardi Gras Expected to Draw Tens of Thousands to City

The Carnival season has returned to Lake Wales, and the annual Mardi Gras event is once again expected to draw tens of thousands of spectators and participants to a zany and... — Updated 1/26/2022

 By Tom Paulson    Fun

Mardi Gras Party to Open Festivities on February 19th

A festive evening of colorful costumes, dance music, food and fun is in store for guests at a special Mardi Gras themed party hosted by the Lake wales Woman's Club. The party,... — Updated 1/12/2022


3 Generations Serve Community through Rotary on the Ridge

Nature or nurture? It's probably both when you look at three generations of women sharing a heart for serving the community. When she turned 18 in July, Jillian Gillis became... — Updated 9/9/2021


Our News Site is 1-Month-Old

Wow! It's hard to believe our Lake Wales online news site is almost 1-month-old. We did a "soft launch" with little fanfare Feb. 13 so we could load the site with great content... — Updated 1/10/2021


36th Lake Wales Mardi Gras Feb. 21-22 to be a Colorful Extravaganza

It's not quite New Orleans, but Lake Wales no doubt throws one of the greatest Mardi Gras parties most people will ever attend. Unbound revelry, crazy costumes, colorful floats,... — Updated 2/24/2020


Expanded Mardi Gras Results in $8,000 for Community Projects

The Lake Wales Mardi Gras committee is celebrating its best year ever, with the expanded event resulting in $8,000 in donations for community projects. Committee Vice President Denn... — Updated 6/26/2019


Arts Council Celebrates 2018-19 Successes, Announces Plans for the New Year

Lake Wales Arts Council members and supporters gathered Thursday, June 6 for their annual meeting to celebrate an art-filled year. Executive Director Andrew Allen, who completed... — Updated 6/12/2019


New Mardi Gras Crew Organizing

Just in time for the Fat Tuesday celebrations happening across Europe and the Americas, a new Carnival club has been conceived for Lake Wales. The "Krewe Renaissance" will be a step... — Updated 3/16/2019


Mardi Gras Opens by the Lake

Changing venues to move most of the Lake Wales Mardi Gras activities to the shores of Lake Wailes appears to have been a good decision. Hundreds of revelers came Friday night,... — Updated 3/2/2019

 By News Staff    Fun

Mardi Gras Still Entertaining After Four Decades

After more than 40 years of color and creativity, big changes are afoot for the 2019 version of the Lake Wales Mardi Gras. A burst of street art that couldn't be contained, the... — Updated 2/28/2019


Sun Shines on First Day of Art Show

It was perfect Florida weather as 80 artists exhibited their work on the shores of Lake Wailes Saturday, Feb. 23. The show continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. It was A... — Updated 2/25/2019


Tom Freeman: Past, Present & Future

Tom Freeman turned 93 years old on October 19, 2018. Who is Tom Freeman? Well, he's kind of a legend around here - a Lake Wales treasure. He's somewhat of a renaissance man: an... — Updated 2/25/2019


Art-B-Que Kicks off Weekend Art Show

Artists and arts enthusiasts helped kick of the Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Art Show Friday, Feb. 22 with a Mardi Gras-themed event. The crowd enjoyed New Orleans style... — Updated 2/25/2019


Arts Council Presents 48th Annual Art Festival

The shores of Lake Wailes lake will come alive with food, music and all kinds of artwork Feb. 23 and 24 for the 48th Annual Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival.... — Updated 2/23/2019


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