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Polk History Center Expands Military Exhibit

After a brief closure, the Military Gallery at the Polk County History Center has reopened with a revitalized look and new displays. Among the artifacts spanning from the Seminole... — Updated 5/6/2021


Florida Museum to Offer Free Admission May 15-Sept. 6 for Active Military, Families

The Florida Museum of Natural History is offering free admission to all fee-based exhibits for active-duty military personnel and their families from Armed Forces Day, May 15,... — Updated 5/6/2021


History Center's May 8 Zoom and Vroom Features Historic Downtown Lake Wales

To celebrate National Historic Preservation Month, the Polk County History Center's May Zoom and Vroom program features the Lake Wales Downtown Historic District as part of Polk's... — Updated 5/6/2021


Lake of the Hills Ice Cream and Dessert Social March 27

The Lake of the Hills Community Club is hosting its annual Ice Cream and Dessert Social from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 27. The event will be held at the club at 47 E. Starr Ave. The... — Updated 4/1/2021


CenterState Bank Concerts Under the Stars Returns to Bok Tower Gardens

The all-new CenterState Bank Concerts Under the Stars series revives a music tradition at Bok Tower Gardens with four performances beginning Friday, March 12, and continuing... — Updated 3/24/2021


Exit Laughing through March 28 at LW Little Theatre

Opening March 12 for a three-weekend run at Lake Wales Little Theatre, Exit Laughing, a popular and laugh-out-loud funny play by Paul Elliott, tells the story of four Southern... — Updated 3/24/2021


Lake Wales Quilters Guild Exhibit at Library

Throughout the month of March the Lake Wales Public Library's Local Artist Gallery has an amazing display of handmade quilts by local textile artists. The Lake Wales Quilters Guild... — Updated 3/17/2021


VIP Access to 2021 Arts Festival Comes with Variety of Perks

Fifty years of fine arts excellence will be celebrated Feb. 19-21 at the 2021 Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival. With over 50 exhibiting artists, live music, and... — Updated 2/11/2021


Local Cafe Hosts Highwaymen Evening of Art and Conversation Feb. 6

Come join Al Black, one of the original Highwaymen, and Kelvin Hair, son of Alfred Hair ~ an original Highwayman, Saturday evening Feb. 6, for an Evening of Art & Conversation.... — Updated 2/4/2021


Willie and Waylon Tribute Concert Jan. 30 at Frostproof's Historic Ramon Theater

The Ramon Theatre in Frostproof will feature a tribute to Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $27 and can be... — Updated 1/29/2021


Lake Wales Little Theatre Kicks off Two Weekends of The Odd Couple Jan. 22

The show must go on. That's what the Lake Wales Little Theatre decided after an empty stage for nearly a year. The curtain will go up Friday, Jan. 22 for a two weekend production... — Updated 1/27/2021


Virtual Presentation Jan. 14 on New Deal Era Indian Murals at Post Offices

The Lake Wales History Museum is inviting people to enjoy a virtual event as part of the Florida Humanities Spring Speaker Series. Indians at the Post Office: New Deal-Era Post... — Updated 1/10/2021


Polk History Center Hosts Voices and Votes Smithsonian Exhibit

The Polk County History Center is hosting a traveling Smithsonian exhibit - Voices and Votes: Democracy in America - through Dec. 11. Our democracy demands action, reaction, vision,... — Updated 12/2/2020


LWLT to Host Night of Musical Theatre Previewing Show in Development Nov. 6-8

The Lake Wales Little Theatre will host three performances of "A Night of Musical Theatre" Nov. 6-8. The program will feature numbers from the upcoming musical "Malcolm X" with... — Updated 10/29/2020


Museum Hosts Virtual History Happy Hour April 17

The Lake Wales History Museum is hosting a Virtual History Happy Hour starting at 5 p.m. Friday, April 17. "Join us from the comfort and safety of your own home You just need a... — Updated 4/16/2020


Little Theatre Production Super Freaks Opens Friday, March 13

Lake Wales Little Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming production of Super Freaks, which opens Friday, March 13 for a three-weekend run. The theater is taking extra precautions... — Updated 3/13/2020


March 20 Lake Wales LIVE Event Canceled

NOTE: The city has canceled this event due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus. The City of Lake Wales Recreation Department will host Lake Wales Live starting at 6 p.m. Friday,... — Updated 3/13/2020


Fire it up Frostproof BBQ, Music, Bike Event March 6-7

The City of Frostproof is holding its 3rd Annual Fire it up Frostproof! BBQ the weekend of March 6-7. Jon Prestage AKA Johnny Debt will be on the stage from 6-9 p.m. Friday. Food... — Updated 3/5/2020


Wilkins Brings Jazz Saxophone Tribute to Arts Center March 7

GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist Jack Wilkins will take center stage at the Lake Wales Arts Center Saturday, March 7 for his tribute to the life and music of Jazz legend Hank Mobley. Wi... — Updated 3/5/2020


Friends of Library Host Patrick Smith's Florida: A Land Remembered March 10

Florida author Patrick Smith's son, Rick, will present a unique multimedia show March 10 honoring his father and the experiences that led him to write his beloved novels.... — Updated 3/4/2020


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


Free Talk Feb. 20 on Tavern LIfe in Colonial Florida

Dr. Diana Reigelsperger speak Thursday, Feb. 20 about Tavern Life in Colonial Florida - a time when American consumption of alcohol was at an all-time high, and early Temperance... — Updated 2/19/2020


History Museum Hosts Spirited Exhibit About Prohibition

The Lake Wales History Museum opened the major traveling exhibit, Spirited: Prohibition in America on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Organized by the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia,... — Updated 2/19/2020


Arts Center Hosts Feb. 16 Celebration of Timeless Contributions of Artists of Color

A lecture and performance by award-winning artist and Polk State College Professor of Humanities & Music Derek Menchan will be hosted by the Lake Wales Arts Council at 2 p.m. Su... — Updated 2/12/2020


Free Crooked Lake Heritage Festival Feb. 1

The annual Crooked Lake Heritage Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1 to celebrate the rich history of Babson Park. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. lakeside on the... — Updated 1/28/2020


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