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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 11/18/2020


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


Lake Ashton Casino Night Feb. 29 to Benefit Schools

The Lake Ashton Community Benefit Association will hold its 16th Annual Casino Night and Silent Auction on Saturday, Feb. 29. Through sponsorships and the annual event the... — Updated 2/10/2020


Hop on the History Bus Saturday, Feb. 1

The Lake Wales History Museum will hold its next history bus tour from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 1. The tour will feature old Florida history, driving through the heart of... — Updated 1/28/2020


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


Little Theatre Production of Single Wide: The Musical Opens Jan. 10

The Lake Wales Little Theatre production of Single Wide: The Musical opens Friday, Jan. 10 for a three weekend run. The play is about Katy, a third generation single mother who... — Updated 1/22/2020


King's Brass Free Concert Jan. 22

Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass will be performing in a free concert Wednesday, Jan. 22 at First Baptist Church of Lake Wales. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. at the church,... — Updated 1/22/2020


Folk Music Planned for Free Lake Wales LIVE Event Jan. 17

The City of Lake Wales Recreation Department will host Lake Wales Live starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. The entertainment will be Back Porch Revival Folk Music. The free event... — Updated 1/14/2020


Jazzy Holiday Favorites at Lake Wales Live Dec. 20

The City of Lake Wales Recreation Department will host Lake Wales Live starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. The Jonathan Kaufman Trio will perform a night of jazzy holiday... — Updated 12/18/2019


Bok Tower Gardens Announces Holiday Events Schedule

Experience a holiday tradition that connects the entire family to nature and reignites the creative spirit at Holidays at Bok Tower Gardens. Nature's seasonal beauty provides the... — Updated 12/5/2019


Ritz Theater Hosts Winter Wonderland Dec. 7

The Ritz Theater in Winter Haven will host a Winter Wonderland event Saturday, Dec. 7. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during Carols in the Park and will feature a picture... — Updated 12/5/2019


Lake Wales Chorale Christmas Concert Dec. 6

Under the new direction of Concert Master Bill Doherty, the Lake Wales Chorale will perform their Christmas Concert Friday, Dec. 6 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Tickets are $5... — Updated 12/5/2019


Historic Cemetery Tour Dec. 7 Focuses on Veterans' Graves

The Polk History Center's monthly cemetery tour Dec. 7 coincides with National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and will feature a focus on the veterans of World War II interred at the... — Updated 12/5/2019


History Museum Offers Bus Tour Dec. 7

The Lake Wales History Museum is offering a bus tour to explore the community's history from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7. The new, air-conditioned History Bus will take riders... — Updated 11/27/2019


Living Out Loud Society Hosting Poet Nov. 21

The Living Out Loud Poet's and Writer's Society Nov. 21 gathering will feature Kenneth J Cody, the author of six anthologies of prose style poetry about living and coping with... — Updated 11/21/2019


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