Highlights include the annual parade, a jazz festival, free admission to the Florida Children’s Museum and a day of service
Spanish-American War Monument Unveiled at Veterans Park
Local students helped design the tribute to soldiers who were stationed in Lakeland in 1898.
Video: Funeral of C.C. ‘Doc’ Dockery
The funeral service for C.C. “Doc” Dockery — founder of Summit Consulting, philanthropist, political insider and bench buddy — was live-streamed from First United Methodist Church today. Check a replay below or on the church’s Livestream site.EARLIER: C.C. ‘Doc’ Dockery Dies at 89 |
Nikki Fried Attends Lakeland Pro-Choice Rally to Show Support for Arrested Teen
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried came to Lakeland Thursday to attend a pro-choice rally and show support for a 13-year-old who was detained by police after using a megaphone at a similar rally on Monday. “How can I not be here to show her support?” Fried, a Democratic candidate for governor, told Fox 13 News […]
Red, White & Kaboom Crowd Estimated at 30,000
An estimated 30,000 people came to Lakeland’s Red, White & Kaboom Independence Day celebration and fireworks at Lake Mirror despite the Sunday evening rains.
Guide to Red, White & Kaboom Sunday Night
Are you planning to go downtown Sunday evening for Lakeland’s annual Red, White & Kaboom Independence Day celebration and fireworks? LALtoday put together a guide to what you can expect, including a schedule, food trucks and entertainment. Source: LALtoday
Rodin Exhibit Opens at the Polk Museum of Art on Saturday
Works from the most famous name in modern sculpture have taken their places inside the exhibit halls of the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, waiting for the public to view them starting on Saturday when the doors open at 10 a.m.
Bonnet Springs Park Announces Opening Date: Oct. 22
Retired Lakeland Parks and Recreation Director Bill Tinsley showed off the transformation of the Bonnet Springs Park property on Thursday afternoon like a proud parent shows off a newborn baby.
Polk Pride Week Resumes After 2-Year Pandemic Break
After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Polk Pride Week is back for its sixth year with a theme of “Prouder than Ever” and events spanning June 11 to June 18.
Watch for Hot Air Balloons Over South Lakeland This Weekend
Balloon pilots will take the place of jet pilots to demonstrate their skills this weekend in the skies over Sun ‘n Fun. The three-day Up Up and Away Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival opens Friday and continues through Sunday on the Sun ‘n Fun Expo campus located on the south side of Lakeland Linder […]