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June – July 2024

June 8, 15, 22, 29, and July 6, 13

Downtown Lakeland Farmers Curb Market

This vibrant, eclectic market brings the community together every Saturday in Downtown Lakeland with fresh, local produce, live plants, and a variety of hot foods and handcrafted wares. It is located on the 200 block of N Kentucky Ave in Lakeland from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Saturday (except in August) and is a production of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA). Learn more at www.downtownfarmerscurbmarket.org

June 8, 15, 22, and 29 and July 6, 13

Grady Goat Yoga Tampa Bay

Every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Grady Goat Farm hosts a fun and relaxing yoga class featuring their famous goats. Tickets are $39 for each attendee. This delightful event benefits Project G.O.A.T. (Global Offensive Against Trafficking), a charity that works to protect children. Grady Goat Farm is located at 12551 Franklin Rd. in Thonotosassa. Learn about this incredible farm and all that they do by visiting their website at www.gradygoat.org

June 8, 15, 22, and 29 and July 6, 13

Saturday Night Rodeo

This fun, family-friendly rodeo takes place every Saturday through the end of November from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, located at 3200 River Ranch Blvd in River Ranch. Enjoy the antics of cowpokes and bronco busters as they show off their skills trick riding, bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing, and more. Kids are invited into the rodeo arena toward the end of the night to participate in a real “calf scramble.” Tickets are $32.05 for adults, $26.70 for children ages 5 – 12, and children ages 4 and younger get in free. For more information, please visit www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/florida/river-ranch/westgate-river-ranch-resort/activities/rodeo/

June 3 – July 26

Kids and Canines Summer Camp

Kids ages 9 through 14 can have a blast learning how to care for and train their family’s dog from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at one of these week-long sessions for $245. In addition to canine training, care, and grooming activities, there will also be guest speakers, arts and crafts, and games to play. The camp will be held at 13525 Hwy 301 N in Thonotosassa. Sign up online at https://www.kidsandcanines.org/kids-camps/, or email Info@kidsandcanines.org for more information.

June 8, 22, July 6

Downtown Farmer’s Market in Lake Wales

The Lake Wales Downtown Farmer’s Market is sponsored by Lake Wales Main Street and takes place every second and fourth Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 20 N. Market St in Lake Wales. This producer-only market specializes in locally grown, pesticide-free produce and plants, baked goods, local honey, Florida grove pepper sauces, cheeses, award-winning BBQ sauces and rubs, homemade jams and jellies, natural pet treats, plus a ton of crafts, clothing, and jewelry. For more information, you can contact Lynn Greenfield at (863) 676-8782 or visit www.lwmainstreet.com/farmers-market.

June 8, July 13 

Ask a Master Gardener at the Lake Wales Farmer’s Market

Visit the Polk County Master Gardener booth at the Downtown Farmer’s Market in Lake Wales, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the latest gardening information and to ask gardening questions.

June 8 and 9

Southern Hill Farms Inaugural Sweetcorn Festival

Celebrate Southern Hill Farms’ sweetcorn harvest with your sweet friends and family! From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Southern Hill Farms opens its gates for festival fun, complete with rides and vendors. Southern Hill Farms is located at 16651 Schofield Road, Clermont. Kids Zone features more than a dozen carnival-style rides! Unlimited rides wristbands are available for purchase as well. Please visit: https://southernhillfarms.ticketspice.com/inaugural-sweetcorn-festival for festival tickets and online waivers/wristbands for kids’ rides.

June 10

Pollinators and Their Havens: A DIY Workshop

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County & City of Lakeland Water Utilities at the Lakeland Public Library, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for a hands-on workshop to learn more about vital role of pollinators serve in our ecosystem, and even create your own mini pollinator house! All materials will be provided and is family-friendly and fun for all ages and skill levels. For more details and to register please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pollinators-and-their-havens-a-diy-workshop-tickets-906332554067?aff=oddtdtcreator 

June 10 to June 14, June 17 to 21

Nature Discovery Camp

Bok Tower Gardens presents Nature Discovery Camp, a week of immersive nature play for young explorers ages 7 to 9. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Alexander Discovery  Center, campers will get to explore the landscapes and ecosystems within Bok Tower and develop a deeper appreciation for nature. Cost is $55 for members and $75 for non-members. Please visit for registration: https://1835.blackbaudhosting.com/1835/Nature-Discovery-Camp 

June 10 – July 19

Critter Camp

This is a fun summer camp designed for students with lots of activities, including animal interactions, crafts, games, guest speakers, and service projects. It will be held at SPCA Florida Education Building, 5850 Brannen Rd S in Lakeland. The cost is $250 per week and space is limited, so sign up now at www.spcaflorida.org/crittercamp.

June 10 – July 26

Tenoroc Youth Conservation Center Summer Camp

The new Tenoroc Youth Conservation Center located at 3760 Tenoroc Mine Rd. in Lakeland is hosting four weeks of day camp for kids ages 8 – 14. Explore the natural world while kayaking, fishing, learning archery, and more. Campers will receive fishing rod and tackle, a t-shirt, and a camp water bottle included with the camp fee. For more information and registration, please go to www.fyccn.org/tenoroc-youth-conservation-center-3/ or email Callie.Shaffer@MyFWC.com

June 21 through 23

Fire on the Lake, Chili Cook-Off and Jeep Rally
Get in your Jeep and head to Camp Mack, located at 14900 Camp Mack Rd. in Lake Wales, for a fantastic day of camaraderie and chili! Enter your team in the Chili Cook-Off, listen to live music, and enjoy specialty food and craft vendors from  For complete rules and regulations, information, and to enter the competition, please go to https://guyharveycampmack.com/local-events/chili-cook-off-competition/ 

June 27 and 28

Wawa Summer Fun Days at Bok Tower

Back by popular demand for 2024, the Wawa Summer Fun Days returns! Bok Tower welcomes guests free of entry costs on Thursday and Friday, June 27 and 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details and registration (required for free entry) visit: https://1835.blackbaudhosting.com/1835/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=77b2f313-9cff-4177-84b8-6007553447d5 

July 13

Fruit Fest

Bok Tower presents Fruit Fest! Fruit Fest will feature lectures by leading horticulture experts, tropical fruit tasting, gourmet small plate sampling, and live music to end the day. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. admission is free for members, $20 non-member adult admission, $10 kids age (6-17) and kids age 5 and younger also free. Small plates, samples, and fruit wines will require the purchase of Bok Bucks. Visit https://1835.blackbaudhosting.com/1835/tickets?tab=3&txobjid=1b87ef14-b89d-4a5c-803f-79124cc2bcd8 for tickets!

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