Sat’s Bartow Farmers Market. Produce, plants, preserves, artisans and food vendors. Free. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fort Blount Park, Main St. Bartow, 33830 (863) 519-0508.
10 & 11. FIRExpo: Florida International Reptile Expo. Join us for a historic event filled with top-quality reptiles, amphibians, presentations, and more! Children welcome.Two Days $15, one day $10. Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Plan your day around events at The Lakeland Center, 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland, 33815. (863)834-8100. Thelakelandcenter.com
11 Honoring Our Heroes – Remember the Day. This event is a time to honor all the first responders (law enforcement, fire, EMS, and Military Heroes) at the time when our country is remembering the tragic event of 9/11. This event also includes a Freedom Walk that involves walking from Central Park around a few blocks and back as a sign of solidarity for our heroes. Free. Registration for Freedom Walk Begins at 1:30, 2 -5 p.m. Downtown, Winter Haven, Central Park. (863) 291-5905. Winterhavenpd.com
16 – 18. Earthdance Florida. The largest global synchronized dance event in history. Creating a themed landscape tale where people can come together. Everyone is a part of our story. From the performers, staff, vendors and participants we are all a part of our creative endeavor. $67 -$187. 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Maddox Ranch, 2505 W Bella Vista St., Lakeland, 33810. (779)702-4011. Eventbrite.com
17 Dog Day of Summer. Dog’s are welcome inside the Visitor Center, Café Patio and Gardens. Dog Community water bowls are located throughout the Gardens. Activities included with regular admission. Human rates apply. $5 each. 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, 33853. (863) 676 – 1408. Boktowergardens.org
20 Lip Sync Battle Polk – The Beat Continues. The fun begins at 6 p.m. as 10 teams select their favorite song and battle it out to see who will take home the top prize. Proceeds benefit Citizen CPR’s mission to reduce premature death and disability from cardiovascular diseases, sudden cardiac events and drowning’s in Polk County. $25/$30. Magnolia Building, 702 E. Orange St., Lakeland, 33801. (863) 680-1277.
24 Market in the Park. Free event! Free concert! We will have fresh produce, honey, food vendors and more. This will be one filled family event! From 4 – 7 p.m. Spence Field Park, NE 1st St. Mulberry, 33860. (863) 393-8166. Cityofmulberryfl.org
24 The Purple Experience. Celebrate the unique and talented life and music of Prince with this special tribute band. 8 p.m. $28/$38. Polk Theatre, Lakeland, 33801. (863) 682-7553. polktheatre.org
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