The modern city of Davenport had its start in the 1880s when the South Florida Railroad was extended to that point.[9] The settlement was first known as Horse Creek, for the creek first recorded on a U.S. Army survey of 1849 which flows past the site to enter Snell Creek and eventually Lake Hatchineha in the Kissimmee River system.[10] A post office was established at Horse Creek in 1884, and the name of the post office was changed to Davenport in 1886.[7][11] Davenport was incorporated in 1915.

11 Lakeland Food Truck Rally. Join us for this recurring food truck event, held on Thursday of each month in the Munn Park Historic District on from 6 – 9 p.m. with some of your favorite food trucks. 201 E. Main Street, Lakeland, 33801.

11 Davenport Farmers Market. Featuring a variety of vendors offering local produce, handmade crafts, a Florida souvenir gift shop, discounted Florida attraction tickets and more. FREE admission. 9am – 3pm. Visitor Information Center, 101 Adventure Court, Davenport,  33837 (along U.S. Highway 27), a half-mile south of I-4 at Exit 55. (863) 420-2586.

12 Vintage Friday Market. You can come out and wander through vendors and visit the food trucks. The market is located on 2nd Street SW and Ave. A SW in front of Country Primitive Vintage Market. For more information, contact (863) 934- 6113. 5 – 9 p.m.

13 Live at the Gardens: Rowdy Roosters. The entire summer music series brings an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, oldies, Irish and contemporary music to the air-conditioned comfort of the Bok Tower Visitor Center. Guest may join us for dinner in the Blue Palmetto Café beginning at 5:45 p.m. and all concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Advanced reservations are required. Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales, 33853. Call for questions and or ticket prices at(863) 676- 1408.

13 Lakeland Fire Department’s Centennial Celebration. The event will celebrate the 100th year of past and present achievements. Several activities and attractions to see, refreshments, giveaways and so much more. FREE. 10am – 2pm. Fire Station 1, 701 E, Main St., Lakeland, 33801 (863) 834-8200.

14 through Sept 17. Exhibition: A Sum of its Parts. This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary milestone with a comprehensive chronology of the museum’s permanent collection. FREE admission. Polk Museum of Art, 800 E. Palmetto St., Lakeland, 33801 Call (863) 688-7743 for times.

19 Creative Yoga. Join our monthly class for a truly inspirational experience. Experience an hour long hatha-based class that will end with a meditation focused on our current exhibition. Please arrive early as space is limited and bring your own mat and blanket if possible. $10 non-members and $5 members. 12 -1 p.m. Polk Museum of Art, 800 E. Palmetto St., Lakeland, 33801. For questions please call (863) 688-7743 x 249.

27 Live at the Gardens: Lift Irish Band. Lift plays everything from foot-stomping jigs to pub favorites featuring Irish, Scottish and Celtic flavors. 7:30 p.m. Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd.Lake Wales, 33853. (863) 676 -1408.

Sept 7. Dixieland Twilight Market. Wednesday Farmer’s Market open from 5 – 8pm each week and featuring all local vendors. FREE admission. Located under the breeze way at Dicieland Village, 1035 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, (863) 327-2247.


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