Culture

Get ready to “Gather, Eat, Chill” at Bowen Yard in downtown Winter Haven.
Sponsored
The longest-standing private club in Lakeland celebrates its centennial year in 2024.
It’s the sweetest time of year — Florida Strawberry Festival time. Read our guide so you don’t get in a (strawberry) jam.
Could your neighbor be the next big star?
Keep reading for our favorite local love story.
Create the city you want to live in by applying to serve in these volunteer roles.
To help make your entire process at Orlando International Airport as smooth as possible, we’ve created a guide that covers everything from gates and parking to details on the airport’s 140+ nonstop flights.
Tell us which biz you think deserves a second chance.
When cravings hit, level up your dessert game at one of these local sweet shops and makers in Lakeland, Florida.
You helped us put our city on the map by submitting your love stories.
The actor and wrestler stopped by a Swan City staple to fuel up before heading to work.
We’re using geopsychology to give Swan City the ultimate personality test.
Check out these brunch restaurants, cafes, and diners in Lakeland, serving a variety of egg dishes, mimosas, bloody marys, and more.
Find floral arrangements, Florida natives, and houseplants at these local shops.
Rilee here — after nearly three years of covering Lakeland’s developments, restaurants, local businesses, and events, it’s time for something new. Let’s walk down memory lane together.
We’ve got the ultimate list of Lakeland events you don’t want to miss out on each year. Mark your calendar for these community celebrations.
It’s been a year since the City of Lakeland unveiled plans for a Munn Park revitalization project, but that’s not all we’re watching. From dining to family activities, here are a few things that could change in downtown Lakeland.
The votes are in for the LALtoday 2023 Picture of the Year contest. Check out the finalists below, including the winner that you, our readers, voted for.
Dining in Lakeland is always a fresh experience with new restaurants popping up all the time — and more on the way.
Shop Valentine’s Day chocolates, couple’s games, cookware, candles, and fuzzy socks to spread the love.
Dive into the history behind the Lakeland Country Club and learn how you can become a future member.
Whether you’re looking for your next leisure read, a book for the whole family, or a thrilling fictional novel, we’ve got a list of books written by local authors in Lakeland.
Find a love of literature at these reading programs for all ages.
Prep for the convention with events, guests, and exhibitions we wouldn’t miss.
Do you remember the time Publix made a huge birthday cake for an entire Lakeland neighborhood? Read on for the story.
Whether you’re looking to learn more about this micro-city’s extensive history or hoping to try the perfect Cuban sandwich, here’s what you need to know about taking a day trip to Ybor City.
Check out our guide to the many meaningful murals you can find around our city.
Shaken or stirred? Either one works, as long as it’s zero-proof. Check out this list of alcohol-free cocktails — mocktails — in Swan City.
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at these local events.
Tell us what you’re hoping to do, see, and experience for the first time this year. We’ll share the best responses in our Lakeland bucket list.
Looking for a night out, your new favorite eatery, or just something fresh? Check out these restaurants within a short drive of Swan City, recommended by our followers.
Good news for Lakeland.
Get the best local news & events sent to your inbox each morning, for free.