June PlanAhead: Your Lakeland, FL events calendar

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Summer nights on Lake Hollingsworth, anyone? | Graphic via 6AM City

Happy June, Lakeland. 🌸  If you’re anything like us, you’re ecstatic about the sunny days, blooming flowers, and summer on the horizon — and with all that excitement, you’re also looking for fun local events to attend. Read on for all the top events happening this month in Swan City

All month long

  • Downtown Farmers Curb Market | Every Saturday | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Downtown Lakeland | Free | Support local businesses and shop from 100+ vendors including Omusubee, The Red Swan Shop + Mk Boba. 🍅 

Wednesday, June 1-Sunday, June 5

Wed., June 1

  • Big and Teen Chef: Grilled Cheese and Soup | Wed., June 1 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $85 | Parents and teens will make tomato soup and grilled cheese dippers, an artichoke bisque + goat cheese panini, and caramel hot chocolate with brie toasties. 
  • Knit One, Crochet Too! | Wed., June 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Lakeland Public Library, Larry R. Jackson Branch, 1700 N. Florida Ave. | Free | Bring your current yarn project and exchange knowledge with fellow knitters. 🧶
  • Flying Tigers | Wed., June 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $22+ | Cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in this game vs. the Bradenton Marauders. ⚾
  • General Trivia with Swan Brewing | Wed., June 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | You and six teammates can compete in general trivia + feast on bites from Smokin’ Chanchos. 
  • Books That Teach Book Club | Wed., June 1 | 11:30 a.m. | Unfiltered Bartow, 160 S. Broadway Ave. | Free | Gather on the first Wednesday of every month to discuss the assigned book with other women while sipping coffee + tea, and eating lunch. 📖 
  • Trivia Night | Wed., June 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Union Taproom, 245 W. Central Ave., Winter Haven | Free | Pour your own drafts at Union Taproom + compete in a round of trivia. 🍺
  • Stained Glass Sea Turtle Painting | Wed., June 1 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $38+ | Learn to paint an abstract sea turtle in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨

Thurs., June 2

  • Guided Kayak Eco Tour | Thurs., June 2 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex, 525 Lake Crago Dr. | $20+ | Go on a one and a half-mile kayak trip through Lake Parker and finish on Lake Crago — must register in advance. 🛶
  • Dumplings of the World | Thurs., June 2 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $50 | Learn how to make dumplings using flavors and techniques from around the world. 🥟
  • Flying Tigers | Thurs., June 2 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $6+ | Cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in this game vs. the Bradenton Marauders. ⚾
  • The Reserve Book Club | Thurs., June 2 | 5:30 p.m. | Lakeland Public Library, Larry R. Jackson Branch, 1700 N. Florida Ave. | Free | Read and discuss the chosen book of the month — registration is required. 📖

Fri., June 3

  • First Friday: Visit Central Florida | Fri., June 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Downtown Lakeland | Free | Celebrate the start of summer + 100 years of water skiing with the whole family and enjoy a night of drinks, food, vendors, and a car show. 
  • American Steakhouses with Fetzer Vineyards | Fri., June 3 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $60 | Taste Fetzer Vineyard Wines paired with steakhouse favorites. 🍷
  • Flying Tigers | Fri., June 3 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $6+ | Cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in this game vs. the Bradenton Marauders. ⚾
  • Moonshadow Painting | Fri., June 3 | 7-9 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $38+ | Learn to paint a beach at nighttime in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨
  • June First Friday Show | Fri., June 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Just Dance Studio, 124 S. Kentucky Ave. | $10 | Enjoy a night of laughs with improvised comedy from Swan City Improv. 🦢

Sat., June 4

  • Laid Back Mediterranean-Style | Sat., June 4 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $50 | Learn to make Mediterranean dishes including horiatiki salad, roasted red pepper hummus, Greek-seasoned spatchcocked chicken + seasonal fruit baklava. 
  • Flying Tigers | Sat., June 4 | 6 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $7+ | Cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in this game vs. the Bradenton Marauders. ⚾
  • Keel Farms Sip & Shop | Sat., June 4 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Keel Farms | Free | Support local artisans and makers and shop art, baked goods, and boutique items. 
  • Winter Haven Brunch Food Tour | Sat., June 4 | 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 220 Ave. A NW., Winter Haven | $65+ | Tour downtown Winter Haven’s brunch spots and sample a variety of foods while learning about the city’s culture + history. 🥞 
  • Sleepy Sloth | Sat., June 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $28 | Learn to paint a sloth in a tree in this step-by-step class for kids — supplies are included. 🎨
  • SOLE Saturday | Sat., June 4 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Crystal Lake Elementary School | Free | Volunteer with United Way of Central Florida and EMERGE Lakeland in a campus beautification project + student shoe drive.
  • Ribbon Cutting for John McGee Park | Sat., June 4 | 10 a.m. | 2399 S. Edgewood Dr. | Free | Celebrate the opening of the newly renovated park featuring a car-themed playground for the kids.
  • Bubble Run | Sat., June 4 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sun ‘n Fun, ​​4175 Medulla Rd. | $20+ | Register to run this 5K full of bubbles and finish the race off with an after party. 👟
  • Family Fun Day | Sat., June 4 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Early Learning Coalition of Polk County, 115 S. Missouri Ave. | Free | Bring the whole family to enjoy free food + entertainment, meet Miss Lakeland, and celebrate teachers.

Sun., June 5

  • Big and Little Chef: Veggies are the Main Event | Sun., June 5 | 10 a.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $80 | Parents and kids can learn to cook veggies including cauliflower carbonara, sheet pan broccoli + sweet potatoes, and vegged-out mini pizzas. 🥦
  • Flying Tigers | Sun., June 5 | 1 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $6+ | Cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in this game vs. the Bradenton Marauders. ⚾
  • Wiley Collective | Sun., June 5 | 2-5 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Honor Wiley Christopher Widner with music from his bandmates + food from Gin Khao food truck.
  • Encanto Tea Party | Sun., June 5 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $30 | Have tea and meet the Family Miracle + participate in a sing-along and dance-along. 
  • Bicycle Helmet Giveaway & Fitting | Sun., June 5 | 8:15 a.m.-12 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | Free | Have your bike helmet properly fitted or pick up one for free if you don’t have one already. 🚲

Monday, June 6-Sunday, June 12

Mon., June 6

  • Let’s Get Saucy | Mon., June 6 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $55 | Learn to make sauces that enhance your meals including white wine sauce, chimichurri sauce, barbecue stout beer sauce + praline-caramel crème. 
  • Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi | Mon., June 6 | 8-11 p.m. | Quinteassence Kava Bar, 839 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Come out to watch “Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi” while you munch on $1 popcorn and sip kava — costumes are optional. 🎬
  • Open Mic Night | Mon., June 6 | 7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Come out and show off your musical talents or support local musicians. 
  • Trivia Night | Mon., June 6 | 7:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen | Free | Bring your friends to trivia night + take advantage of happy hour prices all day. 💭
  • Open Mic Night | Mon., June 6 | 6-9 p.m. | Gram Parsons’ Derry Down | Free | Musicians of any age can sign up and perform up to three songs for a live audience. 🎤
  • Spiderman Painting | Mon., June 6 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $28+ | Kids can learn to paint Spiderman in this step-by-step class or sign up for a full week of superhero paintings — supplies are included. 🎨

Tues., June 7

  • Polen-ty of Options | Tues., June 7 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $50 | Learn to cook using polenta no matter what your familiarity level is with the dish.
  • B-I-N-G-O | Tues., June 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The Joinery | Free | Play a few games of B-I-N-G-O and try to win prizes + enjoy deals on drinks. 
  • Yoga for a Better Life | Tues., June 7 | 10:15-11:15 a.m. | Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW | Free | Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing to this hour-long yoga practice — space is limited. 🧘‍♀️
  • 90’s Trivia at Keel Farms | Tues., June 7 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Keel Farms | Free | Test your 90’s knowledge + drink Keel Farms wine, beer, or cider.
  • Black Panther Painting | Tues., June 7 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $28+ | Learn to paint Black Panther in this step-by-step class or sign up for a full week of superhero paintings — supplies are included. 🎨

Wed., June 8

  • Sushi 101 | Wed., June 8 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $60 | Sushi lovers can learn how to make different rolls including the California roll, Philadelphia inside-out roll, tempura shrimp & asparagus roll + spicy crab hand roll. 🍣
  • Knit One, Crochet Too! | Wed., June 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Lakeland Public Library Larry R. Jackson Branch, 1700 N. Florida Ave. | Free | Bring your current yarn project and exchange knowledge with fellow knitters. 🧶
  • General Trivia with Swan Brewing | Wed., June 8 | 6:30 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | You and six teammates can compete in general trivia + feast on bites from Smokin’ Chanchos. 
  • PechaKucha | Wed., June 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Mirrorton Apartments | $5 | Watch PechaKucha presentations sponsored by Platform Art + enjoy beer and wine. 
  • Tastes Of The World Food Tour | Wed., June 8 | 2-5 p.m. | 220 Ave. A NW., Winter Haven | $65+ | Sample dishes from around Winter Haven while learning the history of both the food and the city. 
  • Trivia Night | Wed., June 8 | 7-9 p.m. | Union Taproom, 245 W. Central Ave., Winter Haven | Free | Pour your own drafts at Union Taproom + compete in a round of trivia. 🍺
  • Captain America Painting | Wed., June 8 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $28+ | Learn to paint Captain America in this step-by-step class for kids or sign up for a full week of superhero paintings — supplies are included. 🎨
  • Summertime Roadtrip Painting | Wed., June 8 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $38 | Learn to paint a groovy bus in the summer in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨

Thurs., June 9

  • Couples Cooking: Street Eats Madrid | Thurs., June 9 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $110 | Spend date night making the food of Madrid including fried manchego with artichoke and olive tapenade, patatas bravas, croquetas de jamon + honey-almond polvoron.
  • Quit Your Way | Thurs., June 9 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Hollis Cancer Center, 3525 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | Free | Get free tools + services from Tobacco Free Florida and begin your journey to quit smoking.  
  • Polk State College Aerospace Open-House | Thurs., June 9 | 6-9 p.m. | 2949 Airside Center Dr. | Free | Those interested in an aerospace career can hear from graduates + get questions answered about financial aid, advising + enrollment. ✈️ 
  • Swan City Improv | Thurs., June 9 | 8 p.m. | Laugh Out Lounge, 19 3rd St. NW, Winter Haven | $10 | Enjoy a night of laughs with improvised comedy from Swan City Improv. 🦢
  • Hulk Painting | Thurs., June 9 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $28+ | Learn to paint The Hulk in this step-by-step kids’ class or sign up for a full week of superhero paintings — supplies are included. 🎨
  • Lakeland Food Truck Rally | Thurs., June 9 | 6-9 p.m. | Munn Park | Free | Head downtown + sample a variety of dishes from 20+ vendors including Spontaneous Consumption, The Chief’s Cantina, and Got Desserts. 🍴 

Fri., June 10

  • Only the Best in the Keys | Fri., June 10 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $65 | Sit back and let the professional chefs take your tastebuds to the Florida Keys. 
  • Live Music in Munn Park | Fri., June 10 | 6 p.m. | Munn Park | Free | Head downtown and enjoy an outdoor concert with Vintage VI. 🎶
  • Iron Man Painting | Fri., June 10 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $28+ | Learn to paint Iron Man in this step-by-step class for kids or sign up for a full week of superhero paintings — supplies are included. 🎨
  • Lighthouse Painting | Fri., June 10 | 7-9 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $41+ | Learn to paint a lighthouse at twilight in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨
  • Disney’s Descendants: The Musical | Fri., June 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre | $15 | See the hit movie performed on stage with all the original songs. 

Sat., June 11

  • Upscale Food Truck Wine and Dine | Sat., June 11 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $60 | Taste food truck delicacies paired with wine featuring brie and bacon grilled cheese, lobster and scallop ceviche tostada + churros with red wine hot chocolate.
  • Polk Pride 2022: Pride on Tap | Sat., June 11 | 2-5 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Join Polk Pride at Swan Brewing for raffles and auctions to kick off Pride Week. 🏳‍🌈
  • Hoopin’ for Health | Sat., June 11 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Lakeland Family YMCA, 3620 Cleveland Heights Blvd. | $80 | Get together a group of friends and play in a three-on-three basketball tournament for fun + your health. 🏀
  • Disney’s Descendants: The Musical | Sat., June 11 | Times vary | Lakeland Community Theatre | $15 | See the hit movie performed on stage with all the original songs. 
  • Winter Haven Happy Hour Tour | Sat., June 11 | 4:30-7:30 p.m. | 220 Ave. A NW., Winter Haven | $65+ | Go on a guided tour of downtown Winter Haven and visit restaurants + bars for Happy Hour. 🍸
  • Family Painting Day | 12-1:30 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $28+ | Families can work together to paint a bubble fish in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨

Sun., June 12

  • Second Sunday Artisan Market | Sun., June 12 | 12-5 p.m. | Lakeside Village | Free | Visit Lakeside Village to shop for unique local goods + listen to live music. 🛍️
  • Live Hart at Swan Brewing | Sun., June 12 | 2-5 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Hear music from artist Live Hart + feast on food from the new vegan and vegetarian food truck, Seasoned Green. 
  • Galactic Dreams Painting | Sun., June 12 | 6-8 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $38+ | Learn to paint a whimsical night sky in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨
  • Disney’s Descendants: The Musical | Sun., June 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre | $15 | See the hit movie performed on stage with all the original songs. 

Monday, June 13-Sunday, June 19

Mon., June 13

  • Trivia Night | Mon., June 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen | Free | Bring your friends to trivia night + take advantage of happy hour prices all day. 💭
  • Open Mic Night | Mon., June 13 | 7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Come out and show off your musical talents or support local musicians. 🎤
  • STAR WARS MOVIE MONTH | Mon., June 13 | 8-11 p.m. | Quinteassence Kava Bar, 839 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Come out to watch Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens while you munch on $1 popcorn and sip kava — costumes are optional. 🎬
  • Kids’ Sewing Camp: Spools Out for Summer | Mon., June 13-Thurs., June 16 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Lakeland Public Library Larry R. Jackson Branch, 1700 N. Florida Ave. | Free | Kids aged 9-12 will learn the basics of sewing. 🧵
  • Big and Teen Chef: Grilled Cheese and Soup | Mon., June 13 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $85 | Parents and teens will make tomato soup and grilled cheese dippers, an artichoke bisque and goat cheese panini + caramel hot chocolate with brie toasties. 
  • Around the World Camp | Mon., June 13-Fri., June 17 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | What’s Cooking Lakeland | $385 | Kids will gain confidence inside the kitchen by learning to cook food from a different nationality every day. 
  • Family Painting Night | 6-7:30 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $28+ | Families can work together to make a painting that represents the whole family in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨

Tues., June 14

  • Couples Cooking: Grilling the Night Away | Tues., June 14 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $110 | Spend date night by the grill learning to make St. Louis ribs, bacon + blue cheese bison sliders, and grilled banana split. 
  • Flying Tigers | Tues., June 14 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $6+ | Cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in this game vs. the Daytona Tortugas. ⚾
  • B-I-N-G-O | Tues., June 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The Joinery | Free | Play a few games of B-I-N-G-O and try to win prizes + enjoy deals on drinks. 
  • Music BINGO & Fun Run | Tues., June 14 | 5:30 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Participate in a fun run at 5:30, then play a game of music BINGO at 6:30 + eat food from Bad Dog BBQ. 
  • Yoga for a Better Life | Tues., June 14 | 10:15-11:15 a.m. | Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW. | Free | Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing to this hour-long yoga practice — space is limited. 🧘‍♀️
  • Paint Your Pet | Tues., June 14 | 6-9 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $54+ | Learn how to paint your favorite four-legged friend in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨

Wed., June 15

  • Sushi and More 2.0 | Wed., June 15 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $60 |  Make Asian dishes like a crab salad lettuce roll + a bagel seasoning sushi roll.
  • Knit One, Crochet Too! | Wed., June 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Lakeland Public Library, Larry R. Jackson Branch, 1700 N. Florida Ave. | Free | Bring your current yarn project and exchange knowledge with fellow knitters. 🧶
  • Flying Tigers | Wed., June 15 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $22+ | Cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in this game vs. the Daytona Tortugas. ⚾
  • General Trivia with Swan Brewing | Wed., June 15 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | You and six teammates can compete in general trivia + feast on bites from Quit Smackin’.
  • Cinemark Summer Movies Clubhouse | Wed., June 15 | 9:30-11 a.m. | Cinemark Theatres Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 US Hwy 98 N. | $1.50+ | Kids can watch the movie “The Boss Baby: Family Business” while enjoying popcorn + classic movie theater snacks. 🎬
  • Trivia Night | Wed., June 15 | 7-9 p.m. | Union Taproom, 245 W. Central Ave. | Free | Pour your own drafts at Union Taproom + compete in a round of trivia. 🍺
  • Sunset Yoga in the Vines | Wed., June 15 | 6-7 p.m. | Keel and Curley Winery | $10 | Come for the relaxing yoga among the grapevines, stay for the wine. 🍇 
  • Paris Sunset Painting | Wed., June 15 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $38+ | Paint the Effiel Tower at sunset in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨 

Thurs., June 16

  • Flying Tigers | Thurs., June 16 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $6+ | Cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in this game vs. the Daytona Tortugas. ⚾
  • Made @ The Library | Thurs., June 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Lakeland Public Library, Larry R. Jackson Branch, 1700 N. Florida Ave. | Free | Learn how to make a new craft project — supplies are included.
  • Classic Albums Live | Thurs., June 16 | 7:30-10 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $34+ | Hear Pink Floyd’s hit album “The Wall” recreated exactly as it was recorded. 
  • Swan City Improv | Thurs., June 16 | 8 p.m. | Laugh Out Lounge, 19 3rd St. NW., Winter Haven | $10 | Enjoy a night of laughs with improvised comedy from Swan City Improv. 🦢

Fri., June 17

  • Flying Tigers | Fri., June 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $6+ | Cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in this game vs. the Daytona Tortugas. ⚾
  • European Wine Dinner | Fri., June 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $65 | Sit back with your wine while professional chefs prepare you European dishes, like French-style white bean duck cassoulet and Swedish-style kladdkaka.
  • Karaoke Night | Fri., June 17 | 7-10 p.m. | Just Dance Academy, 124 S. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Sing along to a song of your choice or just cheer on a friend — snacks and drinks are available. 🎤
  • Downtown Winter Haven Beer, Spirits, and Ghosts Walking Tour | Fri., June 17 | 7-10 p.m. | 220 Avenue A. NW. | $69+ | Experience two kinds of spirits in this guided drinking + ghost walking tour. 👻 
  • Sparkly Champagne Painting | Fri., June 17 | 7-9 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $38+ | Learn how to make a painting of champagne glasses at night in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨 
  • Disney’s Descendants: The Musical | Fri., June 17 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre | $15 | See the hit movie performed on stage with all the original songs. 
  • Canned Tuna Concert | Fri., June 17 | 6-8 p.m. | Munn Park | Free | Donate a can of any non-perishable food item and listen to music from Ben Meyer & the Dirty Yank. 🎶

Sat., June 18

  • Flying Tigers | Sat., June 18 | 6 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $7+ | Cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in this game vs. the Daytona Tortugas. ⚾
  • Big and Little Chef: Veggies are the Main Event | Sat., June 18 | 10 a.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $80 | Parents and kids can learn to cook veggies in a tasty way including cauliflower carbonara, sheet pan broccoli and sweet potatoes + vegged-out mini pizzas.  
  • Dads are Rad | Sat., June 18 | 3-8 p.m. | Lakeside Village | Free | Celebrate the dads and father figures in your life with a BBQ, live music, lawn games + beer.
  • West Coast Wine and Dine | Sat., June 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $65 | Relax and enjoy a taste of the west coast with bites like sautéed shrimp, pan-roasted salmon, and skirt steak + blue cheese bruschetta. 🍷   
  • Glassware Set Painting | Sat., June 18 | 3-5 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $37 | Paint a flamingo and a palm tree on a set of wine glasses — supplies are included. 🎨
  • 2022 City of Winter Haven’s Juneteenth Celebration | Sat., June 18 | 3-7 p.m. | Lake Maude Park, 1790 7th St. NE. | Free | Come out for a celebration and live entertainment, 70+ vendors, historical exhibits, + food. 
  • Disney’s Descendants: The Musical | Sat., June 18 | Times vary | Lakeland Community Theatre | $15 | See the hit movie performed on stage with all the original songs. 
  • Polk Pride 2022: Pride in the Park | Sat., June 18 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Munn Park | Free | Visit Munn Park for this annual festival celebrating Pride Month with entertainment, food trucks, and vendors.

Sun., June 19

  • Beer, Brisket, and Baseball | Sun., June 19 | 12-3 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $49+ | Indulge in a Father’s Day brunch with brisket from Whiskey Bent BBQ + a free draft beer, then cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers. ⚾
  • Big and Little Chef: Father’s Day Edition | Sun., June 19 | 10 a.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $80 | Celebrate Father’s Day by preparing dishes like broccoli salad, double bacon cheeseburgers, grilled shrimp, veggie kabobs, and more.
  • Poetry, Spoken Word, and Open Mic Night | Sun., June 19 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Stage Room Lakeland, 310 E. Lemon St. | Bring your favorite poem, spoken word, or reading to share at this open mic night.
  • Happy Father’s Day! Lion’s Pride Painting | Sun., June 19 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $35+ | Make a painting based on The Lion King in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨 
  • Disney’s Descendants: The Musical | Sun., June 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre | $15 | See the hit movie performed on stage with all the original songs. 

Monday, June 20-Sunday, June 26

Mon., June 20

  • Trivia Night | Mon., June 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen | Free | Bring your friends to trivia night + take advantage of happy hour prices all day. 💭
  • Open Mic Night | Mon., June 20 | 7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Come out and show off your musical talents or support local musicians. 🎤
  • “Star Wars: Episode VIII- The Last Jedi” | Mon., June 20 | 8-11 p.m. | Quinteassence Kava Bar, 839 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Come out to watch “Star Wars: Episode VIII- The Last Jedi” while you munch on $1 popcorn and sip kava — costumes are optional. 🎬
  • Couples Cooking: Street Eats Madrid | Mon., June 20 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $110 | Spend date night making foods of Madrid, including fried manchego with artichoke and olive tapenade, patatas bravas, croquetas de jamon + honey-almond polvoron.
  • Take & Make Adult Craft Kids to Go | Mon., June 20 | All day | Lakeland Public Library, 100 Lake Morton Dr. | Free | Adults 18+ can pick up a craft kit anytime and make it from their home — pre-registration is required. 
  • Kids’ Sewing Camp: Spools Out for Summer | Mon., June 20-Thurs., June 23 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Lakeland Public Library, Larry R. Jackson Branch, 1700 N. Florida Ave. | Free | Kids aged 9-12 will learn the basics of sewing. 🧵
  • All Boys Camp | Mon., June 20-Fri., June 24 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | What’s Cooking Lakeland | $385 | Boys will gain confidence inside and outside the kitchen in cooking classes, workout classes + outdoor games. 
  • Teacher’s Apple Painting | Mon., June 20 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $35 | Teachers can make a school-themed painting in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨 

Tues., June 21

  • Flying Tigers | Tues., June 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $6+ | Cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in this game vs. the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels. ⚾
  • B-I-N-G-O | Tues., June 21 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The Joinery | Free | Play a few games of B-I-N-G-O for a chance to win prizes while enjoying deals on drinks. 
  • Music BINGO & Fun Run | Tues., June 21 | 5:30 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Participate in a fun run at 5:30, then play a game of music BINGO at 6:30 + eat food from La Palapa Time.
  • Yoga for a Better Life | Tues., June 21 | 10:15-11:15 a.m. | Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW. | Free | Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing to this hour-long yoga practice — space is limited. 🧘‍♀️
  • Homeschooled Social Event Painting | Tues., June 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $25 | Homeschoolers will make a colorful llama painting in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨 

Wed., June 22

  • Dumplings of the World | Wed., June 22 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $50 | Learn how to make dumplings using flavors and techniques from around the world. 🥟
  • Knit One, Crochet Too! | Wed., June 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Lakeland Public Library, Larry R. Jackson Branch, 1700 N. Florida Ave. | Free | Bring your current yarn project and exchange knowledge with fellow knitters. 🧶
  • Flying Tigers | Wed., June 22 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $22+ | Cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in this game vs. the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels. ⚾
  • General Trivia with Swan Brewing | Wed., June 22 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Compete with six teammates in general trivia + feast on bites from Smokin’ Chanchos. 
  • Miss Florida Scholarship Competition Preliminaries | Wed., June 22 | 7-10 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $56+ | See local young women compete to become the next Miss Florida. 👑
  • Cinemark Summer Movies Clubhouse | Wed., June 22 | 9:30-11 a.m. | Cinemark Theatres Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 US Hwy 98 N. | $1.50+ | Kids can watch the movie “Angry Birds” while enjoying popcorn + classic movie theater snacks. 🎬
  • Ciro’s Sweet Tooth Dessert Tour | Wed., June 22 | 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 220 Ave. A NW., Winter Haven | $69+ | Tour downtown Winter Haven and taste a variety of sweets, including pies, muffins, and cupcakes. 🍰
  • Trivia Night | Wed., June 22 | 7-9 p.m. | Union Taproom, 245 W. Central Ave. | Free | Pour your own drafts at Union Taproom + compete in a round of trivia. 🍺
  • Sea Turtle Painting | Wed., June 22 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $38+ | Make a painting of a baby sea turtle going out to sea in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨 

Thurs., June 23

  • Let’s Get Saucy | Thurs., June 23 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $55+ | Learn to make sauces that enhance your meals including white wine sauce, chimichurri sauce, barbecue stout beer sauce + praline-caramel crème.
  • Flying Tigers | Thurs., June 23 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $6+ | Cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in this game vs. the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels. ⚾
  • Miss Florida Scholarship Competition Preliminaries | Thurs., June 23 | 7-10 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $56+ | See local young women compete to become the next Miss Florida. 👑
  • Swan City Improv | Thurs., June 23 | 8 p.m. | Laugh Out Lounge, 19 3rd St. NW., Winter Haven | $10 | Enjoy a night of laughs with improvised comedy from Swan City Improv. 🦢

Fri., June 24

  • Flying Tigers | Fri., June 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $6+ | Cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in this game vs. the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels. ⚾
  • Summer Grilling with Copper Cane Wine & Provisions | Fri., June 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $55 | Sip on Copper Cane Wine + learn to make barbecue bacon-wrapped shrimp po’ boy sliders, chargrilled bone-in porkchops, and iron skillet blackberry cobbler. 
  • Virtual-Bleeding Control Basics | Fri., June 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Those with little-to-no medical training can learn life saving skills to use in case of an emergency. 
  • Sunflower Glow Painting | Fri., June 24 | 7-9 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $41+ | Make a painting of sunflowers in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨 

Sat., June 25

  • Flying Tigers | Sat., June 25 | 6 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $7+ | Cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in this game vs. the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels. ⚾
  • American Steakhouses with Fetzer Vineyards | Sat., June 25 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $60 | Taste Fetzer Vineyard Wines paired with steakhouse favorites like chislic and spice-rubbed ribeye. 🍷
  • Express Yo Self comedy show | Sat., June 25 | Times vary | The Well, 114 E. Parker St. | $25 | See comedy sets from Tarus Josey, Demetria George + Antione Scott. 
  • Family Fishing Day | Sat., June 11 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tenoroc Fish Management Area, 3829 Tenoroc Mine Rd. | $3 | Bring your fishing gear, bait, and license to take part in this friendly catch-and-release competition. 🎣
  • Miss Florida Scholarship Competition | Sat., June 25 | Times vary | RP Funding Center | $56+ | See local young women compete to become the next Miss Florida. 👑
  • The Beautiful Warrior Painting | Sat., June 25 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $35 | Make a painting of Princess Mulan in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨 

Sun., June 26

  • Flying Tigers | Sun., June 26 | 1 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $6+ | Cheer on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in this game vs. the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels. ⚾
  • Mermaid Crossing Painting | Sun., June 26 | 2-4 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $30 | Make a mermaid crossing sign on a wood board in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨 
  • Bubbly Sundays | Sun., June 26 | 12-7 p.m. | Union Taproom | $1+ | Pour your own bubbly and enjoy free mixers while you eat from local food trucks + listen to live music. 🥂
  • Theo Von: Return of the Rat Tour | Sun., June 26 | 7 p.m. | RP Funding Center, Youkey Theater | $39+ | Catch comedian and podcast host Theo Von on the Lakeland stop of his comedy tour.

Monday, June 27-Thursday, June 30

Mon., June 27

  • Trivia Night | Mon., June 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen | Free | Bring your friends to trivia night + take advantage of happy hour prices all day. 💭
  • Open Mic Night | Mon., June 27 | 7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Come out and show off your musical talents or support local musicians. 🎤
  • “Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” | Mon., June 27 | 8-11 p.m. | Quinteassence Kava Bar, 839 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Come out to watch “Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” while you munch on $1 popcorn and sip kava — costumes are optional. 🎬
  • Farm to Table | Mon., June 27-Fri., July 1 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | What’s Cooking Lakeland | $385 | Kids will learn about locally-sourced food like honey and jelly + make crafts using food at this week-long camp. 
  • Coffee, Tea, and Treats Food Tour | Mon., June 27 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 220 Ave. A. NW | $69+ | Tour downtown Winter Haven and taste pastries, coffee + tea from local shops. 

Tues., June 28

  • B-I-N-G-O | Tues., June 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The Joinery | Free | Play a few games of B-I-N-G-O for the chance to win prizes while enjoying deals on drinks. 
  • Music BINGO & Fun Run | Tues., June 28 | 5:30 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Participate in a fun run at 5:30, then play a game of music BINGO at 6:30 + eat food from Bad Dog BBQ. 
  • Caledonia SC vs. FC Miami City | Tues., June 28 | 7 p.m. | Barnett Athletic Complex, 1049 Frank Lloyd Wright Way | $5 | Soccer fans can cheer on these two soccer clubs as they go head-to-head. ⚽
  • Yoga for a Better Life | Tues., June 28 | 10:15-11:15 a.m. | Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW. | Free | Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing to this hour-long yoga practice — space is limited. 🧘‍♀️
  • Pint Night | Tues., June 28 | 3-10 p.m. | Union Taproom | Free | Sip on $4 pints + eat food from local food trucks while listening to live music. 🍺

Wed., June 29

  • Knit One, Crochet Too! | Wed., June 29 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Lakeland Public Library, Larry R. Jackson Branch, 1700 N. Florida Ave. | Free | Bring your current yarn project and exchange knowledge with fellow knitters. 🧶
  • General Trivia with Swan Brewing | Wed., June 29 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Compete in general trivia with six teammates + feast on bites from Smokin’ Chanchos. 
  • Cinemark Summer Movies Clubhouse | Wed., June 29 | 9:30-11 a.m. | Cinemark Theatres Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 US Hwy 98 N. | $1.50+ | Kids can watch the movie “Scoob!” while enjoying popcorn + classic movie theater snacks. 🎬
  • Trivia Night | Wed., June 29 | 7-9 p.m. | Union Taproom, 245 W. Central Ave., Winter Haven | Free | Pour your own drafts at Union Taproom + compete in a round of trivia. 🍺

Thurs., June 30

  • Couples Cooking: Grilling the Night Away | Thurs., June 30 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $110+ | Spend date night by the grill learning to make St. Louis ribs, bacon + blue cheese bison sliders, and a grilled banana split.  
  • Swan City Improv | Thurs., June 29 | 8 p.m. | Laugh Out Lounge, 19 3rd St. NW., Winter Haven | $10 | Enjoy a night of laughs with improvised comedy from Swan City Improv. 🦢
  • Dream Castle Painting | Thurs., June 30 | 6-9 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $49+ | Paint Cinderella Castle in this step-by-step class — supplies are included. 🎨 
  • Bartow Summer Music Series | Thurs., June 30 | 6:30 p.m. | Bartow Public Library, 2150 S. Broadway Ave. | Free | Listen to the french horn played by Klae Peek + have a Q+A session with Klae after the performance. 📯