The 2022 Lakeland Margarita Ball

This annual event invites you to raise more than just your glass.


Lake Mirror at night | Photo via @kyleomedia

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Shaken or stirred? Salt or sugar? You decide this month at the 35th Annual Lakeland Margarita Ball.

Happening annually in November, the Margarita Ball takes place on Lake Mirror’s Frances Langford Promenade, and while there will be margaritas on deck for your enjoyment, the event really centers around assisting Polk County’s children.

Want to get a load of the action? Here’s how you can participate:


The overarching goal of the event is to supply Christmas gifts to children in need this season. Monetary donations can be made via the Margarita Ball website.

Purchasing a ticket

Tickets for the event may be purchased online, starting at $45 per person. This year, ticket options include:

  • Single ticket — $45
  • Bike sponsor (two tickets) — $175
  • Toybox friends (four tickets) — $500
  • Santa’s helpers (eight tickets) — $1,000
  • Group tickets in packages of 25, 25, or 40+

Bringing a toy

If you choose to attend, be sure to bring an unwrapped toy valued at $15+ for a child in need.

Never attended a Margarita Ball before and want to know what’s on the agenda? We’ve got you covered.

What to expect

  • The event takes place on Sat., Nov. 19 from 8-11 p.m.
  • The festivities will occur at the Frances Langford Promenade (121 S. Lake Ave.).
  • Entertainment by the band MPiRE will be on-site.
  • Along with live music, there will also be hors d’oeurves, beer, and of course, margaritas.
  • While the event is listed as a “ball,” the dress code is casual, unless you feel like whipping out your three-piece suit or ball gown, of course.
  • Attendees of this event must be 21+.

Want to learn more about what you can expect? Check out photos from years past here.