The most local events

Curated calendar for new openings, tours, exhibits, and foodie events.

Skyline over Lake Mirror at night

Check out our curated events calendar for something to do in Lakeland every single day.

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You asked, we’re answering. A new and improved LALtoday events calendar is here.

Or maybe you didn’t realize we even had an events calendar — consider this your ticket to the most fun and relevant events in Lakeland, including:

  • Summertime Wine Dinner | Sat., Aug. 27 | 6:30 p.m. | $60 | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $60 | Enjoy a summer-inspired meal paired with a selection of fine wines in this demonstration-style cooking class.
  • Public Skate at Lakeland Ice Arena | Sat., Aug. 27 | 2:30-7:30 p.m. | Lakeland Ice Arena, 3395 W. Memorial Blvd. | $12+ | Bring or rent your skates + bundle up for a fun time in Lakeland’s only real ice arena — book a time from 2:30-4 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Art Night | Tue., Aug. 30 | 8-11 p.m. | Quinteassence Kava Bar, 839 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Relax during this group art session and paint a new prompt every week — bring your own art supplies.
  • Access Art: Special Needs | Thurs., Sept. 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Polk Museum of Art | Free | Create + discuss art during this guided program for individuals with special needs and varying exceptionalities.
  • Munch & Learn: What’s Bugging Your Garden? | Wed., Sept. 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Lakeland Electric, 501 E. Lemon St. | Free | Learn to correctly identify pests to keep your landscape healthy and thriving.

As Lakelanders ourselves, we love making sure that LAL has access to the most robust, relevant, and hyperlocal events calendar possible. In part, we rely on readers like you to keep us in the loop — start submitting your events now. (Just like before, you can add your event to our calendar for free, but we’ve also added a few new paid promotional opportunities to take advantage of as well, starting at just $15.)

In addition to the hundreds of events that you can discover each month on our website, each issue of our newsletter features a dedicated events section, with our curated editorial picks for the upcoming week, organized by day. Keep scrolling just a little bit and you’ll see what we mean. Pro tip: Click the link to see our full calendar if you want to start planning ahead.

Want to know which events we’re most excited about? Your friendly neighborhood City Editors (👋 that’s us, Connor + Rilee) can often be found out and about at the newest restaurant openings, baseball games, festivals, and fairs — see what we’re up to in The Wrap section at the bottom of each newsletter or by following us on Instagram @theLALtoday.