Happy Independence Day! July 4, 2017 marks the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and we hope you are celebrating as much as we are! Here are a few fun family events happening around Lakeland and Polk County to get you in the spirit of celebration!
Red, White, & Kaboom! at Lake Mirror Promenade, Lakeland, FL · Monday, July 3rd
Hosted by the City of Lakeland and sponsored by T. Mims Corp., the Red, White, & Kaboom Independence Day Celebration will feature live music, vendors, food, and fireworks. The event takes place from 6pm-9pm on Monday and City garages will be open for parking. Jah Movement will be playing reggae and cover music beginning at 6pm. There will also be a canned food drive for VISTE, supporting food banks for elderly Lakeland residents. Coolers are allowed (no glass) and you can find the full list of food trucks attending on their Facebook event page.
Rock N’ Freedom Fest at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Winter Haven, FL · Monday, July 3rd
The City of Winter Haven is hosting Rock N’ Freedom Fest at Lake Silver on Monday from 6pm-9pm. The event will feature live classic rock/funk music from the Dan Signor Project and food trucks. The Winter Haven Hospital Bloodmobile will be on site so attendees can donate blood to support the blood bank in their community. The fireworks will take place at 9pm over Lake Silver. Complete information on their official Facebook event page.
Thunder on the Ridge at Lake Eva Park, Haines City, FL · Tuesday, July 4th
Celebrate the 4th at one of the largest events in Polk County! Featuring rides, games, live music, and, of course, fireworks, Thunder on the Ridge is a Polk County annual tradition! The festivities start at 3pm and conclude with a fireworks show at 9pm. There are multiple live bands playing all afternoon and lots of family friendly activities to keep kids entertained. Bring your A-game and sign up for the double elimination cornhole tournament (signup form on website) – the tournament check-in is at 4pm and there is a $200 cash prize! Complete schedule can be found on their Facebook event page.
LEGOLAND Knight Lights in Winter Haven, FL · Tuesday, July 4th
Celebrate Independence Day with all-day fun at LEGOLAND! There is a special July 4th holiday schedule of events for the day, including all the Knight Lights summer fun, plus a giant July 4th Flag Build to participate in. Kids of all ages can attend character meet & greets, stage shows, group builds, scavenger hunts, and dance parties. The Fireworks Spectacular will take place in Pirates’ Cove at 9pm! More information and the special July 4th events schedule download can be found on the LEGOLAND website.