What’s Happening in Polk County Sports
Posted on June 11th, 2012 by Rebecca Thompson
Lakeland Flying Tigers
Dates: Now – September 1
Venue: Joker Marchant Stadium
-The Lakeland Flying Tigers have returned to Lakeland for the 2012 season.
-This week’s home games are:
June 12 vs. Dunedin Blue Jays, 6:30 PM; Baseball Wingo, Silver Sluggers,
2-for-1 Ticket Offer, Bartow Little League Night
June 13 vs. Dunedin Blue Jays, 6:30 PM; All-You-Can-Eat, READY Night
June 14 vs. Dunedin Blue Jays, 6:30 PM; $1 Sodas & 2-for-1 Beers,
Third Annual Wing Ding
Father’s Day Rod Run
Dates: Friday, June 15 – Saturday, June 16
Venue: Best Western Park View – Winter Haven
-The Central Florida Street Rod Association brings the 24th Annual Father’s Day Rod Run to Winter Haven this year.
-The event is open to pre-1973 cars and car enthusiasts.
-Other activities include a live DJ, games, silent auction, poker walk & more will take place.
Sunshine State Games Polk County Festival
Dates: Friday, June 15 – Sunday, 17
Venue: Auburndale Softball Complex, Diamondplex Softball Complex, Simpson Park Community Center
-The Florida Sunshine State Games- Polk County Festival will be held over two weekends.
-The first weekend consists of Fast Pitch Softball and Table Tennis, June 15-17.
-The Polk County Festival will host over 2,500 athletes for the 8 events that span two weekends.
Spring Antique Tackle Show
Date: Saturday, June 16
Venue: Bartow Civic Center
-Florida Antique Tackle Collectors is a non-profit, member-supported organization dedicated to the preservation of our angling heritage, history, and artifacts.
-Club Members will bring historical displays from their collections of old fishing tackle and will also bring old tackle to trade.
-The public is invited to attend these exhibitions and encouraged to bring their own old tackle for free appraisals by Club Members.
Florida’s Sunshine State Games: Polk County Festival – June 23-24 (The Lakeland Center & Polk State College-Winter Haven)
Live at the Gardens: Summer Music Series – June 23, July 14, August 11, September 22 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)
Red, Brick & Boom – July 4 (LEGOLAND® Florida-Winter Haven)
Polk NatureFest – October 4-7 (locations across Polk County)
Brick-or-Treat – October- Saturdays & Sundays (LEGOLAND® Florida-Winter Haven)
Legends & Legacies- Letters Home: Love, Courage & Survival – October 12-13 (Fantasy of Flight-Polk City)
Go LEGOLAND – It’s Your Birthday – October 15 (LEGOLAND® Florida-Winter Haven)
Boktoberfest – October 20 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)