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October 2018

Winter Haven High School Homecoming Parade

Wednesday, October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Winter Haven High School is hosting the 2018 Homecoming parade and Celebration. The parade will begin at Denison Stadium and proceed to MLK Park coming down Avenue C SE and turning on 3rd Street SW heading to MLK Park. There will be food vendors, a ski show, local band entertainment and a fireworks extravaganza.

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Mr. Central Florida

Thursday, October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Haus 820, 820 N Massachusetts Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33801
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Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center holds a major fundraiser with a friendly, competitive spirit titled Mr. Central Florida. Gentlemen in the community give of themselves for the well-being of others to help raise money for the Center and the patients we serve. The contestant that raises the most… wins the title of Mr. Central Florida and official bragging rights! This year’s event focuses on “Celebrating Manly Men” and will take place on Thursday, October 4th at 6:00pm at Haus…

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Friday, October 5 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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PRE-REGISTER TODAY! LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!  The City of Winter Haven Parks, Recreation & Culture Department will be hosting PUMPKINFEST at the Winter Haven Public Library Friday, October 5, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This event is a fun night of games, activities, decorating pumpkins and dinner for school age children Kindergarten - 5th Grade. Parents for $10 per child you can have a date night or just some time off in Downtown Winter Haven with so many shops…

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First Friday Music

Friday, October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come gather in Central Park for the monthly First Friday Music Event! Each first Friday, there will be a music selection for your enjoyment! Bring a chair, blanket, and your favorite toe tapping shoes.

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The Gathering Goose

Saturday, October 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
251 Avenue A SW, 251 Avenue A SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880 United States
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A local Saturday street market,  vendors and food trucks will be on site. For more information contact The Gathering Goose at:

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Classic Car Cruise–In

Saturday, October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Experience this one of a kind car show. Enjoy great music from the 50's and 60's along with a cruising display of all the cars at the end of the evening. The event takes place in Downtown Winter Haven.

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Celebrity Lip Sync Battle

Wednesday, October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Theatre Winter Haven, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd
Winter Haven, 33880
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$50 – $70

The 2018 Celebrity Lip Sync Battle will feature six local celebrities, battling against each other through two rounds of epic, lip sync performances! Our panel of judges will select award winners, and fundraising will determine the People’s Choice Award. The evening will be rounded out with complimentary wine tasting, light dinner, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. The event is a fundraiser benefiting public education in Winter Haven through contributions to two nonprofits: The Winter Haven Public Education Partnership and Cypress Junction…

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Praise in the Park

Friday, October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Praise in the Park, in Downtown Winter Haven is about bringing people together through music for the benefit of The Mission of Winter Haven. Local Praise Bands play music and the event collects food to benefit the mission. For more information please contact Stephen Cornelius at (863) 541-3076.

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2nd Saturday Market

Saturday, October 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday Market featuring local products. Food Trucks and DJ will also be on site. Open to the Public. For more information contact Sergio Cruz at or (863) 258-3561

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South Central Grand Reopening

Saturday, October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The City of Winter Haven along with Main Street Winter Haven and the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce cordially invite the public to attend the Winter Haven South Central Park Grand Re-opening and dedication ceremony on Saturday, October 13, 2018 Come play in Winter Haven's newest backyard and see all it has to offer! The event will be held from 5 – 9 p.m. at South Central & Magnolia Park. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. We will…

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