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February 2020

Dulcimers in The Park

Friday, February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Dulcimers in The Park Concert 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Winter Haven’s Central Park.   Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening with this unique Hammered Dulcimer band as well as demonstrations from the Wildwood Dulcimers, mountain dulcimer trio.  You will be entertained with music styles of  Waltzes, Patriotic tunes, Irish Reels & Jigs, Hymns,  and American standards.  Enjoy this free concert every month on the Third Friday night in Winter Haven.

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Reelin Em in for FFA

Saturday, February 22 @ 5:00 am - 2:30 pm

Auburndale Sr. FFA is hosting a fishing tournament to raise money for their chapter. For more information please email:

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4th Saturday Market

Saturday, February 22 @ 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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Jug Brothers Band

Friday, February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Music in Central park. Grant Piche leads singing with a variety of his friends to the sound of kazoos, washboards, spoons, bongos, etc. Audience participation is encouraged. Guests bring their own chairs. Please contact Grant Piche at for more information.

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March 2020

Chain of Lakes Cycling Classic

Sunday, March 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Chain of Lakes Cycling Classic in Winter Haven will enter its 11th year in 2020 with renewed high hopes to bring premier bike racing to Polk County. Spectators are welcome at these events. All proceeds from this year's event will go to the Humane Society of Polk County, Polk County's only no-kill animal shelter. Sunday in Downtown Winter Haven, the criterium's start/finish line will be adjacent to the peaceful and beautiful Central Park in downtown Winter Haven (346 West…

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Light Up The Night 5K

Friday, March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Junior League of Greater Winter Haven for their 8th Annual Light Up The Night 5k. Come run, walk and GLOW through downtown Winter Haven to support our local community. Live music and a food truck party will follow at Grove Roots Brewery Co.

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Winter Haven Chamber Community Fest

Saturday, March 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

CommunityFest 2020, presented by the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce and Citizens Bank & Trust, will take place on Saturday, March 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Downtown Winter Haven! Get ready for a day full of fun, games, entertainment, balloons, face painting and so much more! Did I mention it's all FREE? We hope to see you there! For more information on sponsorships, vendor opportunities and general information visit their website

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Water Safety Instructor Training

Monday, March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rowdy Gaines Olympic Pool, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33880 United States
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$175 – $218

Do you want to save lives everyday? Are you 16 years old & up? Are you a certified Lifeguard? If your answers are YES this training is for you!  Get your America Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification.  The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, found "children who participated in swim lessons had an 88 percent reduced risk of drowning." Training dates, times, prerequisites and fees are on the attached Flyer. Call 863.291.5659 for more information

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Praise in the Park

Friday, March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Music in the Park for the benefit of the mission. Bring your own chairs.

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Winter Haven Police Department’s 5k Benefitting Special Olympics Florida

Saturday, March 14 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

The 7th Annual WHPD 5k/1 mile walk will take place on March 14, 2020! Join the Winter Haven Police Department and help us raise funds for Special Olympics Florida. EVENT INFO: The 5k begins at 8:00 a.m. The 1-mile walk will begin shortly after the start of the 5k. PACKET PICKUP: Packet pick up will be scheduled March 13 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Winter Haven Library. Day of packet pickup begins at the Winter Haven Library…

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