Exceptionally Local – Celebrating City Government Week 2023
Celebrating the City’s Blend of Innovation and Community
ANNOUNCING AN ENGAGING LINE-UP OF CONTENT AND ACTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE CITY GOVERNMENT WEEK 2023.
The City of Winter Haven proudly announces an array of events and activities in celebration of City Government Week from October 16-22, 2023. A time to emphasize the role of municipal government and its impact on residents, this year’s edition promises to be interactive, insightful, and thoroughly entertaining.
EXCEPTIONALLY LOCAL VIDEO RELEASE
We are excited to premiere a special video, showcasing Winter Haven’s balance between innovative growth and our cherished small-town spirit. This insightful look aims to inform and remind residents about the essence of Winter Haven, highlighting why our city is truly #ExceptionallyLocal.
GET A GLIMPSE BEHIND CITY HALL’S DOORS
Dive into the world of local government with our daily social media updates! These will include videos, statistics, photos, and more! We encourage you to engage in discussions, get answers to your questions, and become familiar with the inner workings of Winter Haven’s City Government.
WEAR YOUR WINTER HAVEN PRIDE!
Adding an artistic twist to this year’s celebrations, the Creative Threads T-Shirt Contest saw immense talent with over 60 design submissions. Five exceptional designs from artists spanning various age categories emerged victorious. Residents and visitors can proudly wear a piece of Winter Haven, as these winning designs will be up for sale at $15 each during the Hands on Haven event.
JOB FAIR: COME GROW WITH US!
Amidst the plethora of activities, the City has also organized a job fair at the Winter Haven Library during the Hands on Haven event. Whether you’re exploring new career avenues or seeking opportunities within the city, this is the perfect platform to connect, discover, and embark on a fulfilling professional journey.
INTERACTIVE EVENT INCLUDING TOUCH-A-TRUCK
Concluding the week with a bang on Saturday, October 21, we will host the “Hands on Haven: Trucks, Tech, and Tails” event. A day promising fun and learning, attendees can explore the latest in city tech, get up close with city vehicles, and enjoy a plethora of interactive activities.
Get ready to be amazed by an impressive lineup of vehicles at our Touch-a-Truck event. We’ve got something for everyone as we showcase an array of vehicles, from majestic fire trucks and hardworking garbage trucks to sleek police vehicles and cutting-edge equipment. Kids and adults alike can indulge their curiosity and get up close with these fascinating machines.
Step into the world of technology at our Technology Petting Zoo, conveniently located across the street from the park in the library. This hands-on experience will immerse you in the wonders of emerging and interactive technology. Try out the latest gadgets, experiment with augmented reality applications, and even get a chance to operate drones! This is the perfect opportunity to engage with technology and learn about its impact on our lives.
Calling all nature enthusiasts! Experience the wild side of Winter Haven with our Ambassador Animals and engaging games suitable for all ages. Our knowledgeable staff will be on-site to introduce you to native species, providing valuable insights into their habitats and behaviors. You can also participate in entertaining games and activities with our Parks staff set amidst the scenic beauty of Central Park and Virginia Miller Park.
Mark your calendars for this extraordinary event, which will take place on October 21, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Bring your family and friends for a memorable day of exploration, learning, and entertainment. We can’t wait to see you there!