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Hands-On Haven: Trucks, Tech & Tails

Saturday, October 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hands-On Haven: Trucks, Tech, & Tails Event Promises a Day of Fun and Exploration in Downtown Winter Haven

Get ready to rev up your engines and gear up for an exhilarating day as the City of Winter Haven hosts “Hands-On Haven: Trucks, Tech, & Tails,” an interactive community event set to take place on October 21 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This family-friendly extravaganza will be held at Central Park, Virginia Miller Park, and the Library, offering a unique blend of entertainment, education, and career opportunities.

Trucks, Tech, & Tails has something to enthrall every member of the family. The Touch-a-Truck event will be a showstopper, featuring an impressive display of vehicles, ranging from powerful fire trucks and industrious garbage trucks to sleek police vehicles and state-of-the-art robotic field stripers. Attendees will have the extraordinary chance to explore these magnificent machines up close, fostering a sense of wonder and appreciation for the crucial roles they play in our daily lives.

The Technology Petting Zoo, hosted at the library, will be a tech enthusiast’s dream come true. Delve into the world of emerging and interactive technology, join a dance party, build a virtual world, experiment with augmented reality applications, and take flight with drones. This immersive experience will showcase the latest in technological advancements, bridging the gap between innovation and real-world applications.

Nature lovers will be delighted to partake in the Tails segment of the event, featuring Ambassador Animals from the City’s Natural Resources team. Knowledgeable staff will introduce attendees to native species, providing valuable insights into their habitats and behaviors. The picturesque settings of Central Park and Virginia Miller Park will set the stage for an unforgettable exploration of the natural world.

Additional event features include a K9 demonstration by Winter Haven Police Department, a Firefighter Obstacle Course from the Winter Haven Fire Department, T-Shirts on sale from the Creative Threads T-Shirt Design Contest, and Games for all ages from the Parks, Recreation & Culture Team!

As an added bonus, the City of Winter Haven will be hosting a job fair in the Library breezeway. This presents a unique opportunity for job seekers to explore a wide range of career paths and discover the diverse open positions available within the city. The job fair will showcase the city’s commitment to offering competitive wages, attractive benefits, and an inclusive work environment.

Mark your calendars for October 21st and join us for “Hands-On Haven: Trucks, Tech, & Tails.” This exceptional event promises to be a day filled with excitement, learning, and camaraderie. Whether you’re fascinated by trucks, captivated by technology, or curious about nature, this event has something for everyone. Bring your friends and family to downtown Winter Haven, and let your imagination run wild!


Saturday, October 21
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


City of Winter Haven
291-5600 ext. 221


Central Park – 469 Central Ave, Winter Haven, FL. 33881
469 Central Ave
Winter Haven, FL 33881 United States
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