September PlanAhead: Your Lakeland events calendar | LALtoday

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Happy September Lakeland. 🍂  If you’re anything like us, you’re ecstatic about the crisper mornings, colorful leaves, and fall on the horizon — and with all that excitement, you’re also looking for fun local events to attend. Read on for all the top events happening this month in Swan City.

All month long

Cause

  • POWer in Pink Virtual Marathon Challenge | Wed., Sept. 1-Thurs. Sept. 30 | Any time | $35+ | Run, walk, bike, or swim your way through this independent marathon through Sept. 30 to support breast cancer patients + families in situational poverty.  

Mon., Aug. 30- Sun., Sept. 5

Mon., Aug. 30

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  • Open Play Indoor Pickleball | Mon., Aug. 30 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Kelly Recreation Complex | $4 | Pickleball is making a comeback in Lakeland: get ahead of the trend + hone your skills. 🏓
  • Ribbon Cutting for Relax Room | Mon., Aug. 30 | 11-11:30 a.m. | Relax Room, 1322 W. Daughtery Rd. | Free | Welcome Lakeland’s first zero-gravity massage chair experience today as they set up shop next to the north side Walmart.
  • Painting With a Twist | Mon., Aug. 30 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Painting With a Twist, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $38+ | Try this guided painting class and leave with your own version of today’s artwork, titled “Morning Walk.”

Learn 

  • Hand-tied Extensions Class | Mon., Aug. 30 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Establish 37 | $500 | Aspiring hairstylists are welcomed to come learn how to hand-tie and blend extensions, while also receiving coaching on social media marketing.
  • Couples Cooking: Flavors of Hawaii | Mon., Aug. 30| 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $75 | Take part in a hands-on couple’s cooking class that will teach you how to prepare some traditional, Polynesian-inspired dishes that will have you wanting to create at home for your own luau.

WaterCooler 

  • Polk Noles Golf Tournament | Mon., Aug., 30 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | The Country Club of Winter Haven | $200+ | This golfing event run by Polk Noles will fundraise for Florida State University + The Florida State University Alumni Association to generate financial + community support for Florida State University. ⛳

Tues., Aug. 31

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  • Mat Yoga: Yoga for a Better Life | Tues., Aug. 31 | 10:15-11:15 a.m. | Winter Haven Public Library | Free | Bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable attire to this 1-hour yoga class aimed at connecting with yourself + relaxing your mind. 🧘‍♀️
  • Painting with a Twist | Tues., Aug., 31 | 7-9 p.m. | Painting With a Twist | $35+ | Enjoy a relaxing evening painting a rustic spring flower truck. 🎨

WaterCooler 

Wed., Sept. 1

TryThis 

  • Bike Night | Wed., Sept. 1 | 6-9 p.m. | Duke’s Brewhouse | Free | Ride over to Duke’s on your favorite motorcycle + enjoy an all-you-can-eat boneless wings promo. 🏍
  • Winter Haven Happy Hour Tour | Wed., Sept. 1 | 4:30-7 p.m. | 220 Ave. A. NW | $69+ | Tour downtown Winter Haven to visit family-owned restaurants and bars that host Happy Hour on weekdays — must be 21 or older to participate. 🍺
  • Yoga aTu Ritmo | Wed., Sept. 1 | 6-7 p.m. | Ultimate Dance Center | $10 | This restorative yoga class is suitable for adults and children and focuses on activating metabolism, improving posture, increasing flexibility, and restoring a sense of calm. 🧘‍♀️

Dish 

  • Couples Cooking: Well Seasoned | Wed., Sept. 1 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $100 | Take part in a hands-on cooking class where you’ll explore + enrich your knowledge of flavor. 🍴

Trivia

  • Triviosity | Wed., Sept. 1 | 7 p.m. | Front Page Brewing | Free | Check-in starts at 6:30, and tables fill up fast, so bring your crew + grab a bite from a food truck. 

Learn

  • Long-term Caregiver Class | Wed., Sept. 1 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Shepherd’s Community United Methodist Church, 6885 Chelsea Oaks Dr. | Free | Senior and long-term care experts are here to offer support and connection for individuals taking long-term care of loved ones. 💜

Thurs., Sept. 2

TryThis 

  • Curator Tour | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Polk Museum of Art | Free | Chief curator Dr. H. Alexander Rich guides you through an informative tour of the current galleries + displays. 🎨
  • Night Market | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 6-9 p.m. | Union Taproom, Winter Haven | Free | Evening shopping event featuring a variety of crafts + goods from local vendors for purchase. ✨
  • Winter Haven Happy Hour Tour | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 4:30-7 p.m. | 220 Ave. A. NW | $69+ | Tour downtown Winter Haven to visit family-owned restaurants and bars in the downtown area that host Happy Hour on weekdays, must be 21 or older to participate. 🍺

Biz

  • Chamber M2M Virtual Speed Networking | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 2-3 p.m. | Online | Free | Exclusive event Lakeland Chamber investor members to gain national business + professional connection opportunities.

Show

  • Open Mic with Kristy Scott | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 8 p.m. | Union Hall | Free | Come to Union Hall tonight, free of charge, to hear from local musicians or find your own place on stage.

Fri., Sept. 3

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  • Beer, Spirits, and Ghost Walking Tour | Fri., Sept. 3 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Downtown Winter Haven | $69+ | Enjoy drinks + spooky stories during this phantom-filled walking tour through Downtown Winter Haven. 👻
  • First Friday: Dog Days Downtown | Fri., Sept. 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Downtown Lakeland | Free | Hit up downtown with your favorite furry friends, with various vendors, classic classy car shows + more. 🐶  
  • Winter Haven Happy Hour Tour | Fri., Sept. 3 | 4:30-7 p.m. | 220 Ave. A. NW | $69+ | Tour downtown Winter Haven to visit family-owned restaurants and bars in the downtown area that host Happy Hour on weekdays, must be 21 or older to participate. 🍺

Show 

  • Free Punk Friday | Fri., Sept. 3 | 6 p.m. | LKLD Live | Free | Head out to LKLD Live for a free show featuring The Kutoffs, Kick Dicker, The Paperback Whale, De Prime, and JPP. 🤘
  • Joe’s Garage Band | Fri., Sept. 3 | 8 p.m. | Union Hall | Free | There’s no cover charge to come see this classic rock band.

Sat., Sept. 4

Show 

  • Paw Patrol Live! | Sat., Sept. 4 | 2 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $15+ | Re-imagined in-person show + event. 🐶
  • Saturday Night Rodeo | Sat., Sept. 4 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Westgate River Ranch | $25 | Experience an evening at the rodeo with high-flyin’, buck-kickin’ fun. 
  • Thomas Rhett: The Center Point Road Tour | Sat., Sept. 4 | 7:30 p.m. | MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa | $58+ | Don’t forget a chair for outdoor lawn seats. 

Cause 

TryThis

  • Karaoke | Sat., Sept. 4 | 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m. | Union Hall | Free | Sing-along savants and newbies alike are invited to take the stage for karaoke tonight. 

Dish

  • Happy Ending at Grove Roots Brewing Company | Sat., Sept. 4 | 5 p.m. | Grove Roots Brewing Co. | Free | Happy Ending is serving up your favorites at Grove Roots Brewing, so grab your crew + pick your perfect snacking spot. 

Sun., Sept. 5

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Show

  • David Smith Live | Sun., Sept. 5 | 2-5 p.m. | Front Page Brewing Co. | Free | Afternoon with music + drinks. 🎤
  • Hands on a Hardbody | Sun., Sept. 5 | 2-5 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre | $24 | Live stage show inspired by true events. 🎭

Dish 

  • Saucemaking Workshop | Sun., Sept. 5 | 10 a.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $60 | Take part in a hands-on class featuring 5 main sauces + how to make them. 🍴

Mon., Sept. 6- Sun., Sept. 12

Mon.,  Sept. 6

TryThis 

  • Labor Day Car Show | Mon., Sept. 6 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Highland Park Church | Free | This event will feature live music, food, + more. 🚗
  • New Lego Vidiyo Music Fest | Mon., Sept. 6 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Legoland | $84+ | Family-friendly musical event featuring a special appearance from musical superstar DJ L.L.A.M.A.

Biz

  • Entrepreneurship Crash Course | Mon., Sept. 6 | 8-9 p.m. | Online | Free | Learn about setting successful business strategies + ways to level up your entrepreneurial skills. 💼

WaterCooler

Tues., Sept. 7

TryThis

  • Cameo Writers | Tues., Sept. 7 | 2-4 p.m. | Winter Haven Public Library | Free | Open to all writing levels + experience, offering support + encouragement. 🖊
  • Mat Yoga: Yoga for a Better Life | Tues., Sept. 7 | 10:15-11:15 a.m. | Winter Haven Public Library | Free | Bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable attire to this 1-hour yoga class aimed at connecting with yourself + relaxing your mind. 🧘‍♀️
  • Yoga for Pain Relief | Tues., Sept. 7 | 6-7 p.m. | Soul Tree Yoga…

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