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We’ll Be Here

A message from the director of Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing, Mark Jackson  ...
Grand National Hydros coming to Orange Cup Regatta

Grand National Hydros coming to Orange Cup Regatta

Move over snake orgy, the Grand National Hydros are coming. Larger, faster and more powerful than any boat recently on Lake Hollingsworth, the Grand National Hydroplanes are the latest addition to 82nd Annual Orange Cup Regatta, the start of the American Powerboat...

The Florida road to basketball riches runs through Polk

Polk State College will host The Basketball Tournament’s Florida regional WINTER HAVEN – The Basketball Tournament (TBT), the 64-team, $2 million winner-take-all event televised live on ESPN, today announced plans to bring one of their TBT 2020 regionals...
RussMatt 2020 kicks off with Winter Haven NCAA D-I clash

RussMatt 2020 kicks off with Winter Haven NCAA D-I clash

WINTER HAVEN – Notching its ninth 30-plus win season in its 150-year history, two top NCAA Division I teams, the Boston College Eagles and Northern Illinois University Huskies, will compete at historic Chain of Lakes Park in Winter Haven to kick off the 2020 RussMatt...

SSAC Basketball State Quarter Finals this weekend

LAKELAND – High school teams from throughout Florida will gather in Winter Haven this weekend for the Sunshine State Athletic Conference (SSAC) Basketball State Quarter Finals. More than 30 teams will be involved over the weekend. Teams participating include: SSAC...

Harnessing the power of social media

From Bok Tower Gardens to the banks of Lake Shipp, the wilds of Circle B Ranch to the resort vibe of Balmoral Resort, Polk County is blessed with beauty. Nowhere is that beauty more on display than through social media. The challenge to every business is to figure out...

Best of ‘Geek Culture’ on display

For the second year, the Central Florida Comic Con will bring the best of geek culture to Lakeland. Not only will there be artists and actors on hand, but also an extensive exhibitor area featuring everything from comics and memorabilia to games and pop culture...

Fieldhouse has new internationally known tenet

WINTER HAVEN – The recently opened AdventHealth Fieldhouse and Conference Center has its first tenant. And they are an internationally renowned powerhouse. YBOA – Youth Basketball of America – will be relocating their national headquarters to Winter Haven, thanks to a...