There are many attractions located near Lakeland RV Resort including Disney World, Legoland, Universal Studios and more. But there are also fun attractions right here in town. The Fantasy of Flight attraction in Lakeland is a fun and exciting way to learn about flight, whether it’s in an exhibit on the ground or riding in a biplane.
Opened by aerobatic competitor Kermit Weeks, this attraction aims to educate and entertain with vintage planes on display, guided tours, aerial demos and even rides in hot air balloons and planes. The attraction also hosts many special events and will be hosting events supporting breast cancer awareness and research for a cure this month.
And with the new movie Red Tails set to come out early next year, the exhibit on the original Tuskegee Airmen should especially be of interest to visitors. These WWII pilots were the first African American U.S. military aviators and served our country with honor despite resistance and discrimination. There is also an exhibit focused on the first women to fly with the U.S. military.
Beyond exhibits, there is a hands-on experience for people of all ages to learn the basics of flight and design their own paper airplanes, or fly a simulator. Brave guests can reserve their spot on a Night Flight, to investigate the paranormal activity surrounding Flight of Fantasy’s vintage planes. Take the tour to find out why ghosts have been haunting the hangar since the attraction’s opening, making noises and showing up in photos.
Get more information on exhibits, location and hours for Fantasy of Flight on their website.
The last couple weeks we’ve written about some family friendly Halloween events here in Lakeland. But for those visitors who are looking for a scarier and spookier event, the Lakeland Community Theatre’s second annual Sanatorium – A Haunted Experience will be the perfect place to be this year.
This spooky carnival will run October 21, 22, 28 and 29 from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are only $5 for this event at the Lake Mirror Theatre. If you do want to bring the kids by, there will be a family friendly trick or treat on October 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. as part of this event.
The Sanatorium experience will include scary clowns, Midway rides, carnival games and shows and is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Read the full spooky history of the carnival and buy tickets at the Lakeland Community Theatre website.
Make your reservation at Lakeland RV Resort to experience all the family fun and scary spectacles in Lakeland this October!
The third annual Michael Jackson’s Thriller experience is this weekend at Downtown Lakeland’s First Friday. Celebrate Halloween a little early with this event, hosted by vintage clothing shop Rae’s Retro and performers from With Love Productions. Performances take place at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. and the group will perform Thriller choreography and other dances from Michael Jackson’s music videos.
First Friday will go from 6 to 9 p.m. so come out, support local business in Lakeland and watch some great dancers perform Thriller and other popular songs. As always, it’s a free event and First Friday is a great way for locals and visitors to explore Lakeland shops and restaurants while they’re staying with us at Lakeland RV Resort.
Make your reservation with us today to experience this and other great events right here in Lakeland, Florida. Keep reading our blog for other fall fun activities for the whole family!
October is fast approaching, and that means a lot of folks are thinking about Halloween. Around this time haunted houses open, scary movies come out at the box office and play on TV, and Lakeland has a few Halloween events to get you ready for the season.
The Halloween Film Festival will show family-friendly movies on Friday October 14 at the Medulla Resource Center from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition to movies, there will be costume contests and candy. Admission is free and this will be a great event for the whole family.
On October 22 the Haunted Hayride and Happenings will be at Loyce E. Harp park. Advance tickets are $5 per person and include a wristband for the hayride. The event will include carnival games, Trick-or-Treat village, crafts, a pumpkin patch, costume contests, entertainment and more. This event is a fun alternative to trick-or-treating, especially for those visiting with us from out of town.
The Polk Museum of Art will host its Family Halloween Party October 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for kids and $3 for kids and there will be scavenger hunts, games, activities and crafts, costume makeup and more! Bring the whole family and wear your best costumes! All these events are a great way to celebrate Halloween when you visit Lakeland RV Resort this October.
It may seem early to think about Christmas shopping already, but if you’re visiting Lakeland RV Resort soon, you may want to check out the Buckler’s 20th Annual Holiday craft fair. This show brings craft makers from around the country to different Florida locations to sell their handmade items.
Jewelry, woodwork, art, needlework, homemade fudge, Christmas items and more are featured at these shows and there will be plenty of holiday themed and non-themed items to buy for your home or as a gift.
The show will be held in the Lakeland Center on October 1 & 2, from 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. Admission is $6 but kids get in free, and adults receive half off their admission by bringing a canned good to benefit a local food bank. Print the coupon from their website and bring your canned good for the discount. And the paid admission is good for both days with a handstamp.
If you love finding deals or you’re just trying to start early on your holiday shopping, visit the Buckler’s craft fair while you stay at Lakeland RV resort. Get more information about the fair on the Buckler’s website and reserve your RV site with us today!
Want to check out what’s happening in downtown Lakeland? The Downtown Lakeland partnership hosts many events, including the First Friday series we wrote about a couple weeks ago. These events have many different themes like the dog days, back to school and recently motorcycle mania.
The partnership posts videos from these events on their YouTube channel so you can get a sense of the city and all the action happening, from live music, dancing, shopping and walking around to explore all the sights.
This event is a great way to explore Lakeland as a visitor and support local businesses while you’re here. Stay with Lakeland RV park and enjoy all the fun central Florida has to offer.
The Downtown Lakeland partnership also has a website featuring their upcoming events, and of course we’ll let you know what’s going on at our park and around town in this blog. Keep reading and keep exploring Lakeland, Florida!
Check out the most recent video from the Downtown Lakeland YouTube channel below.
The Lakeland Farmer’s Curb Market took a break for the summer, but is back in business now, starting a new season. The market will be open Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays 8 to 2.
The market is downtown, located at E. Pine St. and N. Kentucky, only 5 miles south of Lakeland RV Resort. The market kicked off the new season with live music and a contest, so we’re sure they’ll continue with the tradition, having events and deals throughout the season.
The market features food and product vendors selling seafood, fresh in-season vegetables and fruits, sauces, soaps, woodworking and more. All vendors are from Lakeland and their products are locally grown and made, so support our city whether you live here or are just visiting with Lakeland RV Resort.
When you stay at Lakeland RV park, you’re close to all the central Florida attractions, but you don’t have to go far for entertainment. Local reggae band Democracy will headline the Lakeland Multicultural Festival on September 16.
The band will play from 6-9 p.m. and there will be food vendors and displays as well. There will also be other cultural acts between the band’s sets.
This free event will take place at the Lake Mirror ampitheatre, next to the Lake Mirror center. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend this fun, free event.
This is just one of the many different festivals going on in Lakeland, so keep checking our blog for more events and news at our park and around town!
First Fridays in downtown Lakeland have been a popular attraction for locals and visitors since 2004. These events bring people from all over Florida and beyond to shop local and discover downtown past the normal 8-5 hours.
First Fridays always feature local vendors and entertainment and some feature special themes, like the upcoming Dog Days of Summer event on September 2. This version of First Friday will allow you to bring your best furry friends for all kinds of dog friendly events.
There will be a pooch parade, police K-9 demonstration, pet portraits, microchipping and more in addition to the outdoor dining, shopping and live music and entertainment that usually fills these events with fun for Lakeland residents and tourists.
If you’re staying with Lakeland RV this fall, be sure to check out this and more First Friday events, especially as the weather starts to cool down. Get more information about the Dog Days of Summer and more First Fridays on the Downtown Lakeland website.
Central Florida is home to many theme parks and attractions, and we have frequent visitors at Lakeland RV Park who want to be close to the action. We’re looking forward to a new addition to Florida’s parks with the opening of Legoland Florida on October 15.
If you’re visiting Central Florida for a late vacation or a weekend family getaway, this park should provide plenty of entertainment for everyone. You can’t get in yet, but Legoland does have discounted tickets available for pre-purchase.
Save time waiting in the ticket lines when the park finally does open, and save some money off the regular ticket price. Adult tickets are $61 instead of the regular $65, and child tickets are $52 rather than the normal $55.
These prices may seem high, but the park will be a 150-acre playland complete with clubhouses, a lego factory tour, water and thrill rides, and of course plenty of places for the kids to play and learn with legos.
There are also many other parks and attractions in the area, so if these tickets don’t fit in your budget, there’s always something else that will! Stay at Lakeland RV Park to be close to all the theme parks and attractions in our area.
Halfway between Tampa and Orlando, the Lakeland RV Resort is close enough to both cities for day trips to their major attractions. For days when you’d rather relax at the resort, Lakeland has plenty to keep you entertained. Become part of the community at the resort-run campfires, cruises, movie nights, potlucks and ice cream socials, or relax in solitude while fishing on the resort’s modest, yet fully-stocked lake.