Auburndale, FL (June 2022) – The summer solstice marked the start of summer for the rest of the country, but Florida is fortunate to enjoy beautiful weather nearly all year long. Central Florida’s Polk County is especially blessed with more than 550 fresh-water lakes, to provide cool and refreshing water activities, and visitors can also cool off with a splash in the “muddy puddles” at the new Peppa Pig Theme Park. The area offers many unique attractions and events for visitors to enjoy. Highlights are listed below but check out the tourism and sports event calendars for the most up-to-date information on all there is to see and do in Florida’s Sweetest Spot.

Attractions News and Events:

On-going events:

The Year-Long Celebration to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Water Skiing continues:
The Sport of Water Skiing celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2022. Polk County, known as the Water Ski Capital of the World, continues to hold events and activities during 2022 to commemorate the milestone, culminating with the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) World Water Ski Show Tournament being held in Winter Haven in October 2022.   #Waterski100

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Looking Ahead:
New Attraction: Pirate River Quest is coming to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in 2022! Set sail with a rowdy crew of LEGO® pirates on Captain’s orders to explore the murky waters and retrieve the lost treasure, stolen by a troop of mischievous monkeys. Journey through the uncharted waters of the legendary Cypress Gardens and discover the secrets protecting its canals, as this all-new story unfolds brick by brick into a family-friendly treasure hunt. 

Seasonal Closings for Summer 2022: (But never fear, they’ll be back in the fall.)

Discounts and Deals:

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About Visit Central Florida: Visit Central Florida (known locally as Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing) is the official destination marketing organization for Polk County, Florida, and specializes in helping visitors plan a fun-filled Central Florida vacation. Polk County is Florida’s Sweetest Spot… ideally situated between Orlando and Tampa, the Gulf and Atlantic beaches and close to all of Florida’s major attractions.

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