Things To Do In Lakeland FL – Annual Lakeland Swan Derby – Free Family Event – April 27, 2012
There is always great things to do in Lakeland Florida, wether it is attend First Fridays, Farmer’s Market, spend time at Common Ground or take part at the annual Lakeland Swan Derby at beautiful Lake Mirror. This is happening just a week before the Kentucky Derby, Swan Derby, a great free family event is about to happen on Friday, April 27 starting at 5:30 downtown Lakeland.
The Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, a vital charity in the Lakeland Community will receive its proceeds from the Lakeland Swan Derby to help the less fortunate with their medical needs. To make it a true family event, organizers have arranged for corn hole toss, bouncy house, balloon artists and a small fishing pond. Concessions and scrumptious food from Fred’s Southern Kitchen is available – so make it a fun family event.
Just like the well known “Kentucky Derby” with all the famous hats and parade, the annual Lakeland Swan Derby is in essence the same, only this Derby features ten beautifully crafted paddle boats that look like swans. The Jockeys compete in a race with the purity of sports entertainment on Lake Mirror in a hometown setting.
There are total of three races:
Race 1 – Maiden Handicap @ 6:15 PM
Race 2 – Celebrity Dash @ 6:45 PM
Race 3 – The Lakeland Derby @ 7:30 PM
The Lakeland Swan Derby is truly a must attend that is fun filled event with live entertainment and fireworks after the sun sets over beautiful Lake Mirror, as all of the other Lakeland FL Events and Attractions that are on the menu throughout the year. Closing out this free family event will be a beautiful fireworks display at 9:30 pm.