Bartow does things right and rings in the weekend with a Main Street block party once a month. Some activities are consistent at all Friday Fests, including the family friendly dining and shopping options and a number of child-focused, fun activities. Other events come and go, but popular ones always return. The Cruise-In Car Show is a big hit as are the live concerts that often make the Friday Fest agenda. The schedule may vary, but if you are like most Bartow residents, Friday Fest will be a regular outing for the family especially since it is always free to attend.
Mary Holland Park and
An elongated park, defined by Blue Heron, the city's largest freshwater lake, Mary Holland Park is a popular family destination, particularly on weekends and during school breaks. You find many kids in the two playgrounds, around the skate park, and at the lakeshore. Relax, take the dog for a walk, or rent a pavilion for a birthday party. A beautiful spot for simply enjoying the outdoors, Holland Park also offers plenty of active pursuits. Watch or start a pickup game at the ball field, stroll the paved walking path that encircles the lake, or head out for a hike or run on the fitness trail.