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The Lakeland Derby


The Lakeland Derby is an annual “Derby Style” event staged on beautiful Lake Mirror in downtown Lakeland. With the entertaining flair of the event and the competitive spirit of the races, the Derby always promises to be a memorable occasion for all.

The Lakeland Derby captures the thrill of a race and the purity of sports entertainment in a hometown setting. The true essence of the Derby is the reward of knowing the proceeds support Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine to provide primary healthcare to those who are working and uninsured in Polk County.

The Derby features ten beautifully hand-crafted swan paddle boats in a thrilling race to the finish line, live entertainment, hat contests, fireworks and more! We hope you’ll join us for this FREE community event!

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