Finding family fun Central Florida attractions doesn’t have to revolve around theme parks. Polk County in the Lakes District offers enough to keep a family, a couple, or even a single traveler entertained for weeks. The beautiful weather enables the availability of a multitude of outdoor activities, from attending a Detroit Tigers Spring Training game to just wandering through local botanical gardens and smelling the freshly bloomed orange blossoms. The myriad of things to do in Central Florida begins in Polk County.Spring Aviation EventsAviation enthusiasts will be thrilled to attend the number of flight-based Central Florida attractions in 2011. From March 29th to April 3rd, visitors can attend the 37th Annual Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, FL. This event alone provides six days filled with aviation-centered events, including daily air shows, hot air balloon launches, and over 4,000 aircraft to explore. Children 10 and under can attend for free, making this one of many family-friendly Central Florida attractions.If someone you know loves both planes and automobiles, they will want to be in attendance on April 2nd for the 14th Annual Mustangs and Mustangs event. This spring car and vintage airplane show focuses on restored P-51 Mustang aircraft as well as Ford Mustang automobiles of many ages and styles. Multiple events for adults and children are available at this exhibition, ensuring all-day entertainment.Fun And Fancy Free Festivals This SpringIf aviation doesn’t enthuse your group, consider one of the many festivals coming for Spring 2011. Noted as one of the premier Central Florida attractions, Mayfaire-by-the-Lake is taking place on May 7th and 8th on the shores of Lake Morton in Lakeland, FL. As one of the oldest and largest art festivals in the area, visitors can browse over 180 artists’ work, enjoy free live entertainment, and children can take part in a range of free activities, geared to encourage their creative spirits. Mayfaire-by-the-Lake is the culminating event that caps the 9 day long MayfaireFlorida: Festival of the Arts which will include cultural events and activities at numerous Central Florida art venues.For another cultural event, visitors can enjoy the Child of the Sun Jazz Festival & Urban Triathlon at the Lake Mirror Amphitheatre in Lakeland. The Jazz Festival portion runs on Saturday, April 16th from noon until 10pm, and is free to attend. Visitors get to experience jazz masters doing what they do best. At the Urban Triathlon, beginning at 7:30am that same day, attendees can cheer on their favorite participant to complete the swim/bike/run event. Proceeds support local charitable organizations.Enjoy Spring Flowers At Bok Tower GardensSpring visitors get to experience the highlight of Polk County: to see and smell the blooming orange blossoms. Not only that, but visitors may also want to explore the Bok Tower Gardens, which is an oasis of botanical gardens and serene trails. One of the most beloved Central Florida attractions, the gardens offer several official ‘events’ to attend, including an Easter Sunrise Service, a Concert Under the Stars with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, and an in-depth guide as to what is in bloom at various times of the year. After all of the excitement of your vacation, browse these Zen-like gardens and breathe in the essence of Polk County.