The History of LWR: From Unclaimed Land to 36,000 Residents

Lakewood Ranch, your home, is all thanks to a wealthy businessman named John Schroeder from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. John came to Manatee County in the early 1900s and began purchasing land that is now known as the Schroeder-Manatee Ranch (SMR).  In 1922, the Uihlein family acquired the land and continued efforts to expand agricultural operations including…

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LWR Day with the Rays!

Get ready for a fun day with the Rays! On July 6th, The Tampa Bay Rays are welcoming Lakewood Ranch community members to watch our hometown team take on the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field. The game starts at 4:10pm. This exclusive offer from the Rays costs just $49 per person! It includes your…

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Tribute to Heroes Parade

Memorial Day is around the corner and we are ready for our annual Tribute to Heroes Parade on Main Street! Each year thousands of attendees line the streets of Main Street to support our local veterans and heroes and honor those who have fallen. VIP seating for veterans will be provided with pre-registration. The parade…

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Our Annual EGGstravaganza is Back!

Happy *almost* Easter, Lakewood Ranchers! Are you ready to kick off the holiday? Join us on Saturday, April 13th from 9:30-11:30am at Greenbrook Adventure Park (13400 Adventure Place, Lakewood Ranch) for our annual EGGstravaganza! This fantastic, fun, and affordable community event is open to 2 to 13-year-olds and their families. This is the longest-running egg…

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Irish Celtic Festival

CALLING ALL IRISH (or Irish at Heart): Join us for our Irish Celtic Festival on Saturday, March 9th from 11am-4:30pm. The event will be held at Greenbrook Adventure Park. If you’re not Irish, that’s okay. We are welcoming all, and there will be plenty of Celtic descents to show you how it’s done! There will…

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Health and Wellness Expo

Are you still sticking to your “New Year, Healthier Me” resolution? Whether you are, or are not… you could probably benefit from attending our annual Health and Wellness Expo on February 23rd at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center for from 9am-12pm! The Health and Wellness Expo will have more than 50 exhibitors in the health field…

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LWR Talks

Introducing a new community partnership and monthly speaker series — LWR Talks.  This series is brought to you by Lakewood Ranch, Lakewood Ranch Community Activities, and the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, partnering with Ringling College’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which encourages the passion for learning at any stage of life.   Each month a new…

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Lakewood Ranch Community Activities and Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Combined Philanthropic Give-Back Efforts for 2019

Lakewood Ranch Community Activities and  Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Combined Philanthropic Give-Back Efforts for 2019 OVERVIEW Each year, Lakewood Ranch Community Activities produces multiple events for the Lakewood Ranch community. At various events, we offer Lakewood Ranch-based and/or Lakewood Ranch-focused Not for Profit organizations the opportunity to help spread their mission via inclusion at our…

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Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club’s Mistletoe Market Charity Fundraiser nets over $5000 for HOPE, SMART & SOLVE

On Thursday, November 14th, the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club (LWRWC) held their wildly popular Mistletoe Market Holiday Bazaar Charity Fundraiser in the brand-new Grove Ballroom with an overwhelming 270 supporters in attendance. Mistletoe Market epitomized the fun, friendship, and community service that signifies the LWR Women’s Club. Since the event sold out in less than…

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BOOFest 2018 Event Recap

  Another successful BOOFest marks the end of Lakewood Ranch Community Activities’ biggest event of the year! Thank you to all the Lakewood Ranch residents, volunteers and businesses that contributed to the overwhelming success of this event. Most of all, thank you to the parents and families that let Lakewood Ranch Community Activities share an…

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