Davenport News and Events
Biennial Quilt and Tea Festival (November): An indoor, outdoor event located in Downtown Davenport. Approximately 100 quilts will be on display in historic buildings and along the historic walkway. The Quilts and Tea Festival draws quilters, tea lovers and antiquers from around the Eastern Seaboard.
Horse Creek Festival (November): Davenport was originally named “Horse Creek” and the creek still runs clean and clear a little outside of town. The Horse Creek Festival will ignite your enthusiasm for the history of the Sunshine State! It celebrates Davenport’s history and continues the City’s focus on cultural events to build and market our community to the region.
Located in Polk County of central Florida, Davenport and its surrounding area are the state's fastest growing regions. Orlando is a 30 minute trip east of town, and Walt Disney World Resort is only ten minutes by car or bus. This convenient location, when coupled with the comforts and charm of the town, make Davenport a tourist destination of growing popularity. Visitors will find an array of comfortable accommodations within city limits, including the renowned Bahama Bay Resort. The resort provides luxury and comfort to all guests, with a swimming pool, a fitness center, tennis and volleyball courts, and several restaurants. Lake Davenport is the town's premier hub for fun and activity. The shores are home to a wide variety of vacation rental homes with amenities to suit any group. There are small beach cottages, standard sized houses, and large multi-family rentals for bigger groups. The location, beauty, and fun-filled character of this town ensure that any holiday spent in Davenport is bound to be memorable.
Davenport is within easy driving distance of 3 larger airports:
Orlando International (about 30 miles from Davenport (~48 km))
Lakeland Linder Regional (about 32 miles from Davenport (~51 km))
Orlando Sanford (about 49 miles from Davenport (~79 km))