December 7th First Friday: Hometown Holiday, Sponsored by Burnetti, P.A.

December’s First Friday event will take place on December 7, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm in Downtown Lakeland. The theme is Hometown Holiday, sponsored by Burnetti, P.A.! Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, and enjoy free activities, games, and live music in Munn Park. Downtown shops and restaurants will be open late. Don’t miss the Makers Market on North Kentucky Avenue and the Classy Car Show on...
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Holiday Walkabouts in Downtown Lakeland

Friday, December 14, 2018 and Friday, December 21, 2018 will be our “Holiday Walkabouts” from 6pm to 9pm. Stores and shops will be open late serving up yummy goodies (like cider and cookies) and special deals, and there will be live music on the street corners. There will be the traditional holiday lights decorating Munn Park and costumed characters patrolling around for spontaneous selfies. On...
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Downtown Holiday Events–What’s New & What’s Changing!

Downtown Lakeland’s November/December event line-up is changing this year, particularly the Holiday Walkabout as the public has known it. With so many great events added in Downtown in the last decade or so – First Fridays, the Saturday Farmers Curb Market, Small Business Saturday, SnowFest, Food Truck Rallies, etc. the Downtown businesses decided to assess the events we currently produce...
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MAKERS MARKET

Photo and art by Heather New. To learn more about Heather click here. NOVEMBER MAKERS> CLICK HERE FOR THE MAP If you a returning vendor to the Makers Market, DO NOT fill out this form. We will send all Makers who are in our database an email on the 15th of each month asking them to RSVP for the following month’s event. You have 5 days to RSVP before applications reopen. Spots are filled...
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First Friday Participation

Thank you for your interest in participating in First Friday. Everything you need to know about how to be an Exhibitor is on this page. Please read it carefully. If after reading this you still have questions, please email us at FirstFriday@ldda.org. We will respond promptly. The online application for exhibitors is at the bottom of this page. PLEASE DON’T SKIP TO IT. Read the page first....
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September 7th First Friday: Dog Days Downtown, sponsored by SPCA Florida

This month’s First Friday event will take place on September 7, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm in Downtown Lakeland. The theme is Dog Days Downtown, sponsored by SPCA Florida! SPCA Florida will have giveaways and prizes, music, a kidz zone, vendors, and adoptable dogs. Leashed pets are welcome. Downtown shops and restaurants will be open late. Don’t miss the Makers Market on North Kentucky...
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LDDA Open Container Review

Document sent to the Mayor and City Commission ahead of the Policy Review Meeting on Open Containers in Downtown.  FULL DOC PDF In preparation for your policy meeting about changes to the open container ordinance in Downtown Lakeland, please consider the following information in your discussion.   The LDDA Board of Directors, as representatives of the Downtown Businesses and Property...
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Classy Car Show Sign Up

FIRST FRIDAY CAR SHOW CHANGES First Friday has changed ownership and management. The Lakeland Downtown Development Authority is now the organization responsible for the event. As the new owners, we have assessed the event and need to make some changes. Those changes to the CAR SHOW portion of the event are outlined below: We will brand the CAR SHOW as the First Friday Classy Car Show and include...
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