Vote for the Best of the Best in Downtown Lakeland

It’s time to vote for The Ledger’s annual Best of the Best awards, so we’ve compiled a list of nominees in Downtown Lakeland–some of the best stores, activities, and landmarks in our favorite part of town! Not only can you show your love and support of Downtown by voting, you can also win $500 if you vote for 25 or more businesses (and we have nominees in over 40...
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Downtown Date Night on July 27, 2018, 5pm-8pm

The first ever Downtown Date Night is Friday, July 27, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm. Perhaps you’ve been home with the kids all summer long and you’re starting to go stir-crazy. Bring your partner, spouse, or friend Downtown for a fun night out. Restaurants and retail stores will be open late with special deals, discounts, and yummy snacks. Learn more below about what participating retailers will have...
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First Friday, August 3 – Back to School, Sponsored by MIDFLORIDA and St. Leo University Lakeland Education Center

This month’s First Friday event will take place on August 3, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm in Downtown Lakeland. The theme is Back to School, sponsored by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union and St. Leo University Lakeland Education Center. MIDFLORIDA will have a popcorn giveaway station right outside of their branch entrance on South Kentucky (near Lemon), and they will have a tent with giveaway items in Munn...
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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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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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MAKERS MARKET

Photo and art by Heather New. To learn more about Heather click here. JULY MAKERS> CLICK HERE FOR THE EVENT PACKET 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. First Friday has added a Makers Market north of the railroad...
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First Fridays

2018 Themes: April – Spring Carnival May – Grad Night – Celebrating 2018 Graduating Seniors June – Summer Games July – Family Picnic August – Back to School September – SPCA’s Dog Days Downtown October – TBA November – TBA December – Hometown Holidays To be an exhibitor at First Friday, please CLICK HERE To sign up for the CAR...
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Music Munndays Spring Lineup

March is almost here and with the Beautiful Spring weather comes a reason to spend your lunch hour in Munn Park each Monday during the month. The Imperial Symphony Orchestra and Lakeland Downtown Development Authority have partnered once again to present Music Munndays. Music Munndays return in March 2018, bringing live music to Downtown Lakeland’s Munn Park during lunch hours. The Imperial...
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