Girls Night Out

Downtown Lakeland’s next Girls Night Out is scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2019 from 5pm to 8:30pm. Bring a friend, and enjoy Downtown after dark. Stores will be open late, and the shopping will be great! Enjoy live music at various locations on North Kentucky Avenue to create a special ambiance on the street. Play dress up with fun props and costume options, and take a picture with your...
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April 5 First Friday: Foodie Fest

Join us for our first annual First Friday Foodie Fest on April 5, 2019 from 6pm-9pm in Downtown Lakeland! Sample the flavors of Polk’s finest food makers. Enjoy small bites at a small price–$3 or less. Downtown shops and restaurants will be open late. Don’t miss the Makers Market, featuring local artists and creators, on North Kentucky Avenue and the Classy Car Show on Tennessee Avenue. Streets...
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MAKERS MARKET

Photo and art by Heather New. To learn more about Heather click here. March 2019 Makers Market Map Makers Market Day of Instructions First Friday added a Makers Market north of the railroad tracks in March 2018.  The Makers Market is open to vendors who create their own goods–handmade, homemade, homegrown. We do not allow Internet sale items or independent distributors/multi-level...
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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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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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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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