Girls Night Out on September 21, 5-8:30pm

Downtown Lakeland’s next Girls Night Out is scheduled for Friday, September 21, 2018 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. Win up to $500 worth of Downtown Gift Certificates–the More You Shop, the More...
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October 5th First Friday: Om Nom Nom Cookie Carnival!

This month’s First Friday event will take place on October 5, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm in Downtown Lakeland. The theme is an Om Nom Nom Cookie Carnival! Cookie Creators will be peddling their delicious wares in Munn Park. Stop by and pick up 1 or 2 or more cookies! Place advance orders for all your holiday events. Have your picture taken with Benny the Pig, one of the mascots for CenterState Bank....
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MAKERS MARKET

Photo and art by Heather New. To learn more about Heather click here. SEPTEMBER 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...
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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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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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