Downtown Summer Shop Hop

Not sure where to shop this summer? Head to Downtown Lakeland for our first Summer Shop Hop from June 1 to August 31. The more you shop, the more chances you get to win prizes! So how does it work? Every $10 that you spend with a participating retailer earns you one entry into a weekly drawing for $100 in gift certificates to Downtown businesses. One winner will be chosen every Friday. Once a...
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June 7th First Friday: Family Fun Night, by Lakeland Moonwalk!

Join us on June 7th from 6pm to 9pm for our next First Friday event–Family Fun Night! Lakeland Moonwalk will have inflatable, ride & climb, and competitive games. Bring the kids, and celebrate school being out for summer. Regular Activities: Rockwall ($5) on Cedar St. Trackless Train ($2 per rider–parents free) on Pine St. Huge Dome Bounce ($2)–N. Kentucky near Cedar St....
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The Case for a Carousel

The LDDA represents and advocates for the development and success of downtown. So it’s our duty to think now about the next chapter of Munn Park. We have to consider the park’s future in both dimensions. How does it welcome and define our city? And how does it drive the economic development interests of downtown? As downtown goes, so goes Munn Park. And vice versa. Their fates are inextricably...
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MAKERS MARKET

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