First Friday, July 6 – Family Picnic

First Friday is a family-friendly event held in the streets of Downtown Lakeland between Lemon Street and Oak Street along Kentucky and Tennessee Avenues from 6pm-9pm. The event features a Classy Car Show on Tennessee Ave and a Makers Market on North Kentucky Ave. Streets are closed to vehicles, so come prepared to walk about! The Makers Market features local artists, crafters, and other...
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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. JUNE MAKERS> CLICK HER 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 and email on the 15th of each month asking 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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Local Jewelry Store Gets a New Family

  After 85 Years, Local Jewelry Store Gets a New Family FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAKELAND, FL November 17, 2017 – Gina and Dean Saunders announced today that they are purchasing a local downtown Lakeland landmark, Geo. L. Gaines Jeweler, Inc. Dean Saunders is the founder and owner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate, with offices on Munn Park just a block away from the jewelry...
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NEW BIKES, NEW FEATURES

SWAN CITY CYCLES BIKE SHARE PROGRAM NEW BIKES, NEW FEATURES   LAKELAND, FL (November 20, 2017) — The City of Lakeland bike share program, Swan City Cycles is going through a metamorphosis with new bicycles and expanded user friendly services.  The Zagster Bikes currently part of the Swan City Cycles bike share program will be going away mid-December and GOTCHA will be the new provider...
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