City of Lakeland Bike to Work Day

  BIKE THEN WORK EVENT – PART OF MOBILITY WEEK LAKELAND, FL (September 30, 2019) – The City of Lakeland has teamed up with the Florida Department of Transportation with an event called “Bike Then Work”.  This bike ride before work will take place on Friday, October 25th starting at 7:30 a.m. The event is part of Mobility Weak, a statewide initiative happening October 25th – November...
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UPDATE: Downtown Lakeland Universal Valet

        DOWNTOWN PARKING AND VALET INFORMATION Parking is FREE after 5pm and all weekend long, including city owned permit spaces and metered lots. WEEKDAY PARKING RULES: Up to 2 HOUR FREE ON-STREET PARKING! On-street parking: free every day. The up to 2 hours FREE applies weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. To add additional time to on street parking spaces, engage...
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October 4th First Friday: Cookie Carnival

This month’s First Friday event will take place on October 4, 2019 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. Our current list of participating cookie creators is: 5th Sweet St Bakery Baked. Bliss...
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Girls Night Out

Downtown Lakeland’s next Girls Night Out is scheduled for Friday, September 20, 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. Enjoy a pop up runway show in Munn Park from 6:30pm-7:00pm. See various fashions...
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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. October 2019 Makers Market Map October 2019 Makers Market Key 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 are looking for vendors who are artists,...
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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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