Downtown Date Night, February 8, 5pm-8:30pm

Downtown Lakeland’s next Downtown Date Night is Friday, February 8, 2019 from 5pm to 8:30pm. Bring your partner, spouse, coworker, or friend Downtown for a fun night out, 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...
read more

February 1st First Friday: Get Healthy, Lakeland!

Our next First Friday event will take place on February 1, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm in Downtown Lakeland. The theme is Get Healthy, Lakeland! in honor of National Heart Month. Visitors can learn more about local health-related organizations in Munn Park. Downtown shops and restaurants will be open late. Don’t miss the Makers Market, featuring local artists and creators, on North Kentucky Avenue and...
read more

MAKERS MARKET

Due to the holidays, vendor applications and RSVPs will remain open until Thursday, January 3rd. Photo and art by Heather New. To learn more about Heather click here. JANUARY MAKERS> CLICK HERE FOR THE MAP 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...
read more

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....
read more

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...
read more

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...
read more

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...
read more

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...
read more