Holiday Events Listing

Usher in the Season with the Annual Holiday Walkabout!Tuesday, Nov. 14th, 6-9pm   ✦ Saturday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day Parade, 11am ✦ Friday, Nov. 17 – Cirque Dreams: Holidaze, RP Funding Center ✦ Saturday, Nov. 18 – Margarita Ball, 8-11pm ✦ Nov. 20-22 – Early American Workshops, Explorations V Children’s Museum ✦ Nov. 24-26 – “Ornaments on Parade” Brooke Pottery ✦ Friday, Nov. 24 –...
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Lakeland Veteran’s Day Parade – November 11th

 LAKELAND, FL (November 3, 2017) – The Polk County Veteran’s Council is hosting the Lakeland Veteran’s Day Parade on Saturday, November 11th. The parade will honor all veterans and activities will start at 10 a.m. with a ceremony in Veteran’s Memorial Park located at 141 Lake Beulah Drive, Lakeland, FL 33815. The ceremony will memorialize the 100th Anniversary of the United States of...
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Downtown Holiday Advertising Campaign

The LDDA and the DLP are teaming up to make this Holiday Season in Downtown the best ever! Our holiday Marketing campaign will include radio ads, print ads in The Ledger’s TIMEOUT, and The Ledger online banner ads. WE NEED YOU TO PARTICIPATE! Here’s the program: We kick off the Holiday Walkabout with radio ads on all 4 stations beginning November 8 through 14. The radio ad will also...
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Citation Increased to $25 Starts Aug 1

PARKING CITATION CHANGES INCREASE IN FINES AND VIOLATORS HAVE ADDITIONAL TIME TO PAY LAKELAND, FL (July 24, 2017) – Starting August 1, 2017 those that receive a parking citation in Lakeland will pay more because the fine has been increased from $15 to $25 for all parking offenses and habitual offenders can receive up to three violations per day instead of two. Violators that park in a...
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South Florida Ave Corridor Study

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council and Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public meting on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Polk Museum of Art beginning at 6pm with an Open House and the presentation at 6:30pm.  See the flyer linked below for the details. The Plan offers suggestions and recommendations to improve mobility, safety, quality of life, and economic vitality along...
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Preservation Alley Water Utilities Improvements

As part of infrastructure improvements for preservation alley, water utilities will be doing work beginning as soon as tomorrow (see linked map) in the portion of preservation alley between Kentucky Avenue and the “T” of the alley (directly behind Nathan’s, POSTO9, and Property Shoppe)  AND  portions of the alley directly behind what will be Café Roti – 116 S. Tennessee Ave. (details about the...
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Parking Lot Changes – Lot D Notice

Downtowners, The City of Lakeland will be converting Lot D ( next to Mitchell’s) back into a metered only lot beginning Tuesday, September 6. Please see the attached letter from parking services. Customers will be able to pay via the pay by space machine and/or PARKMOBILE, but the 2 hours free will be discontinued. LOT D...
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Giraffe – Pop Up Art Project #1!

David Collins went out on a limb recently to paint a life-sized giraffe on one of the camphor trees in Munn Park. The process took about a week to complete and required scaffolding to reach the high spots. The public art installation could last several months, depending on nature and humans. Why paint a giraffe on a tree? “Because of its size,” Collins says. I wanted it to be a big project, one...
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