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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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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