May 3rd First Friday: “It Starts Here,” Celebrating Public Works!

Join us on May 3rd from 6pm to 9pm for our next First Friday event, celebrating Public Works Week and the City of Lakeland’s Public Works Department. The theme is “It Starts Here.” Learn more about various City departments, such as Parking Services, Facilities, Engineering, Traffic Ops, Lakes & Stormwater, Solid Waste, and Construction & Maintenance. Check out various displays and cool equipment to inspect.

Downtown shops and restaurants will be open late. Don’t miss the Makers Market, featuring local artists and creators, on North Kentucky Avenue and the Classy Car Show on Tennessee Avenue. Streets are closed to vehicles, so come prepared to walk about!

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. On-street parking begins to close in the event area at 3pm to allow us to clear the streets and set up the exhibitors and vendors. Parking in all permitted and metered locations is free after 5pm and all day on the weekends. Event parking is limited, so please carpool with friends and neighbors!

Parking tips:
Downtown offers VALET PARKING! Drop off and pick up at the corner of Lemon and Tennessee (on First Fridays only).

Parking lots available:
Trinity Presbyterian Parking Lot – corner of Tennessee and Bay
Oak Street Parking Lot – corner of Oak and Kentucky
Main Street garage – all day public access from Cedar Street; after 5pm public parking from Main Street
City Permit Only Lots – all free after 5pm and all day weekends
Massachusetts between Lime Street and Orange Street
Tennessee Avenue between Walnut and Lime Street
Parking lot north of BB&T Bank along the railroad tracks (access off of S. Florida Ave)

Interested in becoming a First Friday exhibitor? CLICK HERE.
Interested in becoming a Makers Market vendor? CLICK HERE.
Interested in registering for the Classy Car Show? CLICK HERE.