First Fridays

Every month, Downtown Lakeland shuts down the streets for our First Friday events. Thousands of visitors every month enjoy a Classy Car Show, a Makers Market with crafters and artisans, and over 60 First Friday Exhibitors with goodies, giveaways, and special deals. However, our themes change from month to month, and sometimes we have special sponsors or special activities in Munn Park. See below...
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First Friday Sign Up

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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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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Classy Car Show

FIRST FRIDAY CAR SHOW   The CAR SHOW has a dedicated footprint that will not vary from event to event. The CAR SHOW’s footprint is on Tennessee Ave from Lemon Street to Pine Street. The Munn Park parking Lot is NOT part of the Car Show area. The car show will officially end at 8pm, not 9pm as the rest of the First Friday event does. At 8pm, the DJ will announce that the CAR SHOW is...
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MAKERS MARKET

Photo and art by Heather New. To learn more about Heather click here. March 2020 Makers Market Map March 2020 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, artisans,...
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