Our Events

Downtown Lakeland is always hopping! Join us in our little mecca of COOL!

We invite you to come and enjoy a whole host of activities. Some are produced and managed by us. The rest are other businesses or organizations who have chosen Downtown as their venue. You can learn about those on the Community Events page.

Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) A.K.A Downtown Lakeland produces the following events:

Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market – Be sure to visit the Market where we strive to bring the community together and support small business with local, handmade, homegrown, and wholesome produce, plants, artisan gifts, pastries, breads, specialty foods, and more! Enjoy live entertainment most Saturdays. Text CURB to 51660 for updates. Located on the 200 & 300 blocks of N Kentucky Ave, stretching from the train tracks north to Oak Street. Open 8a until 2p every Saturday, September through May, and 8am until 1pm every Saturday, June through July. Closed in August. Visit DowntownFarmersCurbMarket.org to learn about our vendors, get directions, and more.

First Friday – One of the most popular recurring events in Lakeland! Every month visitors from all over the community travel Downtown for an evening of free, family-friendly entertainment, activities, live music, art receptions, a car show, and, of course, the chance to check out great, locally-owned restaurants and retail establishments. Each month has a different theme, and special activities are provided to complement the theme. Streets are closed to vehicles and filled with exhibiting businesses from around the city. First Fridays are from 6-9p each first Friday of the month. Upcoming dates in 2018 and 2019 are October 5: Om Nom Nom Cookie Carnival, November 2: Tribute to Courage, December 7: Hometown Holiday, January 4: Rock the New Year, and February 1.

For information on the October 5th First Friday: Om Nom Nom Cookie Carnival, click here.

Girls Night Out – A fun evening geared toward ladies hosted by the merchants in Downtown Lakeland. Various shops, salons, spas, and restaurants will have special demonstrations, giveaways, discounts, and goodies. These events are quarterly, so check the website for upcoming dates. And don’t forget to bring a friend with you!
Downtown Date Night – Bring your partner for a romantic stroll around Downtown Lakeland. Various shops, salons, and spas will have giveaways, discounts, and goodies. The next event is September 21, 2018, 5pm-8:30pm.

Downtown Date Night — Bring your partner, spouse, or friend for a great night out. Merchants will have fun activities, discounts, and refreshments. The next Downtown Date Night is scheduled for February 8, 2018 from 5pm-8:30pm.

Holiday Open House – Thursday, November 15, 2018 – Kick off the holiday season, and get your shopping done early! (Free, 5p-8:30pm)

Small Business Saturday – On November 24, 2018, support small businesses, and shop local! We are so proud of the shops, restaurants, bars and businesses downtown! Join us for a wonderful day of shopping local and being a part of a strong Lakeland economy!

Holiday Festivities – Enjoy Burnetti PA’s Hometown Holiday on First Friday, December 7. Keep the fun going December 14 and 21 with Holiday Walkabouts. Get your pictures taken with Santa and soak in the traditions in Downtown Lakeland with hay rides, carols, and other holiday festivities.