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. Follow the link to more information about themes for 2019: downtownlkld.com/firstfriday.

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! Our next event is scheduled for April 12, 2019.

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, 2019 from 5pm-8:30pm.

Holiday Open House – Thursday, November 15, 2018  was our first annual Holiday Open House. Kick off the holiday season, and get your shopping done early! (Free, 5p-8:30pm) Check back for our next Open House in 2019.

Small Business Saturday – Every year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, 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! Check back for 2019 events and activities.

Holiday Festivities – Enjoy Burnetti PA’s Hometown Holiday on the First Friday in December. Keep the fun going the following two Fridays with Holiday Walkabouts. Get your pictures taken with Santa and soak in the traditions in Downtown Lakeland with hay rides, carolers, and other holiday festivities. Check back for details on 2019 events and activities.