Community Events

Downtown Lakeland is a popular venue for all kinds of community events! Plan to attend one or all of these and be sure to patronize our amazing retailers, restaurants and bars while you’re here.

Events Organized by the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority

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 855-298-5275 for weekly updates. Located on N Kentucky Ave from Lemon St. to Oak Street. Open 8a until 2p every Saturday. Closed in August. Visit 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. Learn more at

Tasty Tuesdays – Tasty Tuesdays are a super fun way to experience multiple Downtown restaurants all in one night!  You get hearty sample sizes with each ticket and move from place to place at your own pace! Tastings begin at 4:30pm and end at 9pm. Learn more on the event page.

Holiday Festivities – From First Friday: Hometown Holiday to a Holiday Night Market to Festive Flix, there’s always something fun happening Downtown during the holiday. Check the event calendar for more information about what’s happening.

Check the event calendar for Other Great Downtown Events!