Join us at our next First Friday event on March 1, 2024 from 6pm to 9pm in Downtown Lakeland for Flight Night, sponsored by Aerospace Center for Excellence and the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo! Celebrate aviation and the upcoming Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo, which is celebrating 50 Years on April 9-14, 2024! Enjoy kids STEM activities, games, and prizes–like Fly-In tickets!
Downtown shops and restaurants will be open late. Don’t miss the Makers Market, featuring local artists and creators, on North Kentucky Avenue, Food Trucks on Pine St., and the Classy Car Show on Tennessee Ave. 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!
First Friday is supported by our Downtown Champions:
Please be aware of social media scammers. We will NEVER sell tickets via Facebook or Messenger or solicit vendors via Facebook or Messenger–or in the comments of a post. We will never ask for payment via Facebook or Messenger. All event applications are available via this website, DowntownLKLD.com.
Interested in becoming a First Friday exhibitor? CLICK HERE.
Interested in becoming a Makers Market vendor? CLICK HERE.
Interested in becoming a Food Truck Vendor? CLICK HERE.
Interested in registering for the Classy Car Show? CLICK HERE.