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 855.298.5275 for updates. Located along Kentucky Ave, stretching from Lemon Street 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.
Taste of the Market – Enjoy a special sampling opportunity–a Taste of the Market–at the Downtown Farmers Curb Market on Saturday, September 25 from 8am to 2pm. With our Taste of the Market package, you can try 10 tastes (small samples) from up to 10 different vendors for $10. PLUS, many vendors already give FREE small samples, so we will identify those on the map for you as well. Visit DowntownFarmersCurbMarket.org to learn 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 2022:
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!
Tasty Tuesdays are once per month beginning at 4:30pm to 9pm. Each Tasty Tuesday features at least 10 restaurants/bars each month and participation varies by month. Patrons purchase a ticket package consisting of 10 tickets. Each tickets get that patron the “sample” from the participating business any time between 4:30pm until 9pm. So if you are an early bird, come at 4:30pm if you’d like. But there is not set time to be here. You move from place to place at your own pace. See the TASTY TUESDAY event link on this website for this month’s details. https://downtownlkld.com/news/tasty-tuesdays/