Shop Text Win: Summer Edition

Shop Text Win: Summer Edition

Shop Downtown, text us your receipt(s), and win big all summer long! (Check the visitor guide for eligible Downtown businesses.) Text photos of receipts to (863) 225-0807. Date, purchase amount, and business name must be clearly visible in the photo. Enter as often as...

Small Business Stories

Small Business Stories

All of our Downtown Merchants are struggling to get back to business during this difficult time. Click on the images below to learn more about their small business story--who they are, what their business means to them, and how you can help...

Many Restaurants and Retailers Now Open at 50% Capacity

Many Restaurants and Retailers Now Open at 50% Capacity

Many downtown restaurants are still open and offering take out, curbside pick-up, and/or delivery options that close before 3 pm to catering mainly to breakfast and/or lunch crowd. We are sharing detailed posts from the businesses listed inside on our Facebook page, so be sure to follow us at @DowntownLKLD for the latest information and updates. Click “read more” for more information about the restaurants and their options.

April 3 First Friday: Foodie Fest

April 3 First Friday: Foodie Fest

Our next First Friday event will take place on April 3, 2020 from 6pm to 9pm in Downtown Lakeland. The theme is Foodie Fest! Sample the flavors of Polk's finest food makers. Enjoy small bites at a small price! If you would like to sign up to sell your tasty wares,...

Music Munndays is Back!

Music Munndays is Back!

Back by popular demand! Music Munndays return in March 2020, bringing live music to Downtown Lakeland’s Munn Park during lunch hours on four consecutive Mondays. Lakeland Downtown Development Authority and the City of Lakeland partner to present the free concerts and...

Gallery on the Promenade

Gallery on the Promenade

Join us the Second Saturday of the month (March 14, 2020 and April 11, 2020) from 9am to 3pm for Gallery on the Promenade--a place for the buying and selling of Fine Arts in Lakeland. The monthly gallery will take place on the scenic Lemon Street Promenade in Downtown...

March 6 First Friday: Flight Night

March 6 First Friday: Flight Night

Our next First Friday event will take place on March 6, 2020 from 6pm to 9pm in Downtown Lakeland. The theme is 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...

Downtown Date Night on Valentine’s Day!

Downtown Date Night on Valentine’s Day!

Downtown Lakeland’s next Downtown Date Night is Friday, February 14, 2020 from 5pm to 8:30pm. Bring your valentine--or your "galentine"--Downtown for a fun night out, and enjoy Downtown after dark. Stores will be open late, and the shopping will be great! Enjoy live...

February 7 First Friday: Mardi Gras in Munn Park

February 7 First Friday: Mardi Gras in Munn Park

Click here for an event map! Click here for a link to "Your Guide to First Friday!" Click here for a parade map. Event Itinerary: 6pm--Event Begins 6:30pm--Fire Breather Performance in West Quadrant of Munn Park 6:45pm--Catch Beads Thrown from the Balcony above...

January 3 First Friday: Three Kings Celebration

January 3 First Friday: Three Kings Celebration

Our next First Friday event will take place on January 3, 2020 from 6pm to 9pm in Downtown Lakeland. The theme is Three Kings Celebration--A Holiday Experience, sponsored by Just Cares, Inc.! Enjoy the following activities in around Munn Park: Food and Craft Vendors...