Visit Central Florida is celebrating 100 Years of Water Skiing at the June First Friday event in Downtown Lakeland. #WS100

  • Two (2) performances by Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel
  • LEGOLAND Florida ticket giveaway
  • Water Ski vendors
  • Bump Galletta live drawing on-site
  • Local vendors like Ridge Island Groves, Camp Margaritaville Auburndale, LEGOLAND Florida, and MORE!
  • Featured weekly Revival drink at Revival Bar, Sunshine State Sour
Downtown shops and restaurants will be open late. Don’t miss the Makers Market, featuring local artists and creators, on North Kentucky Avenue and the Classy Car Show on Main St. 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 Avenue. 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.

Parking lots available:

  • Trinity Presbyterian Parking Lot – corner of Tennessee and Bay
  • Oak Street Parking Lot – corner of Oak and Kentucky
  • Main Street garage – all day public access from Cedar Street; after 5pm public parking from Main Street (all the way to the top)
  • Heritage Plaza Garage
  • City Permit Only Lots – all free after 5pm and all day weekends
  • Massachusetts Ave. and Tennessee Avenue On Street Parking

First Friday is supported by our Downtown Champions:

Interested in becoming a First Friday exhibitor? CLICK HERE.
Interested in becoming a Makers Market vendor? CLICK HERE.
Interested in registering for the Classy Car Show? CLICK HERE.