Final Update: Due to potentially dangerous weather, particularly a large amount of lightning, we are canceling First Friday for tonight, September 1. 

Update: We have a severe weather alert until 5:30pm, so we are not allowing any vendors or exhibitors to unload. Lakeland Moonwalk has cancelled their participation. We will make a final decision about whether or not to cancel at 5:30pm!

Weather Policy: We do not cancel our outdoor events due to the threat of rain. We only cancel for severe weather, such as hurricanes, tornados, hail, or high winds. An event may cancel itself, however, if vendors decide not to show up due to it raining during set-up. If we do cancel an event, we will always post a notification here on the event page on our website, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

Join us on September 1 from 6pm to 9pm for our next First Friday event: College Night. Lakeland Moonwalk will have a rock wall, mechanical bull, bungee run, joust arena, and other fun activities for “big” kids in Munn Park! Select merchants and exhibitors will also offer discounts for college students (with ID).

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 an event. We will never ask for payment via Facebook or Messenger. All event applications are available via this website,

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.