Our next First Friday event will take place on January 5, 2023 from 6pm to 9pm in Downtown Lakeland. The theme is Three Kings Celebration, sponsored by Just Cares, Inc.! Enjoy live music, as well as family-friendly activities like pictures with the Three Kings.
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:
- Just Cares, Inc.
- City of Lakeland
- MOR TV
- Jaguar Land Rover Lakeland
- Crews Bank
- Aerospace Center for Excellence
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.