First Friday

Every Month, 6 – 9pm :: Family Friendly :: FREE

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First Friday is one of the most popular recurring events in Lakeland. Every month, on the first Friday of the month (hence the name), people from all over the community converge in Downtown Lakeland for an evening of FREE family friendly entertainment, activities, live music, art receptions, a car show, and, of course, the chance to check out a great, locally-owned restaurant or retail establishment. Each month, First Friday has a different theme, and special activities are provided to complement the theme.

Upcoming themes:

(Subject to change)

April 4, 2014 – “Motorcycle Mania” and the reveal of the Florida Outdoor Sculptures on the Lemon St. Promenade

May 2, 2014 – “Guns & Hoses” sponsored by the City of Lakeland – Police and Fire Departments

June 6, 2014 – “Taking it to the Streets – Alternative Transportation” sponsored by the City of Lakeland

July 4, 2014 – First Friday is canceled – go to Tiger Town and enjoy the fireworks!

August 1, 2014 – “Back to School” sponsored in part by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union

September 5, 2014 -“Dog Days Downtown” sponsored by SPCA Florida

October 3, 2014 – “Friday Night Live” – Celebration of the Arts

November 7, 2014 – “Reading, Writing & Rhythm” sponsored in part by The City of Lakeland’s Talent Show and featuring the Author’s & Illustators Festival

December 5, 2014 – “Hometown Holiday” sponsored by Burnetti, P.A.

January 2, 2015 – “Resolution Revolution”

February 6, 2015 – “Collegiate Spirit ”

FAQ’s – Sometimes it rains in other parts of Lakeland and is beautiful in Downtown.  So stay tuned to Downtown’s Facebook or Twitter on the day of the event to check on cancellations.