First Friday

Every Month, 6 – 9 pm :: 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)

February 6, 2015 – “Downtown/College Town” features the five major colleges and universities 

March 6, 2015 – “Guns & Hoses” sponsored by the City of Lakeland – Police and Fire Departments

April 3, 2015  “Skyward Festival: sponsored by SUN ‘n FUN

May 1, 2015 – “Celebrating Public Works” sponsored by the City of Lakeland

June 5, 2015 – “The Summer Games” 

July 3, 2015 – “Family Reunion” in conjunction with the “Red,White & Kaboom” fireworks at Lake Mirror

August 7, 2015 – “Back to School” sponsored in part by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union

September 4, 2015 -“Dog Days Downtown” sponsored by SPCA Florida

October 2, 2015 – “Friday Night Live” – Celebration of the Arts

November 6, 2015 – “Sy-Friday”

December 4, 2015 – “Hometown Holiday” sponsored by Burnetti, P.A.

January 1, 2016- Canceled

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.