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Are you ready for an exciting way to spend your time in Downtown Lakeland? Whether you are a lifelong resident or brand new to the community, there is one event that you need to know about. First Friday is a festive cavalcade of local businesses, special events, family, and friends that come together on the first Friday of every month here in the city. 

So much to see and do!

If there’s one thing you can be certain of, it’s that First Friday in the city is never boring! This is primarily because the event never goes down the same way twice. The city has gone above and beyond to make sure that each First Friday event is uniquely themed and packed with fun activities and great dining options.

Whether this means putting the spotlight on outdoor concert entertainment, an evening artisan market, or indoor fine dining, First Friday is an event not to be missed. There is literally so much to see and so much to do that we can hardly describe it all in the space of one online article.

A Full Range of Possibilities is on the Table

First Friday has been host to a great many memorable events in the past. Variety is the key to the continuing success of this ongoing tradition. Upcoming events are listed below:

  • February 7, 2020 – Mardi Gras in Munn Park
  • March 6, 2020 – SUN ‘n FUN Flight Night
  • April 3, 2020 – Foodie Fest
  • May 1, 2020 – Public Works
  • June 5, 2020 – Family Fun Night
  • July 3, 2020 – Partnering with RED, WHITE and Kaboom
  • August 7, 2020 – Back to School
  • September 4, 2020 – Dog Days Downtown
  • October 2, 2020 – Cookie Carnival
  • November 6, 2020 – Tribute to Courage
  • December 4 – Hometown Holiday

Visit Black & Brew for Dinner!

With 2 for 1 wine by the glass all evening, delicious flatbreads, plus locally roasted coffee and dessert to cap the night off, you’ll want to drop by Black & Brew at some point during your First Friday experience. You’ll be in the middle of all the action with a beautiful view of Munn Park. Take a peek at our Downtown Menu!

Would You Like to Participate in the Next First Friday?

If you would like your business to participate in the next First Friday, the city will be glad to have you. You can get in touch with the organizers by visiting the official website for the event. Here you’ll find all of the info you need to make your business a part of this special monthly celebration.

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