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August First Friday - Back to School

2024Fri02Aug6:00 pmFri9:00 pmFeaturedAugust First Friday - Back to School6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lakeland - Downtown Lakeland, 100 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801CATEGORY:Family Fun – Community EventsPRICE RANGE:Free

August First Friday Downtown Lakeland Back to School Aug.2023


Join Downtown Lakeland on August 2 from 6pm to 9pm for our next First Friday event: Back to School. Bring the kids to celebrate the start of a brand new school year!

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!

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(This event is included in our list of Back to School themed events but there is not an organized backpack or school supply giveaway, although some booths may be giving away school supplies)


(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Lakeland - Downtown Lakeland

100 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801



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