05 Sep Top Reasons To Attend First Friday In Downtown Lakeland
Every first Friday of the month, Downtown Lakeland will buzz like no other town in central Florida. Called the First Friday, the event happens literally every first Friday of the month, and it is a chance for people all over Lakeland and even Florida to gather and enjoy a day of revelry.
This month, last September 2, the theme was “Dog Day,” which means it’s a chance for Lakeland residents to bring their furry friends to the festivities and make them the stars of the event. Everyone’s welcome during First Friday—from the grandparents to the kids to the furry friends you have at home. It’s basically a party out there at Munn Park, and you should make it a part of your monthly agenda to attend the First Friday.
Aside from having fun and bonding with family and friends, there are loads of reasons to visit the First Friday booths.
Get to know the community
If you are new in Downtown Lakeland, it is more than likely that you don’t know many of the people and the establishments there. First Friday is a good way to get to know the people in the town and to try out some of the food being offered by restaurants there. Most of Lakeland residents love going to this event because it allows them to shake off the stress from the work week, as well as meet new friends and acquaintances. First Friday is also a chance to spend time with friends, family, and even co-workers.
Explore the booths
Every First Friday, around 100 booths are made available at the Munn Park. Most establishments in Lakeland troop to Munn Park to join the festivities. They design their booths to conform to the theme of the month’s First Friday. These exhibitors’ booths offer a lot of freebies, discounts, and promos that participants can enjoy. The booths are open from start to finish of the event, and they won’t be available again until the next month. This year’s theme, “Dog Days,” features booths from pet stores, etc.
Enjoy the music
There’s usually an indie band or singer from around Lakeland or central Florida who will be featured during the event. The live music makes the atmosphere of the event more fun and you’ll surely have the time of your life with your loved ones. Downtown Lakeland comes to life every time First Friday is on. Every one you know from Lakeland troops to the town to enjoy the night.