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Girls Night Out Returns April 22

It’s time for Round 3 of Downtown Lakeland’s Girls Night Out. Join us on Saturday, April 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. for a night of sales, samples and event specials. More than a dozen businesses are taking part in the event, so grab your girlfriends, head downtown and pop into one of the participating locations to get a […]

March into Music Munndays

The first day of the work week will have a new ring to it when Music Munndays returns to Downtown Lakeland in March. This third installment of free, live music weekly in Munn Park focuses primarily on Imperial Symphony Orchestra musicians, but also includes local singers and songwriters, says Christine Collister, ISO’s orchestra and office […]

February Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

EXHIBITIONS Recent Acquisitions Through April 23 New artworks added to the Permanent Collection after going through an intense selection process. The executive director, Collections Committee and Board of Trustees approve each artwork to ensure the collection’s continued strength. Additions to the permanent collection typically are donations. American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony Through Feb. […]

Lots of Fun on Tap for January’s Girls Night Out

We had so much fun during the inaugural Girls Night Out in September 2016, we’re ready to do it all again. Grab your girlfriends and come downtown Jan. 21,  5:30 – 8:30 p.m. for a night of demonstrations, giveaways, drawings, tastings and shopping! There are no tickets to buy Just stop by one of the participating […]

Gain the Power to See Through People in New Art Installation

One look at the latest public art installation by two Lakeland artists may prompt you to change the words to Jimmy Cliff’s popular song to something along these lines: “I can see clearly now, the frame is gone…” That’s because “Clearly People: Exoskeleton Encounters” features clear shapes of people- with no obstacles in your way, […]

Kentucky Avenue Street Closure & Construction at Trader’s Alley

The City of Lakeland’s Public Works Department will install a storm drain in Traders Alley beginning Jan. 9, and this will close parts of North Kentucky Avenue  and Trader’s Alley. The work is expected to take four weeks or less to complete. After consulting area businesses, the work was planned to avoid the holidays and First Friday events. […]

January Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

EXHIBITIONS Recent Acquisitions Jan. 21- April 23 New artworks added to the Permanent Collection after going through an intense selection process. The executive director, Collections Committee and Board of Trustees approve each artwork to ensure the collection’s continued strength. Additions to the permanent collection typically are donations. American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony Through […]

Show How Much You #LoveLakeland with Branded Merch

‘Tis the season to go shopping, and Downtown Lakeland is the place to go if you’re looking for items that show your Lakeland love. Whether your kids are out of state at college, your best friend moved to North Carolina for a great job offer, your son is living the hipster lifestyle in Portland, or […]

Valet Parking Begins Dec. 9 in Downtown Lakeland

The Lakeland Downtown Development Authority and the City of Lakeland have partnered to bring the Universal Valet parking program to Downtown Lakeland, and services will begin on Friday, Dec. 9 at a cost of $6 per car.  Fresco’s, POSTO 9 Brazilian Gastropub and Lakeland Loft Cigar and Spirits will offer a full validation of their customers’ valet cost. […]

December Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

EXHIBITIONS American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony Dec. 9 – March 4, 2017 The Reading Public Museum’s collection of works by American Impressionists. The exhibition includes more than 100 works, including more than 80 oil paintings and nearly 30 works on paper dating from the 1880s through the 1940s. The exhibition is arranged […]

Polk Museum of Art Offers Holiday Shopping for Kids

Santa’s elves are helping children do some holiday shopping for their friends and family members with Elves Shelves at the Polk Museum of Art. Elves Shelves runs Nov. 26 through Dec. 11, and features items priced mostly between $2 and $10. It is geared toward children ages 5 to 13, and is set up outside […]

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 26

A popular holiday tradition among small businesses returns Nov. 26: Small Business Saturday. Many of our Downtown Lakeland businesses are hosting events between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and offering sales and specials as part of this post-Thanksgiving shopping tradition geared toward supporting small, locally-owned businesses. Battle the Black Friday crowds if you wish, but […]