First Friday in Lakeland Florida – “Sun ‘n Fun Skyward Festival” – March 4th, 2011
With Lakeland’s Annual Sun ‘n Fun just around the corner, the folks of Downtown Lakeland Partnership and organizers of the Sun ‘n Fun came together again for this First Friday’s second event of “Sun ‘n Fun Skyward Festival” on March 4th, 2011.
Bring your family and c’mon down to Downtown Lakeland and enjoy the activities beginning at 6pm through 9pm. Shops and restaurants are open ’til 9pm and later so be sure to come down for a bite to eat and take in some shopping and browsing. Many streets are closed to accommodate the activities, so plan to park in the ample parking available in the Bay Street lot, the Oak Street lot, the Main Street garage or on-street parking south of Lemon or north of Bay. Permit only lots are FREE parking for the public after 5pm, so take advantage of the permit only lots throughout Downtown Lakeland.
What a cool way to have an event, such as First Friday’s Sun ‘n Fun Skyward Festival filled with entertainment and excitement leading to Lakeland’s major event of the year “Annual Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In.
It all starts at 6:00 p.m. and to get everyone’s attention, a pre-fly teaser over Munn Park and Lake Mirror by Sun ‘n Fun’s World War II era Stearman biplane.
While Kentucky Avenue, Lemon Street to Bay Street is filled with activities, Tennessee Avenue is filled with a classic car show and live music. Speaking of live music, the US Navy’s TGIF band is scheduled to perform at Munn Park. Hot air balloons will graze the northwest shore of Lake Mirror along Massachusetts Avenue. At sunset, the hot air balloons will glow and have a pyrotechnic air show in the skies of Downtown Lakeland - weather permitting.
Lakeland’s First Friday event Sun ‘n Fun Skyward Festival” was a hit last year and is now a regular theme before the annual Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In. “The Sky is the Limit”.
Check out this video for more information - you don’t want to miss this event - an aviation dream.
Copyright © 2011 By Petra Norris * First Friday in Lakeland Florida – “Sun ‘n Fun Skyward Festival” – March 4th, 2011*