First Friday is back with the Dog Days of Summer today at First Friday – Friday, August 6th. Keeping with the dog theme, there will be pooch-friendly activities and contests, so be sure to bring your furry friend when you come out! If you don’t have a dog, that’s perfectly fine, too. You’ll have a great time watching the other dogs and participating in the festivities. If you are thinking of getting a dog, Lakeland Winter Haven Kennel Club will have a wide variety of information available for different breeds, as well as some of its finest dogs to meet.

Be sure to arrive in time to watch the pooch parade. Owners and dogs dress alike and strut their stuff down the Kentucky Avenue. Make sure to stop by the Highland Homes booth to find out more about the beautiful, affordable Lakeland new homes we build in Lakeland, Florida.

Other activities include improv from Shorts n Flip Flops, a comedy troupe that puts on a hilarious show with audience involvement. The General Store will customize dog accessories for purchase and Brooke Pottery will showcase their dog-themed jewelry. Paint Along Studios is offering 24 spots in the studio at $35 per person, and all proceeds will be donated to the SPCA.

As you can see, downtown Lakeland is the place to be this Friday. Be sure you don’t miss the action! Click here for more information on the Dog Days of Summer.