SUN ‘n FUN will bring hot air balloons, an after-dark aerial pyrotechnic light show, portable sport airplanes & flight simulators plus the US Navy’s Dixieland band, “TGIF”. Bring the family downtown on Friday evening to preview the 2011 SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo scheduled for March 29-April 3 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. Skyward Festival activities on First Friday begin at 6 p.m. with aerial fly-overs above Munn Park and Lake Mirror by SUN ‘n Fun’s World War II-era Stearman biplane and the inflating of tethered hot air balloons at Lake Mirror. For the full schedule of events, see the DLP blog. As always on First Friday, Brooke Pottery will be open late 6-9 pm. Browse our selection of American artisan pottery, jewelry and art for home and garden while you enjoy wine & cheese or juice & cookies. See you on First Friday!
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Detroit Tigers spring training program in Lakeland. Over the decades, millions of Tigers fans, be they visitors or Lakeland residents, have had the opportunity to experience the thrill of major league spring training and the magic of meeting Hall of Famers and World Champions. 75 Years…a celebration in the making and still going strong.
On Friday, Tigers and their fans take over Downtown Lakeland 6-9 pm for Tigers on the Town. Enjoy an old fashioned drive-in themed evening of baseball activities and family fun centered around historic Munn Park. Thirty-five members of the Lakeland Flying Tigers will be signing autographs at downtown shops and restaurants. Kids can enter a give-away by collecting the autographs of these Stars of Tomorrow. Remember to stop in Brooke Pottery for baseball signatures and juice & cookies, plus wine & cheese for kids-at-heart.