Dog Days Downtown

First Friday Dog Days Downtown
September 1, 2017 6PM – 9PM

The Downtown Lakeland Partnership’s most popular First Friday, Dog Days Downtown will take place Friday, September 1, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. The family-friendly event, sponsored by SPCA Florida and presented by North Dermatology Clinic, is expected to draw 8,000 to 10,000 people. Enjoy live music on the main stage by Eli Mosley and enjoy entertaining canine demonstrations. Preview past performances by clicking on the video below!


With the recent movement of the Canine Influenza (H3N2 or Canine Flu) into our state, SPCA Florida highly recommends that all pet owners have their pets properly vaccinated before venturing out of the home with their animals. This would include the vaccine and booster for the Canine Influenza. If your animals have not been vaccinated for this particular flu, it is recommended that you leave your furry friends at home for this year’s event.

Remember animal owners shouldn’t just be concerned with public events. They should consider the exposure risk for their animals at doggie daycares, boarding facilities and even dog parks.

Attendees are invited to bring their vaccinated, social canines on a leash to downtown Lakeland for water activities, product samples, treats, obedience training demonstrations, and more.

Dog-friendly business or organization interested in participating? Visit our sponsor/vendor page or complete the sponsor/vendor application>>

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Thank you to our sponsors for their ongoing support














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