5 top markets to shop in Lakeland

Find handmade goods, tasty food and drink, or a unique piece of art at these community markets.

Two shoppers purchasing goods from a market vendor's tent. The table is covered with stationery and tote bags.

The maker you shop from could be your neighbor.

Lakeland is a hot spot for local makers, foodies, and creatives. Local markets bring them all together — and we’re ready to shop ‘til we drop at these upcoming events.

Dixieland Night Market, Union Hall, 1023 S. Florida Ave.
Every second Friday of the month, 6-11 p.m.

The Emporium Art Collective brings together local artists and artisans each month. Shop, grab a bite from a food truck, and enjoy live entertainment inside Union Hall and The Pink Piano. The next market is this Friday, Aug. 11.

A sign in the foreground says "Buena Market." In the background, shoppers walk by vendor tents.

You never know what you might find at a local market.

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Buena Market, locations and dates vary

You’ll find this market popping up at locations all over Lakeland — from downtown to Bonnet Springs Park — with local entrepreneurs, performers, and food vendors. Catch the next market, Disco Fest 2, on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Haus 820.

Visitors at the Aquarian Market sit on the ground for a meditation practice as a teacher uses sound bowls. In the background are vendor tents.

The Aquarian Market often features activities like meditation or painting.

The Aquarian Market, The Yard on Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave.
Every third Thursday of the month, 6-10 p.m.

This pet-friendly event touts itself as the first all-vegan market in Lakeland. Visit for vegan eats, unique goods, and different activities each month. Thursday, Aug. 17 is Classical Night, featuring a blue carpet and performances by Golden Swan Strings.

Rock band performs before an audience in a tent at the Lakeland Punk Rock Flea Market

Don’t miss performances by local rock bands at the Punk Flea.

Lakeland Punk Rock Flea Market, Swan Brewing, 115 W. Pine St.
Last Sunday of March and September, 12-6 p.m.

Rock out with 80+ vendors and live music acts from across Central Florida. Mark your calendar for the next Punk Flea on Sunday, Sept. 24 — plus a pre-show on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Union Hall.

Farmers Market LEDC

The farmers market will return this fall.

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Downtown Farmers Curb Market, Downtown Lakeland, 117 N. Kentucky Ave.
Every Saturday from September to July, times vary

This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the farmers market. You can shop from vendors of all types when the market returns from its hiatus on Saturday, Sept. 2.

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