Celebrate Friday the 13th in Lakeland, FL

A close up shot of a black cat inside local mobile cat lounge Botany Cats
Share your luck with a new furry friend by adopting a black cat. | Photo by @botany_cats

Watch out for ladders and black cats in your path today, Lakeland. It’s officially Friday the 13th, commonly known as the most unlucky day of the year. We won’t see another until January of next year, so here are four ways to make your own luck today.

  • Get some new ink. Look out for Friday the 13th tattoo deals from several Lakeland shops, and check out our list of seven local tattoo parlors to find your lucky match. Pro tip: Head to your favorite shop early to grab your spot in line.
  • Hit up a local haunt. Searching for a thrill? Look no further than our own Polk County. It’s full of haunted landmarks where you can hunt for ghosts. We highly recommend making a quick trip to Spook Hill where objects seem to roll uphill.
  • See a spooky show. If a more relaxing Friday the 13th is what you seek, try seeing a movie at the historic Polk Theatre just look out for their ghosts in residence. Hopefully they stay quiet during tonight’s showing of “Enemy of the State” starting at 7:30 p.m.
  • Adopt a furry friend. If you’re feline lucky, may we suggest adopting a black cat? These traditionally unlucky pets may be just who you need to cross paths with today. Check out the traveling cat lounge Botany Cats to find your new family member.

Planning to try your luck another way today? Tell us how you’ll be spending your Friday the 13th, and tag us in your photos.