Polk Museum of Art welcomes Mayfaire by-the-Lake back to the shores of Lake Morton on May 13 and 14, 2023. This annual event in downtown Lakeland will celebrate its 51st year in 2023.
Mayfaire by-the-Lake – a Mother’s Day Tradition
This fine art festival started as a small craft show on the Lakeland Library lawn in 1971 and grew to be one of the most prestigious juried outdoor festivals in Florida. The free, 2-day event takes place each year on Mother’s Day weekend. This year, more than 150 artists will showcase their work across a variety of different media.
Families can visit an expanded Ruthven’s Mayfaire Kids Zone at its new and larger location on the corner of East Walnut and Indiana Avenue for free children’s activities. Mayfaire will offer free art activities for children of all abilities, and Polk Museum of Art will be open to guests. Enjoy live musical performances and dine at specialty food trucks, offering a wide range of delectable options for everyone to enjoy.
In honor of the 51st Mayfaire celebration, visitors will find even more to enjoy around the lake this May than ever before.
Food Truck Vendors
- Chief’s Chillout
- Chicks’ Coop
- Jimmy’s Famous Seafood
- Woodson’s Wrap Shack
- Spontaneous Consumption
- Craving Donuts
- Crab Daddy’s Surf and Turf
- Heavenly Pretzel
- Kettle Korn
Mayfaire by-the-Lake benefits Polk Museum of Art’s education and exhibition programming, including its ability to offer year-round free admission to the Museum. The Museum also offers student scholarships and programs, and exhibitions for visitors of all ages and interests.
Things To Do Before & After Mayfaire by-the-Lake
To help you plan your weekend in Lakeland, we’ve compiled a list of top 5 things to do before and after Mayfaire by-the-Lake.
Mayfaire 5k Road Race and Walk
Lakeland Runners Club will be celebrating 44 years of the Mayfaire 5k Road Race and Walk through Lake Morton’s historic district on Saturday night. For more information and registration, visit LakelandRunnersClub.org.