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Downtown Lawrence Film Festival: Dinner & A Movie

Library Civic Plaza, 700 block of Vermont

June 25 – Back to the Future
July 9 – Back to the Future II
July 30 – Despicable Me
August 14 – Jurassic Park

7:30pm – Dinner & drinks available from local Downtown food vendors and live entertainment
9:00pm – Movie starts
Click above for all of the info!

City Band Concert

Ongoing Summer Events

Summertime Games at the Watkins
Lawrence City Band Summer Concerts
Summer Brown Bag Concert Series
Final Fridays in Downtown Lawrence
Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market
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Latest Events
  • Pete Huttlinger in Concert: Live @ Mass Street

    Wednesday, July 15
    7:30 pm
    Tickets $20

    The first in the new concert series Live @ Mass Street. Pete is a nationally recognized guitarist playing every venue from Carnegie Hall to Abbey Road Studios to Kansas’s very own Walnut Valley Festival.

  • Developing Solos and Improvisation on Guitar and Mandolin at Mass Street Music

    Wednesday, July 15
    7:00pm – 9:00pm
    Tickets $40

    Tim May and Dan Miller (co-authors of the Flatpicking Essentials Guitar Course and the instructional DVD “An Approach to Improvisation”) will conduct a hands-on workshop, and teach an approach to improvisation that will put you on the road to improvising a solo on a song in a very short amount of time.

  • Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale

    Thursday, July 16

    Sunup to sundown, rain or shine
    Massachusetts Street

  • Final Fridays In Downtown Lawrence

    Last Friday of each month
    Downtown Lawrence

    On the last Friday of every month, hundreds of people stream in and out of galleries, restaurants, bars and coffee shops in pursuit of art and music. Every month is jam packed with great art! Click above for all the latest info on Final Fridays events!

  • Lawrence City Band Summer Concert Series

    South Park, 1141 Massachusetts Street
    Wednesday evenings at 8pm
    May 27 – July 15

    Join your friends and neighbors in listening to the Lawrence City Band in picturesque South Park all summer long!
    Free and open to the public
    Bring lawn chairs, a picnic, and the family! Or grab a bite at your favorite Downtown spot and enjoy it while being entertained.

  • Sally Zogry - DLI Director

    Sally Zogry

    DLI Director

  • 9 Places in Kansas that make the Best Sandwiches ever!

    2 out of the Top 9 Places in Kansas that make the best sandwiches ever are from our very own Lawrence!

    June 23rd, 2015
  • Top 10 Best Small Cities for Educated Millennials

    We made yet another top 10 list! Those of you looking for jobs now that you’re graduating might think about staying here! Click here to see what other cities made the list.

    May 15th, 2015
  • Top 10s once Again!

    Well we are certainly on a roll! Downtown Lawrence has been named to three more top 10 lists in the past weeks! 10 Best Restaurants in Kansas – 4 are in Downtown Lawrence.

    Intelligent travel on – #1 on Top Tour Slam-Dunk College Towns during March Madness. – #2 College Town to Live in Forever!

    Read more about these honors and link to the articles here!

    March 16th, 2015
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    Downtown Lawrence Inc

    Downtown Lawrence, Inc.
    833-1/2 Massachusetts Street
    Phone: 785-842-3883

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