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Memorial Day Holiday Special Hours & Closings

Holiday weekends are always fun here but some of your favorite Downtown businesses take a holiday as well. Check here for holiday hours throughout the weekend or to see who’s closed.

City Band Concert

Ongoing Summer Events

Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market
Lawrence City Band Summer Concerts
Summer Brown Bag Concert Series
Final Fridays in Downtown Lawrence
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Latest Events
  • Busker Ball!

    Thursday, May 28th
    7-9pm
    Granada Theater
    1020 Mass. St.
    $8/adults, $5/children
    Join us for a night of up close and personal busker action with all the biggest and best acts of the festival!
    Click here for all of the details!

  • Art Tougeau

    Lawrence’s Hometown Wheeled-Art Parade
    Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30
    Pre-Parade Block Party, Friday 5 – 9 pm
    Parade: Saturday 12 pm, Mass. from 10th to 7th

  • Lawrence Busker Festival

    Bold and brazen, buskers are incredible street performers who provide jaw-dropping entertainment.
    May 29-June 1, 2015
    Downtown Lawrence including Massachusetts Street, 7th Street and 8th Street between Mass. and New Hampshire
    Click above for more details.

  • Summer Reading Kick Off!

    Summer Reading Kick Off!
    Saturday, May 30, 10am-12pm
    Lawrence Public Library
    707 Vermont St

  • Downtown Lawrence Film Festival: Dinner & A Movie

    Library Civic Plaza, 700 block of Vermont
    Thursday evenings in June & July
    June 4 – Jurassic Park
    June 25 – Back to the Future
    July 9 – Back to the Future II
    July 30 – Despicable Me
    7:30pm – Dinner & drinks available from local Downtown food vendors and live entertainment
    9:00pm – Movie starts
    Click above for all of the info!

  • Sally Zogry - DLI Director

    Sally Zogry

    DLI Director

  • 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!

    Culturetrip.com 10 Best Restaurants in Kansas – 4 are in Downtown Lawrence.

    Intelligent travel on Nationalgeographic.com – #1 on Top Tour Slam-Dunk College Towns during March Madness.

    Collegeranker.com – #2 College Town to Live in Forever!

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

    March 16th, 2015
  • Another National Shout Out – Cool!

    Well, we’ve done it again. Lawrence was just named #9 in the “20 Coolest Towns in the US” by Matador Network! Why are we so cool? Read more about it here!

    February 25th, 2015
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    Downtown Lawrence Inc

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

    director@downtownlawrence.com

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