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Join the fun on May 9th! A new 5K Run/Walk and Family Festival to benefit the Lawrence Humane Society! Info here! Need to shop late? Check out our extended hours listing! Photo by Melissa and Beth Wedding Photography More than 100 merchants offer thousands of unique options for your shopping and dining adventures! Come explore! Redeemable at over 120 DLI member businesses! Purchase one here!
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Downtown Lawrence Has Something for Everyone!

From Jayhawk jewelry to togs for travel, enchiladas to escargot, downtown can indulge your every whim. The variety among retailers and restaurants is endless, to please shoppers and diners of all ages.

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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. January’s event is jam packed with great art! Click above for all the latest info on Final Fridays events!

Latest Events
  • Winfield House 20th Anniversary!!

    Thursday, April 23 – Sunday, April 26
    10-50% off EVERYTHING in stock!!
    647 Mass.

  • The Etc. Shop Turns 35!!!

    Thursday, April 23-Sunday, April 26
    The Etc. Shop
    928 Mass.
    Stop in and help Miss Linda and her staff celebrate 35 years of business in Downtown Lawrence! They will have all kinds of special offers and goodies galore! Get your Brighton, Hobo, Italian charms, Chamilia charms, Trollbeads, and more!

  • Oops . . . Hoops! Final Fridays at hobbs.

    Friday, April 24-Sunday April 26
    hobbs
    700 Mass.
    Once again hobbs is the host of cool with this hula hoop inspired exhibit by artist Kim Kearne. Make it a stop on your Final Fridays route!

  • Shopping for CASA

    Saturday, May 2
    6:30-10:30pm
    Laugh Out Loud Family Zone
    1000 Mass. – entrance on 10th St.
    Join us for a FREE Fun night out to support CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)!
    Click here for more details!

  • Paw Valley Festival and 5K Run/Walk

    Saturday, May 9, 2015
    10am – 2pm
    Watson Park, 7th & Kentucky

    A dog-friendly run/walk that will culminate in a celebration at Watson Park!

  • Sally Zogry - DLI Director

    Sally Zogry

    DLI Director

  • 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
  • We Made Another Top 10 List!

    Yes! We got another national recognition this week! Lawrence was named one of USA Today’s “Ten Best Dynamite Day Trips.” It’s such a great feeling when the rest of the country sees how great we have it here in the heartland. The article mentions several Lawrence hotspots as well as our great local businesses and of course Mass St.! Read the article here.

    February 6th, 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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