Downtown Lawrence Inc.
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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
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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
  • KC Historic Garment Museum Exhibit – Final Friday event by Griffith Payments

    Friday, July 31
    5 – 8 pm

    Griffith Payments will be displaying apparel from the Kansas City Historic Garment Museum dating back to the early 1920’s for Final Fridays Art Walks in Downtown Lawrence.

  • Dazzle the Decades – Final Friday event at Phoenix Gallery

    Friday, July 31
    5 – 9 pm

    An event that celebrates vintage fashion paired with jewelry designed by local artists, all to benefit Just Food, the Douglas County Food Bank.

  • Card Table’s StoryTime Tours of Lawrence – Final Friday event by Wonder Fair

    Friday, July 31
    6pm (tours every 30-45 minutes till 9pm)

    A guided walking tour of Lawrence, where you will find out things you never knew about Downtown Lawrence and its environs. Types of tours include: “The Under Air-Conditioned Catacombs of Liberty Hall;” get to know “All the Benches Rob Schulte has Ever Cried On;” learn the chilling secrets of the “Ancient Ghosts of the New Lawrence Public Library;” and gain insight on “Places that Used to Be Cooler Back When I was In My 20’s.”

  • ‘Soda Fountains of Kansas’ event at The Watkins Museum of History

    Friday, July 31
    7 pm
    FREE event

    Join historian Cindy Higgins as she takes us back to the glory days of the soda fountain. Kansas pharmacists created tonics and curatives that eventually evolved into refreshments like the Brown Cow, the Mudslide, and the Egg Cream. It promises to be a fun and informative evening.

  • 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!

  • Sally Zogry - DLI Director

    Sally Zogry

    DLI Director

  • Another top honor – best in the state!

    Some folks might think I brag just a bit on our fabulous hometown. But the bragging and attention is well deserved! We just got another top honor – we’re home to the best craft brewery in the state.

    July 21st, 2015
  • 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
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    Downtown Lawrence Inc

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

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