What do you get for your membership in Downtown Lawrence, Inc.? DLI members receive numerous benefits including:

  • Free participation in the Annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale and other DLI events (see list below)
  • Participation in DLI social media opportunities with 35,000 Facebook, 6200 Instagram and 9000 Twitter followers
  • Gift cards redeemable only at participating DLI-member businesses
  • Free listing on DLI website with a link to your website
  • Free listing on the Downtown Lawrence mobile app (for both iOS and Android phones)
  • Free listing on printed Downtown Lawrence map and directory (minimum of 15,000 copies printed each year), large format Downtown Lawrence map and directory in the Vermont Street parking garage, and Downtown Lawrence Kiosk at 9th & Massachusetts
  • Members’ weekly e-news with information on upcoming events and issues
  • Members’ meetings for mentoring and networking
  • Invitations to participate in Downtown events year round
  • Advertising discounts and collaborative advertising opportunities
  • Invitations to social and special events
  • Representation with the City of Lawrence on issues pertinent to Downtown businesses

Downtown Lawrence, Inc. is solely responsible for the holiday decorations you see every year on Mass. Street, as well as special events including the Annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale, Downtown Lawrence Restaurant Week, Dinner & A Movie Downtown Film Festival, Halloween Trick or Treating, the Holiday Lighting ceremony and Santa Rescue, and Winter Wonder Weekend. We co-sponsor, or otherwise support, many other Downtown events including, but not limited to, Final Fridays, Kansas Craft Brewers Expo, Lawrence Busker Festival, Oktoberfest Lawrence, The Old Fashioned Christmas Parade, Free State Festival, KU Homecoming Parade, Zombie Walk, and Rev It Up Hot Rod Hullaballoo.

Dues for 2022 are:

  • Premiere Retail Member: $600.
  • Retail Member: $400 [includes banks, restaurants and bars]
  • Service and Professional Member: $225

Anyone can support Downtown Lawrence by becoming a Friend of Downtown.

  • Friend of Downtown*: $150

*Friends of Downtown are not eligible for all of the benefits listed above.