Downtown Lawrence, KS

Downtown Lawrence is a top destination in the region with its historic walkable landscape, one-of-a-kind mix of shopping, dining and entertainment, coupled with hosting an abundance of spectacular community events and being located at the doorstep of KU.


Explore all the delights of Downtown Lawrence: top-level eateries, unique and destination shops, live music and entertainment, coffee shops, bars, and lodging, all in a charming, classic setting.


Join us for an abundance of hallmark events, including Midsummer Night on Mass, Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade, Busker Fest, Zombie Walk, Kansas Craft Brewers Expo, Rev it Up, Art in the Park, Final Fridays just to name a few.

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About Us

Downtown Lawrence Inc. (DLI) is a not-for-profit membership organization created in 1972 to promote the interests of the Downtown business district. DLI has a broad membership base, including boutique and specialty shops, chef owned restaurants, bars, live music venues, a wide variety of service and beauty providers, along with financial services.


The mission of DLI is to promote and enhance the welfare of the downtown community, furthering its role as the economic and social center of our community.

Downtown Gift Cards

Accepted at over 100 Downtown Lawrence businesses! Makes the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Available in a variety of denominations and comes with list of participating businesses. 

Purchase at Phoenix Gallery (825 Massachusetts Street) or Order Online!

Click the button below to order Downtown Lawrence Gift Cards online!

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