Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships

South Park 1141 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas

A 42-year tradition that is held in Downtown Lawrence. Spend a day listening to the best fiddlers and pickers in the region while taking in all the festivities.  

Rev it Up Hot Rod Street Fest

This Lawrence tradition showcases the full spectrum of hot rods, from vintage vehicles to modern muscle. There is plenty of live music, food vendors, activities for children, and plenty of pre and after festivities. Proceeds from the event benefit The Ballard Center.

Art in the Park

This two-day event showcases local and regional artists in the beautiful setting of South Park. You can stroll and explore hundreds of booths while enjoying food vendors, fun for the kids, and live music. The event is produced by the Lawrence Art Guild.

Zombie Walk 2024

Gather at South Park; walk down Massachusetts Street at sundown Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170636906324890 A true night of the Living Dead. Community members of all ages outdo themselves with fabulous costumes and props. Make up artists assist at South Park. A legion of a thousand zombies annually makes the trek down Mass Street as the sidewalks […]

Downtown Trick or Treat

Thousands of community members of all ages flock to the streets of Downtown Lawrence as participating businesses hand out treats, starting at 5 pm. The costumes and props are beyond impressive and many businesses pull out all the stops. Downtown is alive with the Halloween spirit. The event is produced by Downtown Lawrence and its […]

Santa Rescue and Holiday Light Ceremony

Located at the corner of 9th and Massachusetts Street, Weaver's Department Store  This official kick-off to the holiday season is a Lawrence tradition. Large crowds gather to see Santa safely rescued from the roof of Weaver’s by the local fire department. Once Santa is safely on the ground, the downtown bursts with holiday lights as […]

Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

This Downtown Lawrence tradition truly rings in the Christmas spirit as horse drawn entries from all over the region, adorned with Christmas regalia, parade down Massachusetts Street. The sidewalks are packed with spectators and there is plenty of holiday spirit to share. The event is produced by the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade Committee.

Kansas Craft Brewers Expo

Attendees enjoy sampling the finest craft beers from 40-plus Kansas breweries in the impressive setting of Abe & Jake’s landing. The experience includes food vendors, selfie station, merchandise shop, souvenir glasses, and a great social event. The event is produced by The Free State Brewing Company, Kansas Craft Brewers Guild, Downtown Lawrence, and Abe & […]

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