Community Events

Downtown Tuesday Painters Exhibition

Tuesday, June 23 10 am to 4 pm / Douglas County Senior Services/ 704 Vermont St. / FREE

The artists, mostly age 50 or older, are part of a group that meets informally Tuesday mornings at DCSS.  For four hours on Tuesdays, they come and go in the conference room to paint, draw, sculpt, and catch up on what’s happening in each other's lives while sharing tips and exploring new artistic ideas. These artists’ experiences, both in art and life, enrich their perspectives and projects. Some are just getting started at putting to paper or canvas an idea they dreamed of doing for years. Others have resumed talents they set aside to raise families or pursue careers. All work to express a thought or idea that has meaning in their lives or that they hope will be meaningful to a wider audience.  There will also be an art raffle and fun interactive art experiences for all ages!

Downtown Lawrence, Inc. presents a screening of Back to the Future
Thursday, June 25 – Food at 7:00pm, Show at 9:00pm/Abe & Jake's Landing (location changed from Lawrence Public Library Pavilion

Marty McFly is at it again!  Prepre your flux capacitor, brush off your Delorean, and get ready to travel through time.  Dinner and Drinks available from downtown local food vendors.

St. John’s Fiesta
Friday, June 26 through Saturday, June 27

St. John’s Fiesta is an annual event celebrating the diversity and appreciation of Mexican American culture within the Lawrence community. What started as a simple fundraiser has grown into a large orchestrated event that requires more than 300 volunteers. Friday and Saturday offer authentic Mexican food, live Latin entertainment, and plenty of music and dancing; Saturday offers carnival games for the children as well!  Events take place at 1229 Vermont Street.

Field Day Fest
Thursday, June 25 through Saturday, June 27

Bridging the Lawrence and Kansas City music communities, Field Day Fest brings local and regional musicians to venues throughout Lawrence for three nights of musical celebration.  This year, venues include the Bottle Neck, the Replay Lounge, and the Jackpot Saloon & Music Hall.  

Tour of Lawrence
Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28

The 7th annual Tour of Lawrence brings bicyclists and music lovers together to celebrate the City. Friday night features Bicycle Street Sprints, as well as a free outdoor concert by Split Lip Rayfield; Saturday engages cyclists in the Campus Circuit Race through Haskell Indian Nations University and the Breezedale Historic District; and Sunday features the Downtown Criterium on the two-time Collegiate National Championships course.  With cash prizes for racers totaling over $20,000, the seventh annual Tour of Lawrence raises the stakes as well as the fun!

Yoga at Yantra
Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27

Relax and unwind with a calming introductory yoga session in Lawrence’s Yantra Financial Technologies offices, located at 840 Massachusetts Street.  Get ready to breathe deep and stretch with sessions from 12:00-4:00 p.m. both days.