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KS0301011e015 - Lawrence Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market - Mid April to mid November - The oldest Farmers Market in Kansas, offering fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, flowers, herbs, and crafts and live music on Saturday mornings.

Time: Tues & Thur 4-6:30pm; Sat 6:30-10:30am

The Saturday Market is moving to a larger location with more stalls for new vendors and abundant parking for patrons.

The Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market's policy of requiring vendors to produce what they sell sets it apart from most of its area peers. Terri Gibbs of Lone Star Lake Bison Ranch added, "For us, the Lawrence Farmers' Market is all about community and the value of home-grown products. The Lawrence Farmers' Market has such a tremendous reputation for the integrity of its products, and that translates into both trust and reassurance in knowing where your food comes from."

With the move of the Saturday Market to its larger location, the Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market is able to introduce several new features including the Market Square. This area is dedicated to the "three Es-eating, entertaining and educating." Located in the East Lot bordered by Rhode Island, the Market Square has ten picnic tables sheltered by large canopies and serves as the site for demonstrations and talks as well as the stage for one of the two bands playing at the market every week

Email for "What's at Market This Week" Newsletter or for additional information.

The new website should be completed in Mid June.

Address: 824 New Hampshire and 1000 block of Vermont , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-331-4445 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: farmersmarket@sunflower.com
Web: www.lawrencefarmersmarket.com
Fee: Free

March

11 St. Patrick's Day Parade - Annual parade featuring a wide array of floats and the St. Patrick's Day Queen and her court. 1 pm.

Address: North on Massachusetts from 11th Street , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-749-6677 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lawrencestpatricksdayparade.com
Fee: Free

18 KU Jazz Festival - This annual event features noted jazz artists.

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Address: Lied Center of Kansas, 15th & Cresline , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-864-3436 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: lied.ku.edu
Fee: Admission

24 Psychic Fun and Feast, Eldridge Hotel - Guests will sit down to a scrumptious meal and enjoy interesting conversation with Ghost Tours of Kansas Staff and well known psychic Jo Flowers. Entertainment for the evening includes a presentation from Jo, History and Ghost Stories of the Eldridge. The highlight for the evening is a personalized psychic reading from Jo Flowers. Jo Flowers is a Topeka Native and is host of her own radio show, Visions and television show in Wichita Kansas. Jo is co-owner of the business, 3-Flower's Metaphysical Treasures. Time frame of this event varies depending on number of people who sign up. No more than 20 people will be accepted so get your tickets early. Tickets for this event are 65.00 per Person. Price includes, meal, tip, beverages, presentations and psychic reading.

Saturday, March 29th 6PM Eldridge Hotel
Ghost Tours of Kansas
785-851-0856
info@ghosttoursofkansas.com
785-851-0856

Address: Eldridge Hotel, 7th and Mass Lawrence, Ks , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-851-0856 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@ghosttoursofkansas.com
Web: www.ghosttoursofkansas.com
Fee: 65.00pp

April

1 Annual Museum Day - You are invited to a very special event to celebrate the annual campus-wide Museum Day. Everyone in the family will have fun and enjoy special activities and displays at the Natural History Museum and Spencer Museum of Art.

Address: KU Campus , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-864-4245 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

7 Earth Day Parade & Celebration - Annual Earth Day parade with celebration afterward. Celebration includes live music, games, environmental information and so much more!

Parade begins at 11 a.m. and runs south along Massachusetts from 7th Street to South Park. Celebration in South Park from noon-4 p.m.

Ph: 785-832-3030 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lawrenceks.org/wrr/earthday
Fee: Free

11 - 14 Annual Kansas Relays - Annual Track and Field events for regional college and high school students. During the three-day meet, over 620 teams and 5,300 high school, college and Olympic-level athletes will fill the University of Kansas Memorial Stadium with track and field fans.

Address: Memorial Stadium, 12th & Mississippi , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-864-3141 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.kuathletics.com/sports/c-relay/
Fee: Admission

14 Lawrence Civic Choir Spring Concert - Annual spring concert by 100-voice community choir. Tickets available at the door.
Time: 8pm.

Address: Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-841-8462 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lawrencecivicchoir.org
Fee: Adults $8; Seniors and Students $6; children under 12 $4.

14 - 15 Kaw Valley Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show - Our 2012 Show - Heart to Hands - will feature over 200 quilts from guild members as well as an in depth showing of the work of our featured quilter - Sammie Messick. Come participate in hand quilting in progress, place your bid a silent mini-quilt auction, shop from various vendors, and vote for your favorite quilt in the People's Choice. Lots of free parking is available. See website for more information.

Address: Douglas County Fairgrounds 2110 Harper, Bldg 21, Lawrence KS , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-550-5882 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: denise.jensen.stahl@gmail.com
Web: www.kawvalleyquiltersguild.org
Fee: $5.00 Children 12 & under free

May

27 - 28 Annual SERTOMA 48 BBQ - Annual SERTOMA BBQ competition featuring 48 participants in 48 categories.

Address: Broken Arrow Park, 28th & Louisiana , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-865-1026 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lawrencesertoma.com/48BBQ.html
Fee: Free, charge for sampling

29 Annual Art in the Park - Sponsored by the Lawrence Art Guild, this annual festival features over 150 artists, musical performances and children's activities.
Time: 10am - 5pm.

Address: South Park, 12th & Massachusetts , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-979-7039 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: lawrenceartguild.org
Fee: Free

3 - 6 Annual Antique Auto Swap Meet - Trade or sell antique autos or antique parts. Sponsored by the Lawrence Region Antique Automobile Club of America. Kansas' largest swap meet, automotive & related items only.
Time: Friday: 1 p.m. - Dark; Sat 6:30am-Dark; Sun 7am-2pm

For Vendors: $30 per space (advance), $40 per space (at gate).

Address: Douglas County Fairgrounds, 21st & Harper , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-843-2222 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lawrenceaaca@aol.com
Web: www.douglascountyks.org
Fee: Free. Parking $3 per vehicle.

4 - 6 Lawrence AACA -- Antique Auto Swap Meet - Automotive-related items only.

The swap meet is always held the first full weekend in May. It provides buyers the opportunity to seek those hard-to-find parts and sellers to part with surplus inventory. We use proceeds to provide scholarships to local high school graduates, donations to social service organizations and provide Christmas to some senior citizens.

For print out flyer go to link below.
www.lawrenceregionaaca.com/events/docs/swapmeet.pdf

Address: 1/4 mile north of 23rd & Harper , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-843-2222 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lawrenceaaca@aol.com
Web: www.lawrenceregionaaca.com/events/docs/swap
Fee: yes
www.lawrenceregionaaca.com/events/docs/swapmeet.pdf

19 Art Tougeau - A wheeled art extravaganza. The eighth annual Art Car Parade continues the tradition of being larger and weirder than the year before. One-wheel, two-wheels, three-wheels or six; roller blade, skateboard, or bicycle; lawnmower, shopping cart or wheelchair; motor-driven, pedaled, pushed or dragged. The vehicles are given new identities by their owners ranging from clever to comical to just plain nuts. The parade will begin in front of the Art Center, 940 New Hampshire, proceed south to 11th, west to Massachusetts, north to 7th, east to New Hampshire, then south back to the Art Center.
Time: 12 noon

Address: Downtown Lawrence , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-841-4598 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.arttougeau.org/
Fee: Free

20 Annual Run for the Kids - The Nash Dash is a fundraiser for the WRAP Program, which places mental health professionals from the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center in schools in Baldwin City, Eudora and Lawrence. Donations will also provide scholarships for youth to attend Lawrence Parks and Recreation programs and activities.

A 8K fun run and 5K walk will begin at 8a.m. with a one mile walk following at 8:30 a.m. All events begin and end at the Lawrence Visitors Center located at 402 N. 2nd.

Businesses, organizations and individuals who contribute $100 or more in cash or in-kind goods/services will be recognized on the Nash Dash T-shirt and other promotional materials. Contact Scott McMichael at 785/830-1701 or smcmichael@bertnash.org for more information on becoming a sponsor.

Address: On the Levee, North Lawrence , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-830-1701 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bertnashdashbash.org/nashdash.html

24 - 27 Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival - The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival is a 4-day foot-stomping party in the heart of the Midwest. Born in 2004, Wakarusa burst onto the scene with a diverse and eclectic lineup featuring over 70 artists. The 2004 and 2005 bills perked the interest of both devout and casual music fans alike. Fans that made the trip to Wakarusa left with unforgettable stories of the music and the beautiful surroundings. In 2006, Wakarusa returned and quickly established itself as a premiere, grassroots event in the nationwide outdoor music scene.

Attracting folks from all 50 U.S. states and 5 countries, past events featured over 100 artist, 7 stages and over 4 days of non-stop music and entertainment. 100+ Bands 5 Stages 4 Days 15,000 of your closest friends and family.

About the 4-Day Passes - All 4-Day Passes include: - Access to all shows at Wakarusa - General, next to car, camping - Access to all late-night events With access to all 4 days of the event, these tickets should really be called "Extended Weekend Passes", but we'll keep it simple and stick with the title "4-Day Pass".

Gates open at 11 am each day.

Note: All sales are final. NO REFUNDS. The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival will take place RAIN OR SHINE.

Address: Clinton Lake State Park , Lawrence, Kansas
Email: tickets@wakarusa.com
Web: www.wakarusa.com
Fee: Check ticket availability and prices online

June

30 - 20 Wednesday Night Summer Band Concerts - JUNE & JULY - Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and join the Lawrence City Band for a free concert in the park.
Time: 8pm

Address: South Park, 12th & Massachusetts , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-832-7930 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitlawrence.com
Fee: Free

31 - 21 Brown Bag Concerts - Bring your lunch and enjoy a different performance each Thursday. Rain site is Watkins Museum, 11th & Massachusetts.
Time: 12 noon

Address: 9th & Massachusetts , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-832-7930 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitlawrence.com
Fee: Free

2 - 3 Lawrence Bridal Show - Annual show featuring a fashion show and displays by local wedding vendors. Beauty/cosmetics, calligraphy, candles, catering, confections, DJ entertainment, floral design, formal wear, gift registries, hotels, invitations, limousine services, party favors, photography, honeymoon travel, videography, wedding consulting and more!
Times: 10 am-5 pm

Address: Douglas County Fairgrounds, 21st & Harper , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-865-4254 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lawrencebridalshow.com/
Fee: Admission

15 - 16 Annual St. John's Mexican Fiesta - Authentic Mexican food, live entertainment, games and so much more.
Time: 6-11pm.

Address: St.John's Church, 1204 Kentucky , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-843-0109 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitlawrence.com
Fee: Free

July

3 - 24 Brown Bag Concerts - Bring your lunch and enjoy a different performance each Thursday. Rain site is Watkins Museum, 11th & Massachusetts.
Time: 12 noon

Address: 9th & Massachusetts , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-832-7930 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitlawrence.com
Fee: Free

4 Fourth of July Celebration - Join the July 4th fun. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music as you watch the fireworks extravaganza.

Restroom facilities, Accessible parking/accommodations.

Address: Watson and Burcham Park, 2nd & Indiana , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-856-3040 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.explorelawrence.com
Fee: Free

27 - 25 Wednesday Night Summer Band Concerts - Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and join the Lawrence City Band for a free concert in the park.
Time: 8pm

Address: South Park, 12th & Massachusetts , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-832-7930 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

5 - 7 Annual Salute! A Festival of Wine and Food - Salute! begins with the Mass Street Mosey. Mosey through more than a dozen downtown businesses sipping wine and sampling delicious local food. Thursday evening in Downtown Lawrence.

The fun continues Friday evening with a gourmet Winemaker Dinner. Each year, one expert winemaker chooses a menu of exceptional wines, and gourmet dishes to go with them. Friday evening at the Oread Hotel.

The festival concludes Saturday with The Grand Tasting featuring more than 250 wines and delicacies from some of the best restaurants and caterers in town. The Reserve Room presents a select tasting with a choice of eight specialty wines.
Time: 6 pm - 10 pm

Address: Lawrence and the Oread Hotel, Massachusetts St. & 1200 Oread Ave. , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-842-0550 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.salutewinefest.com/
Fee: Admission

12 Annual Sidewalk Sale - Come early and shop the bargains galore as merchants slash prices on their inventory.
Time: Dawn to Dusk

Address: Downtown Lawrence and throughout the city , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-842-3883 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitlawrence.com
Fee: Free

22 - 29 Douglas County Fair - Experience the excitement of the annual county fair. Events include: Barrel Racing, Concerts, Antique Tractor Pull, Demolition Derby, Carnival, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo and Turtle Race. Along with great food and information booths.

4-H Shows include: Horse, Poultry, Bucket Calves, Dairy and Dairy Goat, Swine, and Rabbit.
Time: 9am-11pm.

Address: Douglas County Fairgrounds, 21st & Harper , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-843-7058 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.dgcountyfair.com
Fee: Free

26 Douglas County Fair Antique Tractor Pull - Watch as a wide array of tractors participate in this Antique Tractor Pull.
Time: 6pm

Address: Douglas County Fairground, 21st & Harper , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-843-7058 ext 18 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.dgcountyfair.com
Fee: Free

August

27 Douglas County Fair Demolition Derby - A crash, bang car demolition derby featuring a compact car class.
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Address: Douglas County Fairground, 21st & Harper , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-841-6322 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.dgcountyfair.com
Fee: All Tickets $10.00

4 - 15 Annual Civil War on the Western Frontier - Lawrence commemorates its early history each August around the anniversary of Quantrill's Raid. It's a living history event that focuses on historic Lawrence during the early Territorial days and the Civil War. Many events are free of charge. For details call 1-888-LAWKANS.

Address: Sites throughout Lawrence , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-856-3040 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free; varies by event

19 Annual Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships - The Annual Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championship will include competitions in fiddle, featuring a separate youth division, flatpick guitar, fingerpick guitar, mandolin and banjo. There will also be championships awarded for mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, ensemble folk singing and the ever-popular miscellaneous acoustic instruments.

Contest Time: Kick off, 12 noon Sunday to 5:00 PM

Saturday - 6:30 pm until too dark to play! - Besides the great music, the audience will be treated to a free ice cream social Saturday and past winner showcase and jam session. There will be free concerts, great food and special activities for the kids. Everyone is invited to join us for this late summer afternoon of music and celebration.

Championship Time: Kick off, 12 noon Sunday to 5:00 PM

Address: South Park, 12th & Massachusetts , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-830-9640 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@fidpick.org
Web: www.kansasfiddlingandpicking.org
Fee: Free

September

24 - 16 Annual Lawrence Indian Arts Show - Juried Competition featuring two and three dimensional art work by contemporary American Indian artists from across the United States. Works include pottery, paintings, drawings, jewelry, dolls, baskets, and textiles.
Time: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm.

Address: Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-843-2787 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lawrenceartscenter.com
Fee: Admission

1 University of Kansas Open House - Tour campus-visit museums. Meet students and professors-learn about their projects and watch demonstrations. Attend admissions' presentations. Meet the Jayhawk and Spirit Squad. Watch live street theatre and listen to music. Tour KU's newest buildings: the Dole Institute, Learned Hall addition, Student Recreation Center.
Time: 10am-2pm

Address: KU Campus , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-864-3911 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

8 - 9 Haskell Indian Art Market - Two-day outdoor market featuring Native American artist from around the country. Also artist demonstrations, entertainment and food booths.
Time: 10am-6pm, Sat; 10am-5pm, Sun

Address: Haskell Indian Nations University, 25th & Massachusetts , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-749-8467 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: sfernando@haskell.edu
Web: www.haskell.edu/art_market/
Fee: Free

9 Annual Lawrence Fall Arts and Crafts Festival - Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, a festival presenting handmade crafts and original artwork by over 150 artists and craftsmen. The Fall Arts and Crafts Festival is a long running tradition in the Lawrence community. There will be 2 stages with Local talent, children's arts & crafts booth, children's train rides, and other children's activities.
Time: 10noon - 5pm

Address: South Park, 12th & Massachusetts , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-832-7930 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitlawrence.com
Fee: Free

20 Psychic Fun and Feast - Eldridge Hotel - Join Ghost Tours of Kansas and the Midwest's most noted psychic Lena Townsend for an evening of fun and intrigue. Sit down to a scrumptious meal and interesting conversation with Lena and GTK staff. Following the meal, hear history and haunts of the Eldridge along with a tour of the building. Lena will present a bio on herself and top the evening off with your very own personalized psychic reading from Lena. Eldridge Hotel is a haunted hot spot on the Lawrence Ghost tour and has been aired as most haunted on My Ghost Story. Tickets for the event are 65.00 per person. Event will last approximately 2-3 hours. 6:30pm.

Address: 7th and Massachusettes St , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-851-0856 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@ghosttoursofkansas.com
Web: www.ghosttoursofkansas.com
Fee: $65.00

23 Festival of Cultures - This is a community event that celebrates a wide variety of cultures in Lawrence. The festival features music, dance, activities, food, games, and crafts in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Bring your kids! This event is free and open to the general public.

Participants!
Space is still available for groups who wish to showcase your heritage and traditions with the Lawrence community while discovering and learning about others. This is an exciting one-of-kind event!
Register and pay online here:
http://www.lawrencealliance.org/festival-of-cultures/online-registration-form

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PERFORMING please email: centrohispanovolunteer@gmail.com

Volunteers!
We need YOU to help us make this event a success! Email us: alliance@lawrencealliance.org

Address: South Park. 12th and Massachusetts Streets , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-393-6450 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: alliance@lawrencealliance.org
Web: www.lawrencealliance.org/

October

29 - 30 Annual Lawrence Indian Art Show - Juried Competition featuring two and three dimensional art work by contemporary American Indian artists from across the United States. Works include pottery, paintings, drawings, jewelry, dolls, baskets, and textiles.
Time: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm.

Address: Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-843-2787 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lawrenceartscenter.com
Fee: Admission

29 Nordic Heritage Festival - Experience a Nordic (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland) celebration featuring ... presentations, demonstrations, booths, traditional Scandinavian desserts and smørbrød sandwiches, goodies and gifts, a potluck dinner, a Scandinavian dancing performance plus community Scandinavian dancing with live music by Byron Wiley & Ingevalds Spelmän. 12:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Address: Douglas County Fairgrounds, Building 21, 21st & Harper , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-843-7535 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ksnordicfest@gmail.com
Web: ksnordicfest.com/
Fee: Suggested Donation $5.00

6 - 27 Ghost Tours of Kansas - Lawrence Haunts - Lawrence Ghost Tour has been a top seller for many years now! History of Quantrails Raid adds to the historical element of this tour along with the full apparitions captured on camera in Pioneer Cemetery during get-out stops by guests. Eldridge Hotel haunted stories continue to pile-up.

Be sure to check out the picture of the ghost in the elevator at the registation desk and of course I am sure you have all seen "My Ghost Story" presenting The Eldridge Hotel. Getting out at the Haskell Cemetery has an even eerier feel after hearing the stories. Teller's continues to be haunted by that of a ghostly man who was captured on laser grid during an investigation. Sigma Nu is an extra special highlight, and usually one we can go in if no special events are taking place and this location has been listed on Ghost Tours of Kansas most haunted top five locations, three years in a row. We do not guarantee ghosts, but cool stuff has happened during the Lawrence Tour. Many other locations not mentioned.

Tour departs the lobby of The Eldridge by the fireplace inside. Tour lasts approximately two hours and you will get out in 2-3 spots for a few minutes to take pictures.
2 weekends, see schedule

Address: Eldridge Hotel, 701 Massachusetts St. , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-851-0856 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@ghosttoursofkansas.com
Web: www.ghosttoursofkansas.com
Fee: $17.00

20 - 21 Lawrence Artwalk - Downtown Friday Gallery Walk is a celebration of the Arts in Lawrence. On selected Fridays from 7-9 pm, several participating galleries, The Lawrence Arts Center and the Lawrence Public Library will stay open to the public featuring special exhibitions, demonstrations and other festivities. Take advantage of this opportunity to see the arts alive in Lawrence. Maps are available at each venue. Guide maps available in early October from the Lawrence Visitor Information Center (785.865.4499) or Lawrence Arts Center (785.865.4254). The tour and guide maps are free!
Time: Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 12 - 6 p.m.

Ph: 785-865-4254 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lawrenceartwalk.org
Fee: Free

20 WOW Run 5K - WOW RUN 2011 Women Opening Doors For Women Body Boutique is pleased to celebrate its sixth annual WOW Run, a USTAF-certified 5K course that takes participants through a scenic, hilly route that begins and ends at the gym. The WOW Run will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 8:00am and will be followed by a reception that will be held at Body Boutique. This run is open to men and women. A run to benefit those in need: As a women's fitness organization, we wanted to host this run in support of another organization that supports, counsels and helps women in need. This year we are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Women Build, a national affiliate of Habitat for Humanity!! Women Build is Habitat's volunteer program for women who want to learn construction skills and make a difference by building homes and communities. Women Build projects are regularly held by Habitat affiliates across the United States, and by Habitat organizations around the world. Women at these builds have furthered Habitat's home-building mission by helping to construct more than 1,700 houses.

Address: Body Boutique 2330 Yale Road Lawrence, KS , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-749-2424 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: wowrun.weebly.com/
Fee: $20

27 Downtown Lawrence Halloween Trick-or-Treat - Downtown Lawrence businesses welcome thousand of little ghosts and goblins for this annual trick or treat event.
Time: 5 pm

Address: Downtown Lawrence, Massachusetts 6th - 11th , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-842-3883 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: director@downtownlawrence.com
Web: www.downtownlawrence.com
Fee: Free

November

10 Lawrence Holiday Gift Bazaar - You’re Invited!! Holiday Shopping, 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Stop by the Santa Station for free coloring pages and a picture with Santa!!!!! (There will also be cocktails for purchase)

Address: 23rd Street Roadhouse, 1003 E 23rd Street , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-218-4941 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: jenniferlmarrs@yahoo.com
Fee: Free

11 Annual Holiday Bazaar - Kick off the holiday shopping season and discover creative hand made gifts, crafts, and baked goods.
Time: 10am-5pm

Address: Lawrence Community Building, 11th & Vermont , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-832-7940 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitlawrence.com
Fee: Free

23 Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Arrival - Join us in Downtown Lawrence where the holiday comes alive with our Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony. The evening begins with singing by local choral groups as we anxiously await the arrival of Santa on the rooftop of Weaver’s Department Store. Once rescued from the roof by the Lawrence Fire Department, Santa will visit with children. The holiday season officially begins with the "rescue" of Santa off the rooftop of Weaver's Department Store.---- 5:30 ----

Address: 9th & Massachusetts , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-843-3883 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitlawrence.com
Fee: Free

December

24 - 16 Festival of Nativities - Over 150 Nativity sets will be displayed with creative use of lights, poinsettias, decorated trees and music. The sets represent many countries and cultures and are crafted from a variety of materials. Don't miss the crafts sale. Saturdays and Sundays in December.
Time: Noon-4pm

Address: Centenary United Methodist Church, 4th & Elm , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-843-0276 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitlawrence.com
Fee: $3.00 Donation suggested

24 Annual Arts & Crafts Bazaar - Annual event with handmade arts and crafts for the holidays.
Time: 9am-5pm

Address: Douglas County Fairgrounds, 21st & Harper , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-865-4499 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free.

24 Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market Holiday Market - Looking for one-of-a-kind gifts, handmade artisan crafts and delicious, homemade baked goods and preserves for the holidays? More than 40 Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market vendors are scheduled to participate in this year's Holiday Market.

As in the past, 46 booths will fill both floors of the Knights of Columbus Hall. Plan to pick-up poinsettias, fresh wreaths and garlands for decorating your home. Locally raised beef, bison, chicken, elk, emu, lamb and turkey will be available for your table. Jams, jellies, salsa and syrups are just a few of the homemade products which make excellent hostess gifts this time of the year. Honey and beeswax products will be offered from three local beekeepers. Artisan-made baskets, pottery and textiles can help you cross names off your shopping list! See the spinning demo and select wool yarn for those winter projects or opt for a hand-knit hat or woven shawl.

Doors open at 8:00 am when you can dine on cinnamon rolls and delicious baked goods. Plan to stay a while and enjoy live, holiday music and great lunch items. Grab some locally grown apples and cider as well as artisan cheeses for upcoming get-togethers.

Address: Knights of Columbus Hall, 2206 E. 23rd Street , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-331-4445 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: farmersmarket@sunflower.com

25 KU's Annual Holiday Vespers - Lawrence holiday tradition features the the KU Symphonic Choir and the KU Symphony Orchestra.
Performances at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm.

Address: Lied Center, 15th & Crestline , Lawrence, Kansas
Ph: 785-864-2787 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: lied.ku.edu
Fee: Admission

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Haskell Cultural Center and Museum

The Haskell Cultural Center serves as a Visitor Center for the campus and features exhibits from the university's archival and artifact collections. It provides a learning center for Haskell students, faculty, and the public to understand more about Haskell'

Lawrence, KS Museums

Kenneth Spencer Research Library

Designed for the preservation and use of rare materials, the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, on the University of Kansas campus, provides a home to some of the finest collections in North America. The library houses three major units:


Museum of Anthropology

The Museum of Anthropology focuses on people from around the world, how they make their living, how they communicate and get along with one another and what they believe. The museum'

Lawrence, KS Museums

Kansas University

Since its opening in 1866, the University of Kansas has had a major influence on the city of Lawrence. With an enrollment of more than 25,000

Lawrence, KS Colleges


Things to do near Lawrence, KS

Curtis House

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Kansas Walleye Association

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