Lawrence is a city that embraces its individuality. Here, we do things our own way and free thinkers are encouraged to truly be themselves. Founded by pioneers who were determined to create a state where all races would be free, Lawrence has continually defined itself as an open, energetic and welcoming community. Quirky? Different? Unexpected? Yes! But more importantly, we invite you to define your own version of a city that offers an escape from the ordinary.
LAWRENCE BOASTS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DISTRICTS IN THE COUNTRY.
This pedestrian-friendly area is home to more than 100 shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes, pubs and more. In the spirit of our well-preserved downtown, most of them are unique and locally owned, offering one-of-a kind choices you won’t find anywhere else.
ARTS, CULTURE, MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT.
The Lawrence Arts Center’s annual Free State Festival is a five-day celebration of independent film, innovative outdoor art installations and performances, along with thought-provoking discussions about art, film, technology and politics.
Don’t miss Final Fridays where a wealth of artists, galleries, art collectives and local businesses come together with special events and showings in our bustling Downtown.
Enjoy a weird weekend with the most talented freaks, geeks, artists and musicians around during the area’s largest gathering of street performers — Lawrence Busker Festival.
Find more information and plan your visit at UnmistakablyLawrence.com.