Lawrence Welcome

Lawrence Community & More!

Downtown Lawrence

Lawrence boasts a wonderful downtown area full of locally owned businesses!

It is truly a wonderful place to shop, dine, listen to music and mingle with local characters. From the local barber to swanky hotels, handmade candles to KU gear, the public library to the Lawrence Arts Center — downtown Lawrence is the heart of this community.

Some favorite events happen in downtown Lawrence – the Farmer’s Market, KU Band Day, the old Fashioned Christmas Parade, Summer Band Concerts, Festival of Trees and the Busker Festival.


Community Resources

Links to resources that keep the Lawrence community at its best – Volunteering, Recycling, Counseling, Health, Public Radio, and more!

Parks & Recreation

Beautiful parks and trails, youth and adult sports programs, fitness and continuing education classes, state parks and more — all in the city of Lawrence.

For a free fitness program, try Red Dog's Dog Days open to all members of the Lawrence community.


Museums, Art & Theatre

Lawrence is known for its diverse culture. There are many places to explore your creative side.

More information coming soon about Lawrence Art, Theatre, and Dance.

University of Kansas

College education, college athletics, theatre and art — all in the center of Lawrence, KS!


KU Athletics

After your move here, it won't be long before you become a Jayhawk fan. In Lawrence, the Jayhawk spirit is contagious!

If you are not familiar with the KU Jayhawks, you may want to educate yourself now! In this town, you can't help but see a swarm of crimson and blue t-shirts with a legendary bird called the Jayhawk. You may ask yourself, "What the heck is a Jayhawk? What does Rock Chalk Jayhawk mean? Who is Phog Allen? Why is KU basketball so popular? What other college sports does the University of Kansas have to offer? Search no more, my friend!