One week dedicated to sharks isn't enough for us. Shark Fest 2011- our third annual birthday block party that takes place Aug. 13- will feature all kinds of shark-themed fun.

Here's the schedule:

  • 8th St. between Mass St. and New Hampshire St. will close at 1 p.m. 
  • Blue Orleans, the band that opened at last month's Tour of Lawrence block party, will play at 5 p.m.
  • Magentlemen, a band that includes our next door neighbors at Richard's Music Store, takes the stage at 8 p.m.
  • Valentine and the Hammerheads, our headlining band the past two years, closes the show starting at 9 p.m.

The lovely and talented Sandbar float dancers will make an appearance between bands and dance to your favorite Sandbar tunes.

Alcohol will be available inside the bar and in the beer garden. There's a $5 cover to enter and you must be 21 or over. The beer garden will feature Land Shark beer and tropical drinks.

This is a family-friendly event. The kids (and adults!) will have fun on the 40-foot-long inflatable shark slide, available from 5-10 p.m.

What else?

You can RSVP to the party on Facebook, and share it on your wall or invite your friends.

If you're on Twitter, use the hashtag #sandbar22.

Check in at the Sandbar Birthday Party on foursquare.

Be sure to share your party pics with us! You can tweet them to us, email them to or upload them to our Facebook page.

We can't wait to see you on Aug. 13!