Sandbar Block Party
Friday, August 10
5 p.m. Beer Garden opens
7 p.m. Kim & The Quake
9:30 p.m. Sellout!
Saturday, August 11
1 p.m. Sandbar opens
5 p.m. Beer Garden opens
5:30 p.m. Thunderkat
7:30 p.m. Heavy Petty
9:30 p.m. Disco Dick & the Mirrorballs
Don’t miss the “Greatest Show on Earth!”
Our annual birthday celebration made the Best of Lawrence’s Top 10 list as a best annual event! We’re reviving our circus theme from this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade to celebrate this summer.
Party with us one night or both, but don’t miss this Downtown Lawrence tradition that began in 2009. We close the street in front of the Sandbar, bring in a stage and five bands, and set up a beer garden where you can enjoy all your favorite Sandbar drinks.
Sandbar Subs will be selling your favorite circus snacks like popcorn, cotton candy, and sno-cones.
We’ll have a free inflatable obstacle course for the kids on Saturday night. Plus, test your strength with a high striker game and aim for the target at the dunk tank!
Free concerts and family-friendly fun
$5 cover charge to enter the beer garden (must be 21 or older)
8th and New Hampshire Streets in Downtown Lawrence
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