Calling all Land Sharks! The Sandbar turns 22 this year, and you're invited to our third annual birthday block party!

Here's the basic details:

  • Saturday, August 13
  • 8th and New Hampshire
  • Street will close at 1 p.m. for setup, the party will start around 5 p.m.

Help us celebrate with live music, food vendors and a beer garden! This is a family-friendly event and we encourage you to bring the kids out for the evening. Alcohol will be restricted to the beer garden area.

This year's birthday party will have a shark theme. Landshark beer will be featured, we'll have a new shark-themed photo opportunity and we've rented a giant shark slide!


(picture from the McDonald's of Lawrence Facebook page)

You might remember last year when the McDonald's on 23rd St. reopened after a quick remodel. They set up this giant shark slide in the car dealership's parking lot next door. Of course Dave and I checked it out and decided we needed it for our party.

We'll have the slide for a couple of hours the night of the party.

More information will be available soon, like a specific timeline of events for the party along with the names of the three bands who will perform.

A few other tidbits:

  • If you're on Twitter, use the hashtag #sandbar22 to tweet about the party
  • If you're on Facebook, tag the Sandbar in your post about the party
  • RSVP for the party on our Facebook page and share it with your friends
  • Upload your party pics to our Facebook page, tweet them to us or email them to us at

We can't wait to see you at the party!