This is going to be a busy weekend in downtown Lawrence!

Today is the last Friday of March, which means it’s Final Fridays- the monthly art walk that takes place downtown. The event generally runs from 5-9 p.m., although some locations might be open earlier or later. On Final Fridays, Mass Street is always full of people eating, drinking, shopping and perusing the great selection of art. It’s great for people-watching, too!

Check out a list of Final Fridays events

Saturday, of course, is the day of KU’s Final Four matchup against Ohio State. Bars and restaurants downtown will undoubtedly be packed as soon as they open. Some places were taking reservations and others are first come-first served. We’ll open at our normal time, 1 p.m., and we expect a crowd even though we aren’t your typical sports bar and we don’t have awesome TV’s.

Read more about what venue owners have to say about Saturday

Sunday is the 18th annual Brew to Brew Run, a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis that starts at Boulevard Brewery in Kansas City and ends in Lawrence on the levee, sort of near Free State Brewery. The event is expected to bring 3,500 people into downtown Lawrence.

I’m tired just writing about all the activities in downtown Lawrence this weekend! We’ll see you there!