Sandbar Block Party (photo credit: Jenn Hethcoat) |

Help celebrate our 25th birthday!

That’s right, your favorite dive has been serving up tropical drinks in downtown Lawrence for 25 years now, and for the past five years we’ve celebrated our birthday every August with a giant block party in the street.

This year, the party gets even bigger! Join us for TWO NIGHTS—yes, two nights!— of live music, lots of beer, and more fun than people should be allowed to have.

Here’s all the details:

Friday, August 8

  • Celebrate Sandbar Subs World Headquarters’ first anniversary in downtown Lawrence
  • Live music from Heavy Petty and Sellout!
  • RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends

Saturday, August 9

  • Party with the Sandbar for our 25th birthday
  • Live music from Blue Orleans and Lost Wax
  • Giant inflatable pirate slide
  • Appearances by Captain Jack Sparrow and Barbossa
  • RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends

Both nights will feature a beer garden in the street in front of the bar. The cover charge for the beer garden is $5 each night, and you have to be 21 or older to come in.

However, the event itself is family-friendly, so you’re welcome to bring kids and lawn chairs and hang out outside of the beer garden, too.

We can’t wait for the greatest weekend of the summer, and we hope you’ll join us!

Photo credit: Jenn Hethcoat