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PHOTOS: Rainy weather shakes up 2024 Lawrence Summerfest

Despite the damp weather on Wednesday, Lawrence's Summerfest celebration went on at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The drone show originally planned for the event didn't happen, and some of the annual celebration's features had to adjust to the weather on short notice.

PHOTOS: 2024 St. John’s Mexican Fiesta

St. John’s annual Mexican Fiesta returned on Saturday with festive food, music and dancing and even colorful confetti eggs. The annual fiesta's proceeds are used to fund a Spanish language program at St. John’s School and a scholarship fund for post-secondary education for Mexican youth in ...

PHOTOS: Downtown Juneteenth Celebration

The Lawrence community celebrated Juneteenth, the federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, a few days early on Saturday with a downtown parade and event at South Park. The holiday is Wednesday, June 19.

PHOTOS: 2024 Lawrence Pride Parade

Downtown Lawrence was awash in rainbow colors on Saturday morning and afternoon as Pride Month kicked off with a parade on Massachusetts Street and a block party in South Park.