Sports & Entertainment in Lawrence

The arts and entertainment scene in Lawrence is a vital part of our culture and showcases our local community talent. Boredom is not an option. Whether participating in a parks and rec basketball team, or observing world class performers at our state of the art venues, Lawrence is the place to be.

Lied Center Lawrence, KS

The Lied Center

With a state of the art facility and numerous performances from international fine arts sensations, the Lied Center of Kansas has a mission of serving as a catalyst for the arts, creativity, engagement, and community building. Each season they present a series of diverse, relevant, and world-class artists in an effort to strengthen our community’s connection with the arts. Check out their events and make your event plans today.

Visit the Lied Center calendar of events

Lawrence Baseball

College Sports

With the University of Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University, and Baker University of Baldwin all within 30 minutes of Lawrence, you’re sure to have many opportunities to support our local teams. While you can find typical college athletics such as football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, and track & field, certain universities also offer more sports such as soccer, rowing, diving, golf, wrestling, tennis, and even KU’s very active hockey club.

Professional sports around Lawrence

Professional Sports

Kansas City is only a short drive away from Lawrence, and provides access to many national professional sports such as our major league soccer team Sporting KC, the Kansas City Chiefs football team, our major league baseball team the Royals, and access to NASCAR races via the Kansas Speedway. Want more events than just a pro team can offer? Try minor league teams such as T-Bones baseball or the Topeka RoadRunners hockey team. There really is something that fits every preference and budget.