Dancing in an historic barn
Community social gatherings
Growing Food - Urban Agriculture Projects
Contra Dancing - Pilgrim's Progression dance weekend
Cultural Events - Small Festivals and Celebrations
Small Folk Music Concerts
WELCOME TO LAWRENCE FOLK
Community participatory activities such as music, dancing, and growing food connect people with one another. We value the sharing of skills and knowledge, and cooperation & collaboration to build a vibrant community.
Lawrence Folk supports the rich fabric of folklife activities occurring in our region and is making plans to support many of these community-enriching groups by developing a functional facility, the Heartland Folklife Center. The unique function of the folklife center would compliment our community’s commitment to the arts.Lawrence Folk Vision Lawrence Folk Functional Facility goal News
Lawrence Folk will also be developing a community folklife activity calendar, making it easier to find and participate in folk music, dance and other folklife activities. We are also finishing up an email database so that you can keep in touch via a newsletter.
This site is filled with links to and amazing number of local community groups and activities. Community Groups & Activities
February 13th – Scandinavian Winter Party –
Event information can be found here https://ingevald.wordpress.com/upcoming-events-schedule/ or follow this link to a a nice flyer
February 19, 20 and 21 – Midwinter Meltdown.
Contra dancing http://www.lawrencecontradance.org/calendar.html
English Country dancing information http://www.kansasfolk.org/english/
Heartland Traditional Music and Dance Festival - informational video
The Heartland Traditional Music and Dance Festival, aka CDSS Centennial Tour Stop concluded a few days ago. The large event ran very smoothly and provided an array of options for participants.
Website updates were recently completed, adding a photo gallery from the festival’s events that can be accessed by clicking here. A new page has also been added about American Folklife that comes from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. It can be accessed by clicking on this link.
Lawrence Folk will be focusing on the non-profit application process and will be giving immediate attention to the building opportunity that is currently available.
Our festival committee has been very busy working on various details related to the upcoming big festival. All of the festival related items are up to date and will continue to be updated as needed.
The schedule, descriptive catalogue of activities, registration information, etc., are available by clicking this link. The early bird registration deadline has been extended to November 7th.