Firecracker Crit Family Festival

 After watching all the exciting action of the downtown Firecracker Crit bike races, you, too, can ride your bike right down Massachusetts street in the first annual Lawrence Independence Day Bike Parade!  Dress up your bike, yourself or just come and join in the fun.  We start staging for the parade at 3:00pm at 10th & Massachusetts, and the parade will travel North 3 blocks to 7th street and then turn left toward Buford Watson Park for some fun family festivities to prepare you for the fantastic Go Forth Music and Fireworks Event along the river at Burcham Park  Check back soon for more information, or click below to email us!

 

Don't forget your Liberty Crown!

Tour of Lawrence Statue of Liberty crowns are available while supplies last for full-day fun, but especially for the parade.  They even fit with a helmet on!  Suggested donation of $5.00 (or whatever you can afford) will benefit

Headquarters Counseling Center

Bike Parade!!!

Schedule of Events

7:55am- 3:30pm Fun, Fast Fierce BIKE RACING, (beginners categories too!)

11:00am – 2:30pm Kid Zone open with face painting, crafts, sidewalk chalk drawing, bounce house & more!

3:00pm – staging for Bike Parade begins

3:30pm-4:00pm Bike Parade!

4:00pm – 5:00pm Enjoy Dinner downtown at one of our great restaurants

5:00pm – 10:00pm The Family Fun continues at Burcham Park with Live Music, Fireworks, inflatables and more!   Find out more at http://lawrencegofourth.com

KidZone

We believe Lawrence is a great place to be for Independence Day and what better place to have some family fun on the fourth than Downtown Lawrence against a backdrop of bike racing.  But where there are kids, it’s helpful to have volunteers and chaperones to contain the chaos.  If you like kids and are a responsible adult but kid-at-heart and are willing to help with a craft project, sidewalk chalk, or managing lines and jumping in where needed, we would love to have your help to make this a fun thing for Lawrence youth!

Don't forget your Liberty Crown!

Tour of Lawrence Statue of Liberty crowns are available while supplies last for full-day fun, but especially for the parade.  They even fit with a helmet on!  Suggested donation of $5.00 (or whatever you can afford) will benefit

Headquarters Counseling Center

The tour of Lawrence is proud to be providing an opportunity to donate to Headquarters Counseling Center.  We are so fortunate to have this great organization right here in Lawrence to always be available to listen and talk to kids (or adults) who may be suffering from depression or thinking about suicide.  We want to make sure all these great kids in Lawrence are coming back year after year, so help us help them!  If you enjoyed your time in the KidZone or at the Bike Races, donations for Headquarters will be accepted at the Tour of Lawrence Tent behind the start/finish line of the bike race.

 

Face Painting

We are excited to share that Trading Faces Too will be onsite to paint faces from 11-2:30!  $5/face cash

Craft Projects

information coming soon on this and other craft projects available in the kid zone!

Bounce House

We’re wrapping up the details on this too, information coming soon….

Balloon Art

tentatively scheduled, depending on the weather….balloon animals and art aren’t always successful in really high temperatures, so we’re waiting to see about this one.  Check back as the event gets closer!  

The tour of Lawrence is proud to be providing an opportunity to donate to Headquarters Counseling Center.  We are so fortunate to have this great organization right here in Lawrence to always be available to listen and talk to kids (or adults) who may be suffering from depression or thinking about suicide.  We want to make sure all these great kids in Lawrence are coming back year after year, so help us help them!  If you enjoyed your time in the KidZone or at the Bike Races, donations for Headquarters will be accepted at the Tour of Lawrence Tent behind the start/finish line of the bike race.