Celebrate Christmas in July, learn to make cheese or try a new craft cocktail this weekend.
"Salute! begins with the Mass Street Mosey. Mosey through more than a dozen downtown businesses sipping wine and sampling delicious local food. Thursday evening in Downtown Lawrence. See website for the ONLINE AUCTION! The fun continues Friday evening with a gourmet Winemaker Dinner. Each year, one expert winemaker chooses a menu of exceptional wines, and gourmet dishes to go with them. Friday evening at the Oread Hotel. The festival concludes Saturday with The Grand Tasting featuring more than 250 wines and delicacies from some of the best restaurants and caterers in town. The Reserve Room presents a select tasting with a choice of eight specialty wines." From 6 to 10pm Thursday through Saturday. Event prices vary.
"we are so excited to announce our two year anniversary block party! We have a stellar vendor line up, stacked with vintage, jewelry, makers, live stamp cutting, a tintype photobooth and so much more!" Free with food and drink available for purchase. From 11am to 6pm.
"Pucker up, Grinches! It’s time for Christmas in July, KC Wine Co style. Grab your ugliest Christmas sweater (calm down, we have air conditioning) and head on over to the farm for a grinchy-good-time. In honor of the resting Grinch face we all love to sport every day...we’re throwing a mid-year Holiday spectacle, and you’re invited. It’s time for Christmas in July, KC Wine Co style. So pucker up, Grinches, and make your plans to get in on the fun. We’ll have our limited time Grinch-a-Rita and Resting-Grinch-Face frozen wine slushies, a fantastic Ciderbration line up, and all the wines you’ve come to love at the farm. This activity is open to guests ages 21+ only. Don’t make it awkward, we will ID. Drink responsibly. " Free admission with drinks available for purchase. From noon to 9pm.
"Learn to make cheese real quick! Or, rather, quick cheeses to make! Regardless, before the end of the 2 hour session, we'll have fresh Mozzarella made for sampling. We'll also discuss other easy to make cheeses, and the equipment and procedures too. Make sure to call and register ($20) to save your spot!" From 1 to 3pm.
"In partnership with Vegan Events KC, Blip is super excited to host our first vegan market with more than 15 makers! Live music from Kaitlyn York and Tom Grotewhohl from 10am to 1pm." Free with food and drink for purchase. From 9am to 1pm.
"Gather your family and friends to enjoy fresh German-style bier, Bavarian pretzels, sausages and other favorites while testing your knowledge during weekly trivia hosted by Let’s Get Trivial from 1-3 PM. Gift cards are awarded to the first, second and third place teams, and sometimes we’ll throw in a bonus prize! If you’re not ready to end the good times after trivia, stick around for live polka with Bram Wijnands from 3-5 PM. Prost!" Free with food and drink for purchase.
"Each ticket will get you access to 3 full-sized specialty craft cocktails." Tickets are $50. From 6:30 to 9:30pm.