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Attend East Lansing Film Festival 2019!

October 6th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

East Lansing Film Festival 2019Grab the popcorn and find your seat – it’s time for East Lansing Film Festival 2019! Michigan’s largest film festival (and second oldest, by the way), returns to the screens October 30th through November 7th, 2019.

If you enjoy movies that make you think, motivate you to act, drive you to discuss, or just plain rile you up, you’ll love the East Lansing Film Festival. The films chosen for exhibition present alternate viewpoints, cultures, and backgrounds with the intent of both enlightening and entertaining audiences.

Now celebrating its 22nd year, the festival screens feature-length as well as short subject films, documentary, and student films. The festival often premieres a number of the films on its schedule, which never fails to amp up the excitement!

Another exciting aspect of the festival are the celebrities it attracts. Directors, writers, producers, stars, and other industry insiders often attend the festival either as special guests or as celebrity attendees. Past festivals have such big names as Oliver Stone, Michael Moore, and Bruce Campbell.

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Old Town BluesFest is Michigan BluesFest 2019!

September 3rd, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Old Town BluesFest 2019 Michigan BluesFest 2019Old Town BluesFest 2019, now Michigan BluesFest 2019, is just weeks away: Thursday through Saturday, September 19th through the 21st, 2019 at various venues in Lansing, Michigan.

Michigan BluesFest has been a Lansing tradition since 1994. Originally an OctoberFest celebration, the event was moved to September and renamed “Old Town BluesFest” in 2002. Now it’s simply Michigan BluesFest.

Whatever the name, this festival attracts some of the best local, regional, and national artists to Lansing every year – along with thousands of happy fans.

This year’s fest promises more of the same at a variety of stages around Old Town Lansing. Venues for Michigan BluesFest 2019 include stages at both North and South Turner Streets, Turnaround Lounge, and UrbanBeat.

While primarily a music festival, that’s not all you’ll enjoy. Old Town BluesFest also includes music workshops, excellent food and drink, craft vendors, and more! Plus, the festival location in Old Town means you’ll be surrounded by art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and lovely historic buildings.

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Greater Lansing Balloon Festival and Sun Dried Music Fest 2019

August 2nd, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Greater Lansing Balloon Festival 2019If your plans have you in the Lansing area around the end of August, there are a couple of annual events you should be aware of. Both the Greater Lansing Balloon Festival and Sun Dried Music Festival 2019 are scheduled for the weekend of the 23rd.

It seems like there is always something going on in our area. Fairs, festivals, concerts, dinners, holiday events, and more. The English Inn’s location in Eaton Rapids has us surrounded by the action; an opulent oasis of peace and comfort to retreat to after a day or evening of fun.

Upcoming August events illustrate this perfectly.

Greater Lansing Balloon Festival 2019, for example, is held in Lansing, MI just 15 minutes to the north of The English Inn Restaurant & Pub. Sun Dried Music Fest 2019, on the other hand, is held in Mason, MI – also just 15 minutes from our Michigan Inn but to the east, this time.

Whatever it is you hope to do in the Lansing area – sight see, enjoy a sumptuous meal, attend an event, get married, or simply relax – The English Inn is here for you!

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Eaton County Fair & Ingham County Fair 2019

July 1st, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Ferris Wheel at a carnivalIt’s officially fair season and The English Inn is conveniently located between two of the state’s finest: Eaton County Fair 2019 (July 8-13) and The 165th annual Ingham County Fair (July 29 – August 3, 2019).

Both fairs are less than 20 minutes away from our Lansing area inn, restaurant, and pub, The English Inn.

County fairs are an excellent way to spend a summer evening. The noise and lights of the midway, the smell of popcorn and cotton candy, laughter, calliope music, and good, old-fashioned fun.

Our location along the Grand River in Eaton Rapids puts us in the unique position of being just minutes from two excellent and time honored fairs. Both the Eaton and Ingham County Fair are worth your time.

And with The English Inn’s fine lodging and dining so close by, there is absolutely you miss it?

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Common Ground Music Festival 2019 – 20 Years of Music

June 14th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Common Ground Music Festival 2019Common Ground Music Festival is dropping a bit early this year. The four-day, live music extravaganza, typically held in July, is scheduled for June 27th through the 30th, 2019. If you’re looking for somewhere spectacular to stay during the event, you’ve come to the right place!

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Common Ground Music Festival, an event known for the big name acts it brings to Lansing, MI every year. More than 500 artists have graced the festival’s stages, including local, regional, and national acts.

The festival is held on 2 stages in downtown Lansing’s lovely Adado Riverfront Park, located along The Grand River. For larger crowds, there is the Auto Value Main Stage. This stage includes large video walls that provide the sense of a front row experience no matter where your seat. The Sparrow Stage, located well away from the big stage in north end of the park, offers a more intimate experience. The two stages provide multiple performances throughout the festival.

Common Ground includes a wide variety of food and drink offerings, long with the genre-spanning constellation of talent. There will be a customer lounge in the Terminal bar near the Sparrow Stage, along with other offerings located throughout the park.

Don’t miss Michigan’s premier outdoor music event of the summer!

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Cruise The Grand River Aboard the Michigan Princess Riverboat!

May 11th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Michigan Princess RiverboatTake your vacation to a whole new level with a cruise down the Grand River aboard a replica of a classic, 19th century steamboat. The Michigan Princess!

The Michigan Princess is a full-size, three level riverboat built after the fashion of the iconic, paddle-wheel riverboat of the old South. No expense was spared to make the riverboat as genuine as possible while also including the modern conveniences we’ve all come to expect.

The Michigan Princess, for example, is fully enclosed with climate control, unlike those she was modeled after. Further, this riverboat offers fine dining, live entertainment, refreshing cocktails, and an exciting selection of cruises!

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Step Back In Time At Meridian Historical Village

April 13th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Meridian Historical VillageMeridian Historical Village, located in Okemos, MI’s Central Park, offers a free window to the past through seven restored historical buildings and a variety of special events.

If you’re looking for an escape from the world of hustle and bustle, you’ve come to the right place. The historic English Inn Restaurant and Pub, located in Eaton Rapids, MI, is exactly that and so much more. The old world flavor of the Medovue Estate, which serves as our home along the Grand River, offers peace and refined relaxation.

Just 30 minutes northeast of the English Inn’s borders, however, there is another place where time seems to stand still: Meridian Historical Village.

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Explore Woldumar Nature Center

March 15th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Woldumar Nature CenterSpring is in the air and with it comes an urge to get out into the great outdoors! Woldumar Nature Center, just 15 minutes from English Inn, offers over 5 miles of trails along the Grand River.

For lovers of the great outdoors, The English Inn Restaurant & Pub has some lovely grounds to explore. Our historic, Eaton Rapids estate includes sixteen acres of manicured gardens and walking trails along the Grand River. Add this to our award-winning restaurant, English pub, and accommodations in our historic Tudor revival Inn, and you have the makings of an almost storybook getaway.

For those looking to commune even more closely with mother nature, however, we recommend  Woldumar Nature Center.

Discover Woldumar

Woldumar Nature Center is one of the Lansing area’s special gems.

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English Inn – The Most Romantic of Lansing MI Wedding Venues

February 11th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

English Inn: The Most Romantic of Lansing MI Wedding VenuesIf you’re looking for Lansing MI wedding venues that fit your plans look no further! English Inn’s lush and grand, historic estate offers a wide variety of wedding ceremony options: inside, outside, large or small.

The English Inn is the ultimate in Lansing MI wedding venues. Your special day will be even more so if held on the historic grounds of the English Inn. The estate is situated along the Grand River, with 16 acres of groomed gardens and walking trails. The photo opportunities are endless.

Our estate’s natural beauty, majestic architecture, and rich, old world decor is the perfect romantic compliment to any nuptials. Add in English Inn’s award winning food and service and you have the makings of the perfect wedding and reception.

Best of all, English Inn offers a wide variety of wedding ceremony options. Let us adapt to your wishes, rather than you changing your plans to contend with some other venue’s limitations!

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Valentine’s Day Getaway – Old World Romance at The English Inn

January 11th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Valentine's Day Getaway at The English InnLet that special someone know just how much they mean to you with a Valentine’s Day getaway at The English Inn. Enjoy a romantic dinner, the finest accommodations, and big savings at our highly rated restaurant and B&B with our Ultimate Getaway lodging package.

The English Inn Restaurant & Pub offers some of the finest dining in the Lansing area. It’s also situated in the most lush and romantic setting you can imagine: historic Medovue Estate.

Nothing says romance quite like Medovue. Our 1920’s, Tudor Revival mansion is nestled on 15 acres overlooking the Grand River. Irving Jacob Reuter spared no expense when building the estate, using marble, slate, and Honduran mahogany. Old-world grandeur and romance can be found in every curve and detail of the manicured grounds.

The English Inn is an exceptionally romantic venue no matter when you visit. This is especially true during Valentine’s Day, however, and a perfect time to take advantage of our Ultimate Getaway Package.

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