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Willkommen to Lansing’s Old Town Oktoberfest 2017!

September 4th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Old Town Oktoberfest 2017Old Town Oktoberfest is two days of authentic German food, drink, and live entertainment in Lansing’s Old Town district. September 29th and 30th, 2017!

Halt deine Lederhosen fest – Lansing’s Old Town Oktoberfest is just around the corner!

This annual celebration of everything German (and Old Town’s German heritage) is Mid-Michigan’s only Oktoberfest event. Consequently, the event attracts visitors from all around the Midwest. And why not? Who can resist the siren song of delicious German fare and music?

Your ticket to this superb, end of summer celebration includes a 12 ounce, souvenir beer mug, and food/drink tickets. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted at the festival, so you don’t have to worry about hunting down an ATM mid festival. Old Town Oktoberfest is a 21 and over only event, so you know it will be a good time.

Food will be provided by a variety of local vendors including Bauer’s Scullery, Good Truckin’, Grand Grillin’, and the MI Donut Company. World-renowned German-style beers, regional craft beers, and ciders will also be available to fill your 12oz souvenir mug and wash down all that great food.

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Get Your Tickets For The 2017 Capital City Film Festival!

March 6th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 Capital City Film FestivalOne of the many Lansing area signs of spring is almost upon us! The annual Capital City Film Festival is just weeks away, scheduled for April 5th through the 9th, 2017.

The Capital City Film Festival is a multimedia event celebrating independent films and live bands. The festival also includes workshops, a film and game contest, award ceremonies, and more.

The five days of events and showings at the Capital City Film Festival are held at various venues around Lansing. The festival is notable for giving a number of films their Michigan or world debut each year. While the full schedule has yet to be announced, past years have seen more than 70 films and 24 bands.

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It’s Christmas Time In The City – Lansing Christmas Concerts

November 11th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 Lansing Christmas ConcertsThe holidays wouldn’t be quite the same without music. Luckily, there are a great variety of Lansing Christmas concerts one can attend throughout the season.

We’ve compiled a short list of some of the bigger Lansing Christmas concerts in order to help you plan your visit accordingly.

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Attend the 2016 Lansing JazzFest!

July 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Lansing JazzFest 2016The 2016 Lansing JazzFest is almost here with great music, riverboat tours, food, drinks, and more. Best of all? Admission is free! August 5th and 6th, 2016.

Lansing’s popular JazzFest is a fabulous, two-day music festival on 3 stages, performed by top-tier jazz artists from around the area and the country. Lansing JazzFest is unique in that musicians are asked to play at least one original composition. This means you’ll be the first to hear what may be the standards of the future! It is this freshness that makes Lansing JazzFest so very exciting.

Beyond the music, Lansing JazzFest also includes River Boat Tours from Lansing Metro Marinas. These half-hour tours of the Grand River will be available on Friday, 5pm to 8 pm, $3 per person. You can also get to the JazzFest via water, if you wish. Lansing Metro Marinas will be offering River Boat Taxi services on Saturday, from 1pm to 10 pm from the Lansing City Market to Burchard Park for only $1. What fun!

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2015 Lansing Winter Holiday Events

November 13th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Lansing Winter Holiday Events Planning a Lansing winter getaway and wondering what to do? Look no further – there’s no end of festive things to do! As the song says, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

End of the year holidays tend to bring out the best in a city. While summer may be more popular, winter sees us creating our own wonderlands of fun things to do and beautiful things to see – both things that the Lansing, Michigan area excels at!

A Lansing winter holiday promises a chance to enjoy parades, live music, tree lightings, arts and crafts, a forest of uniquely decorated Christmas trees, zoo animals (no, really), roasted chestnuts, fireworks, carriage rides, a visit to Christmas past, and much more!

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Attend the 18th Annual East Lansing Film Festival

October 9th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 East Lansing Film FestivalEast Lansing Film Festival 2015 – scheduled for November 5th to November 12th – is right around the corner, if you can believe it. This annual, world-class celebration of the silver screen is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a week of independent, feature-length, short subject, and documentary films!

Back for its 18th year, the East Lansing Film Festival mission is the exhibition of quality foreign and independent films in order to expose Michigan audiences to diverse cultures, ideas, and creative works.

The largest, second oldest, and most diverse Michigan film festival, the East Lansing Film Festival (ELFF) is much more than just your average film-festival. It started in 1997 and has continued to flourish each successive year, with the help and support of the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University.

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Michigan BluesFest 2015

September 1st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Michigan BluesFest 2015Michigan BluesFest 2015 (previously known as the Old Town BluesFest) is a free, two-day music festival drawing national, regional, and local blues talent – not to mention around 7,000 blues fans – to Lansing, MI on September 18th and 19th, 2015. Where will you be?

The 2015 Michigan BluesFest will take place in the streets of Lansing’s Old Town district, with festival vendors offering a great variety of delicious food and drink, clothing and crafts, jewelry and more. Capital City’s Old Town is known for both its grand architecture and the many galleries and unique boutiques that populate its retail spaces, most of which will be open and offering their singular wares during festival hours.

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Get Set for the First Annual BBQ & Brews Festival!

August 8th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

BBQ & Brews Festival 2015If you enjoy BBQ, beer, and classic rock (right?) you’ll not want to miss the inaugural BBQ & Brews Festival at Lansing’s Cooley Law School Stadium on Saturday, August 29, 2015!

BBQ aficionados are always claiming they make, or know someone who makes, the best bbq in the area – if not the world. Well, Lansing’s classic rock radio station, 94.9 WMMQ, decided it was time to find out who REALLY had the best BBQ in Lansing. While they were at it, they decided to make a party of it and invite everyone to come watch – and better yet, taste!

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Going to Lansing JazzFest 2015?

July 13th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Lansing JazzFest 2015Lansing, Michigan heats up the first weekend in August with the 21st return of the popular Lansing JazzFest – Aug 7th and 8th, 2015 – will you be there?

Lansing JazzFest 2015 is two day festival of free, live performances of often new and rare jazz music. This is the artists who play Lansing JazzFest are asked to play something original or that at least hasn’t been played at any other festival, making the Lansing Jazzfest truly unique: living music and history in the making.

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Don’t Miss the 2015 Common Ground Music Festival

June 5th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Common Ground Music Festival 2015

Lansing’s huge – and hugely popular – week-long music event, the Common Ground Music Festival, is almost here, scheduled for July 7th through the 12th – got your tickets yet?

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