If 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.
Greater Lansing Balloon Festival 2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 3pm to 9pm
Hope Sports Complex – 5801 N. Aurelius Rd, Lansing, MI 48911
Whether you love hot air balloons or have never really experienced them before, you do NOT want to miss the Lansing Balloon Festival.
The event includes a Saturday morning opportunity to come watch as the pilots unpack and launch their balloons. The festival doesn’t start until 3pm but, whether permitting, the launch will occur at 7am. Even if you miss the launch, you’ll have a chance to walk inside a partially inflated balloon all day at the festival.
One of the biggest hits is the night time Balloon Glow. This is when the pilots use their burners to light up their inflated balloons while still on the ground. The bright and colorful balloons make a dazzling display against the night sky that can be seen from quite a distance. Beautiful!
The festival is more than just a hot air balloon rally, with vendor booths, helicopter rides, live entertainment, and so much more.
Sun Dried Music Festival 2019
The 10th annual Sun Dried Music Festival is three days of free music, vendors, and a festival atmosphere on downtown Mason’s Courthouse Square.
Two stages will present a variety of bands throughout the weekend. This year’s event will include Root Doctor, Global Village, Rebecca Brunner, The Hot Mess, Runaway Train, and many others.
The event also includes a beer and wine tent, food, vendors, fun activities for all ages, and more. Sun Dried Music Fest always attracts a big crowd. This year’s event is expected to draw more than 10,000 attendees.