On the first Friday of every month Greater Lansing holds a community-wide event: First Friday. This is well-attended occasion with a lot of fun and special deals for everyone to enjoy. Bars and event venues have unique offers while shops and galleries are open for extended hours. Our recommendation: enjoy one of the best dining experiences around Lansing MI by having dinner at our English Pub and fine dining restaurant, then take the quick 30 minutes drive to Lansing for a night on the town!
Free Transportation in Lansing during First Friday
You’ll find free CATA transportation on all buses and the Entertainment Express trolley, with service every 15 minutes between downtown Lansing and East Lansing and dozens of places along the way. Come out on this First Friday and explore a new side of Greater Lansing!
First Friday is a wonderful way to start a great weekend getaway – take your lady shopping, go see a show or some art and have a great meal. Here are some of the specials offered during First Friday:
Back in Balance Massage (1995 N. Cedar Street Suite #1): $15 off a 60-minute massage
Chamberlin Photography (511 E. Grand River): Free family (or couples) portrait setting special
Corky’s Detai Shack (1003 S. Washington Ave.): An ultimate detail is half price on First Fridays.
Grace Boutique of Old Town (115 W. Grand River Ave.): Free piece of jewelry or accessory, of your choice ($28 or less), with each $100 purchase made on First Fridays
Images Salon & Spa (426 Elmwood Rd): Receive a 60 minute facial customized to your exact needs for $45 originally $50 or a 60 minute customized massage for $45!
Events at First Friday
Fenner Nature Center (2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave.): Join a naturalist for a free guided nature walk on First Fridays. The tour departs the visitor center at 9:30 a.m. sharp. Spend an hour exploring Fenner – you’ll be surprised at the incredible things one can find in nature – right in the middle of Lansing! The Fenner Explore Store, normally closed on Fridays, will be open and offer people a chance to support the nonprofit that keeps Fenner Nature Center thriving!
Gallery 1212 (1212 Turner Street): Old Town First Friday Cork & Canvas Event; $25.00 pre-registration $30 at the door. A great idea for a fun date night, get in touch with your inner artist! The gallery supplies the instructor & brushes, paint and canvas as well as cheese and crackers. Bring your favorite beverage so you can really feel like an impressionist!
We hope to see you soon for a weekend in Greater Lansing!