When guests of our Lansing bed and breakfast ask for travel tips, we always mention Old Town. There is almost always something interesting happening there, from First Sunday Gallery Walks to monthly jam sessions in Burchard Park. Whether you are in town for business or for pleasure, you must make time for Old Town.
First settled in 1842, Old Town grew into a bustling neighborhood with a strong blue-collar community, and it thrived for many years. After a period of decline in the latter part of the 20th century, a group of dedicated “urban pioneers” worked hard to revitalize the community and restore the buildings. Today, Old Town thrives. It is home to some of the finest venues for art and entertainment in Lansing, along with excellent restaurants, galleries and shops. Old Town is hailed as “an urban neighborhood with a small town feel”. Residents and visitors flock here for festivals, gallery walks and farmers market throughout the year.
If you are staying at our bed and breakfast Lansing the weekend of June 25 – 27, 2010, be sure not to miss The Festival of the Moon and the Festival of the Sun, in Old town. Celebrate the moon on Friday and the Sun on Saturday, making the shortest night and the longest day o the year worth remembering. There will be live music, Michigan Wine and Beer Tasting, and some fine local food.