Summer is rapidly approaching and, as it does, things are both literally and figuratively heating up! Planning on being in the area this spring? You’ll be happy to hear there are plenty of Lansing Michigan events planned near our Eaton Rapids inn!
While it’s true that Eaton Rapids is smaller and more remote than Lansing, that’s the appeal! Our home, on the historic Medovue Estate, is a calm oasis of manicured gardens and old world splendor along the Grand River. A soothing contrast to Lansing’s endless hustle and bustle.
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Join in the best Latino party of the year at the annual Cristo Rey Fiesta. Featuring authentic folk dancing from several Mexican states as well as traditional homemade Mexican food booths, a beer tent and a children’s play area with a giant slide, bounce tents and games, this is a great family friendly event! Make sure to stop by the Mercado (Mexican market) where you can buy rosaries, traditional Mexican clothing, purses and other trinkets.
Dancing will continue into the evening to live Tejano and Salsa Merengue bands and DJs. The vendors are proudly serving the finest in homemade Mexican dishes, such as tacos, gorditas, pan dulce (sweet bread), pinto beans and rice, and even pizza for the kids. Everything is prepared in the Church kitchen.
The massive kick-off festival helps raise funds for programs offered at the church, including the food bank and youth/ senior citizen programs and takes place over the three day memorial day weekend, May 25 -27. Hours are as follows:
- Fri: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Sat: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
- Sun: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
A raffle is planned for Sunday, featuring such prizes as a television, a getaway trip and a sombrero filled with lottery tickets. $5 admission on Friday and Saturday, free on Sunday. The Fiesta takes place at the Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 201 W. Miller Road, Lansing.
Need Lodging in Greater Lansing for Memorial Day Weekend?
Look no further than the elegant and historic English Inn. Located in picturesque Eaton Rapids, about 15 minutes south of Lansing, we have beautiful grounds, alive with spring flowers and provide breakfast with every overnight visit. We hope to see you this spring!