Want to learn about the latest, greatest and best places to visit in the heart of Michigan? Our Greater Lansing Visitor Guide has 80 pages filled with ideas. Find six pages dedicated to festival fun. And sections for attractions, dining, shopping, hotels, and recreation. We’ve included our Makers & Shakers Trail of craft beer, wine and spirit makers plus a detachable overview map so you can easily navigate the region.
The Greater Lansing Blog
Category - Special Events
November 9, 2017 by Lori Lanspeary, CTA
I can't think of a better way to kick off the holiday season than attending one of the most joyous
June 7, 2017
Greater Lansing is known for many things: Michigan State University, the State Capitol building, historic cars and festivals–lots of festivals. Just about every weekend, especially during the summer months, you can find an event (or three or four) happening some time, some place and for every type of interest.
June 6, 2017
If we had to pick one month as our favorite of the year, June would definitely be a contender. Why, you ask? Oh, let’s see…it has the longest list of festivals, you can finally enjoy warm-weather attractions like the Lansing River Trail, there is an outdoor concert almost every day, etc., etc. Take advantage of this eventful month and add a few of these summer festivals to your calendar.
As employees of the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau, we promote Lansing every day of the year, it’s just what we do. But what if our career didn’t obligate us to endorse the region as a great place to visit? Would we still cheer on the area with pride? Would we still be eager to share about all the great events and attractions with friends and family?
If you were to ask anyone from our office these questions, you’re likely to hear a resounding yes.
Our team is not only passionate about promoting the area for special events like 517 Day, or just because it’s our job, we do it because it's who we are!
In honor of 517 Day, check out the video below to see a few things our employees had to say when asked, “Why do you love living in Lansing?” Then, keep reading on because there’s more!
April 28, 2017
Before we officially discuss May, can we just take one last moment to appreciate the spectacular spring views April brought us via these Instagram photos?
Ok, now let’s dive in.
You may have heard Greater Lansing referred to as “Michigan’s Festival Capital” and if that doesn’t make sense now, it will soon. As summer approaches, the list of events grows longer and longer. Take advantage of the additional things to do and start planning what you’ll attend this month. Here are a few can’t-miss, Lansing events to help you get started.
January 25, 2017
It’s February in Greater Lansing and if a month for celebrating love and chocolate doesn’t excite you, maybe being another 30 days closer to spring will. In the meantime, as we anxiously wait for a glimpse of the first robin, why not attend a few of these events to help pass the time? Then, March–and ultimately spring–will be here before you know it.
January 5, 2017
There’s a lot to celebrate in January. The start of a new year not only means a fresh slate, but it also marks the start of a new event season here in Michigan’s Festival Capital. Winter might signify a slower pace for some, but that’s not the case in Lansing where the events just keep rolling in! So, without further ado, get your pens ready because it’s time to save some dates. Here are the top things to do in Lansing this month.
- Amanda Toy, CMP, CGMP, GMS, CTA (3)
- Brenda Haight, CMP, CTA (2)
- Brendan Dwyer, CTA (201)
- David Buckenberger, CMP, CMS, CTA (1)
- Heather Kim, CMP, CTA (2)
- Kate Mudgett (2)
- Lauren Grattan, CTA (2)
- Lauren Williams, CTA (3)
- Lori Lanspeary, CTA (252)
- Mary Chris Hotchkiss, CMP, CTA (2)
- Matt Vande Bunte (14)
- Nate Reens (10)
- Stephanie Wohlfert, CMP, CTA (1)