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Category - Things To Do

The return of April is welcomed by many and it’s no surprise why. Not only is it the first full month of spring, but it also signals the start of another Lansing Lugnuts baseball season, a week off from school and plenty of Easter celebrations. Whether you’re looking to keep the kids busy over Spring Break or trying secure reservations for Easter brunch, you’ll find these options and plenty of other things to do in Lansing this month.

This post was submitted by guest blogger Matt Vande Bunte.

You’ve been holed up in a business conference all day and now it’s time to see why your event planners picked Lansing.

Whether you’d rather hit the links for the last few hours of sunlight or hit the bar for distinctive craft beer and spirits, Michigan's Capital region can help you relax. The middle of the Mitten has so much to experience you’ll wish your conference would last another day.

This post was submitted by guest blogger Nate Reens.

I'm a sucker for big, brawny stouts. And coffee. And chocolate. Give me one of the three, I'm a happy camper. Get me two in a brew, I'll salute you. Combine all three, I'll worship the ground on which the brewers walk. 

That's what makes it easy to make the rounds around Lansing, where creative craft beer, soon-to-be legendary liquors and winsome wines are making their mark as part of the Makers & Shakers beer, wine and spirits trail

The thirsty tour around Greater Lansing has grown to 17 stops in just a matter of a few years. The taps, outside of a few mainstays at each brewery, are liable to rotate seasonally, just as the distillers are dedicating time to try new cocktail recipes.  

The next time you decide to go for a leave of libation, keep these stops in mind: 

Spring is almost here in Greater Lansing and although we can’t predict whether Mother Nature will still drop a surprise foot of snow, we can predict another great lineup of events. Check out our monthly roundup of what not to miss this month in Lansing and start saving those dates!

Art is all around us, and the Greater Lansing area is no exception. Take a stroll through any one of these surrounding neighborhoods to see bright, colorful street art, sculptures and a plethora of galleries, theaters and cultural events. Check out the list below for our picks of what not to miss in each of Lansing’s artsy districts.

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.

Doesn’t winter make you miss perusing the local farmers markets? The fresh produce, handmade goods and seasonal items are just so difficult to bid farewell to at the end of summer. But hang on for a minute; farmers markets are not limited to the summer months only. In fact, you can still add some summer flair back into your life this winter when you visit one of these indoor markets in Greater Lansing. 

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.

Whether you're visiting from out of town or have lived here your whole life, it's pretty clear that Michigan’s capital city Lansing looks pretty spectacular when December rolls around. With some big red ornaments, a rooftop-lit skyline and the state Christmas tree aglow, you can’t help but admire the view.

What’s cold, white and celebrated all over? Winter break! Well, at least in Michigan. Sure, it might not be as lengthy as summer break and you can’t shouldn’t wear flip-flops, but it’s time off from school and that’s exciting enough. If you have one or more kids home from school, keep them entertained with one of these fun and affordable things to do.