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.
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With a slight chance of rain later in the day on Saturday, it looks like the forecast for Be A Tourist In Your Own Town this year is a good one. But it’s always a prudent idea to make provisions just in case the rain starts to fall.
May 11, 2017 by Lori Lanspeary, CTA
There is a group of like-minded attractions that are open during Be A Tourist in Your Own Town this year that I think that folks will enjoy whether they’re eight or eighty years old. For sure, you could follow the crowds and hit up favorites like Impression 5 Science Center or Potter Park Zoo, but here’s a suggestion for something just a bit different and some of these things you just can’t do every day.
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.
*Photo credit: Kyle Castle
Let me start by assuring you that a visit to the Nuthouse and the cries of "Go Nuts!" are all referring to Lansing's minor league team and a sports bar located nearby.
March 29, 2017
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:
February 27, 2017
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!
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