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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. 

There’s something absolutely magical about Lansing’s Silver Bells in the City. It’s a whirlwind combination of a whole bunch of my favorite things, Nothing I like better than a festive parade, spectacular fireworks, the illumination of Michigan’s official Christmas tree and a ton of live music.

Stroll through the campus of Lansing Community College in downtown Lansing and you can't help but stop and admire over a dozen colorful sculptures strategically placed around every corner. Inspirational, evocative and whimsical, these works of art create a welcoming and even happy environment. Art, it's been said, can increase mental acuity, increase critical thinking and reduce stress levels. Surrounding students with art then, seems to be a very good idea.

If you think Halloween is all about hyper kids scouring the area for their next hit of sugar, you’re absolutely right. If you think Halloween is only for kids, though, then you’re definitely wrong. Plenty of adults anticipate the arrival of this celebration and are equally (if not more) thrilled to pick out which costume they will wear. So, if you’ve crossed into the category of “I might have the cops called on me if I knock on doors, but I really want to wear my costume somewhere” here are ten adult-friendly Halloween events in Greater Lansing.