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.

Speed Friending | January 7, 2017

Speed Friending

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to be more social? If so, this event is for you! If you didn’t make a resolution, but would still like to make a new friend or work on expanding your business network, check out this new event offered by the Lansing City Market.

The Lansing Bridal Show | January 7-8, 2017 or
Bridal World | January 8, 2017

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are two of the most popular times to propose, so it’s no shock Bridal World and The Lansing Bridal Show arrive shortly thereafter. Start envisioning your own, or help an acquaintance plan their dream wedding.

The Wharton Center Presents: Beautiful–The Carole King Musical | January 10-15, 2017


Carole King Musical

The January weather can’t keep you cold for long because this inspiring story of King’s journey to stardom will warm your heart. Experience the life of Carole King from her beginnings as a teenage songwriter to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in history.

Heritage Jazz Fest | January 15, 2017

Outdoor concerts don’t start for at least a couple more months, but you can still get your groove on with an indoor jazz concert at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

Lansing Boat Show ‘H20-17’ | January 13-15, 2017

Lansing Boat Show

It might be freezing outside, but what better time to dream about zipping across a placid lake with the summer sun on your skin? Yes, that dream could become reality, especially if you attend this event at the Lansing Center.  

Lansing Storytellers Project: Resolutions | January 17, 2017

Sit back and enjoy as local, professionally trained storytellers share their take on “Resolutions.” Expect a few belly laughs, new perspectives and maybe even some inspiration to take away for your own life. This month's event will be held at the Lansing Brewing Company.

Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! Exhibit | January 21, 2017

Curious George

Be one of the first to see Impression 5’s newest traveling exhibit! Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! debuts at I5 on January 21 and is based on a familiar little monkey whose character is loved by many. This interactive exhibit allows children to help George climb a building, sort and weight fruits and much more!

Art & Craft BeerFest | January 27-28, 2017

Art & Craft BeerFest

2017’s official festival season kicks off with the fifth annual Art & Craft BeerFest in REO Town. This festival is a trifecta of art, beer and music and offers four different venues for attendees to alternate between. All venues are located on the same block and are just a short walk from one another.

Want even more ideas of things to do this month? Check out our new monthly roundup of all the latest news, deals and top attractions.

Did you know Greater Lansing offers over 150 things to do? With only 48 hours in a weekend, the clock is ticking. Download the LAN150 Bucket List to get started.