Celebrate 517 Day


This week, May 6-12, 2018, is National Travel & Tourism Week. Tourism in Greater Lansing accounts for over 11,000 local jobs, 4.8 million annual visitors and $602 million in economic impact. Last year, Greater Lansing residents earned $140 million in wages working in the tourism industry and then used that money building a life in our community. 

What is 517 Day?

The GLCVB and the CTA will be promoting Lansing 517 Day. This is a day focused on showing your love for Greater Lansing, on May 17th and our 517 area code. We ask that you show your love on social media by using our 517 icon, #517day and posting your favorite pictures of the Greater Lansing area. 

517 Day

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How Can You Celebrate?

Head to the Inaugural Lansing Made 517 Day: A Community Celebration from 4 to 7 PM on May 17. Hosted by Lansing Made & River Town Adventures. There will be food, fun activities and cool things to see at this interactive family friendly event. And it is FREE. Ride your bicycle or tricycle. Take a float down the river. Walk the river trail. Have fun exploring downtown Lansing as you make your way to the Lansing City Market where there will be much more fun to have:


  • Mark Grinnell 
  • Cindy McElroy
  • Big Will
  • Dancer Gary Vaughn from Dance Central

Food & Product Vendors

  • 517 Shirts
  • 517 Coffee Co.
  • Fire and Rice
  • Got Smoke BBQ
  • Groovy Donuts    


  • Capital Area District Library
  • Child & Family Charities
  • East Lansing Roller Derby I Mitten Mavens
  • The Fledge
  • Glad Walking Tours
  • Helping Women Period
  • Ingham Great Start Collaborative Co-Coordinator 
  • Joy Ride Pedal Tours
  • Lansing Board of Water & Light
  • Lansing Derby Vixens
  • Lansing Fire Department


  • Mayor Andy Schor
  • Ghostbuster Mobile, hearse and KITT from Knight Rider
  • Mayor of Williamston, Tammy Gilroy


  • Allegro Modern Imagery
  • Jennifer Jean Designs
  • Margaret Ross Jewelery Design Studio
  • Territory 50


  • Jive One 7
  • MI Fruit Drinks
  • Shove It Pizza
  • Whipped Bakery


  • Lansing Parks & Rec
  • Lansing United
  • Moneyball Sportswear
  • Mother and Earth Baby Boutique
  • Preuss Pets
  • Rassel-Daigneault Family Chiropractic
  • Shaheen Chevrolet
  • Strength in Numbers Studios Video Game
  • WKAR with Dora the Explorer
  • Woldumar Nature Center
  • The Women's Center of Greater Lansing

Local Deals & Offers

Get your 2018 Be A Tourist Passports early, with a Buy One Get One Free sale at both the GLCVB locations.

Will offer 20% of all Lansing themed products!

The Potent Potables…

The Cosmos - Most Unique Restaurants in Greater Lansing

Freebies from Zoobies, Cosmos, The Creole and Punk Taco with proof of a Lansing address & the purchase of an alcoholic drink!

Wine & Stein

Potter Park Zoo

This event features beer and wine samplings from select Michigan breweries and wineries, fabulous hors d’oeuvre samplings from Lansing restaurants, live music and exclusive access to see Potter Park Zoo’s animals after hours. Eat, drink and celebrate spring with the animals while you support a great cause - Potter Park Zoo! Click here for tickets and details!

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center will be open to the public with free admission from 11 AM - 6 PM where guests can view (and purchase) work from over 100 Contemporary Michigan artists. Our Education Center is open with free hands on activities for all ages!

Will be offering BOGO admissions (of equal or lesser value) and 10% off in the gift shop when visitors mention #517Day or #LoveLansing

Candlewood Suites

Candlewood Suites

The first 7 people to email the Director of Sales, Melissa Terry, at mterry2@pyramidhotelgroup.com between 5:17 am and  5:17 pm on 5/17 will be eligible to purchase a gift certificate for a one night stay in a studio suite for ONLY $51.70*!!! 

*Plus applicable taxes. Gift certificates will be valid through 5/17/19 and subject to availability. Not valid for MSU home football weekends or MSU graduation. Studio suites feature one queen sized bed. Please make sure to include the subject “517 Pride” when emailing.

Germantown Tours

Community Calendars - LCC

Tour meets in the board room in the LCC Administration Building. 

Step back to the turn of the 20th century when Lansing's German families lived close together in some of the city's most fashionable homes. Then known as Germantown, this neighborhood, and the families living in it, were forever changed by WWI. 

Smooth Jazz Fete

Phil Denny's Armory Smooth Jazz Fete

Phil Denny

On May 17, 2018 in recognition of the Lansing area zip code (517), Phil Denny's Armory Smooth Jazz Fete GENERAL ADMISSION tickets are being discounted to $30 ($42 regular price) for one day only. We are only offering a LIMITED QUANTITY of these tickets, so be sure to visit www.smoothjazzfete.com on 5/17/18 to take advantage of this promotional offer. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY TIME GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS WILL BE DISCOUNTED! Please feel free to share with friends. We look forward to seeing you in the lawn at the 2nd Annual Phil Denny's Armory Smooth Jazz Fete.

River Town Adventures will be offering 1 hour single kayak rentals for $5.17 all day!

Join others at Lansing Brewing Company on May 17 and 18!

4 Beers I 3 Laps around Cooley Law School Stadium with Lansing Brewing Co. and Playmakers

517 ArtSearch

517 ArtSearch

Do you #LoveLansing? Do you love art? Have you downloaded the Arts Council of Greater Lansing’s 517 ARTsearch app? Well you should, because it’s awesome and, well...PRIZES! Celebrate 517 Day by taking pictures of yourself (and others) with art discovered using the app. Share your photos on social media with the hashtags #517ArtSearch, #LoveLansing and #517Day and tag the Arts Council (@artscouncilgl), and you could win one of several $5.17 gift cards to local businesses. You can also be entered into a grand-prize drawing for a collection of local art items (valued at $100) if you post your photo between 5:17 and  6:17 p.m. on 5/17/2018.