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When you think of your home town of Lansing, what is one of the first things that come to mind? Is it the State Capitol Building with its imposing exterior facade and its interior beauty? Is it a certain festival or favorite restaurant? Or is it the three iconic stacks named Wynken, Blynken and Nod? In the original poem of Wynken, Blynken and Nod, one of the lines reads, "Where are you going and what do you wish?" I think a lot of us are just wishing to get out and resume a bit of normality. And maybe now is the perfect time. 

There's so much that's been missing from our lives for the last year or so. For sure it's hugging and visiting with friends and family. Maybe it's enjoying a sporting event in person. We've certainly had our fill of Netflix, TikTok and YouTube. Hopefully we've completed all our home-based projects after watching a ton of HGTV. It's time to get out of the house. Are you ready? Let's take a look at what the Lansing area has to offer in the world of live outdoor entertainment. Get these on your calendar and buy your tickets now!

When rainy days and cold weather keeps kids inside, it can be hard to entertain everyone. But, staying inside can be lots of fun for the whole family if you're armed with the right indoor activities. Below, we've assembled some of Greater Lansing's best boredom-busting area attractions to turn an indoor day into a memorable one.

Mom. She’s there for you for just about everything. Most likely she’s underappreciated and maybe even taken for granted. From packing lunches, tying shoes, reminding you to wear a hat, boots, jacket or gloves, to making your doctor’s appointments and reminding you to take your vitamins. She does this all while holding down the fort, keeping food in the refrigerator and planning vacations. We see you Mom. And on this special day (May 9, 2021) we will celebrate you.

Looking for ways to shop local for that special someone in your life? Whether it's for a special holiday, birthday or anniversary Greater Lansing has plenty of opportunities to keep your dollars local. Shopping local helps create jobs in the community, keeps money in mid-Michigan and supports small businesses. In turn, those businesses give back to the neighborhood and offer more unique products keeping communities diverse. It makes everybody a winner! To help guide you on your shopping adventure we have listed out premier picks in Greater Lansing's surrounding communities that you can support by shopping small. Some have even made accommodations to help you shop safer by offering curbside pickup and online ordering.

Hover over the pictures to get a link (in blue) to connect directly to each vendors website and start shopping!

Spring. Warmer weather. Outdoors beckons. Mother Nature crooks her finger at you to not waste a moment in the house. Flowers bud then bloom, opening their petals to the sun. It’s time to take full advantage of any outdoor recreation you can find. Greater Lansing has a lot to offer both as a spectator or a participant.