This year in Greater Lansing brings in new attractions and restaurants, exciting activities and celebrations, fun-filled things to do and more. Read on for all the happenings around the region!

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1. Celebrate these NEW Festivals

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2. Try these NEW Restaurants!

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Beirut Kitchen

Family owned and operated serving our home-cooked food with love and passion. We strive for excellence and quality. We offer a unique…

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Bobcat Bonnie's Lansing

It is our mission at Bobcat Bonnie's to provide fresh, value-oriented food with high-quality, inviting service in a fun, unique atmosphere. Our…

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Chateau Coffee Co.

Château Coffee Co. is a Mediterranean and French inspired specialty coffee shop. We offer flavorful and unique options from traditional Arabic…

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Dave's Hot Chicken

The menu is simple, consisting only of 4 choices of hot chicken tenders, sliders or both. Tenders are served on white bread, while sliders are…

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Niko's Taverna

Greater Lansing's newest Greek Restaurant is now open in Williamston. Offering classic Greek dishes and a few of our own. Full bar, fun…

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Old Bag of Nails

We’ve got the best food & drinks in town, and that’s no fish story! We are known for the best Fish & Chips in town, but we offer a wide variety…

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Takitos AF

Takitos AF insdie Lansing Shuffle is a delightful homage to the chef's cherished family heritage, offering a playful twist on their beloved…

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The Tangy Crab

Mouthwatering seafood boil featuring Cajun-inspired cuisine with bold flavors and a saucy attitude. Good vibes and better food...We bring you the…

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3. Check in & win with Experience Passes

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Craft Beverage Pass

Use this free gamified experience at over 20 Greater Lansing businesses. Find deals and discounts, earn prizes and enjoy craft beverages.

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4. Attend a concert at the NEW Grewal Hall

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Grewhal Hall at 224

Bringing in touring acts from around the country. The venue features two floors of entertaining space with a second-floor mezzanine that…

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5. See a Broadway show at Wharton Center

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Les Miserables

Cameron Mackintosh presents the acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables. This…

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6. Staycation and make a splash

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Hotels With Pools

When it’s time to pack up the family and head for a stay in Michigan’s capital region, you may want to look for a hotel that offers something…

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Beaches & Swimming

Head to Lake Lansing for a great beach experience or to Sleepy Hollow State Park where they have a swimming beach at Lake Ovid plus a beach…

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7. Play at Impression 5 Science Center

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Sensory Friendly Hours

Explore your Science Center with select exhibits altered to reduce sounds, scents, and lighting stimuli. Guests can expect a limited building…

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8. Cheer on the Spartans

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Go green!

Michigan State University’s NCAA Division I athletic program has over 20 varsity sports teams competing in the Big Ten Conference. So Spartan…

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9. Celebrate these Cultural Events

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10. Sip and stroll the Social Districts

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11. Play at the NEW Accessible Playground

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12. Go NUTS with the Lansing Lugnuts

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Lansing Lugnuts

This spring fans can score popular theme nights like Harry Potter, Marvel Super Heroes, Thirsty Thursdays and more. End the evening with a laser…

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13. Check out one-of-kind attractions

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IQ hub

The IQhub is an educational center for agricultural history, innovation, and exploration. This 9,500-square-foot facility was completed in June…

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Launch Lansing

Launch Lansing is the premier Family Entertainment destination in the Greater Lansing Area. At Launch, we have over 15,000 sq ft. of connected…

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The Pod Escape Room

Creative escape games is located in West Lansing! Offering three games at easy to medium difficulty levels for ages 10 and up. Current rooms are…

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Zap Zone XL - Lansing

With 29 years of experience, Zap Zone XL has undergone a transformative journey. Spanning 120,000 square feet, our venue features over 15…

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TinkrLAB

tinkrLAB is Lansing’s kid-focused maker space. Maker spaces focus on teaching the community how to make and create things. TinkrLAB does the same…

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14. Attend Silver Bells in the City, Celebrating 40 years in 2024

Silver Bells in the City

Kick off the holiday season with the Silver Bells in the City. From an electric parade to lighting the official state tree, this is an event you…

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15. Discover cultural attractions

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16. Indulge in the all NEW Zap Zone XL

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Zap Zone XL

Zap Zone XL’s new home at the Lansing Mall is four times larger than its former location on Mall Drive East. Families can enjoy laser tag…

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17. Explore the Lansing River Trail

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Lansing River Trail

This 20+ mile trail traces the banks of the Grand and Red Cedar Rivers and winds through artsy neighborhoods, historic sites and activities of…

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River Town Adventures

Local outfitter River Town Adventures offers options from beginner’s paddle in the Grand River in downtown Lansing to hours-long adventures on…

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ArtPath

June through September, in the downtown area, take in Lansing's ArtPath where multiple artists' works can be found dotted along a 3.5 mile…

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18. Visit Potter Park Zoo

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Potter Park Zoo

Potter Park Zoo is open year-round! It is home to over 160 species of animals, many of which are threatened or endangered, including Amur tigers…

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19. Explore surrounding communities

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20. Discover the NEW Red Cedar Development

Old Bag of Nails

We’ve got the best food & drinks in town, and that’s no fish story! We are known for the best Fish & Chips in town, but we offer a wide variety…

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Hooked

Hooked is a Michigan bookstore with a coffee shop and wine bar located on the border of Lansing and East Lansing in the new Red Cedar…

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21. Eat an Olive Burger at the Olive Burger Festival

Olive Burger Festival

Celebrate the quintessential Lansing food item—the Olive Burger this September. For over 100 years this burger with the secret olive sauce on top…

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22. Explore Michigan State University

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MSU Dairy Store

Choose between 32 flavors of ice cream or choose cheese or yogurt. There is an observation deck to view the processing facilities. Best time to…

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MSU Attractions

MSU's campus is home to a nationally recognized museum, beautiful gardens, carillonneurs, Big Ten athletics, one of the nation's largest…

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23. Expand your cooking skills

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Cooking Classes

Increase your cultural awareness and discover a new bonding experience. Whether your skills are advanced or a bit on the beginner side, learning…

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Foodie Events

These events are sure to keep any and all foodie's taste buds interested with deliciously varied tastings.

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24. Shop small in Old Town

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Old Town Shopping

Old Town is Lansing's original downtown and boutique district. Voted one of the top places to bring visitors and the winner of IKEA's Main Street…

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Old Town Galleries

Explore these galleries and find truly unique pieces of sculpture, jewelry or a treasured piece of art to adorn your walls.

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Photography: Andrew Schmidt (header image - at Toscana), Adrienne Cooley, Choose Lansing, Thomas Gennara, Kendall D. Lartigue, Ryan Logan, Michigan State University, Rod Sandford and our wonderful Choose Lansing Members.