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Annual Events & Festivals

Known as Michigan's festival capital, Greater Lansing is home to 60+ festivals, fairs and public shows throughout the year.  Take a look at the list below to see what is coming up.

Note: While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this calendar, no responsibility will be assumed by the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau. All information herein is subject to change without notice.

58th Annual MSU Spring Arts & Crafts Show May 22

On the grounds surrounding the MSU Union, find a diverse group of crafters, artisans and vendors. You will find a wide variety of handmade treasures, aromatherapy, children’s toys, clothing, graphics, home and yard decor, furniture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, candles…

East Lansing Art Festival May 22
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Established in 1964, the East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) is a two-day outdoor celebration of culture and the arts and is mid-Michigan's first major art show of the summer season! The East Lansing Art Festival is produced by the Art Festival Board of Directors. The ELAF is a…

Cristo Rey Fiesta May 27
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The annual Cristo Rey Fiesta is back, scheduled over Memorial Day weekend and boasting authentic Mexican food, vendors, bands and dance troupes. It will be back under the big tent!

The BLOCK:AID Street Festival Jun 02

STOP! and detour your way through Downtown Lansing for the ultimate street festival to provide aid and support for Lansing’s downtown district and local businesses. Dance through the streets, sip on local drinks, tap along to the beats or grab a bite to eat while showing your…

Old Town Chalk of the Town Jun 04

Get ready for a day of vibrant art and fun in the streets of Old Town! Come out to watch local artist make our streets a little more colorful. Beginning in the morning artists will take to the streets creating masterpieces on their assigned piece of sidewalk using chalk only. The…

Gizzard Fest Jun 09
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About Our Festival Gizzard Fest is not your ordinary festival. Thousands of people stream into Potterville for this unique event and good old-fashioned fun! The small town atmosphere, live music, carnival, and great food (including plenty of gizzards) bring people from across the…

Lansing Beer Fest Jun 11

The 8th Annual Lansing Beer Fest is on June 11th, 2022 from 4pm to 9pm (3pm for VIP). LBF is an outdoor beer festival on S. Washington Ave. between South St. and Elm St. in REO Town. This festival will feature 20+ Michigan Breweries and 100 craft beers and ciders. If your looking…

Lansing Juneteenth Celebration Jun 11

The Lansing Juneteenth Celebration began in 1993, from the vision of Gordon Haskins, a long time member of Mask Memorial CME Church who was originally from Douglasville, Texas. Gordon Haskins had a vision that someday the history of Juneteenth would be communicated and celebrated…

517 Juneteenth Weekend Jun 16
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The 517 Juneteenth Weekend is a unique opportunity for the Mid-Michigan region to celebrate black culture, expression, and freedom while reflecting on 157 years of African-American emancipation. The 517 Juneteenth Weekend expands on last years 'Juneteenth Festival (517)' in REO…

Red Cedar Jubilee Jun 20

Join us June 20th thru June 26th to celebrate our 50th Jubilee! The Williamston Red Cedar Jubilee is once again fast approaching, and it will be time once again for an epic public celebration! We are thrilled to provide entertainment for our community as we have for over four…

Charlotte Bluegrass Festival Jun 23
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Michigan’s premier bluegrass festival will celebrate 50 years of bluegrass tradition, June 23-25, 2022! The Charlotte Bluegrass Festival, in Charlotte, Michigan, is delighted to present a week of camping, jamming, workshops, and three big days of top-tier bluegrass entertainment…

Mighty Uke Day XII Jun 24
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Mighty Uke Day is the largest ukulele festival in the Midwest and features concerts, workshops, group strums, open mic, children's activities and more. Proceeds help fund music programs in Michigan classrooms and communities.

FrankenFest Jun 25

FrankenFest features mad, magical and mystical artwork from the area's most intriguing vendors stitched together with a showcase of literary guests, haunt aficionados and paranormal experts. Experience the electrifying attractions, monstrous exhibits and inspiring artwork as…

Scrapfest Jul 08

ScrapFest is a repurpose-focused art festival, with a scrap metal sculpture competition, eco-art vendors, family activities, live music, and food!

Eaton County Fair Jul 11
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The 2022 Eaton County Fair is set to take place July 11-16, 2022 in Charlotte, Michigan. Join us for 5 days of family fun including exciting carnival rides, live entertainment, tractor pulls, horse racing, plenty of good food, and let's not forget all of the competitions and…

The Dam Jam Music Festival Jul 14
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Lansing 5:01 brings back the annual DAM JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL to Lansing's Brenke Fish Ladder for the biggest version of this 3-day music festival yet, JULY 14 - 16! This year's festival has a bigger stage and bigger names than ever before, featuring an opening night concert of…

Ingham County Fair Aug 02

The annual event involves families from all over the County from Lansing to Stockbridge. The Fair plays a very important role in the community and the County. The Fair has partnered with the Ingham County Fair Foundation to provide youth livestock, horse and still life shows…

49th Annual Art Fair Aug 06

The Island Art Fair is a juried fine arts and craft show located in historic downtown Grand Ledge, one of the longest running shows in Michigan. Sponsored by Ledge Craft Lane (LCL), a unique art/craft gift shop also offering art instruction and workshops Free Admission - Free…

Mid-Michigan Gospel Fest Aug 12
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ABOUT MID MICHIGAN GOSPEL FEST Mid Michigan Gospel Fest is an Annual festival that brings families and communities together for a weekend of great music, activities, and fun.