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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 Choose LansingTM. All information herein is subject to change without notice.

Red Cedar Jubilee Jun 17
  • Recurring daily

We are thrilled to provide entertainment for our community as we have for over five decades. In keeping with tradition, we will continue to feature parades, craft shows, an enduro derby, a duck drop, euchre & cornhole tournaments, and a food & beverage tent with live…

Delta Rocks! All Summer Long Jun 18

Delta Township will rock all summer long with a movie, music, tournaments, and more! Music in the Park - On the Big Stage May 21, June 18, and July 16. Music starts at 7 p.m. Kids Days June 26 & July 24 @ 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Delta Township July 3 Fireworks July 3 @ 10 p.m. (or…

Charlotte Bluegrass Festival Jun 20

Michigan’s premier bluegrass festival will celebrate 52 years of bluegrass tradition, June 20-22, 2024! 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…

Fledge Fest 2024 Jun 21
  • Recurring daily

This year's Fledge Fest, free and open to all ages, will feature performances by a host of local musicians and performers, including Abuse Repression, Crawl Spaces, J.Plantana, Jeremy Hurt, Rot Knot, Suburban Ants, and more, plus local vendors and family-friendly activities such…

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Jun 21
  • Recurring daily

The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) is a celebration of jazz music featuring nationally recognized and regional jazz artists, as well as youth and community education for residents and visitors of East Lansing. The SSJF salutes jazz one of the truly American art forms, and…

Lansing Pride Festival Jun 22

Get Ready to Shine at Lansing Pride 2024 in Old Town! 🎉 Join us on Turner Street for a day filled with love, laughter, and celebration at Lansing Pride 2024! Get your rainbow gear ready and mark your calendars for a spectacular event you won't want to miss! From drag shows to…

Misfits Farm Festival Jun 22

The Misfits Farm Festival will run from 12 noon to 4 pm at the Mitten Misfits Sanctuary located at 8650 W. Mt. Hope Hwy and there will be a Vegan Food Truck, Kona Ice, live music by Fresh Pict & Paul Schneider, dance performances by the HIVE Dance Studio, face painting…

Celebrate Meridian Festival Jun 28

Make the most of your summer with live music, food, children's activities, fireworks, & MORE! Teen Night will take place on Friday, June 28 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Marketplace on the Green Pavilion. Featuring music, games, food, and more! Then join us on Saturday…

Capital City Taste Fest Jun 29
  • Recurring daily

Get ready to mark your calendars for the 2024 Capital City Taste Fest happening right here in Lansing! It's going to be a weekend filled with food trucks, delicious eats, and tons of fun. We're talking a hot wing challenge, a kid zone, live music, and even beer and wine! We're…

Car Capital Auto Show Jun 29

The Annual Car Capital Auto Show will be held on the museum grounds. The show will feature a DJ, food trucks, awards, and lots of amazing classic automobiles! Do you have a classic car you’d like to register for the show? Please see our Capital Car Show page.

East Lansing PRIDE Jun 29

The community is invited to attend the City of East Lansing’s PRIDE event, celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community, in downtown East Lansing. East Lansing PRIDE will be hosted in collaboration with the Spartan Housing Cooperative. The celebration will be held from 5-9 p.m. in Albert…

Eaton County Pre-Fair Events Jul 06
  • Recurring daily

Harness Racing on Saturday, July 6 at 1 p.m. Horse Pull on Saturday, July 6 at 1 p.m. Superkicker Rodeo on Sunday and Monday, July 7-8 starting at 7 p.m.

Eaton County Fair Jul 08
  • Recurring daily

The 2024 Eaton County Fair will be July 8-13, with pre-fair events starting on July 6! Join us for seven days of family fun, including exciting carnival rides, live entertainment, tractor pulls, horse racing, horse pulls, motocross, bump-n-run derby, rodeo, plenty of good food…

Old Town Scrapfest 14 Jul 12

ScrapFest began as a scrap metal artwork competition, and has grown into a full art festival that focuses on up-cycled and repurposed artwork. Now, the festival has not only the scrap metal sculpture competition, but also eco-art booth vendors, family activities, live music…

Lansing Taco & Tequila Fest Jul 13

Lansing Taco and Tequila Fest is an outdoor tequila festival hosted at Adado Riverfront Park (201 E Shiawassee St, Lansing, MI 48933). This festival will feature 100+ tequilas. Most of the list is tequila but there will be a few other options such as beer, sangria and margaritas…

5:01 Dam Jam Music Festival Jul 19
  • Recurring daily

Lansing 5:01 presents the annual Dam Jam music festival at Lansing's Brenke Fish Ladder for two nights celebrating Michigan artists. Dance and sing the night to a robust lineup of other Michigan-based bands as they perform in Lansing's most unique pop-up music venue, in-the-round…

Ingham County Fair Jul 29

The 170th Ingham County Fair 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 Large Animal Auction will be held on Thursday, August 1st and the Small Animal Auction will be held…

2024 LGBC StreetFest Aug 03

We'll be closing down the North Block of Bridge Street in Downtown DeWitt for our Annual StreetFest. Golf (sign up is separate) Live music by Utilize Reggae Band 3-5pm and The Knock Offs 5-8pm (rock & pop songs from the 60's, 70's, 80's 90's & 2000's) Hand Crafted Food…

St. Johns Mint Festival Aug 09
  • Recurring daily

The 39th St. John's Mint Festival is a vibrant annual event featuring a craft show, flea market, live entertainment, rodeo, and activities for the entire family. Visitors can explore a variety of handmade crafts, browse through unique items at the flea market, and enjoy live…

Meridian Pride Event Aug 10

Join us in celebrating our Meridian Pride Event on Saturday, August 10 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Marketplace on the Green pavilion (1995 Central Park Drive). This event brings LGBTQ+ members, allies and organizations together to celebrate diversity and inclusion in the…

Phil Denny's Armory Smooth Jazz Fête Aug 10

The 6th Annual Phil Denny's Armory Smooth Jazz Fête brings together a celebrated list of nationally and internationally acclaimed cross-genre jazz musicians. Styles supported range from smooth and contemporary jazz, pop, funk and R&B. The outdoor Armory Smooth Jazz Fête is…

A Festival of Oddities Aug 31

Come celebrate year six of the Festival of Oddities! Voted the Lansing area's "Best Local Event/Festival" in 2021and 2022's Top of the Town competition, A Festival of Oddities is a celebration of all things strange and macabre. Presented by The Courthouse Square Association and…

Michigan Chicken Wing Festival Aug 31

Two fun-filled days of live music, a VIP tent, a kids' zone, a hot wing eating contest, a sauce boss contest, food trucks, vendors, and more! The Michigan Chicken Wing Festival was inducted into the Super Bowl of Wing Festivals in 2015 as a catalyst to bring the community…

Down Home Days in Mason Sep 21

Come out and enjoy the 51st Annual Down Home Days Courthouse Show on Saturday, September 21st, 2024. This is an outdoor show with food vendors, crafters, and organizations.

St. Johns' Fall FEASTival Sep 21

The 5th annual Fall FEASTival is coming to beautiful downtown St. Johns! Bring your appetites to sample and shop Michigan-Made food producers, farms, and food trucks! Live entertainment, carnival games, face painting, bounce houses, and so much more!! This is a free family fun…

Olive Burger Festival 2024 Oct 05

The 2023 Olive Burger Festival presented by Lansing Foodies was a success! We sold out with over 2,500 attendees. We also made Lansing the official "Olive Burger Capital of the World." Now that we've shown what we can do, we hope you will join us for the 2024 OBF. Check out our…

Fenner's Annual Apple Butter Festival Oct 19

The sweet smoke curling through the crisp air. The crackling of the fire. The fiddle playing. The children laughing. The creaking of the copper kettle and the clanging of the stirring paddle. Please join us as we gather together to share, learn about and celebrate our Michigander…

Silver Bells in the City 40th Anniversary Nov 22

Lansing’s favorite holiday tradition, Silver Bells in the City, kicks off the Michigan’s holiday season and promises to be bigger and brighter than ever. Presented by the Lansing Board of Water and Light and the City of Lansing, Silver Bells in the City is a cherished tradition…