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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.

Michigan Nordic Fire Festival Feb 23
  • Recurring daily

The Michigan Nordic Fire Festival was created in 2016 to celebrate winter, fire, family and fun. As the days start to get longer and days start to warm, we created an opportunity to get outside, throw spears, and try some of the wonderful beers and meads produced in the area…

Lansing Winterfest Feb 24
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday

It's the return of Lansing Winterfest, a month-long celebration encouraging locals and visitors alike to come out and celebrate the winter season in Michigan’s Capital City while supporting local businesses. During February, the community can head to Downtown Lansing each…

Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands Mar 09

The Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands has been a highlight for adult community concert bands throughout Michigan. Since the inaugural concert on Saturday, February 24, 1996, over fifty different musical ensembles have combined to present hundreds of concerts for the public’s…

Michigan State University Science Festival Apr 01
  • Recurring daily

The Science Festival is returning! Whether you are a junior scientist or a lifelong learner, there's something for you. The line-up will include topics on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), with talks, demonstrations, tours, open houses, hands-on…

Brrs, Beers and Brews: The Old Town Lumberjack Festival Apr 06

Don your best flannel and facial hair and join us for the fifth annual Brrs, Beards and Brews: A Lumberjack Festival! We're once again braving the mean streets of Old Town (otherwise known as the 1200 block of Turner Street) to share with the world Michigan's Least Professional…

Capital City Film Festival 2024 Apr 10
  • Recurring daily

The Capital City Film Festival (CCFF) celebrates artists from around the world by curating outstanding multimedia experiences for the community. The annual festival showcases an eclectic mix of independent films, live music, interactive media, and more in Michigan’s capital city…

9th Annual Beerfest at the Ballpark Apr 20

The 9th Annual Beerfest at the Ballpark is on April 20th from 3pm to 8pm. (VIP at 2pm). BATB is an outdoor festival with 300+ craft beers from 65+ Michigan breweries in addition to ciders, meads, spirits & wine, live music and food. The event is hosted in the heart of…

Rock Lansing May 18

The inaugural Rock Lansing Music Fest is on Saturday May 18, 2024 from 2pm to 11pm. Gates open at 2pm. Rock Lansing is an outdoor rock music festival hosted at Adado Riverfront Park. The event features national and regional bands playing on multiple stages, food trucks and more!…

The Best of Lansing Festival May 18

Celebrate the Best of Lansing with the best of the best. From artists and creatives to retail shops and restaurants, the influencers, changemakers, and creators that make this community so unique. If you truly #LoveLansing, The BEST OF LANSING is the ultimate celebration for you…

Oldsmobile Homecoming Jun 15

This is the largest one-day, ALL OLDSMOBILE show anywhere. Find over 500 Oldsmobiles, this year featuring the 442. Huge Swap Meet w/ over 100 vendors See flyer for location of entrances for: Visitors & Trailer Parking Swap Meet Vendors Show Cars

Charlotte Bluegrass Festival Jun 20

Contact our team for additional information: Addresses & Telephone Festival Office (Tickets & Band Press Kits): SBW Promotions, P.O. Box 2655, Battle Creek, MI 49016 Email (Gene…

Lansing Pride Jun 22

Celebrate Pride in Old Town Lansing! There will be a main stage with entertainment throughout the day, vendors, food, beer tent, and a family area. Follow at www.lansingpride.org or "Lansing Pride" on Facebook for all of the latest information.

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.

Eaton County Fair Jul 08
  • Recurring daily

The 2024 Eaton County Fair is set to take place July 8-14, 2024 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…

Scrapfest 14 Jul 12

Welcome to ScrapFest 14! ScrapFest began as a scrap metal artwork competition, and has evolved into a full art festival that focuses on up-cycled and repurposed artwork. Now, along with the scrap metal sculpture competition, ScrapFest also has eco-art booth artisans, family…

The 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…