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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.

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…

Lansing Alive! Jul 16

Lansing Alive! 2022 is taking place July 16th, 2022, with live music, carnival and yard games, cornhole and dodgeball tournaments, business vendors, and waterfront activity! Come out for the day to see all the ways Lansing is alive with activity and great people!

Michigan's Bacon Festival Jul 30

Attention bacon and beer lovers🚨🍺 The inaugural Michigan's Bacon Festival is coming to Lansing! Outlier Events is hosting this over the top event that involves everything bacon. Expect crazy items like Bacon Donuts, Bacon Mac & Cheese, Bacon beer and much more. We will have…

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.

Lansing Pride 2022 Aug 13

Details on first-time, family-friendly event are still in the works, but Lansing Pride, a nonprofit, hosts this “celebration of love and diversity” in Old Town. The event promises live entertainment, vendors, merchandise and more. All are welcome to come out and support, while…

76th Annual DeWitt Ox Roast Aug 19
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Arts & Crafts Bazaar · Food & Beverage Court Midway Rides · Duck Race · Parade Pancake Breakfast · Frog Jumping · Tractor Pull Main Stage Entertainment Corn Hole Tournament · Pet Parade & Beauty Contest and much more!

EastSide Summer Fest Aug 20

Eastside Neighborhood Organization (ENO) presents Eastside Summer Fest! Join us for a celebration of our community, local businesses, artists, creatives, performers, and more! Along Michigan Ave. from Hayford to Marshall Family Friendly Live Entertainment Classic Car Show

Michigan Chicken Wing Festival Sep 03

The Michigan Chicken Wing Festival was inducted into the Super Bowl of Wing Festivals in 2015 as a catalyst to bring the community together. This festival is not about how many wing vendors participate; it's more about the different flavors of wings you can buy at the festival…

Charlotte Frontier Days Sep 07
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Charlotte Frontier Days was founded in 1970 by Steve Musselman. Musselman set out to enhance the city of Charlotte through community involvement with a festival that, still today, draws in thousands of people from Michigan and beyond. Musselman put together a successful and…

BluesFest Michigan Sep 15

BluesFest Michigan is a three-day, open-air festival in the charming Old Town of Lansing, Michigan. We showcase diverse styles of Blues, attracting well-known and up-and-coming musicians from across the state and around the world. Lots of interactive family friendly activities as…