June 2021 CTA Newsletter

Love Lansing Like a Local

Love Lansing Like a LocalThe GLCVB has launched a summer campaign showcasing dozens of attractions in the Capital region are open and ready to serve guests safely and responsibly.  Greater Lansing’s attractions, recreational and entertainment facilities are inviting residents and visitors to come play this summer. From museums and science centers to arts and outdoor activities, you’ll discover adventures for all ages right in your own backyard! And by supporting the local tourism industry, you can keep Greater Lansing great! Play, explore and support local! Plan your summer staycation and find all the participating locations here.  https://www.lansing.org/lovelansing/


Wharton Center Season Announced

After a long pandemic break, the Wharton Center for Performing Arts will be kicking off the 2021/22 season in October. Subscriptions are now available for this season’s fantastic lineup of Broadway shows and individual performances encompassing all the performing arts. You can click here for all the information


Graduate Hotel East Lansing Opens

The Graduate East Lansing Front DeskThe Graduate Hotel East Lansing opened on June 14 across the street from Michigan State University.  The hotel features 194 guest rooms with many features designed to connect guests to the MSU campus, the community and to Michigan.  The hotel offers a rooftop bar/patio (The Graduate Rock) which is open to the public bites, brews and views of MSU as well as a lobby-level café and 6,000+ square feet of flexible meeting and event space.  Welcome to the Graduate Hotel!


Downtown Lansing Social Districts

Lansing Brewing CompanySocial Districts in Old Town, REO Town, and Downtown Lansing have opened to encourage the public to “Sip, Shop, and Stroll” within their Community.  People in these three areas can now buy alcohol from participating businesses and consume their drinks out in the open in properly marked social district cups. Licensed eligible businesses will continue to be approved on a rolling basis by the MLCC as their applications come in. So far, approved businesses include:

REO Town: Sleepwalker Spirits & Ale
Old Town: Esquire Bar - The Grid Arcade & Bar - Grand CaféMEAT - UrbanBeat
Downtown Lansing - Duke’s Saloon - MP Social - Lansing Brewing Company - MichiGrain Distillery - Midtown Brewing Company - Omar’s  - Radisson Hotel Lansing - The Tin Can

Each Lansing social district is open Sunday thru Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to midnight. *information provided by Downtown Lansing Inc.


ARTpath 2021

ArtPath 2021 MuralFor the fourth summer, the Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center has partnered with the city of Lansing to bring you the ArtPath 2021 River Trail Exhibition. This exhibit showcases the many talents of local artists and collaborators from across Michigan through public art installations in a 3.5 mile stretch of the Lansing River Trail.  The ARTpath will be featured June 1 - Aug 31, 2021.


New Restaurants in the Region

Fresh Berry DessertRestaurants have had a long struggle throughout the pandemic yet continue to be creative and supportive of the community.  There were even some new restaurants that have opened over the past year!  Read more in this blog post.  


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