Downtown East Lansing enjoys an atmosphere that is both upbeat and relaxed. With Michigan State University as the city's backdrop, visitors will enjoy an eclectic mix of restaurants, retail shops, art galleries and entertainment. East Lansing offers a range of events, athletic, arts and music. Step across Grand River Avenue to the campus for football, basketball and hockey. Stay downtown for the Art Festival in May, Summer Solstice Jazz Festival in June, and the Great Lakes Folk Festival in August. East Lansing has so much to see and do.