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Festivals

Known as Michigan's festival capital, Greater Lansing has been home to 60+ festivals, fairs and public shows throughout the year. While last year's events were significantly altered, festivals are slowly making a comeback in 2021!

Let's take a look at what is coming up.

Updated September 2021

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.

Charlotte Frontier Days

When: September 10–12
Where: Eaton County Fairgrounds
Description: Cornhole tournament, Frontier saloon, arts & crafts show, local business market, parade and more.


Common Ground Music Festival           

When: September 10–11
Where: Jackson Field, 505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
Description: Common Ground returns to Jackson Field with artist G-EAZY headlining on September 11 and special guests Tee Grizzley, Duckwrth, Yung Baby Tate and Jahmed.


Coffee Capitol, Michigan's Coffee Festival

When: September 18  |  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Where: Cooley Gardens, 213 W. Malcolm X St Lansing, MI
Description: Coffee enthusiasts will flock to Michigan's Capital City for this first annual tasting event in the historic Cooley Gardens on Saturday, September 18. Words cannot 'espresso' how much you will enjoy wandering through the gardens while tasting from many of Michigan's greatest coffee creators, and complemented with live music, delicious eats, local artisans and boutiques, and more!


Fall Feastival in Downtown St. Johns

When: September 18  |  10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Where: Brush St. and W. Higham St., St. Johns
Description:  Please join us for the second annual Fall FEASTival in beautiful downtown St. Johns. Come meet the people that make the food that you love (and discover new ones too), while you shop local stores in the downtown, enjoy the live music, games, and so much more! This is a FREE family fun event!


Jack O Lanterns Unleashed

When: October 8–31
Where: Ingham County Fairgrounds
Description:  Jack O' Lanterns Unleashed is a family friendly Halloween experience unlike any other in Michigan. Stroll through 5,000 hand carved pumpkins in various themes like Dinosaurs, Carnival and Under the Sea! Tickets are all inclusive for this one of a kind event!


Capital City Film Festival

When: October 21–30
Where: Various locations
Description: Coming soon


Fall Zoo-tacular

When: October 9–10, 16–17, 23–24  |  9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Where: Potter Park Zoo
Description: Get ready for an event full of colors, costumes, candy, and more! Gather the family, put on your best Halloween getup, and join us for this seasonal stroll through Potter Park. Beautiful autumn colors and decor will accompany you as you visit all your favorite animals. Gift bags of assorted candy will also be available for all who visit.


Silver Bells in the City 

When: Fingers Crossed
Where: Downtown Lansing
Description: Millions of lights. Thousands of people. Are you ready for Lansing’s premiere holiday event?


27th Wonderland of Lights        

When: November 20–December 26 (closed on Thanksgiving, November 25, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day)  |  Thursday through Sunday  |   5:00–8:00 p.m.
Where: Potter Park Zoo
Description: It’s time for the 26th annual Wonderland of Lights – don’t miss this seasonal Lansing staple! Tour grounds with friends and family as thousands of lights and decorations transform the zoo into a holiday spectacle. There will be cookie decorating, crafts and animal encounters for all to enjoy!