Summer Festivals

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Did you know that the Greater Lansing Area is Michigan’s festival capital? In my three years of living in Michigan’s capital city, I wish that I would have been more aware of all the fun things happening so close to me. Not to worry here’s a list of a few local favorites that are happening in the near future – don’t miss out!


Common Ground Music Festival: A five-day music festival in logo-2016[1]Downtown Lansing featuring a variety of genres and artists. This year A$AP Rocky, Tim McGraw, Milky Chance and AWOLNATION are among the headliners. Although this festival is currently underway, you can still buy single day tickets here!

Old Town Scrapfest: Head to Old Town on July 15-16 for art, beer and music! Scrapfest is a competition for artists to create art solely from scraps!

Taste of Downtown: Sample food from some of Downtown Lansing’s best restaurants on July 30 from 3:30-9 p.m. There will be 100 varieties of wine from all over the globe to taste and live music! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.


Lansing Jazz Festival: This year marks the 22nd annual Lansing 2016logo-jazzfest[1]JazzFest, taking place August 5-6 in Old Town, Lansing. There will be food, drinks, arts, crafts and of course, jazz. The best thing about it is, it’s FREE!

Great Lakes Folk Festival: This award winning festival is produced by the Michigan State University Museum’s Michigan Traditional Arts Program. Head to Albert Street in East Lansing on August 12-14 to celebrate tradition and culture! There will be music and dance stages, traditional art demonstrations, ethnic food and children’s activities.

Michigan Pride March, Rally and Festival: A celebration of the LGBTQ community and their straight allies, the festival will kick off Saturday, August 29 at noon! Following the march and rally there will be food, drinks and entertainment (which includes comedy and a drag show!).

These are just a few of the festivals happening in the area. Visit here for a complete

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