Annual Community Events

  1. BWL Chili Cook-off

    Dozens of vendors will be dishing out a variety of chili recipes from mild to spicy, including local restaurants, non-profits, businesses and organizations. There will be live music played by local musicians and bands, a merchandise tent and a chili dog eating contest.

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  2. Capital City Film Festival

    The Capital City Film Festival (CCFF) is a multimedia showcase of independent films and live touring bands with engaging audiences in Michigan’s capital city. It celebrates artists from around the world who share their craft while promoting and building on the cultural assets of our diverse locale.

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  3. Concerts in the Park (Summer)

    Lansing Parks and Recreation presents the Summer Concerts in the Park series! FREE concerts every Wednesday throughout the summer months.

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  4. Grand American Fish Rodeo

    FREE two day event is centered around the rich Michigan heritage of gratitude for our rivers, lakes, and aquatic life, and our equally rich tradition of creativity and self-expression.

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  5. Independence Day Celebration

    Celebrate 4th of July in Lansing at the morning parade in Downtown, followed by an evening concert with Fireworks.

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  6. Lansing JazzFest

    Join the roughly 7,000 people from across Michigan and nearby states who come for the music, but also the great food and craft vendors, expansive beverage tent, children’s activities, River Boat rides and more!

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  7. Michigan BluesFest

    BluesFest is held in the streets of Old Town, Lansing, surrounded by the best of the Capital City’s art galleries as well as unique retail stores and grand architecture. Its 3 stages offered national, regional, and local acts to roughly 7,000 people from across Michigan and nearby states.

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  8. Mayor's Annual Family Riverwalk

    Every summer, participants join Mayor Virg Bernero on a 3 mile walk that starts at Potter Park Zoo and ends at a Lansing Park, with fun stations along the way. Get fit on the Lansing River Trail!

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  9. Mayor's Ramadan Unity Dinner

    The mission of the Ramadan Unity Dinner is to bring awareness to the plight of hunger and demonstrate the importance of diversity and inclusion.

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  10. Mayor's Senior Activity Fair

    The Mayor's Annual Senior Activity Fair celebrates senior life in Lansing. This is an educational, interactive fair featuring a variety of vendors covering senior living to senior health.

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  11. MLK, Jr. Holiday Commission

    The Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday Commission is proud to announce that our 31st Annual Celebration Luncheon in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr will take place on Monday, January 18, 2016, in downtown Lansing at the Lansing Center.

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  12. Silver Bells in the City

    Silver Bells in the City is a Lansing tradition that is loved by generations of families. Silver Bells in the City attracts over 80,000 people to the Capital City each year and takes place annually on the Friday before Thanksgiving in Lansing, Michigan.

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  13. Taste of Downtown

    Food and Wine Tasting in Downtown Lansing.

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  14. Trick-Or-Treat on the Square

    Trick-or-Treat on the Square is a free family-friendly event that celebrates the best of the fall season in the heart of the Greater Lansing region - downtown Lansing.

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  15. Veteran's Day Commission

    The Veterans Day Commission has been organized to develop our region’s annual Veterans Day tribute event each November. The Commission will plan, fund and stage the Veterans Day event with the purpose of paying honor to America’s service men and women. Our goal is to ensure quality and continuity of the observance as the highlight of regional and state Veterans Day tribute programs.

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  16. Grand Concert Series

    The Grand Concert Series is an annual summer event featuring local and international performers on the lower riverside plaza of the Lansing City Market.

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