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Upcoming Events

Wake Up Old Town!!

Friday, January 3rd

Wake Up Old Town! is a free and informal Business Networking opportunity for professionals and business owners from all over the city to come together and share ideas and opportunities to help their businesses and Old Town thrive. The event is held on the first Friday of each month at rotating locations in and around Old Town. This month's event will be held at:  TBA

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2020 Annual Meeting

Thursday, February 6th

The 2020  Old Town Annual Meeting/Winter Mixer is Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6-9 p.m. at the Old Town Marquee. Join us as we thank our sponsors, volunteers and community for another great year. We'll provide refreshments from local eateries and vendors. And don't forget about our silent auction featuring amazing items from Old Town and Greater Lansing businesses. Check out our Facebook event page for updated information.

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Wake Up Old Town!!

Friday, February 7th

Wake Up Old Town! is a free and informal Business Networking opportunity for professionals and business owners from all over the city to come together and share ideas and opportunities to help their businesses and Old Town thrive. The event is held on the first Friday of each month at rotating locations in and around Old Town. This month's event will be held at:  TBA

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Chocolate Walk

Sunday, February 9th

Join us in celebrating Valentine's Day with the 7th Annual Old Town Lansing Chocolate Walk! Chocolate Walk allows you to explore some of Old Town's businesses, shops and restaurants while picking up some gourmet chocolate along the way! Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple in advance. Prices go up the day of the event. Each ticket for this event will receive a two pound box to fill with chocolate, a punch card and ...

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Brrs, Beards and Brews-A Lumberjack Festival!

Saturday, February 29th

Old Town's newest festival celebrates all things cold!  This day-long event in the great outdoors (otherwise known as Turner Street in February) features feats of strength, wood carving, log rolling, tug-o-war, whiskey, beards and flannel! Interested in catering to a rowdy group of Lumberjacks and janes? Sign up to be a vendor! Our "old school" vendors will keep everyone full and warm, bearded or not. So flannel up, ditch the razor and fill out the ...

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Old Town offers unique experiences through special events, incredible people, eclectic shops and a rich history.

Discover Old Town

The Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Lansing’s Old Town through socioeconomic development, promoting Old Town and its businesses, historic preservation, business recruitment, community outreach, and educating the public through our exciting walking tours. Rich and vibrant streetscapes provide a gateway to our livable, walkable and family-friendly community. Residents of Old Town and surrounding neighborhoods are invested and engaged in the success of the Old Town community.

News

December 8, 2019

Take our survey!

Old Town, in conjunction with Michigan Main Street, is asking for your help in identifying what brings people to Old Town and our needs for the future. Please take a moment to take the following 9-question survey. Thank you for your help! https://getfoureyes.com/s/3bc4p/

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September 25, 2019

Blocktober Party coming to Old Town

We are putting a new spin on one of our favorite festivals, Oktoberfest, by turning it into Michigan's largest block party - Blocktober Party. Blocktober Party runs from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 and 2 -10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 on Turner Street in Old town.  Here’s what you can expect (both new and old): [...]

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January 9, 2019

Chocolate Walk is Back!

This year’s event will be on Sunday, Feb. 10. We will welcome more than 250 attendees to the neighborhood to gather more than two pounds of chocolate and treats from Old Town businesses. Participants pick up their chocolate box and map from the OTCA office to start and walk through the historic neighborhood, gathering a [...]

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January 9, 2019

Join us for the 2019 OTCA Annual Meeting on Feb. 6!

Please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 6 as we kick off another great year in Old Town — and thank you, our supporters, volunteers and sponsors at the 2019 Old Town Annual Meeting and Winter Mixer. The event runs from 6-9 p.m. at the Old Town Marquee, 319 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. It is free and [...]

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January 8, 2019

From the Desk of the Director Featured in OTCA Newsletter in 2019

Hello!  I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and were able to spend some time with family and friends. Moving into the new year, we are introducing a new feature in the newsletter: “From the Desk of the Director." This will be an area that will cover pertinent information regarding Old Town [...]

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