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Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting/Winter Mixer

Wednesday, February 1st

Ever wonder how decisions get made for Old Town events and initiatives? Itching to weigh-in and meet those that represent us in all the planning and more? Make plans to join your neighbors and friends at the Old Town Marquee on Grand River Ave. Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 6–8pm for an evening of elbow-rubbing and discussion about what makes Old Town such a great place to live, work and play. Attendees will enjoy free food and ...

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Chocolate Walk

Thursday, February 9th

Join us in celebrating Valentine's Day with the 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! Each ticket for this event will receive a two pound box to fill with chocolate, a punch card and a map of participating businesses. This year, we are excited to once again, bring back the warming station at the Old Town ...

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Taste & Tour of Old Town

Saturday, April 15th

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in Old Town? Well if so, Taste and Tour is for you! Taste and Tour is a unique event that allows participants to sample delicious foods from participating Old Town restaurants and food retailers, all while getting the chance to tour the real estate that Old Town has to offer! You get to eat amazing food, tour some killer lofts and commercial spaces, and meet new ...

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Mighty Uke Day

Friday, May 12th

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Chalk of the Town

Saturday, June 3rd

Chalk of the Town is back in 2017! Get ready for a day of vibrant art and fun in the streets of Old Town! Come down during Be a Tourist in Your Own Town, June 3, 2017 for Old Town’s own, Chalk of the Town! Roam the streets of Old Town and experience true art in the streets. Beginning at 9 a.m., artists will take to the streets creating masterpieces on their assigned piece of ...

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

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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

June 20, 2016

Old Town Internship Opportunities

Hey there, self-starting, motivated college student. Let us be the first to tell you: welcome to Old Town! Old Town is Lansing's historic district; it's home to art galleries, boutiques, creative agencies  and many other businesses. Old Town is a cultural hub of Mid-Michigan, and we're proud to be part of it. At the Old [...]

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June 17, 2016

Old Town Seeks New Executive Director

The Old Town Commercial Association is looking for a new executive director. Austin Ashley, who has served in that position since June 1 last year, announced that he will step down by the end of the month. A statement from the Old Town Commercial Association said that Ashley is “leaving to pursue new opportunities and […]

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April 25, 2016

Festival of the Moon and Sun 2016

Make the most of the shortest night and celebrate the longest day of summer with the Festial of the Moon & Sun, proudly underwritten by Auto-Owners Insurance! Enjoy fine wine, craft beer, Lansing area’s best cuisine and live music. PLUS, for the first time ever, Festival of the Moon and Sun will feature craft cocktails […]

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April 25, 2016

Business Spotlight

Tucked away near the outskirts of Old Town in an early 1900’s house, you’ll find Su Casa Boutique and Jewelry. This one-of-a-kind shop has been designing and repairing custom jewelry for over 30 years.    In 1974, Su Casa opened its doors and has since been welcoming residents and visitors of Lansing into their home.   Breathtaking […]

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March 11, 2016

9th Annual Taste & Tour is April 9!

Join us on April 9th for OTCA’s 9th Annual Taste & Tour, Old Town’s progressive food sampler and loft tour event. From 12-5 p.m., visitors will have a chance to taste a variety of Old Town’s eats and an opportunity to tour real estate in the community. Spots are filling fast, so make sure you […]

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