Wake Up Old Town! is a free and informal networking opportunity for professionals 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. Join us Friday, July 7 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at The Turner-Dodge House, 100 E. North St. Michael Beebe will be speaking about ...Find Out More
Join us for Old Town Lansing's second annual garden and patio tour! Come explore some of Old Town's most beautiful treasures, from flowers to koi, you won't want to miss out on this blooming event. Some gardens will be offering special treats such as artists on site, refreshments, live music and more. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door. Purchase your tickets today at oldtownevents.com A special thank you to our sponsors who are ...Find Out More
Old Town ScrapFest is a one-of-a-kind festival that celebrates art, creativity, and resource reuse. Up to 20 teams of artists have one hour to collect up to 500lbs of scrap from Friedland Industries scrap yard and just two weeks to create an up-cycled masterpiece which are then displayed and auctioned at the event. The two day festival also includes live music, artists featuring recycled, up-cycled, scrap-based art and educational activities. A special thank you to ...Find Out More
Wake Up Old Town! is a free and informal networking opportunity for professionals 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. Join us Friday, August 4 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St. Dan Maynard will be speaking about POS ...Find Out More
Old Town offers unique experiences through special events, incredible people, eclectic shops and a rich history.
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.
The Festival of the Moon & Sun, a two-day event celebrating one of the shortest nights and longest days of the year, will bring rockin' music, great food, delicious drinks and lots of opportunities to hang with old friends ... and maybe make a few new ones in Old Town. On Friday, June 23, festivities [...]
Since it opened in 1998, Spiral Dance Bar on Center Street (one block east of Turner) has played a role in the culture of Old Town. Many call Spiral the home of the LGBTQ community in Greater Lansing, and the website says it's a 'hot place to go blow off some steam' after work. And it doesn't disappoint. Besides [...]
The streets of Old Town were covered in colorful art at the Chalk of the Town event earlier this June. It was a gorgeous, sunny day with visitors coming to Old Town Lansing as a stop for “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town”, an event created to increase community awareness of Greater Lansing attractions. [...]
Mark Chamberlin has been recognized as the June volunteer of the month for OTCA. He went above and beyond to host the Old Town Photo Booth on June 3 as part of Be A Tourist in Your Own Town/Chalk of the Town; and he captured more than 75 photos for families and friends touring Old [...]
Festival of the Moon & Sun. ScrapFest. Old Town Oktoberfest. These are the 'signature events' held by the Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) each year to help raise money and excitement for all things Old Town Lansing. The neighborhood would not be such a vibrant, fun place to be if it weren't for the people [...]