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Old Town Oktoberfest

Friday, September 29th

Join us as we celebrate the 12th annual Old Town Oktoberfest, Mid-Michigan's only German Oktoberfest event. Old Town Oktoberfest features authentic German food, live polka music, dancing, and 12oz souvenir mugs filled with world-renowned German-style beer. On Friday night, join us and Sam Adams for the finals of the Lansing Stein Heist competition.  This year we are also adding to the festivities with German Party games, including Hammer-Schlagen, a game that includes nails and what ...

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October Wake Up Old Town

Friday, October 6th

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, October 6 8:30 - 10 a.m. at The City Pulse, 1905 E. Michigan Ave.

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October Old Town After Hours

Thursday, October 19th

Join us for Old Town After Hours! This is an event just for Old Town neighbors, businesses and friends to shop us late, after we’d normally be closed. The goal is to fund raise some dollars for the OTCA’s advertising budget, so there will be a small cover charge for each attendee (but we’ll make it worth it, we promise!). So join us from for late night shopping, Old Town style refreshments and more. Help ...

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Howloween

Friday, October 20th

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November Wake Up Old Town

Friday, November 3rd

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, November 3 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique, 1212 Turner St.

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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

September 14, 2017

Elvis graces Old Town in new mural

A new face has made an appearance in the alleyways of Old Town, and it’s one you’re sure to recognize. As of Friday, September 8, in the alleyway behind The Creole, there is a larger-than-life Velvet Elvis. The mural was done by Eric Schantz of Saginaw, Mich., and commissioned by OTCA’s own Jamie Schriner. Jamie’s [...]

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September 14, 2017

Greater Lansing Eats chooses The Cosmos Old Town for first gig

The first in a series of events designed to "demonstrate the wealth of authentic dining experiences that exist right here in Greater Lansing" is coming to town, thanks to The Cosmos Old Town. Wednesday, Sept. 27, the Lansing State Journal will host Greater Lansing Eats: The Cosmos, a $35 three-course dinner where you get to [...]

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September 13, 2017

Guy Fieri pays a visit to Old Town

As many of you have already heard, Old Town was recently visited by one of Food Network’s stars, the energetic and spiky-haired Guy Fieri. Although his signature Camaro spent much of the time it was parked on Turner St. under a car cover, it didn’t take long for passer-bys to figure out someone special was [...]

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September 12, 2017

It’s September…and that means Oktoberfest in Old Town!

Join us as we celebrate the 12th annual Old Town Oktoberfest, Mid-Michigan’s only German Oktoberfest event, on September 29-30. Old Town Oktoberfest features authentic German food, live polka music, dancing, and 12oz souvenir mugs filled with world-renowned German-style beer. On Friday night, join us and Sam Adams for the finals of the Lansing Stein Heist [...]

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September 9, 2017

VOTM: Mike Garcia

If you have been at an Old Town event in the recent past, you have crossed paths with Mike Garcia!  Mike has done everything from welcoming folks at the Festival of the Sun to sitting in the scorching sun during the Urban Garden Tour to getting up at the crack of dawn to set up [...]

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