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Upcoming Events

May Wake Up Old Town

Friday, May 5th

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, May 5 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at The Grid, 226 E. Grand River Ave.

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Mighty Uke Day

Friday, May 12th

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June Wake Up Old Town

Friday, June 2nd

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, June 2 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at The Creole, 1218 Turner St.

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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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Festival of the Moon

Friday, June 23rd

Make the most of the shortest night of summer with the Festival of the Moon, proudly underwritten by Auto-Owners Insurance! Enjoy fine wine, craft beer, Lansing area’s best cuisine and live music. This is a 21+ event. Festival of the Moon: June 23 from 6pm - 11pm (VIP access at 5:30pm!) Your ticket includes a souvenir glass and food and drink tickets to get you started. Funds raised from this event go to the Old ...

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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

April 6, 2017

Plant Natives to Bring Your Garden to Life

We made it through another winter here in Michigan! As you stow away your snow shovel and pull out your gardening equipment this spring, take a look around your yard and ask yourself where your bushes, trees and flowers come from. We aren’t looking for the short history here – like what store you bought [...]

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April 3, 2017

Business Spotlight: Vintage Marketplace

When owner Carol Lamb announced Lamb's Gate Antiques would be closing after 16 years, we all had a sad moment. Luckily, that moment was turned positive by Jill Rinner who decided to take over the store – and put her own touch on it – creating the now open Vintage Marketplace. Vintage Marketplace sign -- [...]

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April 3, 2017

Get Your Tickets for Taste & Tour of Old Town

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in Old Town? If so, Taste & Tour is for you! This unique event on April 8 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. allows participants to sample delicious foods from Old Town restaurants and food retailers, while getting the chance to tour the lofts that Old Town has to [...]

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March 30, 2017

Volunteers Help Old Town Thrive

Volunteers are vital to the success of Old Town – and not just at events like Festival of the Moon & Sun. From planning community events to providing support and resources for local businesses, and even picking up trash, volunteers are what keep Old Town a vibrant place to visit. In the coming months, there will be [...]

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March 29, 2017

Spruce Up Old Town With a Little Spring Cleaning!

It’s finally Spring! And it’s time to get Old Town ready for the warmer weather and the visitors that festival season brings. Join us from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 for the annual Spring Cleanup event. Stop by after work or school, get your hands a little dirty and join us as we weed, garden and [...]

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