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Take our survey!

December 8, 2019
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/

Blocktober Party coming to Old Town

September 25, 2019
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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Chocolate Walk is Back!

January 9, 2019
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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Join us for the 2019 OTCA Annual Meeting on Feb. 6!

January 9, 2019
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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From the Desk of the Director Featured in OTCA Newsletter in 2019

January 8, 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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Host Wake Up Old Town in 2019

January 7, 2019
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 (unless delayed by a holiday) at rotating locations in and...
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Not Your Opa’s Oktoberfest brings new features to Old Town’s signature event!

September 13, 2018
Old Town Lansing’s signature event, Oktoberfest, is just a few weeks away — but this year we’ve added a few twists. ‘Not your Opa’s Oktoberfest’ runs from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 and noon-10 p.m. Saturday Oct. 6 on Turner Street in Old Town. Here’s what you can expect (both new and old): Admission to...
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Business Spotlight: Absolute Gallery

September 12, 2018
Kathy Holcomb started Absolute Gallery in 2003 with the intention of making it a custom framing service. She quickly realized the opportunity in the growing Old Town District to sell unique handcrafted items. Personal relationships have been developed with all of the artisans she represents. She can give you the background and stories behind many...
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CATA’s Grab & Go Express gets you from downtown to Old Town for lunch

September 10, 2018
Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) has debuted a new program called the Grab & Go Express. It’s a free route aimed at people grabbing lunch or running midday errands. The new routes run weekdays from 10 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. from downtown to Old Town with 26 stops. Departures leave every 15 minutes. The Grab...
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ArtFeast dazzled many on a fine summer day

August 20, 2018
ArtFeast on Aug. 18 was a solid success for both participants and vendors. Over 50 artists and 6 food trucks were involved bringing participants a delicious feast of tasty indulgences. It was a perfect summer day which drew a crowd of families and people of all ages to enjoy  the wide range of offerings being...
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