Get ready for a day of vibrant art and fun in the streets of Old Town! Come out to watch local artist make our streets a little more colorful. Beginning in the morning artists will take to the streets creating masterpieces on their assigned piece of sidewalk using chalk only. The creations will be completed by the afternoon when the judging will commence.Find Out More
A variety of locations around Old Town including; Crossroads Church, Friends Meeting House, Elderly Instruments, MICA Gallery, Old Town General Store, Sir Pizza, and the UrbanBeat outdoor concert stage. Evening concerts at Crossroads, workshops at Friends, Elderly, MICA, group strums and performances at the outdoor stage, open mic at the Old Town General Store, and Sunday acoustic concert at MICA Gallery. All profits support Music is the Foundation 501(c)(3) educational programs in Michigan classrooms and communities.Find Out More
ScrapFest began as a scrap metal artwork competition, and has grown into a full art festival that focuses on up-cycled and repurposed artwork. Now, the festival has not only the scrap metal sculpture competition, but also eco-art booth vendors, family activities, live music, and food! 60% of the proceeds go to the artists, 30% goes to ScrapFest, and 10% of the proceeds go to a local charity. This year’s charity will be The Davies Project: ...Find Out More
Arts Night Out provides an evening of art, entertainment and exploration of the unique galleries, shops and restaurants that Old Town offers. Arts Night Out is a Friday-evening, community collaborative in which businesses transform into pop-up galleries and performance spaces through collaboration with experienced and emerging visual, performing and literary artists. https://myartsnightout.com/Find Out More
JazzFest Michigan is a three-day, open-air festival in the charming Old Town of Lansing, Michigan. We showcase diverse styles of jazz, attracting well-known and up-and-coming musicians from across the state and around the world. Lots of interactive family friendly activities as well. Performer lineup and schedule coming soon, visit www.micharts.org. Volunteer opportunities available.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.
Fairytale Festival will be kids event for sure, but most adults will love it too. There will be fairytale / fantasy themed vendors, the grounds and the house will be decorated in fairytale fashion and there will be fairytale characters and activities (think “Big Bad Wolf Howling Contest!”) There will be a STAGE where the […]
Experience the Holidays with Opportunity Arts:The “12 Days of Holidays” Art Event Series will include a live holiday concert at one of Lansing’s most beautiful & historic buildings in Old Town, an indoor arts market at another beautiful & historic building, this one in Downtown Lansing, Community Caroling at Rotary Park, a poetry showcase, a […]
Opportunity Arts “12 Days of Holidays” Art Event Series. There will be 12 art events in 12 consecutive days from Dec. 13-24 throughout Lansing. The series will feature the Capital Regions’ most talented professional artists, & arts programming designed to be enjoyed by the whole family. There will be a Holiday Concert at the Turner-Dodge [...]
Join us in your Ugly Sweater for late night shopping on Saturday, December 11, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to Midnight. Get your UGLY on and let's have some fun! Late night shopping 6-midnight in Old Town. Participate in the Ugly Sweater competition to win a huge Old Town Gift Certificate basket. Participating businesses: Twiggies Mother [...]
Lift Up Local in Old Town Lansing for the Holidays. Check out our commercial for the 2021 holidays. https://youtu.be/zzGscyFgw8o