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Chalk of the Town 2018

Saturday, June 2nd

Held in conjunction with Be a Tourist in Your Own Town, which welcomes thousands of people from Greater Lansing, this free, family-friendly event features incredible artists from around Michigan creating amazing drawings on Old Town’s wide sidewalks and the Busby Bridge. Kids of all ages are encouraged to create their own art in several areas, as well as vote for their favorite chalk drawing. COTT Application 2018 (3) (1)

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Old Town Garden & Patio Tour

Saturday, July 7th

Participants of all ages tour Old Town’s public and hidden gardens and patios, hearing the stories behind them and getting a glimpse of beautiful areas you’d never know existed in an urban neighborhood!

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Scrapfest

Friday, July 13th

Scrapfest celebrates artists who create amazing works of art from scrap metal.

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Art Feast

Saturday, August 18th

Old Town welcomes artists and food trucks from around the state for a one-day, free, art festival on Turner Street. This festival is quickly becoming a destination for emerging artists and welcomes in thousands of attendees!

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Oktoberfest

Friday, October 5th

Old Town celebrates its German heritage with its own special version of a traditional Oktoberfest! Featuring  German food, beverages and entertainment, this two-day festival welcomes Germans or those who are just German at heart. Prosst!

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Old Town offers unique experiences through special events, incredible people, eclectic shops and a rich history.

Discover Old Town

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

May 19, 2018

Spring Cleanup Rescheduled for May 22

Apologies for the late notice, but we are postponing our Old Town Spring Cleanup date due to impending rain and storms. We are rescheduling for Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to plant flowers and mulch. If you have any questions or would like to take part, please contact Shannon Murphy at shannon@oldtownmainstreet.org. Thank you for understanding and I'm sorry for [...]

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May 11, 2018

It’s warming up out there so it’s time for some ice cream!

Old Town is your place for a cool treat on a hot day. We have three really great options. Arctic Corner has been on the corner of Center St. and Cesar Chavez Ave. for 11 years. But their predecessors have been there since 1958. It’s hard to drive by on a hot day and not [...]

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May 11, 2018

Join us May 19 for some spring cleaning!

Winter is finally over! Annual Spring Cleanup Day is May 19 beginning at 10 a.m. Volunteers will meet in Turner Park. Throughout Old Town we will be picking up trash and winter debris, cleaning and mulching flower beds, sweeping sidewalks and gutters, etc. Click here to sign up. If you have questions, please contact Shannon Murphy at shannon@oldtownmainstreet.org. [...]

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May 11, 2018

Want to show off your garden or patio?

Do you have a garden or patio that you would love to show off? The Old Town design committee is looking for gardeners who would like to be a part of the 3rd annual Old Town and Beyond garden tour on Saturday, July 7, from 12-6 p.m. Rain date is July 8. If interested, please contact Michael Beebe, [...]

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May 10, 2018

Mighty Uke Day 8 is here!

Friday, May 11 - Sunday May 13, 2017 Various Locations in Old Town Lansing Mighty Uke Day is a celebration of the diminutive yet dynamic ukulele and honors its unique ties to Michigan culture as well as its contributions to music education and appreciation in the schools and community. The weekend's activities will be held in [...]

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