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Lansing JazzFest

Friday, August 4th

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August Wake Up Old Town

Friday, August 4th

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, August 4 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St. Dan Maynard will be speaking about POS ...

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Renegade Theatre Festival

Thursday, August 10th

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Renegade Theatre Festival

Thursday, August 17th

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ArtFeast

Saturday, August 19th

Old Town invites you to the fourth annual ART Feast in Lansing’s most recognized arts neighborhood! This exciting art fair will coincide with the successfully established Renegade Theatre Festival, a deal-seeker’s Sidewalk Sale and a mouth-watering Food Truck Rally. Last year this festival became our biggest yet. Below you will find applications to be an art vendor or food vendor. ArtFeast Art Vendor Application - Due April 1, 2017 (limited space available) Art Feast Food Vendor Application ...

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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

June 15, 2017

Festival of the Moon & Sun Brings Great Music and More!

The Festival of the Moon & Sun, a two-day event celebrating one of the shortest nights and longest days of the year, will bring rockin' music, great food, delicious drinks and lots of opportunities to hang with old friends ... and maybe make a few new ones in Old Town. On Friday, June 23, festivities [...]

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June 12, 2017

Business Spotlight: Spiral Dance Bar

Since it opened in 1998, Spiral Dance Bar on Center Street (one block east of Turner) has played a role in the culture of Old Town. Many call Spiral the home of the LGBTQ community in Greater Lansing, and the website says it's a 'hot place to go blow off some steam' after work. And it doesn't disappoint. Besides [...]

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June 5, 2017

It’s the Chalk of the Town…recap

The streets of Old Town were covered in colorful art at the Chalk of the Town event earlier this June. It was a gorgeous, sunny day with visitors coming to Old Town Lansing as a stop for “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town”, an event created to increase community awareness of Greater Lansing attractions. [...]

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June 5, 2017

June Volunteer of the Month: Mark Chamberlin

Mark Chamberlin has been recognized as the June volunteer of the month for OTCA. He went above and beyond to host the Old Town Photo Booth on June 3 as part of Be A Tourist in Your Own Town/Chalk of the Town; and he captured more than 75 photos for families and friends touring Old [...]

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May 11, 2017

Old Town Festivals Keep Us Keeping On

Festival of the Moon & Sun. ScrapFest. Old Town Oktoberfest. These are the 'signature events' held by the Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) each year to help raise money and excitement for all things Old Town Lansing. The neighborhood would not be such a vibrant, fun place to be if it weren't for the people [...]

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