Boredom busters here at the Market!

Boredom busters here at the Market!

The Lansing City Market is more than just a market! Both the market and our merchants love to put on events that the community will enjoy. Here are quite a few coming up in the next couple of weeks:

June Wednesday Picnics on the Riverfront

June 28th, 11 am – 1 pm

You’ve been waiting for summer, now get out and enjoy it! Pass up your sad desk lunch for a picnic on the riverfront every Wednesday in June. Just bring a bag lunch or order takeout from the Waterfront Bar & Grill and enjoy it at our picnic tables or on a blanket on the grassy river banks. Live music from Taylor Taylor will complete the relaxing, summery atmosphere! This event is kid-friendly so bring the family!

We have teamed up with St. Vincent’s Catholic Charities to collect blankets to benefit those in need. You are invited to bring a new or gently used blanket to use for your picnic, then donate at the conclusion of the lunch. Twin and full sized blankets are needed most. Queens would also be accepted. Please note: baby blankets, afghans, throws, or lap blankets are not needed. Donations are not required but very much appreciated!

Lansing Earth Project – Kalamazoo Street

June 28th, 6 pm – 8 pm

Help River Town Adventures continue the Lansing Earth Project Clean Up. This river clean up will have all participants meet at Kircher Municipal Ballpark. You can paddle down the river or walk on shore and clean up debris until we reach Aurelius Rd. River Town will shuttle you back to your car. Please use the link to sign up. Please bring gloves. Trash bags will be provided.

Sign up

Open Mic Night

June 28th, 6 pm – 10 pm

Come to the Waterfront Bar & Grill and experience one of Lansing’s coolest open mic nights. All ages are welcome until 9 pm.

Stan Budzynski Live

June 29th, 6 pm – 10 pm

To know Stan is to love Stan. Come to the Waterfront Bar & Grill and feel the love! No cover. Family friendly.

Dan MacLachlan Live at the Waterfront Bar & Grill

June 30th, 6 pm – 10 pm

Frog & the Beeftones Live at the Waterfront Bar & Grill

July 1st, 5 pm – 8 pm

The Great American Garage Band! Listen here:

Light up the River

July 4th, 8:30 pm – 11 pm

Watch the City of Lansing’s fireworks in a whole new way this year! You and the family can join the Light up the River 4th of July celebration at River Town Adventures. Rent a kayak, tandem kayak, or pedal boat, complete with colorful LED lights, and watch the fireworks from the river. On the day of the event, customers can come check in as early as 8:30 pm. All boats must be back off the water by 11 pm.

This is a family friendly event, all ages are welcome.

Reserve your boat now

Common Ground Paddle Around

July 6th – July 9th, 5 pm – 10 pm

Experience Common Ground in a whole new way this year! Rent a kayak from River Town Adventures and float along the Grand River while listening to music. Call 517-253-7523 to make a reservation. River Town will also be inside Common Ground for those who want to take a break from the festival and paddle around a little.

Yoga on the River

July 9th, 11 am – 12 pm

$10, bring your own mat and enjoy a yoga session at the Waterfront Bar & Grill, led by Hilltop Yoga.

Grand Concert Series: Alise King

July 12th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Lansing City Market is excited to announce the return of our summer concerts on the riverfront. The Grand Concert Series is comprised of Jazz on the Grand, Blues on the Grand, and a new addition this year of R&B on the Grand. The City Market and LEPFA have been working with local organizations, including the MSU College of Music, and T. Rose Inc, to give back to the community and provide more entertainment options for Greater Lansing residents.
The event’s FREE ADMISSION is due to generous sponsorship from LAFCU, Wolverine Development, and WKAR.
Bring a camping chair, but leave the food at home, because you can grab a drink and dinner at the Waterfront Bar & Grill. Other select merchants will be open throughout the event.


Coming soon: Jewelry and floral design classes at LS Jewelry Designs & Florals!

Phone: (517) 483-7460
Fax: (517) 483-7462
325 City Market Drive
Lansing, MI 48912

Our Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm

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