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October 2016

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

October 30, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Dearly Departed" is an exhibit of beautiful and unique Day of the Dead Ofrendas, commemorations honoring persons who are deceased. Come and enjoy the Memorials for Bonnie Bucqueroux, Emma Teneyuca, Rufino Tamayo, Prince and others created by local artists/residents. Visitors are encouraged to bring a photo or other memento of a departed loved one for the Community Ofrenda. Sugar skull decorating and face painting will also be offered. The opening ceremony starts at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016.…

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November 2016

Silver Bells in the City at Lansing City Market

November 18, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Santa and Mrs. Claus 5-9 pm (line closes at 8:30 pm) Live Reindeer 5-9 pm Event Music Schedule: 3:30 – 5:30 pm Mia Green 5:30 – 6:30 pm Doug Burch 6:30 – 7:30 pm Deacon Earl 7:30 – 8:30 pm First Presbyterian Church Lansing Choir Write a letter to Santa! (and pick up the reply at Winter Solstice on 12/10!) Free cookies and cider or grab dinner at one of our restaurants before the big event! At 5 pm, Red's Smokehouse…

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Lend a Lunch

November 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Help us write letters FROM Santa! At our Silver Bells in the City event, children wrote and sent letters to Santa. They will be returning to pick up Santa's responses at our Winter Solstice event on December 10th. We need folks to help write the letters! Supplies will be provided. Join us for the fun! Dates until all letters have a reply: Wednesday, November 23rd 12-1pm Saturday, November 26th 11am-1pm Thursday, December 1st 12-1pm Tuesday, December 6th 12-1pm Before attending…

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Lend a Lunch

November 26, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Help us write letters FROM Santa! At our Silver Bells in the City event, children wrote and sent letters to Santa. They will be returning to pick up Santa's responses at our Winter Solstice event on December 10th. We need folks to help write the letters! Supplies will be provided. Join us for the fun! Dates until all letters have a reply: Wednesday, November 23rd 12-1pm Saturday, November 26th 11am-1pm Thursday, December 1st 12-1pm Tuesday, December 6th 12-1pm Before attending…

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December 2016

Lend a Lunch

December 1, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Help us write letters FROM Santa! At our Silver Bells in the City event, children wrote and sent letters to Santa. They will be returning to pick up Santa's responses at our Winter Solstice event on December 10th. We need folks to help write the letters! Supplies will be provided. Join us for the fun! Dates until all letters have a reply: Wednesday, November 23rd 12-1pm Saturday, November 26th 11am-1pm Thursday, December 1st 12-1pm Tuesday, December 6th 12-1pm Before attending…

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Winter Solstice Celebration

December 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

10 am - 1 pm Santa and Mrs. Claus 11 am - 1 pm Brass Quintet 12 pm - 3 pm FREE horse drawn carriage rides 2:30 pm - 5 pm Misfit Jazz Quintet All day: kids' crafts Kids can pick up Santa's reply to their letter sent at Silver Bells! Shop for your Christmas gifts! Lansing and Michigan gifts, floral arrangements, men's and women's gifts, and gift cards will be available. Many visiting merchants and crafters! Plenty of food…

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February 2017

Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt will take place downtown for couples and teams of two singles. Complete the hunt for a chance to win a suite at Cooley Law School Stadium for a Lugnuts game! Meet at the Lansing City Market, then return with photos of each Love Lansing location. FREE!

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March 2017

St. Patrick’s Day at the Waterfront Bar & Grill

March 17 @ 11:00 am - March 18 @ 2:00 am

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Waterfront Bar & Grill, where they will be offering corned beef and cabbage, Irish beer specials, whiskey specials, and live music on Friday, March 17th, from 11 am until 2 am.

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April 2017

Bunny Hop & Easter Egg Hunt

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Bunny Hop is a free event for children of all ages. There will be an Easter egg hunt (three different hunts for age groups), children's games/activities, and the Easter Bunny will be available for free pictures! There will be Domino's Pizza voucher giveaways for the adults! Children's Games/Activities: Face Painting Guess how many eggs Coloring pages Easter Bunny says Sidewalk chalk Egg toss Bunny race Easter Egg Hunt: 1:30 pm Designated areas for age groups, 1-4, 5-8, and 9+…

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River Town Adventures Clean Up Kick Off

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Help clean up Downtown to celebrate Earth Day! We will focus on cleaning the grounds of the Lansing City Market, the River Trail north to Oakland Ave, and the River Trail south to Kalamazoo St. River Town Adventures will also have kayaks and canoes ready for folks to clean the river through the Downtown area. A limited quantity of trash pickers will be available, as well as trash bags, gloves, hand sanitizer, kayaks, and canoes. This clean-up will be great…

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May 2017

MSU Salsa Band, Salsa Verde, Cinco de Mayo Performance with Salsa Lessons

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - May 6 @ 12:00 am

This was such a success in January, we had to do it again! Lessons are from 8:30-9:15 pm. Salsa Verde then plays until 12 am. Adding to the Cinco de Mayo celebration, the Waterfront Bar & Grill will be serving gut buster burritos for $5, and offering specials on other Mexican food, draft Mexican beers, and tequila shots! $5 cover to participate in the salsa area.

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Memorial Day Season Kick Off

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nothing says summer like the opening of River Town Adventures! Grilling starts at noon and there will be raffle giveaways all day long. River Town will be introducing their VIP (very important paddler) card! This will be a punch card to earn discounts on future trips/rentals! Starting at 5 pm, they will have a sprint kayak race hosted by Red Paddle! Use River Town's kayaks and race between the bridges. ($5 to participate) Red Paddle will be giving away two free…

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