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Fun-filled family festivities on horizon

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Chloe Gregg

By Chloe Gregg
Associate Editor

There will be many fun family-friendly events in the Greater Lansing area throughout this next week. From concerts to festivals and farmers’ markets, there will be a wide variety of events for Greater Lansing area residents to try out and enjoy.

Lansing Alive! is returning for its second annual event at Rotary Park, located at 325 Riverfront Dr. in Lansing. This festival will take place Saturday, July 16 from 4 to 10 p.m.

The event will include fun and free activities for everyone, such as dodgeball and corn hole, yard games and a scavenger hunt. There will also be food trucks, vendors and live music.

For more information, visit the website here.

Concerts in the Park is an LCC-sponsored City of Lansing event that features free concerts at different Lansing parks. Many of the performers are local to the Lansing area. Each concert is held on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m.

Trisha Rothoff, the executive assistant to the Associate Vice President of external affairs, development, and K-12 operations, said LCC is a proud sponsor of Concerts in the Park.

“These concerts are free to the public and provide a unique opportunity to connect with your neighbors and community,” Rothoff said. “Students attending will enjoy music from local artists and can connect with LCC representatives from Technical Careers, Massage Therapy, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, K-12 Operations and more.”

The next concert in the series will feature the Sea Cruisers this Wednesday, July 13 at the Turner-Dodge House in Lansing’s Old Town. On Wednesday, July 20, Ritmo will be the featured performer at Marscot Park, located at 1720 Waycroft Drive on Lansing’s south side.

For the full schedule and locations, visit the website here.

East Lansing Farmer’s Market is hosting an event for Parks and Recreation Day on Sunday, July, 17 at 280 Valley Court in East Lansing. Along with the regular vendors providing a wide range of produce, there will be live music, free and fun activities, face painting, rock painting and more. This event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Karla Forrest-Hewitt, the Farmers Market Manager and Community Events Assistant, said this will be a special event during the usual farmer’s market.

“There will be rock painting and outdoor games (from) 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., hoop dance class at 11 a.m., face painting, giveaway (of) 300 totes and live music,” Forrest-Hewitt said. “East Lansing Public Library to Go Van visitors at the market can check out books and sign up for an EL library card. Different departments from our parks, recreation and arts will be there as well.”

For more information, visit the website here.



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