15 things to do this summer in Greater Lansing… in no particular order

With summer around the corner, it’s time to jam-pack your calendar with family fun, festivals, outdoor concerts and fair food. Here’s a guide to some must-see events, happening now through September, that City Pulse rounded up. The BLOCK: AID, Washington Square, Downtown Lansing, Thursday, June 2, 5:01-11 p.m.
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Lansing 5:01, Downtown Lansing Inc. and the City of Lansing invite all to detour through downtown’s Washington Square for live music, local food and drink, and larger-than-life installations. Three blocks of Washington Square will be stacked with local artists, boutiques, food trucks and entertainment by Fool House, a ‘90s cover band.  

Lansing 5:01 Executive Director Christopher Sell said this is the event’s second year. In June 2021, the event was created “as a means to highlight Downtown Lansing with a large street festival and support downtown businesses that had faced challenging times as a result of the pandemic.” 

This year, Sell said the event adds street and community art projects, three different concert stages, a fashion show, hot yoga, and — for the foodies — cooking demos and classes.