Downtown Lansing Inc. Announces Dates for Lansing Winterfest 2024, Inviting the Community to Celebrate the Winter Season in Michigan’s Capital City

LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 3, 2023)Downtown Lansing Inc. (DLI) announces the return of Lansing Winterfest, a month-long celebration encouraging locals and visitors alike to come out and celebrate the winter season in Michigan’s Capital Season while supporting local businesses. During the month of February, the community can head to Downtown Lansing each Saturday to enjoy free winter activities, themed events, local food, shopping and more.

“Lansing Winterfest is a special time each year where we as a community can embrace winter and create unforgettable memories with our friends and family,” said Cathleen Edgerly, Executive Director of DLI. “Winterfest truly embodies Lansing’s spirit – It’s a chance to support local business, enjoy local art and live entertainment and come together to make the best out of the things that make our city unique. We hope everyone can come out and experience all the great things we have in store during Winterfest, Lansing’s largest winter celebration.”

Winterfest will kick off with its Winter Block Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, where Downtown Lansing will transform into a winter playland. The free event will feature fun ice sculptures with live sculpting from local artist Scott Miller and the return of Hungry Hungry Hippo on Ice, a fun interactive team game hosted at the city’s winter skating rink at Reutter Park. Other activities include s’mores and hot cocoa stations, winter games, family activities with local vendors, face painting, community snowball fights, live music, dance performances, entertainment from Metro Melik and more.

The 2024 Lansing Winterfest schedule is as follows:

  • Winterfest Block Party: Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024
  • Brrr Crawl: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024
  • Riverfront Party & Shuffleboard Tourney: Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024
  • Fire & Ice Soiree: Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

DLI is also offering a new VIP experience for Winterfest guests this year. Individuals can purchase VIP Experience Tickets for Winterfest 2024 to access exclusive perks, including ice lounge parties, free swag, priority parking, discounts and specials on food and drinks and more. Tickets are now on sale and are available for $20 for one Saturday or $65 for the whole month. All proceeds from VIP Experience Ticket purchases go to supporting small businesses in Downtown Lansing. Guests can purchase tickets at Eventbrite.com/DowntownLansing.

Sponsors for Lansing Winterfest 2024 include MSU Federal Credit Union, the Capital Area Transportation Authority, WLNS Channel 6 and Fox 47 News.

For more information about each event, visit DowntownLansing.org/LansingWinterfest.

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About Downtown Lansing Inc.

Downtown Lansing Inc. is the downtown management agency and Main Street organization committed to promoting the culture and sustainability of the downtown business district while lifting up local. Learn more at www.downtownlansing.org.