Last days of summer

While summer is waning, the Labor Day weekend offers one last chance at beach days, boating and barbecues with the family. Beyond that, Greater Lansing has a stacked calendar full of outdoor events hosted under the sun. City Pulse has compiled some open-air shindigs that will keep you busy as autumn’s crisp air rolls in. From beer fests to spooky fall-time festivals, here’s what’s happening in the upcoming weeks.   

The BLOCK: Aid and Forks and Corks 

Washington Square, Downtown Lansing 

Thursday, Oct. 6 

5:01 p.m. to 7 p.m.  

FREE activities at BLOCK: AID 

(Forks and Corks is a ticketed event) 

Downtown Lansing Inc. and Lansing 501 return with another BLOCK: AID event. This fall version of the popular summer fest features live music, local food, drinks in the Social District, art vendors, a kid’s zone and more.  

This year, a new addition is Forks and Corks, an upscale evening of wine and food pairings from top dining spots. The event, hosted by Michigan Premier Events, takes place during BLOCK: AID, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Allegan Street. Attendees can also expect an outdoor art garden party, fine wine pairings, live jazz and, of course, dishes prepared by Lansing chefs.