This Weekend Around Lansing: Chalk Art, Old Cars, Birds & More
An unseasonably warm first weekend of June is shaping up for Lansing and Mid-Michigan. Want to get out and do something? There's plenty going on!
Owosso Curwood Festival
Owosso's Curwood Festival runs Thursday (6/1) through Sunday (6/4). The annual downtown event celebrates one of Owosso's favorite sons (author James Oliver Curwood) with four full days of events including carnival rides, parades, live entertainment, and Dog of the Year and Mr. Owosso competitions among other things.
Gear Up: The Science of Bikes
Jackson's Ella Sharp Museum debuts a new exhibit on Thursday (6/1) - Gear Up: The Science of Bikes. The exhibit (which will remain on display until January 2024) puts focus on "how bikes work, the science and technology behind the machine as well as the history and evolution of the bike and how bikes have impacted our culture."
Lugnut P.I. Night
This Friday night (6/2) is Lugnut P.I. Night at Jackson Field with the Lansing Lugnuts. The Lugs will be in their Hawaiian-themed uniforms, and there'll be a Luggie Hawaiian shirt giveaway too! LAFCU sponsors fireworks after the game, win or lose.
Trail Town 10K & 5K
Capitol City Old Car Club 2nd Annual Benefit Car Show
The Capitol City Old Car Club 2nd Annual Benefit Car Show takes place Saturday (6/3) from 9am to 3pm in the Lansing Community College West Campus parking lot. Come for the classic cars - stay for live entertainment, door prizes, 50/50 raffles, and food trucks too.
Westside YMCA Community Day
Migratory Bird Day at Potter Park Zoo
Saturday (6/3) is World Migratory Bird Day, and Lansing's Potter Park Zoo helps celebrate "the seasonal migration of millions of birds from their southern wintering grounds back to North America." The zoo plans fun, family-friendly stations set up throughout the park for visitors to learn the importance of migratory birds.
Chalk of the Town
Watch local chalk artists transform Lansing's Old Town into the Chalk of the Town this Saturday (6/3). Artists will begin their colorful sidewalk creations in the AM hours; judging will commence around 2:30pm.
Summer Sundays at Capital City Market
This Sunday (6/4) from 3pm to 6pm, it's a "Summer Sunday" at Lansing's Capital City Market. That means free samples from lots of local vendors (including free ice cream!), live entertainment, balloon animals and more!