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Upcoming Events

June Wake Up Old Town

Friday, June 2nd

Wake Up Old Town! is a free and informal networking opportunity for professionals from all over the city to come together and share ideas and opportunities to help their businesses and Old Town thrive. The event is held on the first Friday of each month at rotating locations in and around Old Town. Join us Friday, June 2 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at The Creole, 1218 Turner St.

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Chalk of the Town

Saturday, June 3rd

Chalk of the Town is back in 2017! Get ready for a day of vibrant art and fun in the streets of Old Town! Come down during Be a Tourist in Your Own Town, June 3, 2017 for Old Town’s own, Chalk of the Town! Roam the streets of Old Town and experience true art in the streets. Beginning at 9 a.m., artists will take to the streets creating masterpieces on their assigned piece of ...

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Festival of the Moon

Friday, June 23rd

Make the most of the shortest night of summer with the Festival of the Moon! Enjoy fine wine, craft beer, Lansing area’s best cuisine and live music. This is a 21+ event. Festival of the Moon: June 23 from 6pm - 11pm Your ticket includes a souvenir glass and food and drink tickets to get you started. Funds raised from this event go to the Old Town Commercial Association, a non-profit dedicated to the continued ...

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Festival of the Sun

Saturday, June 24th

Make the most of the longest day of summer and celebrate with the Festival of the Sun! Enjoy fine wine, craft beer, Lansing area’s best cuisine and live music. This is a 21+ event. Festival of the Sun: June 24 from 3pm - 11pm Your ticket includes a souvenir glass and food and drink tickets to get you started. Funds raised from this event go to the Old Town Commercial Association, a non-profit dedicated to ...

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July Wake Up Old Town

Friday, July 7th

Wake Up Old Town! is a free and informal networking opportunity for professionals from all over the city to come together and share ideas and opportunities to help their businesses and Old Town thrive. The event is held on the first Friday of each month at rotating locations in and around Old Town. Join us Friday, July 7 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at The Turner-Dodge House, 100 E. North St. Michael Beebe will be speaking about ...

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Old Town offers unique experiences through special events, incredible people, eclectic shops and a rich history.

Discover Old Town

The Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Lansing’s Old Town through socioeconomic development, promoting Old Town and its businesses, historic preservation, business recruitment, community outreach, and educating the public through our exciting walking tours. Rich and vibrant streetscapes provide a gateway to our livable, walkable and family-friendly community. Residents of Old Town and surrounding neighborhoods are invested and engaged in the success of the Old Town community.

News

May 8, 2017

Mighty Uke Day

Have you been wondering, "What is with all this excitement about the ukulele?" Come down to Old Town on Mother's Day weekend and find out! Mighty Uke Day is the Midwest’s largest ukulele festival; it brings together live shows, workshops, open mic performances, children’s activities, strum-alongs, jams, and much more in a three-day celebration of [...]

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May 5, 2017

Business Spotlight: The Grid Arcade & Bar

When Corey Montie moved back to Michigan, he knew Lansing’s night life was missing something. Having seen the arcade and bar concept in other larger markets, he thought it would be the perfect fit for a new Lansing business. The Grid Arcade & Bar brings an exciting concept to our already distinctive neighborhood. After researching [...]

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May 3, 2017

May Volunteer of the Month: Kim Carlson

This month, the OTCA would like to recognize Kim Carlson as the May volunteer of the month. Kim, a member of the Design Committee, is instrumental in keeping Old Town beautiful. On a recent spring day, Kim worked with a large group of DeWitt High School students getting the Robert Busby Memorial Garden ready for [...]

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May 1, 2017

Why Your Business Should Be On Instagram

Why should you bother creating an Instagram account for your business, when you're already on Facebook? As the owner of Glow Social Media in REO Town, I get asked this question a lot. Many business owners are still reluctant to commit to regularly engaging on Instagram, especially when it involves regularly posting new photos and [...]

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April 6, 2017

Plant Natives to Bring Your Garden to Life

We made it through another winter here in Michigan! As you stow away your snow shovel and pull out your gardening equipment this spring, take a look around your yard and ask yourself where your bushes, trees and flowers come from. We aren’t looking for the short history here – like what store you bought [...]

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