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Upcoming Events

Art Feast

Saturday, August 18th

Old Town welcomes artists and food trucks from around the state for a one-day, free, art festival on Turner Street. This festival is quickly becoming a destination for emerging artists and welcomes in thousands of attendees!

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Wake Up Old Town!!

Friday, September 7th

Wake Up Old Town! is a free and informal Business Networking opportunity for professionals and business owners 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. This month's event will be held at:  TBA

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5th Saturdays with Old Town

Saturday, September 29th

How great is it to have an extra Saturday in a month? It only happens 4 times a year and we are not just going to let it pass by! We are giving away a $100 and $50 Old Town gift card and other swag and you could win. All you have to do is shop/dine at participating merchants. Earn 1 entry at each location that you shop/dine. Here are all the amazing participants.... Absolute ...

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Oktoberfest

Friday, October 5th

Old Town celebrates its German heritage with its own special version of a traditional Oktoberfest! Featuring  German food, beverages and entertainment, this two-day festival welcomes Germans or those who are just German at heart. Prosst!

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Wake Up Old Town!!

Friday, October 5th

Wake Up Old Town! is a free and informal Business Networking opportunity for professionals and business owners 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. This month's event will be held at:  TBA

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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

July 12, 2018

Meet the OTCA Board

The Old Town Commercial Association Board of Directors is made up of Old Town business and property owners and area residents who love Old Town. Members are elected to three-year terms during the OTCA’s annual meeting in February. Board members strive to benefit the community in a number of ways, from fundraising to sitting on numerous [...]

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July 12, 2018

Business Spotlight: Friedland Industries

Friedland Industries has been at the same location on Maple Street since 1886. It was started by David F. Friedland. He became a prominent citizen in Lansing and in fact was chosen to get one of the first telephone lines. It is currently owned and operated by the fourth generation of the family. 1 million [...]

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July 11, 2018

Scrapfest 2018

What can a skilled team of artists do with 500 lbs of scrap metal they collected in two hours and had two weeks to create something really INCREDIBLE?  You will be amazed, amused and overwhelmed by these masterpieces of creativity, innovation and craftsmanship. This is the 10th year of this Old Town favorite. You can [...]

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June 14, 2018

Business Spotlight: Zoobie’s is Turning 5!

Head over to one of our favorite local watering holes, Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern, this Saturday and help them celebrate their 5th anniversary! The Zoobiesversary Patio Party starts at 3 p.m. on June 16 and will feature live music, games, prizes, and spectacular food and booze! Not only will you be able to indulge in [...]

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June 14, 2018

Discover Blooms & Beyond at Garden and Patio Tour

The Old Town Design Committee and OTCA is presenting the 3rd annual "Old Town in Bloom and Beyond, Patio and Garden Tour" on Saturday, July 7, from 12-6 p.m. Over a dozen beautiful patios and gardens will be open to the public. Join us to hear the stories behind them and get a glimpse of beautiful [...]

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