You may know Lansing as Michigan’s capital city with great attractions, delicious and diverse restaurant options, and great golf, but did you know that Lansing is also the Festival Capital of Michigan?! Here are ten of the summer’s top festivals worth the one-tank trip.

Car Capital Auto Show
June 29, 2024

Features all makes and models and benefiting the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, this show is one of the best in mid-Michigan. 

Lansing Taco & Tequila Fest
July 13, 2024

Hello, 100+ tequilas! Other options such as beer, sangria, and margaritas are available. Find food trucks, live music, vendors, and more!

Old Town Scrapfest
July 12-13, 2024

ScrapFest has become a full art festival focusing on up-cycled and repurposed artwork. Now, the festival has not only the incredible metal sculpture competition, eco-art booth vendors, live music, food, and a Refashion Show!

5:01 Dam Jam Music Festival
July 19-20, 2024 

The annual DAM JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL takes place at Lansing's Brenke Fish Ladder in Old Town for two nights celebrating Michigan artists, performing in Lansing's most unique pop-up music venue, in the round at this historic architectural wonder.

JazzFest Michigan
July 31-August 3, 2024

Old Town Lansing is home to one of the largest, most-diverse, and longest-running jazz festivals in Michigan.

Island Art Fair
August 3, 2024

This year Grand Ledge’s Island Art Fair will be located at Fitzgerald Park allowing for even more (200+) art and craft vendors plus food trucks and live music.

St. Johns Mint Festival
August 9-11, 2024

St. Johns was once the main source of mint and has a rich agricultural heritage. The St. Johns Mint Festival celebrates that with a rodeo, kids entertainment, parade, music, dancing, and so much more. 

Olive Burger Festival
October 5, 2024

Although not technically a summer festival, the Olive Burger Festival is truly a one-of-a-kind celebration of Lansing and its iconic burger. The festival features a variety of olive burger creations from some of the best local restaurants and food trucks and can also enjoy a cold beer or a glass of wine.

With over 40 festivals throughout the year, there’s something for everyone’s taste. Friendly and affordable, when you choose Lansing, you can plan on something Greater!