Spring is here, and it’s about time! At least in our house, we are so ready for more sunshine and fewer layers. As we adjust our eyeballs to colors beyond white and gray, we’re also adding fun local events to our calendar to help us welcome spring to Lansing. There are so many fun, unique local events happening all over town –we’ve rounded up a few spring events in + around Lansing to get you started!
For Breakfast Lovers
Image from the Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival website.
A short drive from Lansing, you’ll find the Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival on April 22nd-24th, 2022. Named the original maple syrup festival, this event began in 1940.
If you check out the festival website, you’ll find a schedule of events including carnival rides, a flea market, two parades, a petting zoo, and even arm wrestling! Of course, you can get pancakes with fresh maple syrup on all three days of the festival.
Visit the Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival website for more details — and some yummy recipes — and make a plan to take the whole family to this fun local event.
For Music Lovers
It doesn’t get more local than Stoop Fest. Now it’s in fifth year, Stoop Fest is a music festival that takes place in Lansing’s Eastside neighborhood. This year the event is on Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd, 2022.
Local performers will play in venues ranging from backyards to bars to a main stage in Hunter Park. You can purchase a wristband to get access to all the different venues throughout the day. The whole festival is open to all ages!
Check out the lineup of performers and get all the details on where to park, where to eat, and more on the Stoop Fest website.
For the Kids
Image from the MSU College of Human Medicine Facebook page.
I couldn’t resist adding a Teddy Bear Picnic to this list — coming up on April 30th, 2022. Get your kids outdoors and help them learn about healthcare at this one-of-a-kind event hosted by the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
This is a free community event including balloon animals, crafts, face painting, therapy dogs, and more. Children can bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal for a check-up at the Teddy Bear Hospital. The pretend play clinic is staffed by doctors and students from MSU’s health colleges!
The event will take place at Demonstration Hall Field on the MSU campus. Learn more and sign up online.
For the Parents
On Saturday, May 21st, 2022, Lansing 5:01 will put on the second annual Rosé All Day festival in the beautiful Cooley Gardens. Walk through the gardens, taste different wines, and enjoy live music, food trucks and drag performances!
Each attendee will get a wine glass, tote bag, and five tasting tickets with their registration, which costs $40 (or $35 for early bird tickets). Only 21+ are invited, so make this your parents’ day out event of this season.