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Brrs, Beards and Brews-A Lumberjack Festival!

Saturday, February 29th

Old Town's newest festival celebrates all things cold!  This day-long event in the great outdoors (otherwise known as Turner Street in February) features feats of strength, wood carving, log rolling, tug-o-war, whiskey, beards and flannel! Interested in catering to a rowdy group of Lumberjacks and janes? Sign up to be a vendor! Our "old school" vendors will keep everyone full and warm, bearded or not. So flannel up, ditch the razor and fill out the ...

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Wake Up Old Town

Friday, March 6th

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: Healthy Consumer Physical Therapy, 1106 N Cedar St. #300A

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Wake Up Old Town!!

Friday, April 3rd

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:  Polka Dots Boutique, 1207 Turner St.

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Taste & Tour of Old Town

Saturday, April 25th

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in Old Town? Well if so, Taste and Tour is for you! Taste and Tour is a unique event that allows participants to sample delicious foods from participating Old Town restaurants and food retailers, all while getting the chance to tour the real estate that Old Town has to offer! You get to eat amazing food, tour some killer lofts and commercial spaces, and meet new ...

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Wake Up Old Town!!

Friday, May 1st

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:  Bohnet Electric, 2918 N Grand River Ave.

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

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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

February 16, 2020

OTCA seeks Executive Director

The Old Town Commercial Association seeks a full-time executive director. Interested candidates should email resume and a cover letter to apply@oldtownmainstreet.org Old Town Commercial Association Executive Director Job Description Position Overview: The Old Town Commercial Association board of directors seeks an executive director who can continue the growth and revitalization of the Old Town, Lansing corridor. Old [...]

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January 24, 2020

Join us for the Old Town Annual Meeting & Winter Mixer Feb. 6

By Shannon Murphy, OTCA Board Member Come help us celebrate another great year in Old Town! The 2020 Old Town Annual Meeting/Winter Mixer is Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6-9 p.m. at the Old Town Marquee, 319 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.The event is free and open to the public. Bring your friends and join us for an evening of food, drinks, a silent auction [...]

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January 24, 2020

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Old Town Chocolate Walk

by Sarah Arrendondo, OTCA Volunteer For the sixth year, we are hosting the Old Town Chocolate Walk! Come explore some of Old Town's businesses, shops and restaurants and pick up some gourmet chocolate along the way. The event will be held on Sunday, February 9 from noon to 5 p.m. Each ticket for this event will receive a two pound [...]

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January 24, 2020

Lumberjack Festival returns to Old Town Feb. 29

by Jamie Schriner, OTCA Volunteer We've got an extra day in February, which means you have no excuse for not coming out and flexing your lumbery muscles at the 3rd annual Brrs, Beards & Brews: A Lumberjack Festival, taking place on Saturday, February 29 from noon to 5 p.m. Old Town Lansing's forest, otherwise known as the 1200 [...]

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September 25, 2019

Blocktober Party coming to Old Town

We are putting a new spin on one of our favorite festivals, Oktoberfest, by turning it into Michigan's largest block party - Blocktober Party. Blocktober Party runs from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 and 2 -10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 on Turner Street in Old town.  Here’s what you can expect (both new and old): [...]

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