Join us for Old Town After Hours! This is an event just for Old Town neighbors, businesses and friends to shop us late, after we’d normally be closed. The goal is to fund raise some dollars for the OTCA’s advertising budget, so there will be a small cover charge for each attendee (but we’ll make it worth it, we promise!). So join us from for late night shopping, Old Town style refreshments and more. Help ...Find Out More
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, November 3 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique, 1212 Turner St.Find Out More
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, December 1 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at Such Video, 111 E. Grand River Ave.Find Out More
Come see what the Hullabaloo is about! Stop into our participating Old Town businesses to enjoy treats, crafts, and a whole bunch of holiday cheer! Participating Old Town Businesses: Stay Tuned!Find Out More
Old Town offers unique experiences through special events, incredible people, eclectic shops and a rich history.
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.
Do you find yourself often in Old Town…shopping, dining and attending events throughout the year? Do you volunteer for events and wonder about what else Old Town has going on? Do you own a business here and want to further engage the people who frequent Old Town, and be a part of the events and [...]
When a festival takes over the street and it transforms into a destination…thank Dan Liaw. When you get a perfectly poured beer on a Saturday afternoon…thank Dan Liaw. When the street is back to normal on a Sunday morning…thank Dan Liaw. Thank you Dan for all that you do to make Old Town festivals the [...]
Oktoberfest 2017 is in the books and what a weekend it turned out to be! It was a wonderful two days filled with great German beer coupled with amazing food from Morton’s Fine Catering. The fun continued with the addition of Hammer Schlagen, Giant Jenga and a Stein Heist competition. Festival goers also put their [...]
Celebrate Halloween with your pets in Old Town on Friday, Oct. 20. Enjoy trick-or-treating for pets and humans, a costume contest, and Yappy Hour at Preuss Pets! Bring your pets, dressed in their HOWLOWEEN finest, to Old Town for the fun. There will be trick-or-treating at local businesses from 4–6 p.m. Registration for the costume [...]
A new face has made an appearance in the alleyways of Old Town, and it’s one you’re sure to recognize. As of Friday, September 8, in the alleyway behind The Creole, there is a larger-than-life Velvet Elvis. The mural was done by Eric Schantz of Saginaw, Mich., and commissioned by OTCA’s own Jamie Schriner. Jamie’s [...]