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2018 OTCA Memberships are now available!

October 4, 2017
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...
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VOTM: Dan Liaw

October 3, 2017
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...
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2017 Oktoberfest success!

October 1, 2017
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...
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HOWLOWEEN is back for 2017!

September 20, 2017
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...
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Elvis graces Old Town in new mural

September 14, 2017
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...
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Greater Lansing Eats chooses The Cosmos Old Town for first gig

September 14, 2017
The first in a series of events designed to "demonstrate the wealth of authentic dining experiences that exist right here in Greater Lansing" is coming to town, thanks to The Cosmos Old Town. Wednesday, Sept. 27, the Lansing State Journal will host Greater Lansing Eats: The Cosmos, a $35 three-course dinner where you get to...
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Guy Fieri pays a visit to Old Town

September 13, 2017
As many of you have already heard, Old Town was recently visited by one of Food Network’s stars, the energetic and spiky-haired Guy Fieri. Although his signature Camaro spent much of the time it was parked on Turner St. under a car cover, it didn’t take long for passer-bys to figure out someone special was...
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It’s September…and that means Oktoberfest in Old Town!

September 12, 2017
Join us as we celebrate the 12th annual Old Town Oktoberfest, Mid-Michigan’s only German Oktoberfest event, on September 29-30. Old Town Oktoberfest features authentic German food, live polka music, dancing, and 12oz souvenir mugs filled with world-renowned German-style beer. On Friday night, join us and Sam Adams for the finals of the Lansing Stein Heist...
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VOTM: Mike Garcia

September 9, 2017
If you have been at an Old Town event in the recent past, you have crossed paths with Mike Garcia!  Mike has done everything from welcoming folks at the Festival of the Sun to sitting in the scorching sun during the Urban Garden Tour to getting up at the crack of dawn to set up...
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Chavez Plaza Performance Stage RFP

August 16, 2017
The Old Town Commercial Association has received money from the Capital Region Community Foundation for developing formal plans for the Chavez Plaza Performance Stage. The OTCA is currently requesting proposals for the performance stage that will be located at the back of back of Lot 56/Chavez Plaza. We are open to the improvement of this space in...
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