Heart of Michigan
Lansing, MI is the capital of Michigan, it is referred to as L-town, Capital City, or “The Heart of Michigan.” The capital city offers unique attractions including, the state capital building, The Impression 5 Science Center with interactive displays, the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum including classic and contemporary Oldsmobile cars, and the Potter Park Zoo that houses endangered and threatened species. Each year in August, the Michigan Pride festival includes an LGBT pride parade from Riverfront Park to the capitol. The Capital City African American Cultural Association hosts an African American Parade and Heritage Festival every year for over a decade. The annual Silver Bells in the City Electric Light Parade proceeds through the streets of downtown Lansing every November, the Friday before Thanksgiving. It is followed by the lighting of Michigan’s official Christmas tree in front of the State Capitol and a firework show (weather permitting) over the State Capitol. The Lansing Jazz Fest and the Oldtown Blues Fest host leading musicians, and are two of the larger music festivals held each year in the state. Old Town’s Festival of the Moon and Sun is a two-day festival of food and live music. Old Town Oktoberfest is a two-day event drawing hundreds to the Old Town neighborhood for live polka music, authentic German food, and world-renowned German-style beer. Howl2GO is the perfect entertainment for Lansing’s numerous festivals and entertainment options.