Lansing Winterfest

Every Saturday in February


This year, Lansing Winterfest will be a month-long celebration, as opposed to the one-day event in the past, offering more opportunities for area residents to take part in the fun.

This Saturday (Feb. 4) will feature ice sculptures, live ice carving, hot cocoa and bonfires with s’mores on Michigan Avenue and Washington Square from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Next Saturday (Feb. 11) is a BrrrrrCrawl at some of downtown Lansing’s bars and breweries. Hit MichiGrain Distillery at 4 p.m., American Fifth Spirits at 5, MP Social at 6 and finish off at Lansing Brewing Co. at 7.

Feb. 18 brings an Arctic Bazaar to Reutter Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with ice skating, live music and, of course, booths from local small businesses. There will be a game of Hungry, Hungry Hippos (a large-scale version, not the board game) at 11. Registration is required — it’s $25 per team for players 18 and older or $10 per team for players under 18.

The series ends with a riverfront party at Rotary Park on Feb. 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a cold-butt kayak race, euchre tournament, live music and other games and activities. Registration for euchre is $50 per team and includes a Winterfest beer mug and one drink ticket per player.

“Whether you come out for each weekend or just one, we look forward to having you come downtown and have fun this winter season at Winterfest!” said Cathleen Edgerly, executive director of Downtown Lansing Inc.


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