Thursday, May 28, 2020

Things to do in the East Lansing area this summer

June 6, 2019
<p>A botanist guides a visitor through the W.J. Beal Botanical Gardens during the 25th anniversary of Lansing’s Be a Tourist in Your Own Town on June 1, 2019.</p>

A botanist guides a visitor through the W.J. Beal Botanical Gardens during the 25th anniversary of Lansing’s Be a Tourist in Your Own Town on June 1, 2019.

Photo by Matt Zubik | The State News

Activities and events — like the East Lansing Art Festival, the annual Woofer Walk & 5k and Be a Tourist in Your Own Town — have already taken place in the area.

Here is a list of events you can attend and things you can do in the East Lansing area this summer.

Bike along the river trail from MSU to downtown Lansing

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Kayak on the Red Cedar River

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Attend some of the following music festivals and concerts

The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival will be from June 21-22 at the Founder's Stage in downtown East Lansing. The East Lansing Summer Concert Series will take place July 12, 19 and 26 and August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 7 p.m. in Ann Street Plaza. Music in the Garden: Harp Recital will be in the W.J. Beal Botanical Gardens at 7 p.m. on August 15.

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There are also several music festivals in Lansing:

Attend artsy workshops

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The MSU Broad Art lab has several studio workshops and other events throughout the summer listed on their website.

Some of these events include:

  • There are “Studio (in)Process” workshops each Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Broad Art Lab. The topic of each workshop varies.

Tour exhibits at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

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The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m Tuesday to Sunday. Visitors can tour the museum for free.

Some of the current exhibitions are The Edge of Things: Dissident Art under Repressive Regimes, Ruth Morgan and Spirit Molecule.

Go to the MSU Observatory

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There will be public observing nights at the MSU Observatory June 7-8, July 5-6 and August 9-10.

Members of the public can look in telescopes and astronomers will be on hand to answer questions, according to the Observatory website.

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