Photo: James Lenon
Old Town ScrapFest
Friday, July 14 at 6 PM to Sunday, July 15 at 10 PM
Old Town, 232 Turner St, Lansing
This free, signature event for all ages celebrates artists who are able to create works
of art from scrap metal. Artists get up to 500 pounds of scrap and have two weeks
to create a masterpiece. From still figures to interactive instruments, the creativity of this festival features something for everyone. Additional sustainable artists, music, education and food trucks round out the event!
Arts Night Out // Drawing Party at UrbanBeat Event Center
Friday, July 14, 5 PM - 8 PM
UrbanBeat Event Center
Come join us at UrbanBeat Event Center for a night of creative fun! They will provide the paints and paper, just bring your creativity! Cash bar will be open.
Ice Cream Social and Painting with your Dog Fundraiser!
Friday, July 14, 5 PM - 8 PM
Preuss Pets, 1127 N Cedar St, Lansing
Preuss Pets is excited to host this one-of-a-kind event that you don't want to miss!
They are helping to raise money for Gone 2 The Dogs Rescue in a really fun way!
*Bring your pooch in for a free ice cream sundae at Arctic Corner.
*Bring your pooch in for a painting experience! Take home a "paw-made" paint craft. (Donations to the rescue suggested.)
*Play "Toss the Poo." Preuss Pets will donate $5 to Gone to the Dogs for each winning poo fling.
Ed's Penny Picnic
Saturday, July 15, 3 PM - 11 PM
Zoobies Tavern 611 E Grand River Ave, Lansing
A backyard barbecue featuring live music from Melissa Lee and
Whiskey Diski & the Barrel Boys. Lemonade stand cocktails, infused iced teas,
lawn games, swag giveaways, and more!
History of Ed's Penny Picnic: For many years, Zoobie’s was called Ed’s Bar, and years
ago, Ed would have an annual picnic at a local park for his regular customers.
The story goes that there was a plate above the mirror behind the bar, and if you
a penny on the plate, you got an invite to the picnic.
July 2017 Oars & Ales
Saturday, July 15, 4:30 PM - 8 PM
Lansing Brewing Company 518 E Shiawassee St, Lansing
Participants will be picked up at Lansing Brewing Company and will be transported
to the Red Cedar River at Aurelius Rd to begin their 2-hour kayaking or canoe trip, ending at the Lansing City Market! Participants will then return to Lansing
Brewing Company for the afterparty to swap stories of their adventure!
Participants will receive a t-shirt, a to-go crowler, a pair of sunglasses and other awesome giveaways!
4 fleets of 22 will be available, starting at 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, and 6:00.
A mixture of single kayaks, double kayaks, and canoes will be available for each fleet,
on a first-come, first-serve basis. You are welcome to bring your own boat if you prefer, and it will be shuttled to the launch point by River Town Adventures, then
back to your car. *Price of event remains the same if you choose to bring your own boat.
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