Saturday, August 11, 10 AM – 8 PM
Allen Neighborhood Center, 1611 East Kalamazoo Street, Lansing Eastside Neighborhood

The Lansing Eastside Folklife Festival is a family-friendly event celebrating Michigan’s rich cultural heritage—the music, dance, art, crafts, food, and cultural traditions of our state and beyond.


This event is free and open to the public!

Donations will be accepted on site for those interested in supporting the festival.

Sponsors and Partners

This festival is hosted by Michigan State University’s Office of University Outreach and Engagement and the Allen Neighborhood Center; both groups prioritize inclusive, community-driven learning and growth activities.


For general information about the festival, call (517) 249-5208 or email

For general information about the Allen Neighborhood Center, contact Denise Paquette, Outreach and Development Director, (517) 999-3924,

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