Saturday, August 11, 10 AM – 8 PM
Allen Neighborhood Center, 1611 East Kalamazoo Street, Lansing Eastside Neighborhood
FREE and family friendly!
This event is free and open to the public!
Donations will be accepted on site for those interested in supporting the festival.
Getting to the Festival
Because parking is limited, we encourage festival visitors to walk, skateboard, take the bus, ride your bike, share a ride, or use a rideshare app.
Driving: For those who are able, a shuttle will leave every 20 minutes from the Indian Trails/Michigan Flyer parking lot at the corner of E. Michigan Ave and Detroit St. To avoid interfering with the buses, parking is available in the northeast corner of that lot (near the corner of Howard and E. Michigan). Additional parking is available across Detroit St. at the Street Kitchen lot. Look for the Faith Fellowship Baptist Church van that has been generously donated for the day.
Handicap parking is available on Kalamazoo St. in front of the Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC). A limited number of parking spaces are available in the lot behind Neogen Corporation, on the opposite side of East Kalamazoo St. from ANC.
Biking: Lansing Eastside is a very bikeable neighborhood. Kalamazoo Street, between Harrison Road and Larch Street, has designated bike lanes. Secure, valet bike parking is available for a small donation at the Lansing Bike Co-op. The Co-op is only one block away from the festival at 1715 East Kalamazoo St.
Bus: The #1 CATA bus that connects the Lansing, East Lansing, and Okemos communities runs closest to the festival. If you exit at a stop on Michigan Ave (near Shepard St. or Allen St., the festival is only a five minute walk south to Kalamazoo St.
We celebrate Michigan foodways and local food entrepreneurs at the Lansing Eastside Folklife Festival. You’ll find diverse cuisines that can cater to a wide variety of dietary needs.
Anishinabe Meejim - Native American food — Indian tacos, fry bread, blanket dogs, wild rice soup, buffalo chili, nachos, hot dogs, buffalo burgers, fries, soft drinks.
Building Blocks of Michigan - Fresh, healthful food options including pulled pork sliders, caprese melts, Michigan salad, corn and tomato salad, brownies, watermelon, potato chips, corn on the cob, and an assortment of beverages
Sanctuary Pizza - organic, sourdough pizza crusts topped with homemade sauces and locally sourced ingredients
Teff-Rific - Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisine, MSU Dairy ice cream on a teff cone, Iced and hot coffee, tea, etc.
Apple Blossom Kombucha
Youth Service Corps - Serving lemonade varieties, assorted snacks, water bottles, etc.
Learn more about the Allen Neighborhood Center Incubator Kitchens that house some of the above food vendors.