Looking for things to do around Lansing this weekend? There's a lot happening in town, as well as within a short drive.

Here's what's happening for the weekend of April 27-30, 2023.

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MSU Science Festival

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The annual MSU Science Festival continues through Sunday (4/30). Special events this weekend include Butterflies in the Garden, Plant Science Exploration, and Getting to the Root of Botany.


Coors Light Thirsty Thursday - Greek Night with the Lansing Lugnuts

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This Thursday (4/27) is Coors Light Thirsty Thursday - Greek Night with the Lansing Lugnuts. Fraternities and sororities - this is your night at Jackson Field! First pitch is at 6:05pm.


13th Annual Fairy Festival

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The 13th Annual Fairy Festival takes place Friday (4/28) and Saturday (4/29), centered at Jackson School of the Arts. This free event "includes arts and crafts, vendors, Ye Ole Fairy Shoppe, the Cupcake Cafe, a Fairy Garden Contest, Tea with Miss Jackson Crossroads, carriage rides, dancing fairies and performances by the Fairy Festival Players."


Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival

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The annual Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival is this Friday (4/28) through Sunday (4/30). Enjoy Michigan's oldest maple syrup festival, with a pancake fundraiser at the town fire station Friday night, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning; maple syrup exhibits; a petting zoo and lots more fun and games.


 

Books, Bites, & Bids

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Friday night (4/28) from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the East Lansing Public Library, it's the in-person return of Books, Bites, & Bids. The event is the library's biggest annual fundraiser, featuring a silent auction, food and drink, live entertainment and more.


April Alpaca Tours

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Like llamas, only nicer! Get up close and personal with the alpacas at Feighner Family Farms in Haslett this Saturday (4/29) from 10am to 1pm during their April Alpaca Tours. You'll even get the chance to feed the babies!


Meridian Farmers' Market

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The Meridian Farmers' Market is back outside at the pavilion behind Meridian Mall this Saturday (4/29) from 10am to 2pm. "Shop local and support area vendors featuring hot, ready to eat foods, produce, meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, breads, crafts and so much more!"


84th Opening Night at Owosso Speedway

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Founded in 1939, Owosso Speedway is Michigan's oldest speedway. Come out Saturday night (4/29) for the 84th Opening Night at Owosso Speedway, featuring side-by-side, three-wide racing with modifieds, street stocks, pure stocks, trucks, and sport compacts.


StateWide Astronomy Night

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Make plans to be at the MSU Observatory this Saturday night (4/29) from 7pm to 10pm for StateWide Astronomy Night. There'll be "public observing, plenty of hands-on activities, and live music performances by local artists and bands." The event is free.


Spring Wildflower Walk

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Head to Harris Nature Center in Okemos this Sunday beginning at 1pm for a Spring Wildflower Walk. "Spring beauty, bloodroot, trillium, and jack-in-the-pulpit are just a few of the many wonderful wildflowers in bloom."


Extra Inning at Capital City Market

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After Sunday's (4/30) Lansing Lugnuts game, bring the kids across the street for Extra Inning at Capital City Market. Show your Lugnuts ticket for free ice cream and hang out with Big Lug!

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