Lansing is home to several annual events that happen throughout the year, with plenty of spring and summer festivals to enjoy in the warm Michigan weather. Every June is the Riverbank Traditional Pow Wow, which celebrates the Woodland Indian cultures of Michigan. This festival takes place at the Adado Riverfront Park and offers dancing, drumming, singing, arts and crafts.

     Also in June is the Delta Rocks Family Festival in Sharp Park, which features clowns, live animals, inflatable attractions, kid's make-it-take-it craft booths, face painting, live entertainment, music, pony rides, and more. The annual Festival of Sun offers adults the chance to sample mid-Michigan’s premiere wines, microbrews and gourmet food tasting on the banks of the Grand River in Ohio Town.

     Summer is also time for music with the Common Ground Festival in July, taking place in down town Lansing, where visitors can listen to an outstanding line-up of local and national level musical acts. The August heat is also the perfect time to take in the sounds and tastes of the Caribbean when the Lansing Community College brings the Caribbean Festival to town for a celebration of music, culture and food. This is also the month when there is a bit of Jazz flavor in Old Town, along with galleries and art exhibits. The tone of Old Town turns to the Blues in September, with live performances on two stages along with food vendors and beverage tents.

     Fall is also the time when the MSU Spartans return to the field for some college football. The winter means it is MSU basketball season and hockey season too.

      Every November the city is aglow with the holiday spirit for the Silver Bells in the City parade, which attracts more than 50,000 visitors each year, who gather for lighting of Michigan’s official tree.