2023 Concerts in the Park + Movies in the Park this Summer in Lansing

Concerts in the Park + Movies – Lansing’s Guide to Park Entertainment this Summer

What’s better than a park, a movie, or a concert?! Well, movies in the park and concerts in the park, of course!

From, north to south, east to west, the Lansing area has plenty of outdoor entertainment each summer.

Moores Park Concerts in the Park
A concert in the park in Lansing

Continue to check back as this page will continue to update as the summer continues.

Use this guide to find when and where there will be a spot for your family to spend lovely evenings with the family of music and cinema this summer.

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Music in the park events provide a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to gather outdoors and enjoy live musical performances, creating a vibrant and inclusive community atmosphere. Here’s where you can find music in the park most every day of the week this summer.

SUNDAY Music Events

Music in the Garden
W. J. Beal Botanical Garden
330 W Circle Dr, East Lansing, 48823

MSU Music and Beal Botanical Garden fuse art and science in summer concert series.

Sundays 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | July 16, August 13, September 10 & 24, 2023

TUESDAY Music Events

Delta Township Music in the Park
Sharp Park, 1401 Elmwood Rd, Lansing 48917

Enjoy some great music this summer! Join family, friends, and neighbors at these four fantastic concerts this summer and take some time to chill out and relax. Concerts will start at 7 p.m. with an opener for all dates. Bring chairs or blankets as the concerts will take place on the ball diamond. Food trucks will be available 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tuesdays 7 p.m. | May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, 2023
Eastwood Towne Center
3003 Preyde Blvd, Lansing 48912

Free. Live music. Pull up a chair for this open-air concert experience.

Tuesdays 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | June 6 – 27, 2023
Harmony Garden Family Concert
1401 S. Brown Street, Jackson, 49203

Family-friendly music in a cool, outdoor atmosphere. Bring a blanket or a chair and prepare to boogie!

Tuesdays 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | May 16 & 23, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, and October 3, 2023

WEDNESDAY Music Events

Eaton Rapids Music in the Park
GAR Island Park, 150 Hamlin St, Eaton Rapids, 48827

Grab a friend and and your dancing shoes! It’s time for summer music in the park.

Wednesdays 6 p.m. | June 14 – August 23, 2023
Lansing Concerts in the Park 
Various Neighborhood Parks

Held throughout the summer at select Lansing parks on Wednesday evenings. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets!

Wednesdays 7 p.m. | June 14 – August 9, 2023
No concerts the week of July 3 or July 10
MSU Carillon Music Series
West Circle Drive near the MSU Museum, East Lansing, 48823

Bring chairs or spread a blanket out. Picnics encouraged. Concerts are held rain or shine, but will be canceled due to inclement weather.

Wednesdays 6 p.m. | July 5 – August 29, 2023
St. Johns Concerts in the Park
St. Johns City Park, 804 W Park Dr, Saint Johns, 48879

There’s no better way to savor a summer night than spending a warm evening outdoors for a concert in the park. Concerts are held rain or shine, and are FREE of charge, although donations are graciously accepted.

Wednesdays 7 p.m. | June 14 – August 30, 2023
Twilliger’s Music in the Streets
116 E Grand River, Laingsburg, 48848

Featuring the Clarkson Band. Follow their Facebook page for details.

Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. | Mid-June – October 2023
Cooley Gardens Concerts in the park
Concert in the park at Cooley Gardens in Lansing

THURSDAY Music Events

DeWitt Concerts in the Park
Riverside Park, 415 S Bridge Street, DeWitt 48820

Bring a chair, blanket, and bug spray! Food concessions will be available for purchase.

Thursdays 7 p.m. | June 15, 29 and July 13, 27, 2023
Ella’s Patio Parties
Ella Sharp Museum, 3225 Fourth Street, Jackson, MI 49203

Live music, food, and beverages, outside on Farm Lane. Food by the 308 Brass Rail. Please bring your own camp chair/blankets. FREE for Members, $10 for non-members.

Thursdays | June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28, 2023
Grand Ledge Music in the Park
Jaycee Park, 525 E River St, Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Bring your friends and a lawn chair or blanket. There will be food concessions available onsite. 

Thursdays 7 p.m. | June 22 – August 17, 2023
Holt Music in the Garden
Veterans Memorial Gardens Amphitheater, 2074 Aurelius, Holt 48842

Free, family friendly concerts on Thursdays in July! A food truck will be on site for each concert. 

Thursdays 7 p.m. | July 6 – 27, 2023
Laingsburg Music in the Park
McClintock Park, 255 E. McClintock, Laingsburg MI 48848

Free concert series at the Amphitheater at McClintock Park! Bring your blanket/chairs and your dancing shoes.

Thursdays 7 p.m. | July 6 – August 10, 2023
Mason Thursday Night Live
Downtown Mason

Concert-goers of all ages are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sprawl on the lawn and enjoy live family entertainment.

2nd and 4th Thursdays 6:30 p.m. | May 25 – September 14, 2023
Owosso Amphitheater Summer Concerts
122 E Main St, Owosso, Michigan 48867

Food trucks, shopping, live music, and a fantastic time awaits!

Free Concerts:
Thursdays 7:30 p.m. | August 3, 10, 17, 24
Portland Sounds of Summer
Two Rivers Bandshell, Portland, MI 48875

FREE entertainment and music at Two Rivers Bandshell. Stop by a local establishment for refreshments, bring your family & friends, lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of community!

Thursdays 6:30 | June 1 – September 7, 2023; no concert July 6
Williamston Summer Concert Series
McCormick Park, 230 N. Putnam Ave, Williamston, MI 48895

Free weekly concerts return in Williamston’s McCormick Park!

Thursdays 7 p.m. | May 25 – August 17, 2023

FRIDAY Music Events

Concerts at the Courthouse
Howell Courthouse Amphitheater, 200 E. Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843

A variety of local area musicians take center stage each Friday night throughout the summer on the Courthouse lawn! A free, family (and pet)-friendly venue featuring rock, folk and blues entertainment.

Fridays 7 p.m. | July 7 – August 25, 2023
East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Ann Street Plaza, corner of Albert & M.A.C. Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823

Featuring seven free, live performances on Fridays in downtown East Lansing. Outdoor dining is available at several downtown restaurants located adjacent to the plaza and the Albert EL Fresco is also located adjacent to the plaza. If it rains, the concerts will be canceled.

Fridays 7 p.m. | July 7, 14, 21 and August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023
Lake Lansing Park South Friday Night Concerts
Lake Lansing Park South Band Shell, 1621 Pike St, Haslett, MI 48840

Enjoy a concert every Friday night at the Lake Lansing Park South Band Shell. Parking and admission are free. Bring your lawn chair and a picnic!

Fridays 7 p.m. | June 2 – August 25, 2023


Pop the popcorn, fill up the drink cooler, and get ready to spread out your blanket and chairs! Here’s where you can enjoy movies in the park for classic summer nights under the stars.

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Movie at the Capitol in Lansing
Eaton Rapids Movies in the Park
GAR Island Park, 150 Hamlin St, Eaton Rapids, 48827

Shows will begin at dark. Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on, some snacks and refreshments and enjoy a film under the stars!

Dates: June 9 & 23, July 3 & 21, August 5 & 18, 2023
Meridian Freedom Fest Movie in the Village
Meridian Historical Village, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos 48864

The movie will begin at 9:30 p.m., but viewers are encouraged to arrive thirty minutes early.  Be sure to bring a blanket or a chair.

Friday, June 9, 2023 – The Wiz
Friday, June 16, 2023 – Queen of Katwe
Summer Movies in the Park
Vermontville City Park, East Main St, Vermontville 49096

Concessions available for a small fee. Movie will start at 9:30 p.m.

Friday, June 16, 2023
St. Johns Lutheran Church Summer Outdoor Movies
511 E Sturgis St, St. Johns 48879

Local food truck food available for purchase onsite. Bring the kids out for a night of fun including a bounce and an outdoor movie. Be sure to pack a blanket or a chair for seating.

Fridays at 5:30 p.m./Movie begins at dusk | June 30, July 28, & August 25, 2023
Laingsburg Movies in the Park
255 E McClintock, Laingsburg 48848

Make sure to plan ahead and bring a comfortable blanket to sit on, along with some cash for purchasing concessions. Alternatively, you can opt to pack your own food and have a lovely picnic on-site beneath the stars.

Wednesdays at dusk | July 12 – August 16, 2023
Moonlight Film Festival
Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Ct, East Lansing 48823

A free outdoor film series, featuring movies shown on a big screen in Valley Court Park. Bring a blanket/lawn chair.

Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.| July 13 & 27, and August 10 & 24, 2023
Drive-In Movie at Gier Community Center
2400 Hall St, Lansing, 48906

$10 per car. The parking lot opens at 8:30 PM with a movie start time of 9:15 PM. Call 517-483-4313 with questions. Featured movie: Super Mario Bros Movie.

Friday, July 14, 2023
Movie at the Courthouse
Ingham County Courthouse, 315 S Jefferson St, Mason, 48854

Outdoor movie showing of Encanto begins at 8:30 p.m. Bring a blanket, a picnic or movie snacks, and snuggle up with your friends or family.

Friday, July 21, 2023
Christmas in July
405 S Washington St, Owosso, 48867

Escape the summer heat and indulge in the magic of Christmas at the second annual Christmas in July event, hosted by the Steam Railroading Institute! This free event includes an open house experience featuring miniature train rides, the Yard Goat Caboose Rides, a visit from Santa Claus, a nighttime screening of The Polar Express, and more.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Museum open, Historic Passenger Car Tours, Yard Goat Caboose Rides
6:30 p.m. to dusk – Ice Cream cart from MSU Dairy, Museum open, Historic Passenger Car Tours, Yard Goat Caboose Rides, Santa visiting from the North Pole
9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. – A special announcement from Santa and the outdoor movie.

Saturday, July 22, 2023
Movie in the Park
Mt. Hope Park, 7419 E Mt. Hope Hwy, Grand Ledge 48837

Yard games will start at 7:30 p.m. and concessions will be available from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. (cash only). Movie will start at approximately 9:15 p.m.

Friday, August 4, 2023
Moonlight Movies
Veterans Memorial Garden, 2074 Aurelius Rd, Holt 48842

Free family movies. Popcorn available by donation. Movies to be shown include: The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Aug 4), Top Gun Maverick (Aug 11) and Strange World (Aug 18).

Fridays August 4, 11, and 18, 2023 I 9 p.m.
Movie in the Ballfield
Fitzgerald Ballfield by Island Park, Grand Ledge 48837

Gates open at 8 p.m. Movie begins at approximately 9 p.m. Movie will be canceled if weather is inclement. Movie shown Jurassic Park.

Friday, August 11, 2023
Movie Under The Stars
2635 N M52, Owosso 48867

Enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars the DeVries Nature Conservatory. Bring your own seating, snacks, and bug spray. Popcorn available by donation. Pre-registration required – Registration will open on our website members on July 19 and to the general public on July 26.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

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