Lansing Events Calendar: Lansing Area Weekly Planner for Families

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Events Calendar – Lansing, East Lansing & Beyond

Is your family looking for daily things to do in and around Lansing, Michigan?

Use this list of regularly recurring events, like storytimesopen play times, and farmers market schedules, to plan your day.

The Top Picks section is where we put our favorites!

The weekly planner is organized by day so you can choose events that fit your schedule. Some activities are off during school breaks or public holidays, so check first that they’re happening before you go.

Top Picks

19
April2021
Act One Family: The Bremen Town MusiciansBased on the classic Grimm’s fairy tale, this delightful story about discovering one’s purpose and creating community is as fresh and meaningful today as it was 200 hundred years ago. Appropriate for ages 5-10. Performance will be available for viewing between April 19 & 24, 2021, through the secure link provided after registration.
 
10amVirtual Performance
22
April2021
Flick’s Family Film Festival $5 tickets, free for kids 12 & under.
3:25pm-5:55pmCelebration Cinema Lansing
200 E. Edgewood Blvd
Lansing, MI 48911
23
April2021
Family Fun Days: Backyard CrittersMeet some of the wildlife you might find in your very own backyard! General Admission: $12 per person, Ages 5+
6:30pm-8:30pmHowell Nature Center
1005 Triangle Lake Rd
Howell, MI 48843
24
April2021
Night at the Museum (MSU Science Fest)An evening of family-friendly learning about harvesting, saving, and sharing seeds as part of the MSU Science Festival. Explore the many ways artists investigate the health of our planet through art and how you can help take care of our world, starting in your own backyard.
7pm-8pmVirtual Event
24 & 25
April2021
LEGO®Palooza 2021: A Family FUNdraiser!A two-day fundraising extravaganza with LEGO®-themed activities for the whole family! Enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities designed to support a safe, socially distanced experience. Reserve your spot in advance!
9am-4pmImpression 5 Science Center
200 Museum Drive
Lansing, MI 48933
25
April2021
Public Planetarium Show: Robots on MarsElla Sharp Museum will be offering in-person planetarium shows, at 1pm & 3pm! Seating is limited for social distancing. Pre-registration is required and masks must be worn throughout. $6 for Adults, $4 for Kids
1pm-3:45pmElla Sharp Museum
3225 Fourth St
Jackson, MI 49203
30
April2021
Fabulous Fun Pack Friday’sIncludes 1 hour jump time, arcade, laser tag, pizza and pop for 4 people for $79.99, a $20 savings.
3pm-8pmLaunch Trampoline Park – Lansing
1982 W Grand River Rd
Okemos, MI 48864
1
May2021
Kite Flying Day!Come celebrate spring at our second annual Kite Flying Day. Bring your chair and enjoy the beautiful sights or fly your own kite!
1pm-4pmDeVries Nature Conservancy
2635 N Michigan 52
Owosso, MI 48867
9
May2021
East Lansing Downtown Underground MarketShop for fresh, farm-grown Michigan produce and locally made crafts and products at the market.
10am-2pmM.A.C. Avenue Garage
310 M. A. C. Ave
East Lansing, MI 48823
15
May2021
Make It! Think Tank Workshops: Stained Glass MosaicsExperience innovative Think Tank workshops that give youth makers ages 9-14 the opportunity to build new skills and get creative with tools and technology in a project-based and challenging environment! Design, build, and take home your own creations! Registration required, $30/Member, $35/Not-Yet Member.
10am-12pmImpression 5 Science Center
200 Museum Drive
Lansing, MI 48933

One Time Events

One-time events can be found on the Lansing Family Fun Facebook Calendar.

Weekly Planner

This is where you’ll find Lansing events that are on repeat each week.

MONDAYS

10:30 am 

CADL Tales Live! 🆓
» Capital Area District Library– Online event. Stories and songs to entertain the little ones, geared for ages up to six.


  7 pm   

CADL Tales Live! 🆓
» Capital Area District Library– Online event. Stories and songs to entertain the little ones, geared for ages up to six.

TUESDAYS

10:30 am     

Virtual Storytime 🆓
» Jackson District Library– Every Tuesday the library will share a prerecorded storytime on their Facebook page. (Jan 5-May 25, 2021)


11 am       

Preschool Storytime 🆓
» Grand Ledge Area District Library– Preschool Storytime for 3-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents, or caregivers. Stories, songs, and literacy enhancing activities! (Nov 17, 2020-Apr 27, 2021)


6:30 pm 

$2 Tuesdays
» Rollhaven– 6:30-8:30pm. $2 admission, $2 rental, $2 pizza, $2 soda & $2 Bounce House (54″ & under). (Feb 2-Apr 27, 2021)


WEDNESDAYS

10:30 am    

CADL Tales Live! 🆓
» Capital Area District Library– Online event. Stories and songs to entertain the little ones, geared for ages up to six.

Virtual Playgroup 🆓
» Delta Township District Library– Join Miss Becky and Miss Emily via Zoom for a short storytime, virtual playtime, and social interaction for kids and caregivers. Ages birth-5. (Apr 7-Apr 28, 2021)

Virtual Storytime 🆓
» DeWitt District Library– Each week, Ms. Jozefa and Ms. Mindy will host a Zoom storytime with stories and songs and time for participants to interact and share. (Apr 7-May 19, 2021)


3 pm  

Allen Farmers Market
» Allen Farmers Market– Indoor market, 3pm-6:30pm. Masks required. (Jan 6-May, 2021)


7 pm      

CADL Tales Live! 🆓
» Capital Area District Library– Online event. Stories and songs to entertain the little ones, geared for ages up to six.


THURSDAYS

9:30 am 

Play & Learn 
» Red Cedar Gymnastics – Explorative free play for a child (walking through age 6) and one special adult inside of our Kinder Gym. Advanced registration REQUIRED! $10/child


10 am 

ALS Storytime 🆓
» Fowlerville District Library– Learn signs, sing songs and play in this interactive story time on Facebook Live. (Apr 15-Jun 24, 2021)


10:30 am   

Virtual Storytime 🆓
» Jackson District Library– Join the JDL staff every Thursday for a live storytime! (Jan 7-May 27, 2021)


FRIDAYS 

10 am   

Toddler Time
» Launch Lansing– 9am-12pm. A great experience for kids 5 and under to socialize with kids of their own age group.  $10 for the first child, $5 additional for age-appropriate siblings.

Virtual Storytime 🆓
» Bath Township Public Library– Virtual storytime via zoom! Register in advance. (Apr 2-Nov 19, 2021)


10:30 am

CADL Tales Live! 🆓
» Capital Area District Library– Online event. Stories and songs to entertain the little ones, geared for ages up to six.

Virtual Storytime 🆓
» Delta Township District Library– Join DTDL’s Youth Staff for video storytimes featuring all your favorite storytime activities: stories, rhymes, music, movement, and more! (Apr 9-Apr 30, 2021)
» DeWitt District Library– Each week, Ms. Jozefa and Ms. Mindy will host a Zoom storytime with stories and songs and time for participants to interact and share. (Apr 9-May 21, 2021)
» East Lansing Public Library– Join ELPL on their Facebook page for an online storytime! We will wave hello, read a book and sing some songs. (Apr 23-May 28, 2021)


11 am 

Virtual Preschool Family Storytime 🆓
» Grand Ledge Area District Library– Families can join us each Friday for our Virtual Storytimes! We’ve selected fun stories and activities to share with you! Watch, listen, play and sing along with us! (Jan 8-Apr 30, 2021)


4:30 pm 

Full STEAM Ahead- Online! 🆓
» Capital Area District Libraries– Join us online on Fridays for games to help you learn about logic, strategy, math, engineering and art. Ages 7+ *Registration required by emailing wuh@cadl.org. (Mar 5-May 14, 2021)


6 pm   

Friday Night Skate & Laser Tag
» Allskate Fun Center– 6-11pm. $12 admission, $4 skate rental, masks required. (Apr 9-May 28, 2021)


7 pm       

Friday Night Open Skate
» Edru Skate– 7-10pm. Family rate: 4 for $45, includes rental


SATURDAYS

9 am   

Toddler Time
» Launch Lansing– 9am-10am. A great experience for kids 5 and under to socialize with kids of their own age group.  $10 for the first child, $5 additional for age appropriate siblings.


10 am   

Rollers & Strollers
» Edru Skate– 10am-12pm. For ages 7 and under, $8.


 1 pm 

All Day Skate!  
» Rollhaven– 1-6pm. Get your skates on and bring the whole family for an afternoon of affordable fun! Admission $7.50, rental $4. (Feb 6-Apr 24, 2021)


SUNDAYS

3 pm 

Virtual Planetarium Show
» Ella Sharp Museum– Enjoy the wonders of the cosmos through our virtualized planetarium shows from your own home via Zoom. $5/person (Feb 7-Dec 19, 2021)

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