This Weekend in Lansing: Rodeo, Chocolate, Free Fishing and More
Looking for things to do in Lansing this weekend? There's plenty to plug into, from the MSU Spartan Stampede Rodeo, Free Fishing Weekend and more! Here's what's happening February 16-19, 2023.
Old Town Chocolate Walk
Enjoy some decadent treats during the Old Town Chocolate Walk this Friday (2/17) and Saturday (2/18). It's a fundraiser for the Old Town Commercial Association, a non-profit whose mission is to continue revitalizing Lansing's Old Town. Ticket-holders will receive a box to collect their chocolate treasures, a punch card, and a map of participating businesses.
MSU Spartan Stampede Rodeo
The 53rd Annual MSU Spartan Stampede Rodeo is happening at MSU Pavilion this Friday (2/17) through Sunday (2/19). After Monday's tragedy at Michigan State, those involved with the MSU Rodeo Club debated whether it was appropriate to go forward with this year's rodeo. The club posted on its Facebook page that "while we have decided to cancel our Youth Day on Friday, we will proceed with the MSU Charity Jackpot on Thursday and the Spartan Stampede Rodeo scheduled for Feb. 17-19 at the MSU Pavilion. We will prove that evil will not win. And we will show that Spartans Will…remain strong."
Winter Warrior Patio Party
Lansing Brewing Company is hosting a Winter Warrior Patio Party on Saturday (2/18) from 1pm to 5pm. Live music, a roaring fire pit and outdoor grilling are just some of the things you'll encounter at this event. A portion of the day's proceeds will go to Ele's Place - a healing center for grieving children, teens, young adults, and their families.
Free Fishing Weekend
Michigan's first Free Fishing Weekend of the year is this Saturday (2/18) and Sunday (2/19). No fishing licenses are required on any of Michigan's waterways this weekend, including the Great Lakes; however, all other regular state fishing rules and regulations apply.
Love Your Pet Event
Got cats? Got dogs? Michigan Barn Wood and Salvage in Mason in hosting a Love Your Pet Event this Saturday (2/18) and Sunday (2/19) specifically designed for you. The event promises a variety of vendors with "leashes, collars, toys, treats, home décor, coasters, signs, coats" and more!
Build-Your-Own Bulb Garden
Can't wait for spring? Van Atta's Greenhouse and Flower Shop in Haslett has a Build-Your-Own Bulb Garden station planned for Saturday (2/18) and Sunday (2/19). There'll be brief seminars at noon both days to help you design an indoor bulb garden that you can transplant outside when the weather gets warmer!
Lansing Model Railroad Club Winter Open House
Lansing Model Railroad Club is hosting its Winter Open House this Sunday (2/19) from noon to 4pm. Everybody loves model trains! The event's taking place at the club's building located at 5309 Old Lansing Road in Lansing.