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Tidy Up REO Town

Tidy Up REO Town

Saturday May 22nd, 2021 - 10:00am - Saturday May 22nd, 2021 - 2:00pm

REO Town

Come out and help clean our Neighborhood!

Join us Saturday, May 22nd as we walk the neighborhood and surrounding river trail and pick up trash. Help us keep our neighborhood beautiful!

Register Online
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Pre-register to help us facilitate a safe and socially distanced event - and get a free volunteer shirt from the City of Lansing!

Disposable gloves, trash bags, and maps will be provided at check-in.
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Juneteenth Festival (517)

Juneteenth Festival (517)

Saturday June 19th, 2021 - 4:00pm - Saturday June 19th, 2021 - 10:00pm

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On June 19th, 2021, REO Town will be hosting its first Juneteenth Festival! The Juneteenth Festival is a unique opportunity for the Mid-Michigan region to celebrate black art, culture, and experience.

This festival will feature electric live performances, black-owned food and business vendors, informational booths, activities, and more, all while taking place in Lansing's most upbeat district, REO Town.

The event will be held right on South Washington Ave, and vendors will span from South st to E. Elm St.

Performers and Vendor announcements to come.

This event is made possible through the generous support of MSUFCU's Desk Drawer Fund.

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Annual Events

REO Town may be best known for its special events. Our organization is volunteer-driven, and we are always on the looking out for sponsors (both in-kind and financial), volunteers (that’s you!), and interesting new event concepts. Roughly half of REO Town’s events are coordinated by the REO Town Promotions Committee while the other half are partnerships with other neighborhood and event planning organizations.

REO Town Art Attack!

REO Town Art Attack! is a free, all-ages, outdoor art festival in REO Town! In partnership with REACH Studio Art Center, Art Attack! offers attendees opportunities to make art and celebrate local creators. Vendors line Washington Avenue, with live music and food trucks across the neighborhood. This event takes place in late August/early September.

Nightmare Off Elm Street

Nightmare Off Elm Street is REO Town's neighborhood Halloween party! Businesses stay open late, housing pop-up shows from local artists. Come from 5-8 to grab a bite and check out the exhibitions, then stick around for an evening of costume parties, burlesque and drag shows, and spooky hijinks! This event takes place in late October.

Art and Craft Beer Fest

Art and Craft Beer Fest is a collaboration with I'm a Beer Hound. Activating multiple neighborhood venues, Art and Craft Beer Fest presents an array of film, music, comedy and fine art, along with an impressive selection of local microbrews. A unique aspect of this festival is that it runs from 1PM to 10PM, and includes family-friendly activities during the day. Bounce between heated, indoors spaces and enjoy all that REO Town has to offer! This event takes place in early February.

Lansing Beer Fest

Lansing Beer Fest is an outdoor beer festival on Washington Avenue between South St. and Elm St. in REO Town. The festival features 20+ Michigan Breweries and around 100 craft beers, as well as a variety of ciders and spirits. In addition to the great beer selection, the event offers food trucks, live music, vendors and more! This event takes place in mid June.

REO Town Thrift Store Gala and Burlesque Extravaganza

REO Town’s biggest, weirdest fundraiser, the Thrift Store Gala features burlesque and circus arts performers in a warehouse space somewhere in the REO Town area. Attendees are encouraged to wear thrift or vintage apparel and Decadence Dolls, a Lansing pin-up photography studio, sponsors a ‘Miss Thrift’ pageant.

How to Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in REO Town. Attend a board meeting, join a sub-committee, become a member of the commercial association, or just hang out at one of our local businesses!

Sponsorship Tiers

1st Stack

$250

Per Year
  • 2 tickets to any REO Town Event
  • Social Media Mention for one event
  • Vendor Space at one event
  • 1 Mainstage Sign at any REO Town Event

2nd Stack

$500

Per Year
  • 2 Tickets and 2 VIP Tickets for any REO Town Event
  • Social Media Mentions for all events
  • Vendor Space at one event
  • 1 Mainstage Sign for two REO Town Events

3rd Stack

$1000

Per Year
  • 5 Tickets and 5 VIP Tickets for any REO Town Event
  • Social Media for all events and one special promotion
  • Vendor space for all events
  • Mainstage signage at all REO Town Events