May Calendar – Awesome Things to do with Families in Lansing 2018

Want to Know What is Going on in Lansing During the Month of May?

The warm and summer months are upon us…finally, and we all know what that means. We are going to pack as much fun in as we can. We will soak up those beautiful rays of sunshine and live it up until it’s time to head back to playing indoors or getting on our snow gear. There are so many cool things happening this season, Lansing Family Community! I can’t wait to get out there and have some fun.

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May Tidbits
Ongoing May Activities
May 1-5
May 6-12
May 13-19
May 20-26
May 27-31

May Tidbits

Impression 5 has reciprocal benefits for members and this month it’s with the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum.

Rivertown Adventures is back open for the season as of late April. Yay! This is one of my favorite things to do in our city! Rent by the hour or go on one of their adventures. They also have events throughout the summer so stay tuned.

Arts Pub (formerly Arts Pizza Bar and Grill) is opening up in May. It is co-owned by the same owner of Good Truckin’ Diner so I can only gather this place will be just as awesome! And even better, it’s open late!

Ongoing May Activities

Daily Calendar for May

Tuesday, May 1

T.A.C.O Tuesdays at NCG, Celebration and Regal Lansing. Cheaper tickets at $6 or $5. Woo!

4-H Creativity in Gaming Series Looking for something awesome to do for your older but still a kid? This class sounds really sweet!

Wednesday, May 2

Reading with the Animals Potter Park Zoo and Delta District Library Team up for a really cool event!

Dance Theatre of Harlem at The Wharton Center.

Bring your own game night at Blue Owl Coffee at 7:30PM.

Thursday, May 3

Date night: AOTA hosts a monthly music night called Outside In. Each month they highlight a local music artist while resident DJ’s spin for the night.

Blue Owl Kid Friendly Coffee Shop Lansing ReoTown

Friday, May 4

80’s Dance Party at Alive! In Charlotte. This place is so awesome! For ages 9 and up.

Live Music at Blue Owl Coffee at 7:30PM.

Friday Mini-Markets at the Holt Farmers Market Every Friday at 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Featuring: Big Daddy’s Big Dawgs, Otto’s Chicken, and Lonesome Pines Beef.

Fenner Nature Center Kids Lansing

Saturday, May 5 

See Avengers during the Sensory Movie Series. Family Hope Foundation and Celebration Team up for something special.

Family Day at Eli & Edyth Broad Art Museum.

Family Bird Walk at Fenner Nature Center. Trails will be stroller friendly!

Lansing Police Department’s 125th Anniversary Celebration. Michigan Ave in front of the Lansing Center till 5PM. Cops and Doughnuts will be on site.

Nature Store Hour at Fenner Nature Center. Must RSVP.

Barre & Boutique Pop-Up Class at Sweetlees Boutique. A FREE Barre Code Class starts at 10:30am in Mason.

Goat Yoga at Shawhaven Farm at 9am, 10:15am, or 11:30am.

Taco Wars at Ruckus Taco inside The Avenue.

Abrams Planetarium Enjoy “What Would Aliens Breathe? All About Atmospheres”, great for kids.

Children’s Uke Performance and Uke Petting Zoo at Sigh Studio of Music in Old Town.

Children’s Floral Design at Where the Wild Things Bloom.

Opening Day for the Grand Ledge Farmers Market.

Sunday, May 6

Fairy Garden Workshop at Alive! in Charlotte. For ages 3-12.

Taco Wars at Ruckus Taco inside The Avenue.

Monday, May 7

Messy Mondays at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique 10:30 – 11:30am

Baby and Toddler Music class at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique 5:45 – 6:15pm

Open Mic Night at Blue Owl Coffee at 7:30PM.

Tuesday May 8

Story time and play group at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique 10:15 – 11:15am. FREE

T.A.C.O Tuesdays at NCG, Celebration and Regal Lansing. Cheaper tickets at $6 or $5. Woo!

4-H Creativity in Gaming Series Looking for something awesome to do for your older but still a kid? This class sounds really sweet!

Board Games Family Lansing

Wednesday May 9

Parent and Child Yoga at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique. 0-3 years 5:30 – 6pm, 3-6 years 6:15 – 6:45pm.

Bring your own game night at Blue Owl Coffee at 7:30PM.

Thursday May 10

Baby and Toddler Music class at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique 10 – 10:30am

Friday May 11

Live Music at Blue Owl Coffee at 7:30PM.

Impressions 5 Members Night Out Skate the night away at Suburban Ice in East Lansing.

LSO: Pictures at an exhibition at the Wharton Center.

Parent’s Great Escape at Alive! Drop your kids off and have a blast yourself!

Friday Mini-Markets at the Holt Farmers Market Every Friday at 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Featuring: Big Daddy’s Big Dawgs, Otto’s Chicken, and Lonesome Pines Beef.

Historic Center Downtown Lansing Kids

Saturday May 12

Alice’s Mad Hatter Tea Party at REACH Art Studio.

Adopt a River with Impression 5.

Food Fitness Fun Fair at Gier Community Center.

Say Yes! To Michigan Day at the Michigan Historic Center. Live music, Free, Design your own lighthouse and more!

See a Baseball game the way it was done in the 1860’s during Walker Tavern Historic Site’s – Walker Wheels vs. Greenfield Village La-De-Dahs

Jumbo Luau and Patio Bar Grand Re-Opening at The Cosmos. Patio is kid friendly.

Plaster Handprinting Worshop at Where the Wild Things Bloom.

Parent and Child Yoga at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique. 0-3 years 9 – 9:30am, 3-6 years 9:45 – 10:15am.

Science Weekends at Impression 5. Each Saturday I5 holds a fun hands on project or experiment for kids from 11 – 12.

Lansing River Trail Kids Deer

Sunday May 13

MP Social is hosting a Mother’s Day Fit and Fresh Brunch on the riverfront. 10am – 3pm. Call for reservations.

Mother’s Day buffet at Claddagh Irish Pub.

Go to Potter Park Zoo on Mother’s day. Mom’s get FREE admission.

Monday May 14

Messy Mondays at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique 10:30 – 11:30am

Visit the Bug House during their open house hours.

Baby and Toddler Music class at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique 5:45 – 6:15pm

Open Mic Night at Blue Owl Coffee at 7:30PM.

Tuesday May 15

Story time and play group at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique 10:15 – 11:15am. FREE

T.A.C.O Tuesdays at NCG, Celebration and Regal Lansing. Cheaper tickets at $6 or $5. Woo!

Tadpole Story Time at Impressions 5. 11am – 12pm in the Edison Room.

4-H Creativity in Gaming Series Looking for something awesome to do for your older but still a kid? This class sounds really sweet!

Date Night: Attend Tip Jar, a live advice show at Robin Theatre. This event is so cool and innovative. Panel members give proceeds to a non-profit of their choice! How cool is that!?

Wednesday May 16

Allen Farmers Market opens it’s outdoor season today! (Open all year round indoors)

Parent and Child Yoga at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique. 0-3 years 5:30 – 6pm, 3-6 years 6:15 – 6:45pm.

Food Frenzie at the Holt Farmers Market 5-8pm with Mark Grinnell.

Bring your own game night at Blue Owl Coffee at 7:30PM.

Thursday May 17 

Baby and Toddler Music class at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique 10 – 10:30am.

Date night: Stand Up for St. Jude. Comedy event at Robin Theatre.

Inaugural Lansing Made 517 Day A community celebration at Lansing City Market.

Friday May 18

Acoustic Lunch: Hatchet Man And The Frog at Eli & Edyth Broad Art Museum.

Friday Mini-Markets at the Holt Farmers Market Every Friday at 2:00pm to 6:00pm Featuring: Big Daddy’s Big Dawgs, Otto’s Chicken, and Lonesome Pines Beef.

Live Music at Blue Owl Coffee at 7:30PM.

All of the Above at the East Lansing Art Festival

Saturday May 19

East Lansing Art Festival! Check out the Children’s area to do arts and crafts, see a magic show, and learn how to Break Dance from the awesome instructors at All of the Above Hip Hop Academy, and so much more.

Lids for Kids at the Marshall Street Fire Station is a great day for kids and parents. Bike Helmets are properly fitted for every kid that attends. Kids can tour fire engines, play games and register to WIN a FREE bike and other prizes.

Parent and Child Yoga at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique. 0-3 years 9 – 9:30am, 3-6 years 9:45 – 10:15am.

Art Lab Opening Weekend! Get the first look at the new space!

All Boys Skate Free at Edru Skating Rink, 7:30pm to 11:30pm.

Hard Cider Run 5K at Uncle John’s Cider Mill.

Science Weekends at Impression 5. Each Saturday I5 holds a fun hands on project or experiment for kids from 11 – 12.

Oh Behave with the Mannerhausens are here from NY at Peppermint Creek. 2PM

Sunday May 20

Folk Jam at Woldumar Nature Center 2PM.

East Lansing Art Festival! Check out the Children’s area to do arts and crafts, see a magic show, and learn how to Break Dance from the awesome instructors at All of the Above Hip Hop Academy, and so much more.

Art Lab Opening Weekend! Get the first look at the new space!

Sixth Annual Alternative Beekeepers Gathering in Jackson. Children FREE.

Take Some momma or dad time and try out Creative Wellness in the beautiful Eli & Edyth Broad. I’ve done this class and it is so much fun, refreshing, and a great start to your week.

Oh Behave with the Mannerhausens are here from NY at Peppermint Creek. 2PM

Eli and Edyth Broad Creative Welness Class Moms Dads lansing east lansing msu campus

Monday May 21

Open Mic Night at Blue Owl Coffee at 7:30PM.

Tuesday May 22

4-H Creativity in Gaming Series Looking for something awesome to do for your older but still a kid? This class sounds really sweet!

T.A.C.O Tuesdays at NCG, Celebration and Regal Lansing. Cheaper tickets at $6 or $5. Woo!

Wednesday May 23

Bring your own game night at Blue Owl Coffee at 7:30PM.

Thursday May 24

Opening Weekend of the Southside Farmers Market!

Friday May 25

Donate on a date during Punks with Lunch Donation Drive.

Party with music, dancing, food and activities at the Cristo Rey Fiesta.

Live Music at Blue Owl Coffee at 7:30PM.

Friday Mini-Markets at the Holt Farmers Market Fridays 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Featuring: Big Daddy’s Big Dawgs, Otto’s Chicken, and Lonesome Pines Beef.

Saturday May 26 

See Show Dogs during the Sensory Movie Series Family Hope Foundation and Celebration Team up for something special.

Science Weekends at Impression 5. Each Saturday I5 holds a fun hands on project or experiment for kids from 11 – 12.

Party with music, dancing, food and activities at the Cristo Rey Fiesta.

Sunday May 27

Opening day at Walker Tavern Historic Site – Farmers Market.

Party with music, dancing, food and activities at the Cristo Rey Fiesta.

Monday May 28

Messy Mondays at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique 10:30 – 11:30am

Open Mic Night at Blue Owl Coffee at 7:30PM.

Opening Day at Hawk Island Splash Pad and Beach.

Opening Day at Lake Lansing South Park and Beach.

Opening Day at Birchfield Park and Beach.

Baby and Toddler Music class at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique 5:45 – 6:15pm

Tuesday May 29

T.A.C.O Tuesdays at NCG, Celebration and Regal Lansing. Cheaper tickets at $6 or $5. Woo!

4-H Creativity in Gaming Looking for something awesome to do for your older but still a kid? This class sounds really sweet!

Story time and play group at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique 10:15 – 11:15am. FREE

Wednesday May 30

Parent and Child Yoga at Mother & Earth Baby Boutique. 0-3 years 5:30 – 6pm, 3-6 years 6:15 – 6:45pm.

Bring your own game night at Blue Owl Coffee at 7:30PM.

Help during the Moores Park Clean-Up Project.

What is Your Family Planning to Do During May?

One thing I love about living in Michigan is that there are so many different types of people that like do do all sorts of things. What do you like to get into during the warmer months in Lansing or Michigan as a whole? I would love to hear some of your ideas. Comment below to start a conversation. 

If you’re looking to do something outdoors or play at a park during the month of May, check out our guides and lists of things to do in our area. Stay tuned for our June Calendar Guide or have it sent straight to your phone by joining our newsletter community in the form below. Happy adventuring Lansing!

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