FAQ and Maps
Where is the festival located and how do I get there?
Old Town Oktoberfest is located in the park & parking lot on the corner of Turner St. & Grand River Ave. You can also get to the festival by following the Rivertrail down a few miles to get to Burchard Park. Driving directions and a map are located below. A self-lock bike rack, sponsored by Spin Bike Shop, will also be available, as will a shuttle running from East Lansing to Lansing.
From the East: Take Saginaw/Oakland/Grand River West toward
Lansing. Veer right onto Grand River Ave. Follow Grand River Ave. into Old Town
to the Turner and Grand River intersection.
From the West: Take Oakland East toward East Lansing. Turn North (left) onto Washington Ave. Turn Right onto Grand River Ave. Follow Grand River to the Turner & Grand River intersection.
From I-496 (South): Take the Pennsylvania Rd. Exit. Turn North (right) onto Pennsylvania. Turn West (left) onto Grand River Ave. Follow Grand River to the Turner & Grand River intersection.
From the North: Take Cedar St. South. Turn West (right) onto Grand River Ave. Follow Grand River to the Turner & Grand River intersection.
Where should I park?
You can park anywhere on the streets of Old Town. Parking north on Turner St., north on Clinton and on Center St. has no time limit. You can also park in the neighborhood just west of Old Town, or park downtown and follow the River Trail north about ½ mile. Handicap parking is available at the festival site.
What is included in the price of an admission ticket?
With your entrance to Old Town Oktoberfest, you receive a souvenir beer mug and four food/drink tickets.
Is Oktoberfest a fundraiser?
Yes! By attending, sponsoring, or volunteering at Old Town Oktoberfest, you are helping with the Old Town Commercial Association’s (OTCA) mission to continue the development of Old Town, Lansing.
This event is a major fundraiser for OTCA, accounting for nearly 70% of its annual operating budget. The OTCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the continued revitalization of Lansing’s historic Old Town district.
Here are just a few things that your support of Old Town Oktoberfest helps the OTCA accomplish:
- Festival of the Moon
- Festival of the Sun
- Community Newsletters
- Internship Opportunities
- Educational and Historical Tours
- Annual Plantings
- Neighborhood Cleanups
For more information on the OTCA, its mission, projects, and events, visit the OTCA website.
Thank you for your continued support!
Can I bring my kids?
No, sorry. This is a 21 and up event
Can I bring my pets?
Sorry, no pets are allowed! We cannot allow any animals (with the exception of service animals) to be at our festival due to health code regulations.