FAQ and Maps

Where is the festival located and how do I get there?

Old Town Oktoberfest is on Turner Street, between East Cesar E. Chavez Ave and Clinton. 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/ toward Lansing. Veer right onto East Cesar E. Chavez Ave. Follow East Cesar E. Chavez Ave. into Old Town to the Turner and East Cesar E. Chavez Ave intersection.
From the West: Take Oakland East toward East Lansing. Turn North (left) onto Washington Ave. Turn Right onto East Cesar E. Chavez Avee. Follow Grand River to the Turner & East Cesar E. Chavez Ave intersection.
From I-496 (South): Take the Pennsylvania Rd. Exit. Turn North (right) onto Pennsylvania. Turn West (left) onto East Cesar E. Chavez Ave. Follow East Cesar E. Chavez Ave to the Turner & East Cesar E. Chavez Ave intersection.
From the North: Take Cedar St. South. Turn West (right) onto East Cesar E. Chavez Ave. Follow East Cesar E. Chavez Ave to the Turner & East Cesar E. Chavez Ave intersection.

Where should I park?

You can park anywhere on the streets of Old Town as well as the Cesar Chavez Parking Lot, located on East Cesar E. Chavez Ave and Turner. Parking 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 in the parking lot.

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.