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Lansing, the State Capital, is located in Ingham County
, and in the Central Region
, northwest of Detroit. It lies between Detroit
and Grand Rapids
along Interstate 96, on the banks of the Grand River.
Settlers arrived at the future site of Lansing in 1837. The town was granted a city charter in 1859. 1878 saw the completion of the white sandstone capitol. Lansing's modern industrial base was born in the late 19th Century when R. E. Olds founded his automobile factory.
As the Capital and home to 119,128 residents (2000 Census), Lansing is a major governmental center. It also is General Motors small car division headquarters, Michigan State University, insurance companies, trade associations, banks and utility companies also are major employers. Places to visit include the Michigan Historical Museum, Turner-Dodge House & Heritage Center, and Cooley Gardens. Off-Broadway shows are featured at the Wharton Center. Tours are available at the Capitol building.
Lansing is part of the Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan metro area.
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Tri-state Bluegrass Festival Kendallville IN May24-27 The goal that the board of directors has tried to achieve at these festivals is to provide high quality and a variety of entertainment in a family oriented atmosphere that encourages jamming.
Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival Wakarusa IN June7-9 This is also a free event, and a free-will offering will also help support this event.
Cook's Calf Day Celebration Wolcottville IN June15 Enjoy a day of family fun where the food's delicious, the music's great, and the buffalo still roam. It's all at our annual Calf Day Celebration! You can hitch a free wagon ride to see and feed buffalo, learn how buffalo hair is spun, watch as smoked bison jerky is made over an open fire, interact with Native Chief Harry and bite into a tasty buffalo burger and other concession food.
Annual Manchester Chicken Broil Manchester MI July18 Adelicious chicken dinner complete with half chicken, roll with butter, fresh made cole slaw with secret local recipe, radishes, chips and beverage. Entertainment and camaraderie are provided for your enjoyment along with an antique car show.
National Baby Food Festival Freemont MI July18-21 Show is rain or shine, no lawn chairs, no coolers, no strollers, no smoking or alcohol.
Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival Nappanee IN August10 Continuous Entertainment on four Stages delight adults and children alike at this most family friendly event, Miscellaneous Roving Clowns, Medicine Show & Musicians, Square & Line Dancing, Swan Paddle Boat Rides, Cloggers, Festival Foods from Roast Pork to Preaching Pies, Homemade Ice Cream to Sassafras Iced Tea draw lines of shoppers seeking refreshment and entertainment.