It's almost summertime, and the things to do in and around our Capital City show it!

There are all sorts of outdoor activities for you to do this weekend in the Lansing area. There's plenty going on indoors too. Here's the top 10 things to do around the state capital this weekend:

  • 1

    A Taste of Meridian

    Friday, June 2

    Various restaurants throughout Okemos and Haslett.

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  • 2

    "Witness for the Prosecution" by Agatha Christie

    Showing through June 4

    Andromeda Community Theatre's presentation of this play shows every night at the historic 1885 Courthouse Museum in downtown Charlotte, 100 W Lawrence Ave., at 7 p.m.

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  • 3

    Riverbank Traditional Pow Wow

    Daily through June 4

    The Native American Arts and Crafts Council is celebrating its 15th annual Riverbank Traditional Pow Wow each day at noon at Adado Riverfront Park in downtown Lansing.

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  • 4

    Bordeaux "Wine Down Fridays"

    Each Friday

    Sample two white and two red wines every Friday at Bordeaux's Cork Room between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. It costs $20 per person and includes hors d'oeuvres. Register to save your spot by calling 517-323-4190 or email

  • 5

    Lake Lansing Bandshell Friday Night Concerts

    Every Friday until Aug. 25

    Lake Lansing Park South hosts free concerts at its bandshell every Friday night at 7 p.m. during the summer.

    Courtesy Meridian Township
  • 6

    BAD Brewing Block Party

    Saturday, June 3

    BAD Brewing's fourth annual Summer Block Party is from 3 to 10 p.m. More than 30 beers and ciders on tap, and there's food and live music. Cover charges is $6 and beer tickets are $5. A portion of the proceeds goes to Small Talk Children's Assessment Center.

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  • 7

    Be A Tourist In Your Own Town

    Saturday, June 3

    Happening at various locations throughout the Lansing area.

    More on the event from "Be a Tourist in Your Own Town" was created by the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau to showcase Greater Lansing's attractions, special events and tourism suppliers to our local residents. Participants can purchase a "passport" for $1.00 at various locations throughout the community throughout the month of May. This passport allows the participants into all of the participating attractions throughout the region for free on the day of the event. An estimated 15,000 residents and visitors come out to enjoy the day."

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  • 8

    Bikes and Hikes: Discover Meridian's Trails

    Saturday, June 3

    Learn more about the trails in Meridian Township at Harris Nature Center on National Trails Day at Harris Nature Center.

  • 9

    Family Day, Illusion, Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance

    Saturday, June 3

    MSU's Broad Art Museum participates in Be A Tourist In Your Own Town with a day of illusion, making art and exploring. This free event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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  • 10

    Hawk Island Kids Triathlon

    Saturday, June 3

    This event costs $25 for kids 5 and younger, and $35 for those between 6 and 14.

    More info from The Hawk Island Triathlon is a beginner-friendly event designed to welcome and encourage people of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities as they venture into the world of triathlon. The Kids race has three categories with varying distances for ages 2-14. You read that correctly, folks. We have toddler triathletes! The swim course is shallow enough that all kids can touch, and the entire Kids race is within Hawk Island County Park, providing optimum safety for racers & visibility for parents.

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