Park festivals are a sure sign that summer is near, just like sunflowers in bloom or snowmen screaming in agony. Celebrate the eternal cycle with this Groupon.
- $30 for a visit to the Cuisine and Carousels event for one ($60 value)
On Thursday, August 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., organizers resurrect the historical pastimes enjoyed in Lake Lansing Park, a one-time amusement park. As jazz musicians fill the air with sweet music, a variety of delectable appetizers fill a table, and bartenders at a cash bar dispense Michigan-made wine and beer. Meanwhile, guests can put bids into the silent auction for a chance to win prizes such as a membership to Potter Park Zoo or a one-night stay at Cozy Koi Bed & Breakfast.
Friends of Ingham County Parks
They're local business owners. They're community and family members. They're moms and dads, nature lovers, and beauty appreciators. They're the Friends of Ingham County Parks, and they want to preserve and enhance the beauty and recreation found throughout local parks. The nonprofit corporation arranges fishing trips for kids, organizes fundraising festivals, and arranges a concert series in the Lake Lansing Band Shell. Its projects over the years have included building playgrounds, installing drinking fountains throughout the Ingham County landscape. They welcome guests to visit any of the parks or events, donate a little money, or apply for full membership to lend a hand.