First Fridays Turns Up the Heat
LANSING, Mich.,— On Friday, September 6, 2013, the Greater Lansing area will be rolling out the red carpet big time for First Fridays. First Fridays is a unique event bringing those of all ages together for a fun night out on the town. Specials from a wide array of businesses are what make Lansing First Fridays a desirable place to be the first Friday of every month.
Last month, First Fridays introduced a new business, Capital City Scoop, which offers a Giant Banana Split for $3, great to split with the kids or keep all to yourself. This month, First Fridays is in conjunction with a few other Greater Lansing events. Charlotte will be hosting its annual Frontier Days, complete with a rodeo, flea market and saloon which offers food, live entertainment, and dancing.
The first Downtown Lansing 101 will also be going on this Friday. A special event which invites students to bring their student IDs and visit Downtown Lansing for one of a kind specials only offered to students. The First Friday event encourages shops, galleries, restaurants, and family events throughout the Greater Lansing area to feature unique specials, extended hours, special events and entertainment.
First Fridays encourages more people to get out and explore everything that Greater Lansing has to offer. This initiative is designed to add interest to the region, raise awareness of its offerings and to spur economic development by attracting more people to all the unique local businesses.
In order to make sure everyone can afford to enjoy First Fridays, all CATA bus service will be free beginning at 7:00pm until end of regular service on First Fridays. This includes fixed-route buses and Spec-Tran. The Entertainment Express trolleys will also be running for free beginning at 5:30pm. The trolleys run from downtown Lansing to downtown East Lansing every half hour until 3:00am. Free transportation is made possible by Team Lansing Foundation and MSU Federal Credit Union.
A wide-array of monthly specials that span across many venues, from restaurants to family fun centers, art galleries to baseball games, concerts to plays and more, that are appropriate for all ages is what makes Greater Lansing’s First Friday event one of a kind. Come out and explore the fun side that Greater Lansing has to offer this First Friday.