Great Lakes Folk Festival: What you need to know

Posted: 2:03 PM, Aug 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-11 14:08:16-04

A festival rich in music, dance and culture from around the world - Michigan State University Museum's Great Lakes Folk Festival takes place this weekend, August 12 - 14 in downtown East Lansing. 

If you're planning on attending the one-of-a-kind festival, here's what you need to know! 

Since the event is held in downtown East Lansing, it's important to note that East Lansing streets will be blocked off for the duration of the festival. However, you can still park in the ramps downtown or in designated spots across the street from MSU's campus. 

According to a press release from the MSU Museum, the following roads will be closed: "Albert Avenue (corner of Albert Avenue and Charles Street); Grove Street (corner of Grove Street and Albert Avenue); Abbot Road (from Grand River Avenue to Oakhill); M.A.C. (from Albert to Linden)."

For those with handicap, parking is available at City Hall - north lot, Grove Street ramp, and M.A.C. north of the Marriot. 

It's going to be a hot weekend so make sure to pack sunscreen, water, and lawn chairs to use during the event. 

For a full list of activities, hours, ticket pricing and more, click here