LANSING, Mich. — Each week we put together a list of some of the top things to do in Mid-Michigan. Check out our Weekend Top 5 you will not want to miss!
Mason Aviation Day
Chapter 55 will host MASON AVIATION DAY on Saturday, August 17th. For breakfast, “All-U-Can Eat” pancakes will be served with eggs, sausage, juice and coffee 7:30am to 11:00am. Then, a Sandwich Lunch (BBQ Pork Sandwiches/Brats/Dogs) will be available from Noon to 2:00pm. Open Cockpit Bi-Plane Rides and Airplane Rides will be available for purchase (weather permitting). Many homebuilt, antique, warbird and general aviation aircraft are expected throughout the day, along with a variety of displays and exhibits.
All Chapter 55 events are held at Mason Jewett Airport; Eden Road @ Kipp Road (south of the Ingham County Fairgrounds). Admission and parking for all events is FREE. Donations benefit the Newberry Aviation Scholarship Fund.
Jackson Pride Parade & Festival
FIFTY YEARS OF FIERCE! This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Come to the Third Annual Jackson Pride Parade and Pride Festival on August 24, 2019. The Parade kicks off at 10:30 am at the corner of Biddle St. and Mechanic and ends at the gate of the Pride Festival on Michigan Avenue in Downtown Jackson. Gates open at Noon. There will be live music, a dance tent, a beverage garden, activities for children and youth, vendors, and so much more.
And THIS YEAR, we are doing a whole week of events to celebrate Pride. Events will kick off on Sunday, August 18th, so check back here for more information. Get your Pride Passport stamped at the events and get into the Festival at a discount. Help us celebrate our fierceness!
Head down to Michigan International Speedway for a day in the mud that you and your kids will never forget. These mud-drenched obstacle courses offer children a chance to use strength, stamina and teamwork in a fun, low-pressure environment. The event benefits local education and awards cash prizes as high as $6,000 to schools and teachers with the highest percentages of student participation.
A Jackson Rite of PassageChildrenz Challenge happens August 17th, 2019, rain or shine, and features two courses: a 1.5-mile course for ages 4-8 and a 2-mile course for ages 9-13. In addition to twists and turns, the courses include mud mounds, slopes, tunnels, swings and more; over 20 kinds of obstacles total. Race volunteers will be present throughout the courses to ensure safety.
For the ParentsEnthusiastic spectators are encouraged! Families can cheer from “the sidelines” and take as many photos as they’d like. The great thing about this challenge is it isn’t a race, participation is the only thing that matters at the Childrenz Challenge. If kids can’t complete an obstacle, they can choose to go around it. There’s no pressure!
If you're traveling from far and away and require overnight accomodations please note the Super 8 Brooklyn is the Official Host Hotel of the Childrenz Challenge. For a complete list of Jackson County hotels please click here .
Getting There: Michigan International Speedway is located in Brooklyn, about 20 miles south of Jackson. To register, visit ChildrenzChallenge.com .
DeWitt Ox Roast
Welcome to the 74th Annual DeWitt Ox Roast, a venue created with the entire family in mind. The 2019 Event hosted in Downtown DeWitt will feature a number of great activities from a bold new Carnival to a fantastic Food and Beverage Plaza featuring local craft beer and wine distillers with a variety of food from local businesses and popular food trucks!
The weekend will also include a quality Arts & Crafts Bazaar, Kayak Race, Cornhole Tournament, Covered Wagon Obstacle Course, Car Show, Parade, Pet Beauty Contest, Bingo, Eating Contests, and much more!
August 16, 2019 - August 18, 2019
Coinciding with the Renegade Theatre Festival, Art Feast returns to Old Town to celebrate mobile vendors! Artists from across the state rally on Turner street to bring you a wide variety of handmade goods. When you get hungry from shopping, a mouth-watering stop at the Food Court will fill your belly with mobile meals brought to you by the best local food trucks and carts.
August 17, 2019
Location: 1232 Turner St., Old Town Lansing, MI
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