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Posted on: June 24, 2021

City of East Lansing Announces 2021 Summer Community Events Lineup

Moonlight Film Festival

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is excited to announce it will be hosting its popular community events this summer, including the Summer Concert Series, Moonlight Film Festival and Play in the Park children’s entertainment series.

Additional details about each event are provided below:

Summer Concert Series
The 2021 Summer Concert Series will feature seven live performances by talented, local musical acts in the heart of downtown East Lansing.

This popular music series will take place July 9-Aug. 27 (excluding Aug. 7) on Friday nights from 7-9 p.m. in downtown East Lansing’s Ann Street Plaza (corner of Albert and M.A.C. avenues). Community members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or enjoy outdoor dining at a nearby restaurant. Here is the 2021 lineup:

  • Friday, July 9 – Ryan Shadbolt and the Weathermen
  • Friday, July 16 – Jordan Hamilton
  • Friday, July 23 – Taylor Taylor
  • Friday, July 30 – Monte Pride
  • Friday, Aug. 13 – Matt Gabriel
  • Friday, Aug. 20 – Z Collective
  • Friday, Aug. 27 – Cross Eyed Strangers

Moonlight Film Festival 
The 2021 Moonlight Film Festival will feature free movies shown on a big, outdoor screen in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.

The films will be shown on intermittent Wednesday and Thursday nights at 9:30 p.m. in July and 9 p.m. in August. Community members are courage to bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy a night under the stars. Here is the 2021 Moonlight Film Festival lineup:

Thursday, July 15 at 9:30 p.m. – “Raya and the Last Dragon” (PG)
Wednesday, July 28 at 9:30 p.m. – “Alice in Wonderland” (2010) (PG)
Thursday, Aug. 12 at 9 p.m. – “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (PG)
Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 9 p.m. – “Jurassic Park” (1993) (PG-13)

Play in the Park
East Lansing’s popular Play in the Park children’s entertainment series will feature free family activities on intermittent Tuesday and Wednesday evenings this summer at 7 p.m.

Community members should note that the location for this event series has changed from previous years, with events now taking place at Patriarche Park, 960 Alton Road. Children and their families can bring a picnic, blanket and/or lawn chair and enjoy family friendly entertainment in a beautiful park setting.

Here is the 2021 Play in the Park Schedule:

 
Wednesday, July 21
Amazing Clark Entertainment

Wednesday, Aug. 4
Michigan Science Center

Tuesday, Aug. 17
TBA

In the event of rain or severe weather, the community events will be canceled. Community members can visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/communityevents for additional information and updates on this summer’s community events.