EAST LANSING, Mich. —The MSU Museum will present this weekend’s Great Lakes Folk Festival (GLFF) in downtown East Lansing. The GLFF offers a one-of-a-kind mix of music and dance stages, demonstrations of traditional arts and storytelling, authentic ethnic food, an arts marketplace and children’s activities.
In order to accommodate the festival, a number of roads and surface parking lots will be closed to traffic. The closures are as follows:
Thursday, Aug. 6 at 2 a.m. until Sunday, Aug. 9 at 11 p.m.
- Lot 1 (230 Albert Avenue)
Friday, Aug. 7 at 5 a.m. until Sunday, Aug. 9 at 11 p.m.
- Abbot Road between Grand River Avenue and Elizabeth Street
- Albert Avenue between Evergreen and M.A.C. avenues
- M.A.C. Avenue between Albert Avenue and Linden Street
A number of municipal parking options are available. All parking garages and surface lots are open except for Lot 1 (230 Albert Avenue).
Handicap parking will be available adjacent to the festival site, including City Hall, 410 Abbot Road; the 300 block of M.A.C. Avenue in front of Saint John’s Student Parish and all remaining municipal lots.
If you live nearby, another great option for getting to the festival is by bike. Bike valet parking will be provided free of charge by the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council in the northwest parking lot near the intersection of Albert Avenue and Abbot Road.
The GLFF will take place from 6-10:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7; noon-10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9. Visit www.greatlakesfolkfest.net for more information.