Conveniently located for everyone
The Old Town BluesFest takes place in the streets of Old Town Lansing, at the intersection of Turner St. and E. Grand River Ave. There may be construction along your route to the festival – we suggest checking with MDOT for construction information.
In particular, note that the Saginaw (M-43) bridge across the Grand River adjacent to the park is under construction and impassable. Eastbound M-43 traffic is detoured up Grand Avenue across Oakland Avenue and then south on Center Street. Oakland Avenue has been temporarily converted to a two-way street between Grand Avenue and Center Street to accommodate the detour route.
Handicapped-designated parking will be available on E. Grand River near Turner. There is limited metered parking along Grand River Ave., free from 6 pm through the weekend. Free unmetered parking is available on streets surrounding the festival area, including the west side of Old Town (connected to the festival area by the Grand River bridge). Adjacent businesses may offer lot parking for a fee – look for signs.
Bike to the Festival
Located along the scenic River Trail, bicycles are a great form of transportation to the Old Town BluesFest. Bike racks are available on E. Grand River Ave., Turner St., and around the corner north on Center St. Festival attendees are urged to lock their bikes securely to bike racks only, keeping their parked bikes out of designated walkways.
Don’t forget that state law requires a white headlight and red reflectors, visible to 600 feet, for after-dark bicycle riding. Festival staff strongly recommend wearing a helmet at all times and using a taillight.
River Boat Tours
Lansing Metro Marinas will be giving half-hour tours of the Grand River on Friday from 5 to 9 pm. Festival goers can experience the new vibrant downtown Lansing developments and natural surroundings from the water. Tours are being offered at a discounted rate of $3 per person and will depart from the dock at Burchard Park, next to the Brenke Fish Ladder.
River Boat Taxi
Arrive to BluesFest in style! Lansing Metro Marinas will be running a taxi service Saturday from 2 to 10 pm from the Lansing City Market to Burchard Park, next to the Brenke Fish Ladder. Festival goers can ride to and from the festival on the scenic Grand River for $1. Children 12 and under ride for free. The taxi will depart from the Lansing City Market on the hour (:00) and from Old Town on the half hour (:30). Parking is available near the City Market at the Lansing Center and surrounding areas.