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FRIDAY 5.17.2024

Setup 1:00 PM | Advertised start time for vendors is 3:00 PM


Setup begins at 1:00 PM at Lansing Shuffle | Rotary Park on the banks of the Grand River

325 Riverfront Dr.
Lansing, MI 48912




There’s a small loading zone on the south side of Lansing shuffle

There’s a small city of Lansing parking lot on the southwest side of Lansing Shuffle that has limited time for parking - they will ticket.

Across the street, there is a gated City of Lansing Parking lot that is $2 an hour with a daily maximum of $10. This is a full-time situation 7 days a week. There is also access underneath the Lansing Center which is south and southwest of Lansing Shuffle.

Do not park in the Lansing Shuffle parking lot adjacent to Lansing Shuffle on the east side of the building. If you park in the City of Lansing parking lot just west of Lansing Shuffle you will get towed when you reach their maximum time allotted.

Street parking is free after 6:00 PM. Michigan Avenue is a short jaunt south of Lansing Shuffle on the other side of the Lansing Center.
Lansing Shuffle is donating a $2 voucher to go toward your parking. 


THERE IS A BASEBALL GAME ON FRIDAY. PARKING WILL BE AT A PREMIUM. Fortunately, that game begins at 7:05 PM. People will start arriving around 6:00 PM. We will be well underway with the 517 Day Event.



The patio of Lansing Shuffle is an option. Rotary Park is part of the mix as well. You can find your space by the fireplace. It would be helpful if you were one of the first to be placed in an area where you find an end place. Stay within about a 10x10 so the next vendor can fill in next to you. There are no assigned spaces.

There are no designated spaces with electrical outlets.

Pack it in Pack it out.
You must provide your own tables, 10x10 tents, chairs, backdrops, or whatever items you will need for vending during your time. 

Please be prepared for Michigan Weather. Lansing Shuffle will not be able to shuffle people inside if the weather gets weird.


There has been print, radio, online, television as well as social media promotion.

Please share the Facebook event: 517 Day Festival at Lansing Shuffle

My plea to each of the vendors. It is each person that comes to the event at the beginning should have the same experience at the end of the event as well. Yes, 3:00 - 10:00 PM is a lot of hours. Let’s try to make the experience great for everyone. Thank you for your consideration.



Hello, Best of Lansing Vendor, 


We’re looking forward to your participation in Lansing 5:01’s Best of Lansing Festival on Saturday, May 18! We wanted to follow up with each of our participating vendors with the information that you’ll need to come to the festival. 


Melik Brown with ME2U Promotions, LLC will be your contact on the day of the festival. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to let him know at


FESTIVAL DATE: Saturday, May 18




WHERE IS IT LOCATED: In front of the State of Michigan Capitol on Capitol Ave.

100 E. Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI 48933


VENDOR BOOTH SECTION: You will be in the section “Vendors 26-50.” Spots will be given on a first-come first-serve basis within that area.


SETUP TIME: You are welcome to arrive on Capitol Avenue anytime between 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM to setup all of your materials. We ask that you are set up by 10:45 AM before the festival begins at 11 AM. 


TEAR DOWN TIME: As a participating vendor, we ask that you participate in the full length of the festival from 11 AM - 7 PM. Tear down will begin at 7 PM. Our plea to each of the vendors. That each person who comes to the event at the beginning should have the same experience at the end of the event as well. Yes, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM is a lot of hours. Let’s try to make the experience great for everyone. Thank you for your consideration.



UNLOADING: We will have the middle two lanes of Capitol Avenue OPEN from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM to drive closer to your booth and begin your setup. Please enter Capitol Avenue from the SOUTH off of ALLEGAN ST. Attached please find a map where you can see the layout of vendors and arrows for traffic as you arrive. You will be able to park momentarily to unload your materials, and then continue North on Capitol Avenue and exit EAST on Michigan Avenue. You cannot leave your vehicle at your booth, and after 10:30 AM no more vehicles will be allowed inside the event perimeter. All vehicles will be required to leave the street by 10:45 AM.


SETUP: All vendors will need to provide their own tables, chairs, and tents for their booths. Please plan to bring a tablecloth and any table dressings that you would like. 


TENT: This event will take place in the street on Capitol Avenue where all of the vendors will be placed throughout the footprint. We encourage you to bring a 10x10 tent, branded or not, to cover your booth. 


SELLING & PROMOTION AT BOOTH: If you would like to sell any merchandise, or hand out promotional items or coupons at your booth -- that is completely allowed. Feel free to bring anything else with you that you would like to best promote your business!!


PARKING: there are many parking lots, garages, and street-level parking around the perimeter of the festival. An easy-paid parking option is in the South Grand Ramp located at 201 S Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933. 

North Grand Ramp is three blocks from the Capitol

219 N. Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933


Capitol Public Parking is a surface lot

231 S. Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933


Townsend Street Parking Ramp is a block from the Capitol

221 Townsend St, Lansing, MI 48933


Roosevelt Parking Ramp is not accessible, because you need a permit.


PROMOTION: Lansing 5:01 has been promoting the festival through a paid social media campaign, multiple emails, radio promotion, television promotion, and more to come for our list of 11,000+ subscribers. We encourage you to help us promote the festival as well, below is a link to the Facebook event. 


The Best of Lansing | Facebook


We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 18!


All the Best,

Josh Holliday


Director of Festivals & Communication

Lansing 5:01


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