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    Common Ground Music Festival

    Downtown's annual summer music festival is six days of multiple acts, running from July 8 - 13 at Adado Riverfront Park.

    This year, headliners include classics like Earth, Wind& Fire to contemporaries like hip hop star Big Sean, as well as tons of local acts.

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    BWL Chili Cook-Off

    The Lansing Board of Water & Light hosts its 19th annual chili cook-off event tonight at Adado Riverfront Park.

    And it's not just a chili competition, either. Those who attend can also enjoy family picnic areas, a chili dog eating competition, live music and a duck derby race.

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    Lansing's Fourth of July Fireworks

    Michigan's Capital City puts on a show every Fourth of July with a spectacular firework show. Thousands descend on Adado Riverfront Park for the best view.

    There's also a parade through the capital earlier in the day. And some years, the hometown Lugnuts are playing ball at Cooley Law School Stadium, which makes for another great Fourth of July activity.

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    Lansing JazzFest

    Lansing's annual festival celebrating jazz music is held on Aug. 1 and 2, featuring all sorts of great jazz acts from afar and from our own backyard.

    There's plenty of food and drink to go around. And since the event is nestled right in the heart of Old Town along Turner Street near Grand River Avenue, you're surrounded by plenty of quality establishments.

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    Great Lakes Folk Festival

    Downtown East Lansing hosts its annual celebration of culture, tradition and community, all presented by the MSU Museum. There's music, dancing, food, drink and more, all in the middle of the MSU community, along Albert Avenue downtown.