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Lansing to celebrate 50th anniversary as city

A scene from Lansing DAZE 2006.

A scene from Lansing DAZE 2006.

April 3, 2009

The first weekend in May will offer plenty opportunities in Lansing for family activities, including the celebration the city’s 50th anniversary.

The fifth-annual Brew, Blues, & Bar-B-Q opens on Friday, May 1, and runs through Saturday, May 2. This year’s Brew, Blues, & Bar-B-Q will feature two Kansas City Blues bands: Levee Town (performing at 7 p.m. Friday) and Little Eva & The Works (11 a.m. Saturday). There will be a food and beverage tent open on Friday and Saturday. Thirty Bar-B-Q teams are scheduled to compete during the event.

The 2009 Lansing DAZE festival will take place on Saturday, May 2, and features a variety of family-friendly activities. The festival will feature a craft show, car show, children’s inflatable rides, magicians, balloon artist, art show, quilt show and a pancake breakfast.

To celebrate the city of Lansing’s 50th Anniversary, a parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2. Liverpool – A Tribute to the Beatles will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday. There will also be a fireworks display.

All events will take place in Lansing Towne Center at the intersection of Kansas Highway 7 and West Mary Street. Parking will be available along West Mary Street and in the new Lansing Elementary School parking lot. A shuttle bus will operate from the Lansing Elementary School to Lansing Towne Center to accommodate attendees.

For more information, contact the Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau at (913) 727-5488 or


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