Sidewalk Sales

Downtown East Lansing's 2018 Sidewalk Sales will be taking place Sept. 13-16. During the Sidewalk Sales, downtown merchants will be offering sales and specials along sidewalks and in stores. Hours will vary among participating businesses.

The Sidewalk Sales provide community members and visitors alike with a great opportunity to shop and dine local at downtown East Lansing's eclectic mix of shops, art galleries and restaurants, while taking advantage of some great deals.

In addition to sales, participating businesses will also have a limited number of free parking vouchers to give out to shoppers that make purchases.

Participating Businesses


  • Moosejaw Mountaineering: 20% off full price items, 10% off clearance
  • Harper's Restaurant & Brewpub: 50% off food
  • The State News: free posters
  • East Lansing Threads: 20% off one full-price item and 10% off sale items
  • Campus Street Sportswear: clearance items on sale
  • The Bike Shop: discounted bike tune-ups; $59 (normally $69)
  • Pita Pit: $1 off any smoothie
  • The Peanut Barrel: $1.50 soft drink or pint of Labatt or Miller Lite (this sale is good until 7 p.m.)
  • Mackerel Sky Gallery of Contemporary Craft: select jewelry and other merchandise discounted 40-75% off
  • Hollow Mountain Comics and Games: 10% off board games and graphic novels
  • Splash of Color Tattoo & Piercing Studio: 20% off jewelry; free consultation for laser tattoo removal and 50% off first treatment
  • Rally House East Lansing: 25% off one full-price item
  • Toad Hall: 20% off MSRP on many items
  • Unicha Tea & Ice Cream: buy one infusion tea, get 50% off a second infusion tea 
  • Woven Art: 40% off select yarns, take an extra 10% off with a valid student i.d.
  • MSU Student Housing Cooperative: stickers, pins, information
  • Grove Gallery & Studios: all Gretel Geist Rutledge prints on sale for $10-$20
  • Curious Book Shop: 49% off most items under $49 for the store's 49th Anniversary (Sept. 12-18) 

Live Music 


In conjunction with the Sidewalk Sales, free, live outdoor concerts featuring local musician Chad Benson will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 from noon-2 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 16 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in downtown East Lansing's Ann Street Plaza (corner of Albert and M.A.C. avenues).