The Albert EL Fresco has closed for the 2023 Summer season. Thank you for another great year!
Albert EL Fresco is a pedestrian-friendly area located along Albert Avenue, between Abbot Road and M.A.C. Avenue. The space features outdoor seating and tables, rocking chairs, hammocks, decorative lighting, shade amenities, games and more. Several events and programs are also hosted in the space (see schedule and event descriptions below).
Open alcohol is not permitted in the space, but food and alcohol can be enjoyed at the approved outdoor dining areas operated by adjacent restaurants. Take-out food and non-alcoholic drinks can be enjoyed in the space.
Community members are encouraged to visit downtown East Lansing this summer to support local businesses and enjoy this popular pedestrian-centric space! All downtown parking continues to be accessible (PDF) during this closure of a portion of Albert Avenue. To view live parking availability in downtown East Lansing, click here.