Albert EL Fresco


Albert EL Fresco is a pedestrian-friendly area in Downtown East Lansing that is operated during the summer months from May through August. It is located along Albert Avenue, between Abbot Road and M.A.C. Avenue. 

Albert EL Fresco 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 / 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 also be enjoyed at Albert EL Fresco.

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 despite the closure of a portion of Albert Avenue. View live parking availability in downtown East Lansing here.

Schedule of Events / Event Descriptions

Weekly EventsSpecial Events

Thursday Game Nights and Live Music

May 9-Aug. 22 (except for June 20 and July 4)
5-9 p.m.

Saturday Yoga on Albert

June 1-Aug. 17 (except for June 22)
9-10 a.m.

Sunday Yoga on Albert

June 2-Aug. 18 (except for June 23)
10-11 a.m.

Sunday, June 9
Noon-4 p.m.

East Lansing PRIDE

Saturday, June 29
5-9 p.m.

Community Chalk Walk

Wednesday, July 10
4-6 p.m.

E.L. ExtravaGRANDza

Saturday, Aug. 24
5-8:30 p.m.

Great Pumpkin Walk

Sunday, Oct. 27
1-4 p.m.