News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: June 20, 2023

Community Invited to Celebrate PRIDE in Downtown East Lansing on June 30

East Lansing PRIDE inside a rainbow

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The community is invited to attend the City of East Lansing’s PRIDE event, celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community, on Friday, June 30 in downtown East Lansing.

East Lansing PRIDE will be hosted in collaboration with the Spartan Housing Cooperative. The celebration will be held from 5-9 p.m. in Albert EL Fresco, located between Abbot Road and M.A.C. Avenue, and at Ann Street Plaza, on the northwest corner of Albert Street and M.A.C. Avenue, all in downtown East Lansing.

This year’s PRIDE celebration will feature a performance by Michigan pop artist J. Santino from 6-7 p.m. and a drag show from 7-9 p.m. There will also be local vendors on site with various PRIDE-related giveaways and community art activities.

The PRIDE celebration on June 30 caps off a week of PRIDE events in downtown East Lansing and a monthlong celebration in the City of East Lansing. From June 26-30, various businesses in downtown East Lansing will put up PRIDE flags and offer discounts to community members. Individuals who take pictures with the PRIDE flags at five participating businesses throughout the week will receive a free East Lansing PRIDE tote bag at the June 30 celebration.

“The City of East Lansing is excited to join the community in celebrating PRIDE,” said East Lansing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director Elaine Hardy. “For over 50 years, this community has worked to protect the civil rights of gay people. In fact, we were the first city in the nation to ensure those protections then and we continue to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community now.” 

For updates and additional information, follow @downtowneastlansing on social media. To read the City of East Lansing’s resolution recognizing PRIDE Month, visit

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases

East Lansing Winter Fest inside a snowglobe

Winter Fest is Coming Saturday, Dec. 9

Posted on: November 27, 2023
A fleet of police vehicles under a pink sunrise with the ELPD logo in the lower right corner

ELPD Investigating Fatal Crash

Posted on: October 11, 2023
Dialog: A Newsletter for East Lansing residents with a photo of trick-or-treaters on Grand River Ave

Dialog October 2023

Posted on: October 6, 2023
Happy Labor Day

City Office Closures for Labor Day

Posted on: August 31, 2023
Four Officers from the PEACE Team stand in front of MSU's Sparty statue

P.E.A.C.E. Team Progress Report

Posted on: June 8, 2023
News ELPD update

ELPD Update on Fatal Car Crash

Posted on: April 6, 2023

ELPD Investigates Fatal Car Accident

Posted on: April 5, 2023
News ELPD update

Update on ELPD Threat Investigation

Posted on: March 9, 2023

Counseling Services Offered at ELHCC, ELPL

Posted on: February 24, 2023

Conserve Water Notice Has Been Lifted

Posted on: January 12, 2023

Conserve Water Notice Remains in Effect

Posted on: January 12, 2023