Sponsoring Public Festivals: Science, Jazz, and Folk Arts Festivals
The MSU Science Festival is a multi-day celebration of science, fueled by curiosity, wonder, and discovery, held every year in April on the MSU campus and at participating sites around the state. Event formats include demonstrations, lectures, discussion panels, hands-on activities, exhibits, and guided tours.
The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival kicks off East Lansing's summer cultural calendar every year in June. The Festival is presented by the City of East Lansing, the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, and the MSU College of Music, and is funded by dozens of sponsors, including University Outreach and Engagement at MSU and the MSU Federal Credit Union.
The Great Lakes Folk Festival showcases the traditional cultural treasures of the nation's Upper Midwest and a sampling of the best of traditional artists from around the country and the world. This unique fusion of art fair, music festival, county fair, multi-ethnic festival, and celebration of cultural heritage is held annually in August in downtown East Lansing. MSU collaborators include the MSU Museum's Michigan Traditional Arts Program, University Outreach and Engagement, the International Studies Program, and WKAR. The City of East Lansing and provincial and state folk arts programs of the Great Lakes region are also partners.