Frequently Asked Questions:
I bought a ticket online, how do I enter the festival?
When you arrive at the event, check in at the "will call" booth to receive your ticket.
Where is the festival located & how do I get there?
The festival is held in the 100 block of South Washington Sq. Click here for driving directions.
Where should I park?
You can park anywhere on the street in the downtown area for free. You can also park within a few blocks and in close walking distance of the festival in City of Lansing parking ramps or in the South Grand Ave. parking ramp.
Is the festival held rain or shine?
Yes! The festival is somewhat contained under large tents, so the fun continues rain or shine. In the event of a severe thunderstorm, we may postpone portions of the event due to safety reasons.
What is included with the price of an admission ticket?
With your entrance fee to Taste of Downtown you will receive a souvenir wine sampling glass and some food and wine tickets. You must be 21+ to participate in wine tasting.
Can I get money back for any unused Food or Wine tickets at the end of the event?
No. Food and Wine tickets can not be returned.
Can I bring kids?
Yes. Admission for children 12 and under is $5 in advance or at the door and includes 2 food tickets. Children 2 and under are free.
Are pets allowed?
No. Please keep your pets are home as they will not be permitted into the event area.