SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

July 19, 2012 11:00 ET

Hotels in East Lansing, Michigan Sponsor Great Lakes Folk Festival

East Lansing Marriott at University Place Celebrates Culture and Community at This 3-Day Festival

EAST LANSING, MI--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2012) - This August the Michigan State University Museum will hold the 26th installment of its annual Great Lakes Folk Festival, just a block from this hotel in Lansing, MI.

The 3-day festival, held August 10th through the 12th, 2012, is within walking distance of the East Lansing Marriott at University Place and celebrates cultures, traditions and communities from around the globe. Attendees can experience music and dance performances from a variety of genres and cultures including Polka, Cajun, Blues, Celtic and Bluegrass. The festival will also feature authentic ethnic foods, activities for the kids, art and storytelling demonstrations and an arts marketplace.

This hotel in Lansing, MI is both a sponsor and the host hotel for the award-winning Great Lakes Folk Festival, produced by the Michigan State University Museum's Michigan Traditional Arts Program. For festival information, visit

As a Potter Park Zoo hotel, the East Lansing Marriott at University Place is a great destination for families, who can spend a day at the Great Lakes Folk Festival and then explore other nearby area attractions including the hands-on Impression 5 Museum, the East Lansing Aquatic Center and the Michigan State University Children's Sculpture Garden.

After a full day's exploration, return to this East Lansing hotel for a relaxing evening in the pool, whirlpool or sauna, or sit down for a casual meal of modern American fare at Bistro 43. If you're looking for something with more energy, the fitness center is available throughout the day and night, while Bistro 43 Lounge is a great place for a nightcap. When you're ready to call it a night, a comfortable guestroom awaits, equipped with a plush bed, cable TV, wireless Internet access and coffee/tea service.

To learn more about the East Lansing Marriott at University Place, visit the hotel website at, where you can book rooms, browse packages and hotel deals in East Lansing, discover nearby dining and attractions and plan your visit with destination information and maps.

About The East Lansing Marriott at University Place
Located just a block from Michigan State University, the East Lansing Marriott at University Place offers newly renovated guestrooms in the heart of downtown. Accommodations combine convenience and comfort, and are equipped with wireless Internet access, spacious desks, cable TV, large bathrooms, plush beds and coffee/tea service. For upgraded amenities and lounge access, book one of the hotel's concierge-level rooms. This business-friendly hotel, within walking distance of shopping and dining, offers a business center and more than 12,000 sq ft of event space, including 12 flexible meeting rooms and elegant setups for weddings and celebrations. When it comes time to relax, head to the fully equipped fitness center, sauna, pool or whirlpool. After an energizing workout or a long day, enjoy a casual, laid-back meal at Bistro 43, featuring modern American cuisine with a twist. If hunger strikes later in the evening or you just want a spot to hang out with friends, Bistro 43 Lounge is a great place for crafted cocktails in an energetic atmosphere.

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