We invite APA members who are new (or not so new) to MSU or the Greater Lansing area to feel more included in the community by attending the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (GLCVB) 24th annual “Be a Tourist In Your Own Town” event on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00am-5:00pm. The APA is tagging onto an existing showcase event designed to create awareness of campus and local attractions. Members would have over 90 attractions to choose from which in the past have ranged from kid-friendly like Potter Park Zoo and Impression 5 Science Center to others geared more towards adults, with breweries and various museums.
The APA will make available 200 passports for the event free of charge for members. APA members in good standing can order up to 2. If members need additional passports they can purchase for $1 each directly from one of the passport selling locations. http://www.lansing.org/events/be-a-tourist/.
This unique event brings together 15,000 residents and visitors who come out to enjoy the day, to explore and discover what makes Greater Lansing so great. This passport allows attendees into all the participating area attractions, hot spots and one-of-a-kind tours throughout the region for free on the day of the event. The list of participating attractions is still being developed by the GLCVB so check their website for further updates http://www.lansing.org/events/be-a-tourist/.
To order APA Passports (maximum of 2):
|Email Tamela Smith, APA Member at: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Subject Line: Be A Tourist Passport Order|
|Indicate if you would like 1 or 2 passports|
|Give your legal name so we can verify APA membership|
Last day to order passports is May 1.
Passports will be available on a first-come-first service basis or until we are sold out.
Passports will be available for pick-up in person by the APA member (bring photo ID) during the following times only:
- May 21 at the APA Board Meeting 2:00-4:00pm
- May 21 at the APA Picnic, 4:30-7:00pm, Patriarche Park, 960 Alton, East Lansing 48823
- May 29th noon-1pm on the benches across from the Athletic Ticket Office in 1855 Place, 550 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing
- May 30th 7:30am-8:00am on benches across from the Athletic Ticket Office in 1855 Place, 550 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing
The day of the event, June 1st, we plan to have a “meet up” point for APA members at a designated time and location to do a photo opportunity. More details to follow.