Fox Pointe grand opening and ribbon-cutting scheduled for Friday, September 28, 5:00pm
information provided by the Village of Lansing
LANSING, Ill. (September 25, 2018) – The Village of Lansing will host a grand opening event for their new multi-million dollar entertainment center, Fox Pointe. The event will take place on Friday, September 28, from 5:00–7:00pm at the Fox Pointe venue, which is located at 18138 Henry Street in Lansing, Illinois. Lansing Mayor Patty Eidam and other local officials involved in the project will make opening remarks. Additionally, local food and beverage vendors will be on hand to serve guests. Musical entertainment will be provided by The Crawpuppies, a local cover band.
A $5 million dollar project, Fox Pointe was first discussed as a “grand civic space” in 2014, as part of the Village of Lansing’s comprehensive plan. Construction began in June of 2017. The downtown venue includes an outdoor amphitheater, an open-air pavilion, a concessions building, and bathrooms. The pavilion can accommodate 300+ people. The amphitheater seats over 2,000 in a lawn-type setting.
The first community event scheduled at Fox Pointe is Autumn Fest, an annual three-day festival sponsored by the Lansing Association for Community Events (LACE). The sixth annual fest will take place October 5–7, featuring food and beverage from a variety of local vendors, multiple musical acts on the main stage, a marketplace of arts and crafts, and a KidZone with activities and attractions for children.
At this time, Autumn Fest is the only 2018 event scheduled. Beginning in 2019 however, the site will be used as a concert venue, festival park, and community center. Lansing hopes Fox Pointe becomes an anchor for the village’s downtown area.
“It’s probably the most significant investment the Village has made in redeveloping a piece of our own property for the benefit of our residents and what we hope will be increased attraction to businesses in our downtown area,” said Village Administrator Dan Podgorski.
The Friday grand opening and ribbon-cutting is open to the public and will take place regardless of weather. The event is free, and RSVPs are not necessary.