Pure Michigan Blossom and Mushroom Events

With the arrival of spring, it’s time to enjoy blossom and mushroom season.  How better to celebrate the coming of spring than attending a Pure Michigan Event.

Blossomtime Festival, Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, April 25-May 1, 2010

Since 1906, the southwest corner of Michigan has heralded spring with the Blessing of the Blossoms and a multi-community celebration of the local agricultural heritage and its orchards, vineyards and farms. The spectacular Grand Floral Parade features flower-bedecked floats that travel between the neighboring cities of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor.

Tulip Time Festival
Holland,
May 1-8, 2010

This springtime celebration of the area’s Dutch heritage and culture is more than 80 years old, and features over six million blooming tulips and multiple parades, concerts, Dutch Marktplaats, wooden-shoed dancers, traditional street scrubbers, food and crafts, entertainment, carnival rides and kiddie activities.

51st Mesick Mushroom Festival, Mesick, May 7-9, 2010

The “Mushroom Capital of the U.S.” celebrates the morel mushroom with a carnival, sports competitions, entertainment, and Grand Parade.

Morel Mushroom Festival, Lewiston, May 8, 2010

Search for the elusive morel on a guided mushroom hunt, sample the delicacy at a mushroom tasting, browse the arts & crafts show, and enjoy the Mother’s Day Poetry Contest.

50th National Morel Mushroom Festival, Boyne City, May 13-16, 2010

This fun-filled festival is the ultimate signal that spring is here….Carnival, Mushroom Hunting, Cooking Demonstrations and lots of Morels! Come share in the fun and bring your appetite. Find out why for 50 years this has been a favorite springtime event for locals and visitors alike.

Blossom Days
Traverse City, May 15-16, 2010

Welcome spring as the cherry blossoms bloom on a self-guided tour to sample unreleased wines at the 7 Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula.

52nd Jackson County Rose Festival
Jackson, June 5-6, 2010

The Jackson County Rose Festival celebrates with the annual Rose Parade and family events in the Jackson community. The parade starts at 1pm in downtown Jackson and the Party in the Park immediately follows at Ella Sharp Park on Fourth St. Activities include a chicken BBQ, family style entertainment, kids activities, Ella Sharp Museum activities, the Softball Tournament of Roses and more. 

61st Annual Lilac, Festival Mackinac Island, June 11-20, 2010

Fragrant signs of the season are the reason for walking tours, talks, athletic, Dog and Pony events and one of the largest all-hitch parades in the nation.

  • Barbara Stafford

    Good Morning!
    These events sound great, but do you know of anything closer to Leonard, Michigan which is in the far north-east corner of Oakland County?

    Thank you
    Barb

  • http://www.friendofbirds.com Jonathan Morgan

    Two more festivals to add and promote:

    4th Annual Hummingbird Festival at the River Lake Inn Restaurant in Colon, MI., Saturday, July 31, 2010;

    Cerulean Warbler Weekend in Barry County in June (http://ceruleanwarbler.org/)

  • Nick Bridges

    How about a Strawberry Festival? The best one I know of takes place in Chassell, July 7 and 8. (That’s in the Copper Country, or the Keeweenaw Peninsula of the U.P. for those who don’t recognize the name.) The strawberries in that area are uniquely tasty and the people don’t come any friendlier. Make it part of a circle tour of the U.P. this summer. Here is a link for more information: http://www.chassell.net/index.php/news/chassell_strawberry_festival_sure_to_delight_crowds

    Nick

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