Michigan Bucket List: Must Visit Lavender Festivals in Michigan

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Nothing compares to the sweet scent of fresh lavender. 
Michigan is home to lavender farms and festivals throughout the state, which offer various activities such as U-pick flowers, dazzling photo-ops, specialty food and drinks, and local artists or vendors.
In addition to its beauty, lavender has a soothing quality and health benefits, according to the Cleveland Clinic. The plant’s blossoms can be used fresh or dried, or lavender can be used as an extract or, more commonly, as an essential oil with aromatherapy benefits.
Lavender begins to bloom in Michigan early-to-mid June and continues through mid-August. Visiting these vibrant, purple-lined fields are sure to create magical memories for the whole family.
Discover when a lavender festival is near you:

DeBuck’s Family Farm Lavender Festival in Belleville 

When: June 14 to July 7
Where: DeBuck's Family Farm, 50240 Martz Road, Belleville
Details: Debuck’s is the largest lavender field in Metro-Detroit. The family farm includes more than5,000 U-Pick lavender plants, pedal cars, wagon rides, and various other family friendly activities. They will also have refreshing lavender lemonades and sundaes available for purchase.
To buy tickets visit: www.debucksfamilyfarm.com 

Michigan Lavender Festival in Imlay City

When: June 28-30
Where: Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds, 195 Midway St., Imlay City
Details: This is the largest lavender festival on the east coast and will showcase Michigan’s top lavender farms, growers, and producers. Admission is $15 for a wristband, which gets you in to all three days of the festival. More than 150 indoor and outdoor artists will be present along with a large line up of food trucks, vendors, and apparel.

Lavender Fest Friday in Boyne City

When: Every Friday from June 28 to August 2
Where: Lavender Hill Farm, 7354 Horton Bay Road North, Boyne City
Details: This farm is free to visit. While the farm is operational year-round, every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. they will feature live music, face painting, food vendors, and encourage guests to picnic along the beautiful landscape.
For more details visit: http://lavenderhillfarm.com

Lavender Festival at Blake’s Orchard in Armada

When: July 12-14 and July 19-21
Where: Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill, 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada
Details: Indulge in U-Pick flowers, a children’s activity tent, a train-ride to the lavender field, and a variety of specialty lavender-infused treats and refreshments. In addition to offering a DIY make and take workshop with real lavender, more than 200 artisans will be selling hand-crafted products.
Free parking is available, and admission and tickets range from $12 to $14 per person.

Artem Ocimeae Lavender Art Festival in Webberville

When: July 2-6 and July 9-13 
Where: Ocimeae Lavender Farm 3123 N. Gramer Road, Webberville
Details: U-pick flowers are unlimited for $15 per bundle. The festival includes an art show on July 12 and 13 that celebrates Michigan-based artists whose homemade products will be available for purchase. The festival also involves fun food, music, and a lavender gift shop.

Bloom Festival 2024: A Celebration of Lavender and the Arts in Douglas

When: July 6-7 and July 13-14
Where: Summerhouse Lavender Farm, 2975 65th Street, Fennville
Details: This festival celebrates local talent and community. Come explore the farm and learn more about its harvesting process. They have classes available for lavender wreath and bouquet making. Local artisans will have art and handmade products for purchase as live music plays throughout.

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