2024 Spring Festivals in Michigan

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After enduring another long winter full of cold, shoveling and sliding around on the icy roads, no one deserves the spring sunshine more than Michigan residents. So, this spring, make sure you make time to get outside and play. There’s nothing that says springtime fun like the bevy of Michigan spring festivals you can put on your calendar.
The spring festival lineup includes celebrations to match just about everyone’s tastes. From craft beer festivals to farming communities that celebrate beautiful crops and blooms, Michigan offers so much to pick from in the springtime.
Pack your sunglasses, sunscreen, a jacket (it is Michigan, after all) and some snacks. Follow along as we offer a sampling of spring festivals from across the state. For an updated lineup of fairs and festivals, check this events page at Pure Michigan, the state’s travel and tourism arm.

March Festivals in Michigan

Michigan Maple Weekends

Experience the fun of a spring maple sugar bush. Tap some trees, taste the sweet sap, and see how maple syrup is made. There are three weekends celebrating all things maple syrup at various locations across the state.
The three festival weekends across the state are scheduled for:
  • Southern Lower Michigan Maple Weekend: March 23 and 24, 2024
  • Northern Lower Michigan Maple Weekend: March 30 and 31, 2024
  • Upper Peninsula Maple Weekend: April 6 and 7, 2024.
For more details, visit the Michigan Maple Weekends site.

Dance for Mother Earth Powwow

Hosted in Ann Arbor by the University of Michigan’s Native American Student Association, this gathering brings together hundreds of tribal members and people in the community every year. All are welcome to come. This year it is scheduled for March 23 and March 24, 2024. For more details, visit the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow site.

Metroparks Easter Egg Scrambles

This year Easter Egg Scrambles are scheduled for March 23, 2024, in both White Lake, MI, at the Indian Springs Metropark, and in Ray, MI, at the Wolcott Mill Metropark. Registration is $6 at Indian Springs and $5 at Wolcott Mill. Both events will be visited by the Easter Bunny! Find out more at Oakland County Moms’ spring calendar.

Grand Rapids Whiskey Festival

If you are looking for a more adult-oriented festival on March 23, 2024, you can plan to attend the annual whiskey festival in at Devos Place in Grand Rapids. Learn more from the whiskey festival website.

Easter Bunny Pictures at the Fairlane Town Center

The Easter Bunny is setting up shop for three weeks in March at the Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn. No reservations are required to visit the Easter Bunny. He will be there from March 8 to March 30, 2024.
Learn more from Fairlane Town Center.

April Festivals in Michigan

Upper Peninsula Dark Sky Festival

Held at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in Copper Harbor, MI, this festival is for those who love to look up at the night sky. This is the second year for this festival, held April 11 to April 13, 2024. For more information, visit the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Upper Peninsula Night Sky Festival website.

Zehnder’s Ragtime Festival

Held from April 19 to April 20 at Zehnder’s in Frankenmuth (Michigan’s Little Bavaria), this festival offers lunchtime concerts, a night of dinner and music, and a Vaudeville performance. Check out all the ragtime music fun with a host of musicians bound to lift your spirits and maybe introduce you to new music and tastes.

Holland Tulip Time Festival

Parades, marching bands, and an authentic Dutch windmill are all designed to delight visitors against a backdrop of thousands of multi-hued tulips. Held in and around Holland, MI, this festival is a Michigan springtime staple. Happening from May 4 to May 20, 2024, the festival has plenty of activities, entertainment, food, and of course, thousands of tulips in bloom. Learn more about all the goings-on by visiting the Holland Tulip Time Festival website.

Mesick Mushroom Festival

Whether you’re a mushroom hunter, a cook who wants to learn new mushroom techniques – or are just mushroom-curious – this quirky festival held for the 65th annual time near Cadillac, MI is for you. Between May 10 to 12, 2024, learn how to hunt the elusive morels, join in some sports activities, and take in the parade. Learn more about the festival at the Mesick Mushroom Festival website.

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