May Michigan: The Ultimate 2023 Guide to Events, Music, Festivals and Best Things to Do in Michigan This Weekend + Holland MI Tulip Festival, Mushroom Festivals, Memorial Day Things To Do, Farmers Markets

May Michigan: The Ultimate 2023 Guide to Events  | By Sherry Trautman | | Updated: May 16, 2023

The ULTIMATE SOURCE of 2023 May Michigan events and things to do for families, couples and friends! Grab our Boredom Zapping Ideas for fun in Michigan and add them to your events calendar! 

Best Southwest Michigan events monthly calendar. See what's happening in Michigan today on our May 2023 calendar! 

Destinations: DetroitTraverse CityFrankenmuthAnn ArborKalamazooPetoskeyCharlevoixMidland, South Haven, St. Joseph, Grand Rapids, Upper Peninsula and more!  

Plan your May Michigan trip or vacation around our inspiring festivals, music and events! 

What Weekend is Memorial Day in 2023?

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29, 2023 so Memorial Day weekend is May 27-28, 2023

What is There to do in Michigan in May?

Autorama, Art Markets, Holland Tulip Festival, Mushroom Festivals, Cider Week, Blessing of the Bikes and so many more fantastic Michigan festivals, events and things to do! Keep Reading! So many fun things to do for your Michigan May calendar of events.

OMG! We've finally thawed out!  You have no idea how ready I am for warm breezes, planting my garden and exploring our glorious state without having to "suit up" first.  It brings me joy!

Join us on Instagram where I've posted all our May Michigan adventures!  We hope you enjoy our Michigan May events and fun things to do! And as always, if you have an event that you would like listed, let us know here!

It's Asparagus Season, friends!  Sooo Excited! Get outside and pick some lovely, tender stalks for your stir fry, grill, salads, quiches, and soups!

Asparagus U Pick Farms and Farm Stands Near You

The Ultimate May Michigan Events 2023 - So Many Fun Things to do in Michigan This Weekend!

There are so many Michigan May events to see, do and explore!! No way you will be bored this month!  Let's start traveling Michigan!

Tall Ship Manitou Sails - So many different cruises to choose; Moomers Ice Cream Cruise, Evening Sails, Brunch Cruises, Dinner Sails and more! Book on line for Mid-May, June, July, August and September sailing dates. 13258 S West Bay Shore Dr. Traverse City, MI.  Book Tall Ship Manitou early!

  • Plan your May Michigan trip or spring vacation around our inspiring festivals and events! 

Bird Walk, at the Ford House, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, and May 30, 2023 at 8 a.m. - Join birding experts on this walk of the Ford House grounds in search of the many birds that make Ford House home. On the walk, you may see dozens of species and every walk is different. 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236

Great Lakes Piping Plovers Tours! May-July, 2023. Sleeping Bear Tour Company. First and only guided opportunity in Michigan to view Great Lakes Piping Plovers, a federally protected endangered species. 2 hour tour in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The Nashville Michigan Hot Air Balloon Festival 2023 has been postponed. Nashville, Michigan. Balloon Launches - Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday morning and evening! Balloon Glows Friday and Saturday Evening. Tethered Balloon Rides Nightly (Additional Fees). Free car show on Saturday! Lots of kids activities. Every year on Mother's Day Weekend

Open the Grand, Grand Hotel, 286 Grand Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI, Mackinac Island-The Grand Hotel Opening Weekend- Friday, May 5, 2023. Be one of the first guests at the Grand Hotel this year as they Open the Grand. Call soon to book a special packages in celebration!

The First Friday Art Walk is a community event held the first Friday of each month in downtown Grand Rapids. 4:00-7:00 p.m. May 5, 2023. Celebrate the opening of the MAC's (MacRostie Art Center) new exhibit and explore the other downtown events on the First Friday Art Walk. Grab the local First Friday schedule!

Thomas the Train returns to Greenfield Village for a springtime adventure May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 2023.  

Holland Michigan Tulip Time Tulips

Holland Tulip Festival May 6-14, 2023. It's one of the hottest May Michigan events of the month!

Midland Farmers Market - Opening day will be early May 2023. The Midland Area Farmers Market will be located at Dow Diamond East parking lot for the 2023 season. 

Tulip Time Run, May 6, 2023, Holland, Kollen Park, 8:00 AM  –  12:00 PM. Experience the beauty of Holland as you run through the tulip-lined streets! The 5K and 10K Run/Walk begin at 8 am and participants can run or walk both the 5K and 10K.

This Spring and Summer, Visit Michigan Petting Zoos!

Oh and it's the perfect time to visit Michigan's Zoos and Aquariums!

The Mitten Vintage Market At Calder Plaza - May 6, 2023, 11 am – 5 pm. Attention vintage lovers! Get ready for the ultimate shopping experience at the Grand Rapids Vintage Curated Market on May 6th and July 8th. With 60 incredible vendors and delicious food trucks, you won't want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind event.

Rooted in Michigan - May 6, 2023, 7:00 p.m. Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver Street Saugatuck, MI.  Come out for an evening of bold expression, interactive art, musical performance, and more throughout the SCA Campus. Ten artists will showcase their talents in various forms inspiring creativity, thoughtfulness, and positive movement.

Spring Fling Military Truck Run, May 6-7, 2023, Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA, Marshall. 9 am

Chateau Chantal Cooking Classes! May 6, 2023  – Check their website for details

Keepsakes Collection (Quality Art and Craft Shows) - May 6, 2023. Clarkston High School, 10 am - 4:00 pm

Additional Keepsakes Collection Shows:

  • May 6, 2023- Clarkston High School
  • May 27, 28, 2023 - Uncle John's Cider Mill
  • August 26, 27, 2023 - Uncle John's Cider Mill
  • September 16, 17, 2023 - Uncle John's Cider Mill
  • November 11, 2023 - Morey Courts
  • December 2, 3, 2023 - Clarkston High School
  • December 9, 2023 - Horizons Center

Flea Market and Antique Fair, Saturday, May 6, 2023 - May 7, 2023, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Cornwell's Turkeyville, 18935 15 1/2 mile road, MI

Tomlinson Barn Education Center Tour, Midland County, May 8, 2023.  6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 814 E. Olson Rd. Midland, MI. Enjoy a tour with Midland Conservation District administrator Karen Thurlow.  See a Powerpoint presentation on where they've been and share the vision and future goals for the center. Also enjoy a walk through the interpretive trails and new pollinator gardens. 

Funtown Chowdown Food Truck Festival Frankenmuth, 2023. It’s time for the Funtown Chowdown, Frankenmuth’s Annual Food Truck Festival at Frankenmuth River Place Shops! The fun takes place in the parking lot east of the shopping complex on the second Thursday of the month starting in May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, and September 14, 2023.  The theme this month is Star Wars!  WHOOT! 

Each food truck festival will showcase special activities and entertainment along with a variety of great food and specialty tap takeovers. Pop on down to Frankenmuth River Place Shops (925 South Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI). Admission: FREE, Chowdown is is one of our favorite things to do in Michigan in May!

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park Opening Day - May 12, 2023, Mackinaw City, See incredible demonstrations of cutting timber into lumbar and water wheels!  Great walking paths and pretty ponds. 

Mesick Mushroom Festival – May 12-14, 2023, Mesick, MI Come out to hunt for great morel mushrooms all on Mother’s Day weekend! The annual Mesick Mushroom Festival is in Mesick MI (which claims to be the mushroom capital of the United States!) Activities for the whole family. Come hunt for mushrooms, Blessing of the Jeeps, car show, flea market, food of all kinds, concerts, events for kids and a grand parade! You can also get a mushroom picking kit at the festival office. Find other fabulous Michigan Mushroom Festivals near you!

Summerhouse Lavender Farm - Let's open the season on the farm! May 13 and 14, 2023, Mother's Day! Summerhouse Lavender Farm will be hosting some amazing artists from West Michigan including glassblower Tristen Purpura, painter Dawn Stafford of Peachbelt Studio, ceramicist Mike Vermeriss, and more! There are plenty of places to walk, relax, and connect with nature in a peaceful and lavender scented environment.

Renaissance Festival - May 13, 2023. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Cornwell's Turkeyville, 18935 15 1/2 mile road, Marshall, MI. Free. Food, live music, activities, and booths for shopping will be available outside

Midland/Saginaw Spring Parade of Homes - May 13, 14, 17, 20, 21 2023 Weekends, 1 pm - 5 pm | Wednesday 5 pm - 8 pm. More info and maps at under "events." 

Osseo Heritage Day & Great Mushroom Hunt - May 13, 2023 8:00 am Great Mushroom Hunt registration. 9:00 am art and crafter booths open, 10:00 chainsaw carving demo, 11:30 Lunch, 1:00 Free Magic Show, 2:00 the Great Mushroom Hunt Check-in Begins and ends at 4:00 pm.  5:00 is the awards and morel drawing!

Blossomtime FestivalFestival Grand Floral Parade- St. Joseph, MI. Saturday May 13, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Several events! Perfect May Michigan events and fun things to do in May!  The Grand Floral Parade is celebrating its 117th year in 2023! The Parade begins in St. Joseph and continues its way through the city, across the Bicentennial Bridge and into Benton Harbor. See over 120 units including bands, floats, clowns, costumed characters, antique cars and tractors, unicycle teams, equestrian units and more!

Vintage Boat Show & Travel Trailer Rally on May 13, 2023, Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners.  Enjoy a combined show featuring classic boats, travel trailers, and RVs.  Trailer your classic boat or camper to their combined show, held alongside the museum’s Corks & Crafts beer, wine and spirits tasting event! Learn more about the Gilmore Car Museum events.

Corks & Crafts Wine and Beer Festival on May 13, 2023, Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners. For beer and wine enthusiasts, held in tandem with the Vintage Boat Show & Travel Trailer Rally.

Family Fun Day, May 13, 2023 from 10:00am - 6:00pm at Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill, 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada, MI. Celebrate the Grand Opening on Funland at Blake's Family Fun Day on the Farm.

Apple Blossom Experiences (3 dates), May 13, 2023, May 20, 2023 and May 21, 2023 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada, MI

Taste of Clare, May 13, 2023, Clare, MI. 2-5pm

Visit University of MI Matthaei Botanical Gardens1800 N. Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor. Check out the wildflower garden that begins blooming late April and peaks in May!  See other fantastic Michigan Botanical Gardens!

Celebrate the Children - Sculptures by Gary Lee Price at Dow Gardens, Midland Michigan. May 15 - September 30, 2023. Come play and explore the whimsical and imaginative world of artist See 24 of Gary Lee Price's crafted bronze sculptures throughout the gardens!

17th Annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP)- May 17-19, 2023 at the Embassy Suites Grand Rapids Downtown. Perfect May Michigan events and fun things to do in May!

Blessing of the Bikes Festival, What day is the Blessing of the Bikes in Baldwin Michigan? May 21, 2023. This year, 2023 is the 51st Anniversary of the Original “Blessing Of The Bikes” There will be vendors from across the country set up all over the town of Baldwin.  Gates will open at 9 AM and donation in $5 per bike (not per person). More than 40 thousands bikers come every year from all over the country. 

May through September are prime flower picking months!  Find Michigan Flower Farms near you for u pick...tulips, daisies, poppies, mums, sunflowers, lavender!

More May Michigan Events!

It's MUSHROOM FESTIVAL TIME!  Grab our Guide to the Best Mushroom Festivals in Michigan!  Events, seminars, schedules!

The 63rd National Morel Mushroom Festival - May 18-21, 2023 Boyne City, Michigan. Craft Show, Carnival, Seminars, Farmers Market. Friday Wine & Dine, Saturday Taste of Morels and evening concert featuring Detroit's award-winning country rock band The Family Tradition Band,  7 pm to 11 pm under the heated tent in Veterans Park. Get your tickets to the concert early! Here's our BIG list of Michigan Mushroom Festivals!

Asparagus Fest - May 19 and May 20, 2023. Ed Dunneback and Girls Fruit Farm, 3025 6 Mile Road, Grand Rapids, MI. Friday: 9am - 9pm with Live Music | Kevin Schaffer 6-9 pm. Saturday: 9-3pm Asparagus Fest
Live Music | The Faulkners 12-3 pm. Plus, fresh picked asparagus is available in the Farm Market all week!

Clare County Amish Auction: May 19 and May 20, 2023. The Yoder’s and their friends hold a large quilt auction, craft show, and flea market each spring (third Friday and Saturday of May). Fields are transformed into rows of crafters, antiques, and flea marketers – hundreds of vendors! This event is one of the largest, well attended, craft shows, flea markets and quilt auctions in Michigan. No machine stitched quilts are sold at the auction. Purchase Amish crafted furniture, quilts and goods, arts and crafts, discounted tools, jewelry, cutlery, jams, and plants and more! A number of concession stands and several food specialty tents, featuring baked goods and cheese, are hosted by the Amish women. Parking is best in downtown Clare with shuttle services running to and from the auction site on a regular basis. The Clare Area Chamber of Commerce has more info.

Lavender Hill Farm Annual Plant Sale, May 19, 2023 – May 21, 2023, 10am – 5pm, Lavender Hill Farm, Boyne City, 7354 Horton Bay Rd. North, Boyne City, MI 

Opening Day, Wellington Farm USA, May 19, 2023. 6944 S Military Rd., Grayling, MI. Wellington Farm USA is a living history complex that offers a unique look at life in a mid-western farming community during the 1930’s. Great place to visit in Northern Michigan (lower peninsula)!

Lake Orion Flower and Art Fair, May 19-21, 2023.  This lovely fair located in Lake Orion, Michigan is a great place to shop for beautiful flowers, plants and items for your homes. You can see lots of landscaping ideas, DIY projects like (pot planting and wine glass painting). There will also be a Beer Garden featuring BBQ Pitmasters, games, live music and fun! The vendor market is open Saturday 10AM – 6PM & Sunday from 10AM – 4PM. Location: East Flint & Broadway Streets, downtown Lake Orion, Michigan (Midwest)

World Expo of Beer, May 19 - 20, 2023, held at Harvey Kern Pavilion in Heritage Park, Frankenmuth, Michigan. Michigan's largest beer sampling event! There will be 350 different beers from around the world! Admission includes a free collector beer sampling mug and 6 beer sampling tickets.  Get your World Expo of Beer tickets early!

Motor City Comic Con, May 19-21, 2023, Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI. What a fun May Michigan event!

Julia Child: A Recipe for Life at The Henry Ford - May 20, 2023 -September 20, 2023

Great Lakes Boating Festival, May 20 & 21, 2023, Saturday Noon–7pm | Sunday, Noon–5pm at Grosse Pointe Shores and the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club.  Experience an awesome boat show! 

Dina and Dragon Stroll - Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, May 20 & 21, 2023 and also May 27, 28, 2023 from 1 - 3 pm.  Guess what, it's bigger than ever! Double the size of 2022! Take a trip back in time as you walk through and get up close with life-like and life-size dinosaurs! Advanced animatronics and sound technology bring these amazing creatures to life for a truly unforgettable experience!

Congress of Motorcars and Family Day, Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, Sat, May 20, 2023. Bring the kids, and experience history! This pre-1942 show features gas, steam and electriic vehicles and period-specific attire & activities.

Bee Day Festival, May 20, 2023, 10 am - 4pm. At St. Johns Lutheran Church, Adrian. Honey tasting, auction, kids games, local vendors, FUN!

Bark and Brew, May 20, 2023. This dog friendly event will be held from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on May 20, 2023 at Keeley Park in Jackson, MI.

Founders’ Day Festival, May 20, 2023 – Highland Township. Saturday, 9 AM – 4 PM is the Founders Day Parade and Festival located at 250 W Livingston Rd, Highland Twp (Oakland county), MI.  The parade starts at 10:--am and begins at Highland Nazarene church and goes East down Livingston Road to John Street. Enjoy a free kids zone with bounce houses. Activities include Plant Sale, Crafters, vendors, food trucks, Veteran's ceremony, pony rides, petting zoo, bike give-away, mini-train rides, face painting, and more!

Lions Club of Michigan Parade in Muskegon - May 20, 2023, 2:00 pm in downtown Muskegon.

Niles Renaissance Faire – May 20 & 21, 2023 at Plymouth Park, Niles, MI. 10 am-6pm. Hours: Saturday is 10 am-6pm and Sunday is 10 am - 4 pm Sun. A fun and fantasy filled weekend for the whole family. Learn about the Renaissance, meet the queen and enjoy a celebration of the medieval times. As you wander the land you will meet merchants selling their wares and bards will lull you with their musical talents. You may be heckled by the town Fool or be mesmerized by mercenaries.

The Grand Rapids Tequila Fest - Devos Place on Saturday, May 20, 2023, where over 100 tequilas, mezcals and cocktails ranging from the simple to the extravagant will be available for tasting in a fun and social setting.

Skip's European Farmers Market, The 2023 season begins on Saturday, May 20, 2023 and every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) stretching through mid-October, great locally produced vegetables, fruits, jellies, jams, salsas, bread, maple syrup, homemade soaps, cut flowers, potted plants, eggs, cheeses, pastries, meats, sausages, fresh-made food products, art, jewelry, clothing and more will be available at New Buffalo European Farmers Market at Skip’s Restaurant. 16710 Lakeshore Rd (corner of Red Arrow Highway and Lakeshore Road), just north of New Buffalo.

Big Bay Relay - May 20, 2023, Each year in May, teams come together to conquer a course that stretches from Marquette, MI to Big Bay, MI with friends and a community of runners by their side. Register early!

East Lansing Art Festival, May 20, 2023, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and May 21, 2023, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Performers, artist demonstration area, 180-200 artists at the festival each year. Festival is on Albert Ave. Go to the MSU Craft Fair on the same day, listed below.

The MSU Craft Fair - May 20, 2023, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and May 21, 2023, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. MSU Union (49 Abbot Rd, East Lansing Michigan, 48824). Over 330 vendors and 40,000 patrons over the weekend. Go to the East Lansing Art Festival on the same day, listed above.

MCMM Great Lakes Stampede All Ford & Mustang Show - May 20, 2023,  9:00 am – 3:00 pm,  Birch Run Outlet Mall at 12240 S. Beyer Rd., Birch Run, Michigan

77th Kalamazoo Antique Toy Show, May 20, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Expo North, at the Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Pet Expo, May 20, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Expo South, at the Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Sip and Shop Spring Craft Show - The Double JJ Resort, May 20, 2023, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Check out the art of over 120 crafters!  Free.

Arts and Craft Show, Saturday, May 20, 2023 - May 21, 2023, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Cornwell's Turkeyville, 18935 15 1/2 Mile Rd, Marshall, MI

World’s Largest Food Truck Rally - May 20-21, 2023, Ionia Free Fair. May 20, 2023- Opens at 11:00 am. May 21, 2023 - Opens at 12:00 pm. 

May Mayhem - Demo Derby at the Food Truck Rally (listed above). May 20, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. Ionia Free Fair.  Destruction galore and food to go along with it! Tickets sold the day of at the Grandstand ticket booth.

Corvette Car Show, Sunday, May 21, 2023, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Corvette Car Show. Cornwell's Turkeyville, 18935 15 1/2 Mile Rd, Marshall, MI. Bring your Corvette to display in their annual car show. See all the amazing cars on display. 

St. Pat's Irish Festival - Sunday, May 21, 2023. 1:00 pm - 8:00 p.m. St. Patrick's Senior Center, 58 Parsons St, Detroit, MI. Many of Detroit’s finest singers, players and dancers will be back on three separate stages. You’ll also find great food and drink, games, raffles, and family fun.

Janet Jackson, Together Again concert, May 24, 2023, 8:00 pm, Concert at Detroit's Little Caesar's Arena. Did you know she's celebrating 50 years in the entertainment business?

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West MI Apple Blossom Cluster Dog Show - May 25, 2023 - May 29, 2023 This is a qualifier event for NADD Regionals. Kalamazoo Expo Center.

Spring Farm to Table Dinner - May 25, 2023. 6:00 pm. Ed Dunneback and Girls Fruit Farm, 3025 6 Mile Road, Grand Rapids, MI.  Book now!

Alma Highland Festival & Games, May 26-28, 2023. The festival is located on the Alma College campus in Alma, Michigan. Each year this exciting festival brings thousands of visitors to enjoy dozens of pipers and drummers playing at once in a massed band performance. Entertainment Tent will feature live professional entertainment and cold beer on tap. See the Highland Festival and Games schedule.

Cherry Capital Comic Con (C4) - May 26-28, 2023, C4 is Northern Michigan’s largest comic book and pop entertainment expo. Located at the scenic Grand Traverse Resort, C4 is Northern Michigan’s perfect gathering of comic book creators, exhibitors, and fans. Popular Traverse City events May 2023.  

Hot Air Balloon Championships, Frankenmuth, May 26-29, 2023. Flights are early morning and later evening weather permitting. These hot air balloon championships is one of my favorite events near me!

Dog BowlFrankenmuth, May 26-29, 2023 So freakin' adorable! Swimming, agility courses, wiener dog races and so much fun! It's free and one of our favorite May Michigan things to do! Perfect Michigan event for families! Enjoy this AND the Hot Air Balloon Championships!!

Michigan Beer & Brat Festival, Crystal Mountain, May 27, 2023. Come out for the 16th annual celebration of Michigan made food and craft beverages happening Saturday, May 27, 2023. 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville, MI.

Enjoy live entertainment while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan's finest microbrews, meads, hard ciders, wine, liquor and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets.

Petoskey Stone Festival, May 27, 2023. The 17th annual Antrim County Petoskey Stone Festival will be held, as always, on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend at Antrim County’s Barnes Park, located on beautiful Lake Michigan at 12298 Barnes Park Road, Eastport, MI.

Memorial Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival – Newaygo, Saturday May 27, 2023 and Sunday May 28, 2023, 10 am - 5pm. Arts and Crafts, food trucks, annual Car Show, live music, and local businesses will have sidewalk sales and specials! This show has continuously brought in approximately 4,500 guests!

Greater Rochester Heritage Days – Saturday May 27, 2023 and Sunday May 28, 2023. Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Heritage Rod & Custom Car Festival-Saturday, May 27th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Festival of Cars-Sunday, May 28th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will also be artists, a pioneer playground and lots of things to do. Fantastic May Michigan event. 

Memorial Weekend Wine & Art Festival at Lemon Creek Winery, Saturday May 27, 2023 and Sunday May 28, 2023 | 12-6pm | Free Event

2023 St. Joe Farmers Market, Sat. May 27, 2023 | 9:00am - 2:00pm, Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph, MI. Get spot to get fresh coffee, tasty treats, flowers, vegetables and more!

Wine Sample Sundays, St. Joe Wine Shoppe at The Market, Sun. May 28, 2023 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm. 301 Main St, St Joe, MI. 

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Traverse City and the Leelanau Peninsula's Cherry Trees should be in full bloom around the last week of May.  Awesome photo opts and time to visit the wine trail! The Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas will be stunning mid May!  Once in full bloom they last about a week! 

 2023 Movement Electronic Music Festival Detroit - May 27-29, 2023, Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI If you love music festivals, this is the one to attend!

Allegan Antique Market, May 28, 2023, Allegan Co. Fairgrounds, 8 AM–4 PM Make it a fun weekend getaway in Michigan this April! $5 admission.

Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo is hosting several events this May if you enjoy performances and shows.

Local Appreciation Day, Castle Farms, 5052 M-66, Charlevoix, MI, May 29, 2023. 10-4 p.m. Explore Castle Farms for free if you are residents with a valid driver’s license from Charlevoix, Emmet, Antrim, Otsego, or Cheboygan County. All others, just $5! 

Keep checking this event page for events in Michigan this weekend!

What is there to do on Memorial Day weekend in Michigan?

Memorial Day Weekend is a time of remembrance in Michigan. One of the biggest events is the Fort Michilimackinac Historical Reenactment Pageant that happens in Mackinaw City.  See the schedule below and several other events this weekend. 

Memorial Day Weekend Events, Activities and Things to Do

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29, 2023 so the weekend is May 27-28, 2023

Fort Michilimackinac Historical Reenactment Pageant -Memorial Day Weekend is the longest running free Memorial Day historical program in U.S. in Mackinaw City. See over 400 cast members bring to life the 1763 Fort Michilimackinac battle between the French, British, and Native Americans.

A highlight of the weekend is the Memorial Day parade through the streets of Mackinaw City!  So many fun things to do for your Michigan May calendar of events.

St. Louis Michigan: Each year on Memorial Day, the St. Louis V.F.W. sponsors a Memorial Day parade through town with a decorated bicycle contest, school bands and more. There will be a tribute to sailors lost at sea, a twenty-one gun salute and a Veterans service at the Veterans Hill section of Oak Grove Cemetery.

Keepsakes Collection (Quality Art and Craft Shows) May 27, 28, 2023, 10-5pm at Uncle John's Cider Mill.

Movement (Techno Music Festival), Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit - May 27-29, 2023. One of the world's longest-running and most-esteemed festivals celebrating techno music. 

Taking place every Memorial Day weekend, Movement is the city’s electronic music showcase. Listen to local legends and newbies from multiple outdoor stages.  Sometimes there are more than 100 acts on Movement's lineup for this three-day event. Excellent Detroit events in May. Grab the BIG LIST of Michigan Music Festivals!

2023 Memorial Day Parade- St. Joseph, Friday, May 26, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm. The parade will begin at the intersection of Lake Blvd. and Park St.

Middleville Lions Club Memorial Day Parade - May 29, 2023 10:30 am

2023 Kalamazoo Memorial Day Parade: May 30, 2023 at 10:00 am Parade starts on Michigan Avenue in downtown and continues to Riverside Cemetery on Gull Road where a ceremony honoring veterans will be held.

2023 Allegan Memorial Day Parade - May 29, 2023, 9:30 a.m - 12:30 pm at the Court House. 

2023 Memorial Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Show: Saturday (10-5) - Sunday (10-4). Shoreline Park, on beautiful Tawas Bay. Over 100 crafters, food and fun for the whole family. Don’t miss this wonderful collection of handmade arts and crafts. 

Memorial Day Parade: Downtown Saugatuck 9 a.m.

Memorial Day Parade: Downtown Douglas 10 a.m. Venue: City of the Village of Douglas, 86 W Center St. Douglas, MI 49406

Memorial Day Parade: Downtown Hastings 9:30 a.m.

2023 Memorial Day Parade Mancelona - Parade begins 9:00 a.m. A service is held downtown Mancelona on the grounds of the Township Library.

2023 Memorial Day Parade Alden

Oh, and FYI, May is Michigan Wine Month!

Kayaking with the Chippewa Nature Center, Travel-Mi.comKayaking on the Chippewa River, Chippewa Nature Center, Midland, MI.

Michigan Farmers Markets to Check Out!

Holland Farmers Market | 150 W. 8th St., Holland, Wednesdays & Saturdays

South Haven Farmers Market | Huron St. Pavilion, Saturdays

Texas Township Farmers Market | 7110 W Q Ave, Saturdays 

Kalamazoo Farmers Market | Mayors’ Riverfront Park, Saturdays 

Portage Farmers Market | City Hall Parking Lot, Portage, Sundays 

Battle Creek Farmers Market | Festival Market Square, Wednesdays & Fridays

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