What’s that? It may be February, but we’ve heard that spring is on its way! While the snow is putting a damper on things, our team is still excited and looking forward to warmer days, flowers, and rainbows.
But that’s not all we’re excited for! Our great state of Michigan is known for being a destination throughout the year, and spring is no exception. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some upcoming seasonal festivals that we can’t wait to attend. Break out your calendars, it’s time to start planning!
Maple Syrup Festival – Lansing
If your family has a sweet tooth, this is the festival for you. The Maple Syrup Festival is the perfect event for the whole family. Stop by Lansing on March 14th so you and the family can learn about how maple sap is turned into syrup, all while munching on some sweet treats.
The festival even hosts a fundraiser that features pancakes flying through the air. Grab a fresh plate of hotcakes, drizzle them with pure maple syrup, and start making some memories.
Since the festival is mostly outside, be sure to pack some hats with wide brims or your sunglasses. These can help shield your eyes from the harsh rays of the sun while you’re out enjoying nature.
Fool Moon – Ann Arbor
That’s right. You heard us. It’s time to get foolish! Every year, Ann Arbor hosts a fun festival that celebrates all things silly. We’re talking about Fool Moon.
When you visit Ann Arbor from April 3-5, you’ll be greeted by over-the-top costumes, wide smiles, and fun for the whole family. Make a massive puppet, take part in a community workshop, and find a reason to laugh!
While you’re packing, be sure to bring nutritious snacks so you and your family don’t get hungry. After all, it’s hard to be in a good mood when your stomach is growling.
Tulip Time – Holland
If we’re going to give you a blog about spring, we have to mention one of the biggest festivals in our state! Holland’s Tulip Time has been called “America’s Best Small-Town Festival,” and we couldn’t agree more.
This year’s festival is scheduled for May 2-10, and it’ll be filled to the brim with the sights and smells of tulips. This celebration of Dutch heritage and spring beauty is always a hit. Make sure to stop by for the carnival, Dutch heritage exhibits, and more.
While you’re there, be sure to pack sunglasses for you and your family. It’s important to wear your sunglasses all year round, but May can also bring even more sunshine than the months leading up to it. Pack those shades to protect your vision from harmful UV rays.
What’s your favorite Michigan spring festival? We’d love to hear all about it when you schedule an appointment with us. We’ll get you the eyewear you need so you can enjoy spring to the fullest.