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Michigan Festivals And Events for April 2019

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March 22, 2019 12:00 PM

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MFEA, the Michigan Festivals and Events Association shares the calendar of festivals around Michigan for  April 2019.





Michigan Festivals and Events Association presents:
April Event Listings


April 1

MSU Science Festival
East Lansing, MI April 5-20, 2019

The MSU Science Festival is an amazing, multi-day series of events highlighting the numerous and fascinating fields of science. The Festival features talks, demonstrations, open houses, guest speakers, hands-on activities, and much more!

Explore cutting edge science; discover concepts that have influenced discoveries for centuries; exchange ideas with researchers; and participate in hands-on experiments that turn ideas into reality!

 You really have to see it to believe it! Events held in E. Lansing and locations statewide.




April 2

Great Lakes Art Fair
Novi, MI April 6-7, 2019

The annual Spring Great Lakes Art Fair at the Suburban Collection Showplace offers patrons a wonderful opportunity to experiene the region’s finest artists and craftspeople in a single, upscale, easily accessible indoor location. The spring GLAF will take place April 6th-7th, 2019 inside the sprawling “weather-free” Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi.

The Spring Great Lakes Art Fair combines exclusive and desirable works from local, regional and national artists and craftspeople with a charming village marketplace setting, seasonal motif and on site café with delicious light fare. 



april 3

Traverse City Chocolate Festival
Traverse City, MI April 7, 2019

Traverse City Chocolate Festival, Michigan’s largest chocolate event, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019. Chocolatiers from around the state and the region will offer tastes and conversation about their product. Live music, shopping, door prizes, demonstrations, and a celebration of the history of Michigan’s chocolate — all great reasons to join in at the new venue, The Park Place. 2019’s event marks a lot of changes to enhance your chocolate experience. And still promoting support for the Northwest Food Coalition and feeding the hungry in our communities. 



april 4 National Trout Festival
Kalkaska, MI April 25-28, 2019

Midway, Flea Market, Entertainment, Classic Car Show, 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Fun Run, Youth Parade, Grand Royale Parade, Craft Show, Motor Sports, Country Concert, Princess Tea, Kids’ Fishing Pond & Contest, Fireworks, Pig Roast, Dodge Ball Tourney, and more



april 5 Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival
Shepherd, MI April 25-28, 2019

Planning for the 61st Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival has already begun. We offer delicious pancake, sausage, and maple syrup meals, arts & craft shows, parades, a classic car display, amusement rides, bingo, variety show, band concert, senior citizen dance, tractor pulls, flea market, and three museums.




fish Walleye Festival
Freeland, MI April 25-28, 2019

Carnival rides all weekend!






High-Stakes Poker Tournament at 6:00 pm — Corn Hole Tournament at 6:00 p.m. – Please visit our website for more details


Parade – Fireworks – Gambling – Beverage Tent — Band at 8:00 p.m.


Walleye Fishing Tournament Begins 12:01 am – Community wide rummage sale – Kids fishing pond – Blood Drive – Car Show — Poker Tournament and Beer Pong Tournament at noon — Beverage Tent Band at 7:00 p.m.


Walleye Festival Awards Ceremony – Bingo

Weigh-In deadlines are 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday



april 7Earth Fair
Goodells, MI April 26-27, 2019

Earth Fair is Michigan’s largest and liveliest two-day Earth Day celebration!

By blending together demonstrations, workshops, exhibits, artisans and activities Earth Fair creates an environment that’s fun for thousands of visitors every year. We’re inspiring and challenging visitors to find alternatives to energy, transportation, food and homes so we may create a better earth and healthier lives. Plan on starting early for a fun-filled day at Earth Fair! Activities, parking and admission are free.



april 8Bringin' Back the 80s Festival
Frankenmuth, MI April 26-27, 2019

Bring back totally awesome memories by celebrating the music, trends and events of the 1980’s. Peg your stonewashed jeans, tease your hair, and grab your friends… This is your chance to relive the 1980’s!


Outrageous Live Cover Bands, Best Dressed Contest, a huge display of 80’s Memorabilia and Video Games, Breakdancing Show and much more. 



april 9Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival
Vermontville, MI April 26-28, 2019

Annual community festival founded in 1940 to promote the sale of maple products made by local syrup producers. Today the festival is a 3-day event with a talent show, rides, arts & crafts,flea market, parades, various contests, fireworks and downtown stage with entertainment.








april 10 Blossomtime Festival
St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, MI

April 28-May 4, 2019

The Blossomtime Festival is a celebration of the agricultural industry in Southwest Michigan. It encompasses 24 communities in southwest lower Michigan. All 24 of the communities participate in all of the festival’s events including the Grand Floral Parade held on the first Saturday in May each year when the fruit trees are in bloom. The opening ceremony is the Blessing of the Blossoms, held outdoors in an orchard. A chartered motorcoach with all of the community queens and kings travel to the communities to promote the festival during festival week. The Grand Floral Parade is televised and is well known throughout the United States and attended by more than 250,000 visitors each year. 5K Run/Walk will take place on the morning of the Parade.

Party @ MI Place, hosted by MFEA, reviews festivals and events from around Michigan, looks ahead to upcoming events, and highlights people in the festivals and events industry who are making a difference in Michigan’s economy.

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