6 Exciting May Festivals and Events in Michigan That You Should See!

If you are looking for fun things to do and events to attend in Michigan, this list is just what you need! Below are some of the most amazing occasions and events in Michigan that will happen this month of May. From musical shows and festivities up to food tasting events and gatherings, we have it all at this list. Check them out!

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May 5, 2017 – Detroit Music Awards

This is an annual event or celebration that honors the work, contribution and achievements of Michigan born/based musicians. This is open to all artists of all genres and past award recipients includes Stevie Wonder, Eminem, Iggy Pop and the White Stripes. Visit http://www.detroitmusicawards.com/ for more info and further updates.

May 6 – 14, 2017 – Tulip Time Festival

This is probably one of the most talked about and popular festivals in Michigan. Although tulip festivals are held in many cities around the US that were founded or largely inhabited by Dutch settlers, nothing beats Holland, Michigan. Activities normally includes three parades, fireworks, a Dutch Market, various shows and concerts, a craft fair, klompen dancing, and street scrubbing. There will be thousands upon thousands of tulips lining the streets all throughout the city during the festivities. The Tulip Time Festival has been named as the best small town festival by Reader’s Digest and ranked as the third-largest town festival. Visit http://www.tuliptime.com/ for more details.+

May 12-14, 2017 – Mesick Mushroom Festival

Mesick, Michigan is known as the mushroom capital of the United States. The Mesick Mushroom Festival showcases the city’s best and finest mushrooms that you can’t taste anywhere else. Aside from the amazing 3 days of mushroom picking, you’ll also enjoy tons of activities like live concerts, baseball, a grand parade, a blessing of the Jeeps, a flea market and more! Visit the festival website at http://www.mesick-mushroomfest.org/ for more info.

May 18-20, 2017 – Michigan Youth Arts Festival

This is an annual festival in Michigan wherein over 900 students participate in showcases, workshops, and concerts in any of the represented disciplines which includes Creative Writing, Dance, Film, Vocal and Instrumental Music, visual art and theater.  The 55th Annual Michigan Youth Arts Festival will be held at Western Michigan University. Visit https://www.michiganyoutharts.org/ for more info.

May 19-21, 2017 – Motor City Comic Con

The Motor City Comic Con is known as the state’s largest event of its kind. This year’s event will be held in Novi, Michigan. There will be vast array of memorabilia, collectibles and comic books. You can also mingle with fellow comic con followers and enthusiasts. The event will also feature over 250 comic writers, artists and creators who will be on site to take pictures and sign autographs. The event’s official website is http://motorcitycomiccon.com/.

May 27 – 29, 2017 – Detroit Electronic Music Festival

The Detroit Electronic Music Festival happens during Memorial Day weekend or late May. This year, it will take place on May 27th up to 29th in the city of Detroit. This annual electronic dance music event started way back 2006.  This year’s festival, which is also known as the Movement Electronic Music Festival, will be held at Hart Plaza. For more information, you can visit this website: http://movement.us/.

Among these festivals, which one (or two) is (are) your top pick(s)?

  • Oh wow. The Tulip Time festival would be awesome! I love those flowers! It would be fun to experience a Dutch market, and a fireworks display always makes me happy!

  • woah!! looks like Michican will destroy my pocket for the whole month of May!! gonna have to see them all!

  • Michigan has so many amazing festivals and things to see. My husband and I were just talking about the Mesick Mushroom festival. He loves morel mushrooms, and this is the first time we have been able to go to the festival. We can’t wait!

  • Michigan sounds a fun place. I loved all these festivals. I would love to visit live concerts, baseball, a grand parade and blessing of the Jeeps in mushroom festival.

  • Some of the most amazing festivals in Michigan that will happen this month of May! Exciting indeed!

  • We haven’t been to Michigan before but I will keep all these on my list of places to see and things to do when we do visit!

  • If I would have the chance, I would love to be in Michigan in time for the Michigan Youth Arts Festival. I love seeing young, budding talents and it is really just amazing to see their work. the youth find motivation and encouragement in joining festivals like this.

  • How awesome is this! I think it’s always fun to attend festivals especially the ones about art, music, or food! It’s nice that Michigan has so many.

  • Festivals are always something to look forward to in the Spring or Summer! I think it’s great that there are plenty of festivals to choose from when you’re visiting Michigan.

  • Oh thanks for compiling the events! Very useful for those who love to visit and enjoy the events. So many activities to check out this month of May.

  • Sounds like a great list. I would love to visit the youth festival and the tulip display. Sounds fun.

  • The Tulip Festival is definitely on my list one year! We got married around that time and some of our out-of-town family went to it after the wedding and loved it.

  • i love summers in the midwest, so many fun things to do. the festivals look like a blast.

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