As summer approaches, it is time for fairs and festivals to start popping up across our state. Things get started early, with several events planned for the first half of the month of May.

Below are the fairs and festivals planned the first half of the month of May...

Mesick Mushroom Festival

Mesick Mushroom Festival Parade
Photo: Mesick Lions Mushroom Festival via Facebook
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Friday, May 6-Sunday, May 8, 2022 - Mesick, MI
Activities include mushroom hunting, Blessing of the Jeeps, food, concerts, events for the kids, baseball and volleyball. There is also a great grand parade at 12 Noon on Saturday. For more information, here is their Facebook page.

 

Nashville Michigan Hot Air Balloon Festival

Nashville Hot Air Balloon Festival
Photo: Nashville MI Balloon Festival via Facebook
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Friday, May 6-Sunday, May 8, 2022 - Nashville, MI
There will be balloon launches (weather permitting) on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday mornings and evenings. There will also be Balloon glows on Friday and Saturday evenings. Tethered balloon rides will be available nightly (additional fee). Along with food and novelty vendors, there will also be a car show on Saturday. (Bring cash! ATM access will not be available. Many vendors may not accept credit cards or have limited ability.) For more information, here is their Facebook page.

 

Brews and Beats

Brews & Beats
Photo: Pentwater Chamber of Commerce via Facebook
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Saturday, May 7, 2022 - Village Green, Downtown Pentwater, MI
Brews & Beats is a Craft Beer, Wine, and Cider Festival. It’s a celebration of Michigan craft beverages and music. There will be live performances from The All American Funk Parade, yard games, and food trucks all while sampling beverages from over 20 Michigan’s best breweries. Additional information is available on the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

 

Cupcake Festival

Cupcake Festival
Photo: Boomerang 49349 via Facebook
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Saturday, May 7, 2022 - Downtown White Cloud, MI
Scheduled are the Cruising the Cloud Car Show and Parade, games for the kids, vendors, entertainment, and of course – cupcake sales. For more information, check out the Boomerang 49349 Facebook page.

 

Spring Beer Festival

Beer Festival
Photo: Michigan Brewers Guild via Facebook
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Saturday, May 7, 2022 - Turtle Creek Stadium, Traverse City, MI
It’s a festival of Michigan beer! This event features hundreds of fresh, local beers from some of the finest Michigan breweries. There will also be food available for purchase. More information can be found on the Michigan Brewers Guild Facebook page.

 

Taco and Tequila Festival

Taco and Tequila Festival
Photo: Taco and Tequila Fest via Facebook
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Saturday, May 7, 2022 - LMCU Ballpark, Grand Rapids, MI
This event will highlight local food vendors and their unique take on tacos along with a tequila sampling bar, mixed drinks, and festive entertainment. For more info, check out the Taco and Tequila Fest Facebook page.

 

Tulip Time Festival

Tulip Time Festival
Photo: Mike Lozon/Tulip Time Festival via Facebook
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Saturday, May 7-Sunday, May 15, 2022 - Holland, MI
Along with nearly 50,000 tulips of all varieties and colors, there will be a Tulip Time run, walking tours, quilt show, a carnival, entertainment, merchandise, food, and much more. All the events take place within a 4-mile radius of downtown Holland. Additional information is on the Tulip Time Festival Facebook page.

 

National Morel Mushroom Festival

National Morel Mushroom Festival
Photo: National Morel Mushroom Festival via Facebook
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Thursday, May 12-Sunday, May 15, 2022 - Veterans Park, Boyne City, MI
The festival will feature The Taste of Morels, a morel seminar, concerts, a carnival, a farmers market, food trucks, and more. Check out the National Morel Mushroom Festival Facebook page for additional information.

 

Blessing of the Bikes - 50th Anniversary

Blessing of the Bikes
Photo: Blessing of the Bikes Baldwin Michigan via Facebook
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Friday, May 13-Sunday, May 15, 2022 - Baldwin, MI
This event started with just eight riders and four motorcycles who gathered at St. Ann’s Catholic Church back in 1972. It has grown into one of the largest events in the area. It is attended by bikers and non-bikers alike from around the country. It is a chance for families to walk around downtown Baldwin and look at all the bikes and bikers and enjoy the vendors and great food. More information is available on the Blessing of the Bikes Baldwin Michigan Facebook page.

 

Wanderlust Fresh Water Music Festival

Fresh Water Music Festival
Photo: Fresh Water Music Festival via Facebook
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Saturday, May 14, 2022 - Fresh Water Cannabis Co., Baldwin, MI
It’s Music, Beer and Consumption Tents, Food Trucks, Vendors, and more! This event is the same weekend as the Blessing of the Bikes in Baldwin. For more information, check out the Fresh Water Music Festival Facebook page.

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