Belleville National Strawberry Festival

This 40th annual sweet summer fest kicks off June 17 and runs through June 19, 2016.

For 40 years, the city of Belleville has celebrated with its favorite fruit, and this year is no different. Come out for the Belleville National Strawberry Festival June 17-19, 2016 to watch the parade and of course try a variety of strawberry treats.

Starting Thursday night and going through Saturday, families can check out the carnival at St. Anthony’s Church. Ride the rides and play some midway games till 10 p.m. The carnival even starts a little early at 5 p.m. on Thursday, so come hang out and see all that Belleville has to offer.

In addition to the carnival, everyone is encouraged to check out all of the arts and crafts located throughout the three festival locations: downtown, St. Anthony’s Church and Trinity Episcopal Church. Vendors are waiting with merchandise to purchase.

The parade goes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. See over 150 floats, musical entertainment, marching bands, clowns and acrobats. Then, from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, watch the flyboarders at Horizon Park. This new extreme aqua sport is exciting and entertaining for kids and adults alike.

On Sunday from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m., take dad to the 14th annual Cinnamon’s Fathers Day Car Show to see all the classic cars and make great Father’s Day memories.

And don’t forget to try all of the desserts at the fairgrounds, including strawberry shortcakes, ice cream sundaes topped with strawberries and cheesecake – or, for something cool and refreshing, get you and the kids strawberry smoothies.

Times vary based on activity and location, but all events are full of fun for the whole family from June 17-19, 2016. Plus, entry to the fest is free.

Learn more about the 2016 Belleville National Strawberry Festival in the Metro Parent calendar.


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