For more than 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 15-17, 2018 to watch the parade and of course try a variety of strawberry treats.
Starting Friday night and going through Sunday, families can check out two midways in downtown Belleville. Ride the rides and play some midway games till 10 p.m.
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. You can also check out pony rides and a petting zoo at St. Anthony’s.
The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday. See floats, musical entertainment, marching bands, clowns and acrobats.
On Sunday from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m., take dad to the 16th annual Cinnamon’s Fathers Day Car Show at Shady Victory Park 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 15-17, 2018. Plus, entry to the fest is free, though some fees may apply for some events.
Learn more about the 2018 Belleville National Strawberry Festival, and other upcoming family fun in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, in the Metro Parent calendar.
This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly.