Belleville National Strawberry Festival

This 41st annual sweet summer fest kicks off June 16 and runs through June 18, 2017.


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 16-18, 2017 to watch the parade and of course try a variety of strawberry treats.

Starting Friday night and going through Sunday, families can check out the carnival in downtown Belleville. Ride the rides and play some midway games till 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 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.

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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 15th 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 16-18, 2017. Plus, entry to the fest is free.

Learn more about the 2017 Belleville National Strawberry Festival in the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated for 2017.