We all know that feeling when the sun comes out after months of winter and you begin to remember what the sun feels like. Those first few moments of spring make you want to crack open the windows and get out with your friends. These free things to do are all coming to Michigan right around the time when those days start to happen. Check them out if springtime is calling your name.
Tulip Time Festival
Price: There are many events that are free to the public, including the Holland garden club's flower exhibitions.
When: May 2 - 10, 2020
Address: 42 W. 8th St., Holland, MI
Why You Need To Go: Nothing says spring like taking time to stop and smell the flowers, and you won't find more blooms than in Holland during their annual Tulip Time Festival.
This is a celebration of Dutch culture so you'll be able to sample a bunch of new foods while also learning about old customs. This is a super unique event to Michigan and showcases the roots of the state.
Price: Free entrance.
When: April 4, 2020 @ high noon
Address: 913 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI
Why You Need To Go: This is a bonafide Michigan tradition and it's only gotten bigger in the past few years as marijuana becomes more and more legal throughout the country.
This year, Ann Arbor will have several recreational dispensaries open around the city that you can visit as long as you're over 21! The excitement that surrounds this event really brings the city alive and it's something you should definitely check out.
Flower Day @ Eastern Market
Price: Free entrance
When: May 17, 2020, starting at 7 a.m.
Address: 2934 Russell St., Detroit, MI
Why You Need To Go: This is an annual event that has truly become an integral part of Detroit's culture. It's worth it just to walk through the market and see all of the beautiful colors and varieties of flowers.
If you want a reminder of why the city of Detroit is so special then this is a good stop to make.
St. Patty's Day Party
When: March 15, 2020 @ 1 p.m.
Address: 1901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI
Why You Need To Go: Beacon Park in Downtown Detroit has quickly become one of the most exciting places hosting free events in the city. This party is going to have free lawn games, live music, and, of course, plenty of opportunities to buy some booze.
When: July 4 - 11, 2020
Address: 521 S. Union St., Traverse City, MI is the address of the main location. There are many events happening throughout the city and you can check this page for those addresses.
Why You Need To Go: Michigan's cherries are one of its proudest exports. We have a whole festival about them that proves it!
This festival has so much to do that you might just spend your entire weekend there. You can try tons of cherry-infused foods and drinks, watch performances, and ride carnival rides.
Greek Independence Day Parade
When: March 29, 2020 @ 3 p.m.
Address: The parade will be going up and down Monroe St. downtown. It will start at 646 Monroe St., Detroit, MI.
Why You Need To Go: Greektown is one of the most iconic areas in Downtown Detroit. It has your favorite bars, restaurants, and it's probably where you're going to see your friends when you're out.
You can go to this parade to support all of the businesses in that district and learn a little about Greek history in and outside of the city.